Welcome to Sant Boi de Llobregat, a beautiful city located in the Province of Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain. Situated on the banks of the Llobregat river, this charming city is home to over 83,000 people and is divided into six neighborhoods, each with its own unique character and charm. Whether you’re interested in exploring the city’s rich history, indulging in its delicious local cuisine, or simply soaking up the Mediterranean sun, Sant Boi de Llobregat has something for everyone.
One of the city’s main industries is trading, which is centered around the service sector. However, Sant Boi is also known for its industrial activities, especially metallurgy. The region’s mild climate and fertile waterlogged lands, located at the mouth of the Llobregat river, produce a wide variety of vegetables, including the famous Llobregat Delta artichokes. Production is concentrated mostly in March, but products can be found in local markets throughout the year.
The city’s rich history is evident in the many archaeological remains that have been found in the area, including those corresponding to Iberian colonies and to the Romans. A noteworthy Roman bath is located near the river, and the town’s current name is derived from the name of Saint Baudilus, known as Boi or Baldiri in Catalonia. During the Middle Ages, the village progressively grew, expanding from the castle’s surroundings to adjacent zones. A baroque-style church was built during the 16th century, and the growth continued in the following centuries, giving rise to numerous masies (typical Catalan agricultural country houses) near the river and fertile lands.
Sant Boi de Llobregat is also home to several notable places, including the Sant Baldiris Church, Roman Bathhouses, and Sant Ramon Hermitage. Sports enthusiasts will enjoy the town’s rugby union club (UE Santboiana) and football club (FC Santboià). The town has also produced several prominent people, including footballers Sergio Aguza and Carlos Casquero, NBA players Pau and Marc Gasol, professional rugby player Oriol Ripol, and scientist Manel Esteller.
Whether you’re interested in exploring the city’s rich history, indulging in its delicious local cuisine, or simply soaking up the Mediterranean sun, Sant Boi de Llobregat is the perfect destination for your next vacation. Come and discover all that this enchanting city has to offer!