The Barcelona Olympic Park takes part of all the many attractions found at Montjuic Mountain. Here you’ll find all the main facilities that were used for the 1992 Summer Olympics and much more.
To begin with, the Olympic Stadium, that was constructed in 1929 as Barcelona was bidding to host the 1936 Olympics that were finally awarded to Berlin. It was subject of severe renovations in 1989 just in time to host the 1992 Olympics, the event that finally put Barcelona on the world map.
The Olympic Games gave Barcelona other large scale projects, many of them taking place in Montjuic. As a result, it became the perfect setting for one of the most successful games in history.
Set in what is called the Anella Olímpica, structures such as the Palau Sant Jordi Arena, the Montjuïc Municipal Pool, and the tower designed by Calatrava, they continue to play a pivotal role in the Barcelona of today, making Montjuic one of the city’s most popular attractions.
Things to see at Barcelona’s Olympic Park
The Olympic and Sports Museum Joan Samaranch
This peculiar museum is located right beside the Olympic Stadium and explains every discipline in the world of sports, focusing in the different aspects of each sport and Olympic values. It relies heavily on interactive experiences with the user.
Olympic Stadium Lluis Companys
On top of hosting the main events of the 1992 Olympic Games, this stadium has been venue to the most important music acts of the past 20 years including: The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, U2, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner and Coldplay to name a few. It also hosts many important sports events, especially football and athletics competitions.
Palau Sant Jordi and Telecommunications Tower
Completing the Olympic Park is the Palau Sant Jordi, building that hosted disciplines like gymnastics, handball and volleyball. Along the Olympic Stadium, it’s currently one of the most popular venues in Barcelona for sports and music.
Finally, you can find the tower designed by prestigious Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, which was essential in shaping an image and a symbol for a new Barcelona.
Metro: Lines 2 and 3, Paral·lel Station.
Funicular: From Paral·lel Station take the Funicular Railway.
Bus: #55 and #150.
Map of the Area
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