Barcelona Olympic Park
The Olympic Park features all the main venues used for the 1992 Summer Olympics held in Barcelona
Barcelona Olympic Park
The Barcelona Olympic Park features much of the venues and structures where the 1992 Olympic Games were held. Most notably, the Barcelona Olympic Stadium, the Telecomunications Tower and the Palau Sant Jordi. It’s part of the attractions found at Montjuic mountain.
Discover what to see at Barcelona’s Olympic Part and why it is one of the things to do in Barcelona you can’t miss.
The event that reshaped Barcelona
The Olympic Games gave Barcelona many large scale projects. As a result, it became the perfect setting for one of the most successful games in history. Here, you’ll find all the main facilities that were used for the 1992 Olympics Games.
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 put Barcelona on the world map.
The Olympic Park features structures such as the Palau Sant Jordi and the sleek Telecommunications Tower, that redefined the Barcelona skyline.
All of them continue to play a pivotal role in the Barcelona of today, making Montjuic one of the city’s most popular summer attractions.
What to see at Barcelona Olympic Park
Barcelona Olympic Stadium
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. It also hosts many important sports events, especially football and athletics competitions.
Who has performed in the Olympic Stadium in Barcelona?
Some of the most famous acts to perform in the Olympic Stadium are: The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, U2, Madonna, Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner and Coldplay, to name a few.
You can visit the interior of the Barcelona Olympic Stadium, enjoy a snack at the Olympic Sports Café or the gift shop. Inside you see the main arena and the emblematic cauldron. The entrance is free,
- Summer (April 1 to October 31): from 6:00 to 22:00 hs.
- Winter (November 1 to March 31): from 6:00 to 20:00 hs.
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. Get your tickets here
Poble Espanyol is an open air museum of Spanish architecture, reproducing famous buildings and streets from all over Spain, all packed in the same location.
Also, the museum is filled with typical Spanish handcrafts stores, souvenirs, and from time to time, concerts and exhibitions.
Palau Sant Jordi
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
Nearby attractions to the Olympic Park
Plaza España is one of the biggest touristic places of the city, featuring many attractions and places of interest
Montjuic hill overlooks the Barcelona harbour and city. Nowadays, the area is a touristic magnet for Barcelona
Magic Fountain of Montjuic
The Magic Fountain of Montjuic is one of the most amazing spectacles in Barcelona.