The Barcelona Olympic Park is part of all the attractions found at Montjuic Mountain.
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 event that reshaped Barcelona
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.
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 attractions.
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What to see at Barcelona’s 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.
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.
It also hosts many important sports events, especially football and athletics competitions.
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. Check tickets and opening hours in the museum’s official website.
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.
FUN ACTIVITY IN MONTJUIC: Don’t miss a ride in the modern Montjuïc Cable Car
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