Built in 1929 for the World Exhibition, the stadium was originally known as Estadi de Montjuic. However, it was renovated and expanded for the 1992 Summer Olympics and was then renamed Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys after the president of the Catalan government during the Spanish Civil War. The stadium has since been the host of major sports events, concerts, and political rallies.
Barcelona's Olympic Stadium new home for FC Barcelona 2023/2024!
Barcelona's Olympic Stadium is about to become even more famous than it was before. In addition to concerts and major cultural events, the 2023/2034 season will see the stadium host all FC Barcelona's home matches. The famous Spotify Camp Nou will be undergoing renovation work during this period. The Olympic Stadium will be Barça's new temporary home!
Soccer fans need not worry, as this stadium has all the qualities required to host top-level matches such as Champions League competitions and during the renovation work you can still visit Camp Nou
Barcelona Olympic Stadium capacity: the stadium can currently accommodate 55,926 spectators for sporting events and up to 68,000 for concerts. That's less than Camp Nou's capacity of 99,354 seats, but still very respectable!
The Architecture and Design of the Olympic Stadium Barcelona
The Olympic Stadium's design is attributed to the architects
Pere Domènech i Roura and renovated bay Gregotti Associati International. It is a masterpiece of modernist architecture, characterized by its elliptical shape, simple curves, and minimal ornamentation. The stadium is constructed of reinforced concrete and is designed to seat 55,926 spectators. The most distinctive feature of the stadium is the tower that rises above the main entrance, which provides a stunning view of the city of Barcelona.
The Sporting Significance
The stadium has been the venue for numerous sporting events, including the European Athletics Championships, the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup final, and the World Aquatics Championships. It has also been the home stadium of the RCD Espanyol football club and the Barcelona Dragons American football team. The stadium is still used for major sporting events today, and visitors can enjoy guided tours and even attend live events.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can visitors tour the Olympic Stadium?
A: Yes, visitors can take guided tours of the stadium, which include access to the press room, locker rooms, and the stadium's interior.
Q: What other attractions are near the Olympic Stadium?
A: The Olympic Stadium is located in the Montjuic Park, which offers a range of attractions, including the National Art Museum of Catalonia, the Joan Miro Foundation, The Poble Espanyol or the Montjuic Castle.
We recommend a visit: The Olympic Stadium in Barcelona is a must-visit for history and sports enthusiasts alike. Its unique modernist design, historical significance, and sporting legacy make it a true gem of the city. Don't miss the opportunity to witness this landmark firsthand and discover the stories that have made it a symbol of Barcelona's past and present.
How do I get to Barcelona's Olympic Stadium?
There are several ways to get to the Olympic Stadium, but the stadium is not very well served directly. For example, there is no metro station near the stadium!
1 >> By direct bus :
Only 3 buses take you directly to the Barcelona Olympic Stadium: lines 150, 55 and 13.
2>> All public transport Via Pl. Espanya
The easiest way to get to the Olympic Stadium is in two stages, first going to Pl. Espanya.
How to get to Pl. Espanya
By BUS: Lines 13, 91, 52, 55, D20 and H16.
By Metro: Lines L1 or L3
By FGC train: Lines S3, S4, S8, S9, R5, R50, R6 and R60.
How do I get from Pl. Espanya to the Olympic Stadium?
On foot: it's a 20-minute walk with escalators.
By bus: take one of the 150, 55 or 13 buses.
3>> All public transport from Zona Franca
You can also reach the Olympic Stadium from Zona Franca
By BUS: Lines 109, H16 and V3
By Metro: Line L10
How to get from Zona Franca to the Olympic Stadium?
By bus: Line 13
On foot in 20 minutes.
4>> All public transport from Av. Paral-lel
How to get to Av. Paral-lel?
By Metro: Lines L2 and L3
How to get from Av. Paral-lel to the Olympic Stadium?
Take the Montjuïc Funicular, then walk for 10 minutes.
The Olympic Stadium Barcelona. Estadi OlímpicPasseig Olímpic, 17/19
, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
Area: Sants / Montjuïc
Website: Olympic Stadium - Barcelona
Opening hours: Summer (from 1st April to 31st October): from 10 am to 6 pm. // Winter (from November 1st to March 31st): from 10 am to 5 pm.
Phone: (+34) 93 426 20 89
Metro/Bus: Pl. Espanya >> Estadi Olímpic : Bus 13, 91, 52, 55, D20 and H16 // Metro L1 and L3 // FGC S3, S4, S8, S9, R5, R50, R6 and R60.
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