Olympic Stadium, which is located in Montjuïc near the Telecommunication Tower Montjuïc in Barcelona is one of the main attractions in the city. Olympic Stadium Lluís Companys was known until 2001 as ‘Estadi Olimpic Montjuic’. The new name refers to Lluís Companys, republican president of the Generalitat of Catalonia since 1933. He was executed in the nearby Castle of Montjuïc. The Olympic Stadium was built for the 1929 International Exhibition. During this particular day on May 20th, there was a football match between Catalan team and the English team Bolton Wanderers in which the Catalans ended up winning 4-0. Although it was a major success back then and was used as a major sporting facility all the way through until 1955 Mediterranean Games, the stadium began to fall apart in many ways.It was not until the city was chosen to host the 1992 Olympics that a complete renovation took place led by architects Vittorio Gregotti, Frederic Correa, Alfons Mila, Joan Margarit and Carles Buxade. With the newly redesigned stadium, it could now hold up to 54,000 people in the stands. Today, the stadium is used for both sporting events, music events and tours for those who would like to explore all of its magnificence. There have been several impressive sport and music guests throughout the years and it continues to be one of the most popular attractions to see while spending time in beautiful Barcelona.
Olympic Stadium in brief
|Place||Carrer l’Estadi 52, 08038, Barcelona, Spain|
|Locally Known As||Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys|
|Admission||Varies depending on visit|
Did you know that since 1997 the second football club of Barcelona plays here their home games? In 2010, the club moved to a new stadium.