Olympic Stadium

The sports facility with most history in Barcelona.

Basic Info
Passeig Olímpic, 15-17
https://www.estadiolimpic.cat

Designed by architect Pere Domènech i Roura, the Olympic Stadium of Barcelona was inaugurated on May 20, 1929, on the occasion of the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition. Considered the second largest stadium in the world, the structure was initially conceived in hopes of hosting the 1936 Olympic Games, but the political situation in Spain at the time made such a possibility all but impossible.

It was not until fifty years had passed that the Stadium was able to return to its Olympian aspirations, thanks to a team of architects comprised of Gregotti, Correa, Milà, Margarit and Buixadé. Renovations began in 1985, enhancing the complex with new facilities and services, and expanding its capacity to host up to 60,000 spectators, and giving it a top-to-bottom architectural makeover, while maintaining the unique façade of the original structure.

The site finally fulfilled its destiny by hosting the 1992 Summer Olympic Games, although it had officially opened three years prior, with the 1989 World Cup in Athletics. During the Olympics, the Stadium served as the official headquarters for the opening and closing ceremonies, playing host to various competitive events as well.

On March 31, 2001, its name was officially changed to Montjuïc Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium, to honor the former president of the Catalonian Regional Government.

Since the 1992 Olympics, the Stadium has hosted numerous athletic, corporate, family and musical events, welcoming some of the world’s best-loved performers in pop and rock, like Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, ACDC, Rolling Stones, Coldplay and Beyoncé.

For information on how to visit the Olympic Stadium, click here.

Reviews
  • Impresionante

    Tuve la ocasión de verlo con motivo del concierto de los Rolling Stones. Me parece un estadio no muy grande pero bonito, ya que mantiene toda su estructura arquitectónica original.

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  • Excelente Recinto

    Fuimos a ver el concierto de los U2, excelente recinto para conciertos, ya que al estar arriba de la montaña de Montjuic no crea ninguna molestia en la ciudad. Buena visión desde cualquier lugar del estadio. Bien comunicado por transporte público.

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  • Inevitable transportarse a los Juegos Olímpicos Barcelona ’92

    Apenas ingresas, es inevitable transportarse a la inauguración de los juegos olímpicos Barcelona’92 y al encendido mágico de la llama olímpica a través de una flecha disparada por un arquero. Por lo demás puedes hacer actividades deportivas bajo costo. El ingreso y el recorrido por el complejo olímpico son gratuitos.

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Areas of barcelona Sants-Montjuïc

Sants-Montjuïc, located on the southern end of the city, is Barcelona’s largest district, abutting the municipalities El Hospitalet de Llobregat and El Prat del Llobregat. It comprises various neighborhoods, each with its own character, like the formerly industrial areas of Sants, Hostafrancs, Poble-sec, and La Bordeta, as well as the port area and the Zona Franca Customs Authority. And it’s home to one of Barcelona’s most popular green spaces, the mountain of Montjuïc, crowned by a castle that defended the city’s coast in times past.

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