Barcelona has become the first major European city with its own Olympics museum, the Museu Olímpic i de l'Esport. The museum is located on Montjuïc hill, and offers a unique experience of the Olympic movement and sport. the city's passion to sports reached its pinnacle with 1992 Barcelona's Olympics.
This innovative museum provides its visitors with an overview of the different sport disciplines that exist today, using state-of-the art technology and interactive exhibitions, as well as multimedia installations.
New technologies play an important role in the museum’s content and exhibitions, and the vast potential of its interactive displays means visitors can experience sport as never before. Using its simulators, they can run against Carl Lewis, see how Mark Spitz used to swim, improve their aerodynamics on a bicycle and compare the actual weight that weightlifting champions can actually lift. A thrilling sport experience.
Visitors can also see a permanent exhibition commemorating Olympic cities, from Barcelona 1992 to London 2012, and the fitrst televised Olympic Games, compare the shoes worn by sporting greats such as Michael Jordan, Pau Gasol and Roberto Dueñas, discover the Samaranch Collection, and enjoy live sport.
- Address: Av. de l'Estadi, 60 (davant Estadi Olímpic).
- Town: 08038 Barcelona.
- Phone: 932 925 379
- Web site: www.museuolimpicbcn.cat
- How to get there: Bus: 13, 55 and 150.| Barcelona Bus Turístic: stop Anella Olímpica.
- Opening time:
- From October to March: Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 6pm. Sunday and public holidays from 10am to 2.30pm.
- From April to October: Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 8pm. Sunday and public holidays, from 10am to 2.30pm.
January 1st, May 1st, December 25th and 26th closed.
- Services: Guided tours, café, restaurant and shop.
Customer services provider: MUSEU OLÍMPIC I DE L'ESPORT JOAN ANTONI SAMARANCH