In 1992 the summer Olympic Games were held in Barcelona, and were considered the best to date. Come with us to discover the ‘Magic Mountain’, as the locals nickname the Montjuïc Mountain, where the main events of the Barcelona ’92 Olympics were staged.
The Olympic Games of 1992 left a valuable legacy for the city.
The running tour begins at the Venetian towers of Plaça España, goes through the Magic Fountain, the National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC), the German Pavilion by architect Mies van der Rohe and the CaixaForum building and runs the last kilometers of the Olympic marathon of 1992
From this point, the climb begins and we see the venues of the 1992 Olympic Games, such as the Palau Sant Jordi (by architect Arata Isozaki), the Picornell pool, the Olympic Stadium and the Montjuïc pool (where the diving competition took place and which offers unmatched views of Barcelona). After passing by the Fundació Joan Miró, we will begin the descent to the Miramar Observation deck, and from there we will make our way around Colon to end our trip in the Rambla de Santa Monica, i.e. the bottom of the Ramblas.
For those who are more trained, optionally we can climb to Montjuïc Castle.
Briefly, this is an iconic route to discover the secrets of the olympic mountain of Montjuïc.
Montjuïc is the greenest area of the city, a mountain full of parks and gardens which was the centre for the International Exhibition of 1929 and the 1992 Olympic Games. Lovers of nature will particularly appreciate the gardens of Montjuïc. There you can enjoy the parks and gardens with the added attraction of the castle, the museums, the miradors and the cultural and sports centres.
The Botanic Gardens and the Jardins de Joan Brossa are among the highlights on Montjuïc, towards the top of the mountain, where there used to be an amusement park. Others worth seeing are the Petra Kelly Gardens, the Mirador Gardens, the Mossèn Jacint Verdaguer Gardens, with bulbs and aquatic plants, the Costa i Llobera Gardens, with tropical and desert plants, the Parc del Migdia, and the romantic Laribal Gardens, between the Teatre Grec (Greek Theatre) and Joan Miró Foundation. By Barcelona Turisme.
- Distance: 5-6 kms or 10-12 kms
- Duration: 1.30 h – 2 h.
- Level: Easy / Medium / High
- Tour includes: Track & Photos
- Local guide speaking English, Spanish or Catalan
- Cost: From 45 EUR
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