Barcelona 1992; 25 Years later – Palau Blaugrana

The Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games are widely regarded as one of the most successful ever. Throughout 2017, 25 years later, we look back at the Games that forever changed Barcelona. (see all posts in this series)

 

Part 18 – Palau Blaugrana

Palau Blaugrana

  • Opened: 1971
  • Architect: Francesc Cavaller
  • Capacity: 7,585 seats
  • Olympic Sports: Roller Hockey, Taekwondo and Judo

 

Location

 

Photos

Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels

Barcelona 1992; Camp Nou (2)

The Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games are widely regarded as one of the most successful ever. Throughout 2017, 25 years later, we look back at the Games that forever changed Barcelona. (see all posts in this series)

 

Part 17 – Camp Nou

Camp Nou hosted part of the Barcelona 1992 Olympic football competition.

  • 3 Group matches
  • 2 Quarter-finals
  • 1 Semi-final
  • Bronze Medal match: Australia – Ghana 0-1 (Attendance 15,000)
  • Gold Medal match: Poland – Spain (Attendance 95,000 – See video)

 

Location

 

Photos

Barcelona 1992; 25 Years later – Palau de la Metal·lúrgia

The Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games are widely regarded as one of the most successful ever. Throughout 2017, 25 years later, we look back at the Games that forever changed Barcelona. (see all posts in this series)

 

Part 16 – Palau de la Metal·lúrgia

Palau de la Metal·lúrgia

  • Opened: 1929
  • Architect: Alexandre Soler and Amadeu Llopart
  • Olympic Sports:  Fencing, Modern Pentathlon

 

Location

Photos

Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels

Barcelona 1992; 25 Years later – Estació del Nord

The Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games are widely regarded as one of the most successful ever. Throughout 2017, 25 years later, we look back at the Games that forever changed Barcelona. (see all posts in this series)

 

Part 15 – Barcelona 1992; 25 Years later – Estació del Nord

Estació del Nord

  • Opened: 1862 (As a railway station. Closed in 1972)
  • Renovated: 1983 / 1987 (Transformed into a bus station, multi-purpose sports hall and a police station.)
  • Olympic Sports:  Table Tennis

 

Location

Photos

Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels

Barcelona 1992; 25 Years later – Piscina Municipal de Montjuïc (2)

The Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games are widely regarded as one of the most successful ever. Throughout 2017, 25 years later, we look back at the Games that forever changed Barcelona. (see all posts in this series)

 

Part 14 – Piscina Municipal de Montjuïc

Piscina Municipal de Montjuïc

  • Opened: 1929
  • Renovated: 1990
  • Events: 1955 Mediterranean Games, 1992 Olympic Games, FINA World Aquatics Championships in 2003 & 2013
  • Capacity: 4,100 (6,500 During the Olympics)
  • Olympic Sports:  Diving, Water Polo

 

Location

Photos

Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels

Exhibition; The Summer of ’92 (The Olympic and Sports Museum Juan Antonio Samaranch – Barcelona)

 

AQUELL ESTIU DEL ‘92
25/04/2017 – 01/10/2017

To mark the 25th anniversary of the most important sporting event in the city’s history, the Fundació Barcelona Olímpica presents Aquell Estiu del ’92 (The Summer of ’92), a dynamic space commemorating the Barcelona’92 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Remember, learn, interact, share, immortalise and enjoy a small part of the legacy of Barcelona being the Olympic host city and showcasing the city around the world.

 

Museum website

Barcelona 1992; The Olympic Cauldron

The Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games are widely regarded as one of the most successful ever. Throughout 2017, 25 years later, we look back at the Games that forever changed Barcelona. (see all posts in this series)

 

Part 13 – The Olympic Cauldron

25 Years ago today: The opening ceremony of the 1992 Summer Olympics took place in the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys (read more).

The cauldron was lit by a flaming arrow, shot by archer Antonio Rebollo.

 

Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels

Barcelona 1992; Series of videos by BCN Esports shows Legacy Olympic Venues (1)

The Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games are widely regarded as one of the most successful ever. Throughout 2017, 25 years later, we look back at the Games that forever changed Barcelona. (see all posts in this series)

 

Part 12 – Series of videos by BCN Esports on YouTube shows Legacy Olympic Venues (1)

 

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Barcelona 1992; Anella Olímpica de Montjuïc (1)

The Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games are widely regarded as one of the most successful ever. Throughout 2017, 25 years later, we look back at the Games that forever changed Barcelona. (see all posts in this series)

 

Part 11 – Anella Olímpica de Montjuïc (1)

A few photos of the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Park;

Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games

Barcelona 1992; Barcelona Architecture Walks

The Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games are widely regarded as one of the most successful ever. Throughout 2017, 25 years later, we look back at the Games that forever changed Barcelona. (see all posts in this series)

 

Part 10 – Barcelona Architecture Walks

You can learn more about urbanism and architecture in Barcelona through these walks;

 

Video

“Discover the city through the eyes of an architect. Welcome to the Barcelona Architecture Walks, a series of urban walking tours led by architects, inviting you to discover our city through the buildings and lessons of its Masters.”

Source: Barcelona Architecture Walks on YouTube

 

Walks

  • BARCELONA & URBANISM: The origins of Modern Barcelona
  • BARCELONA & THE SEA: Discover Barcelona through its Architecture
  • BARCELONA & GAUDI: A great start to discover the genius of Gaudi
  • BARCELONA & THE MARKET: See Barcelona through the eyes of Enric Miralles
  • BARCELONA & THE FUTURE: Walk through the smart city looking for our future!

 

Website

www.barcelonarchitecturewalks.com