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The Barcelona Olympic Park is part of all the attractions found at Montjuic Mountain. Here, you’ll find all the main facilities that were used for the 1992 Olympics Games.
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The event that reshaped Barcelona
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.
Without a doubt, the most important of these facilities is the Olympic Stadium. Constructed in 1929 for the International Exposition, 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.
Montjuïc Municipal Pool
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The Olympic Park features structures such as the Palau Sant Jordi and the Montjuïc Municipal Pool (with amazing views of Barcelona).
All of them continue to play a pivotal role in the Barcelona of today, making Montjuic one of the city’s most popular attractions.
What to see at Barcelona’s Olympic Park
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Olympic Stadium, Barcelona
On top of hosting the main events of the Olympic Games, this stadium has been venue to the most important music acts of the past 20 years.
Some of these acts include: 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.
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The Olympic and Sports Museum
This museum is located right beside the Olympic Stadium. It covers every discipline in the world of sports, focusing on the different aspects of each sport as well as olympic values. It relies heavily on interactive experiences with the user.
Palau Sant Jordi and Telecommunications Tower
Originally, the Palau Sant Jordi 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 Calatrava. This building was essential in shaping an image and a symbol for a new Barcelona.
How to get there
Metro: Lines 2 and 3, Paral·lel Station
Funicular: From Paral·lel Station take the Funicular Railway
Bus: 55 and 150
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