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Barcelona for sports fans

Written by Paula

Are you such sports fan you need some dose of it even when you are on vacation? Don’t worry, Barcelona has got you covered! With a variety of museums and stores dedicated to this theme, you will easily be able to fill your days with sports-related activities.

Related article: Barcelona’s best sports bars

What to visit

Museu Olímpic i de l’Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch de Barcelona

barcelona sportsBarcelona’s Olympic Museum was founded in 2007 next to Montjuïc’s Olympic facilities. The museum is an interactive space that offers a global perspective about every style of sport. Through its sensory-appealing exhibits, the museum aims to educate and promote the world of sports.

Museu Olímpic i de l’Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch de Barcelona is located at Avinguda l’Estadi, 60.

Estado Olímpic Lluis Companys

Barcelona’s Olympic Stadium was originally created for the 1929 International Exposition, being later renovated for the 1992 Summer Olympics. Located in the Anella Olímpica (Olympic Ring), the stadium has the capacity to receive 54,000 spectators. Estado Olímpic Lluis Companys has been the stage for such sporting events like II Mediterranean Games, in 1955, the final between Real Madrid and Real Zaragoza in 2004’s Copa del Rey, the 20th European Athletics Championships in 2010, and the Heineken Cup match between Perpignan and Toulon in 2011.

The stadium has also received concerts from some of the most famous artists in the world, like Madonna, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and U2.

Barcelona’s Olympic Stadium is located at Passeig Olimpic, 15-17.

Camp Nou

Camp Nou is Barcelona’s most famous football stadium, declared the home of Futbol Club Barcelona since 1957. It is the largest stadium in Europe by capacity, and the second largest association football stadium in the world. This famous stadium has been the host for events such as the 1982 FIFA World Cup semi-final match, two UEFA Championship League finals and the football competition at the 1992 Summer Olympics.

Camp Nou can be visited at Carrer Aristides Millol, 12.

Where to shop

If you are looking to purchase some FC Barcelona gear, here are some places where you will find official merchandise:

Camp Nou – Carrer Aristides Millol, 12

Maremagnum shopping center –  Moll d’Espanya, 5.

Sagrada Família – Carrer de Mallorca, 406.

Gothic Quarter Carer de Jaume I, 18.

If you are looking for sporting gear in general, you can visit stores like Decathlon, Adidas, Decimas, Benitosports and Nike.

Decathlon  Carrer de la Canuda, 20Carrer de la Pau, 12 (Port Forum), Avinguda Diagonal, 557 (L’Illa Diagonal shopping center).

Adidas – Passeig de Gràcia, 3, Carrer d’Avinyó, 6, Avenida Portal del Ángel, 12-21 (El Corte Inglès).

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Decimas – Avinguda Diagonal, 208, Avinguda Diagonal, 3 (Diagonal Mar shopping center), Carrer de la Ciutat d’Assuncion, 32.

Benitosports – Avinguda Diagonal, 208 (Glories shopping center), Rambla de Catalunya, 81, Gran Via 373-385 (Arenas shopping center).

Nike – Passeig de Gràcia, 29, Avinguda Portal de l’Àngel, 19-21, Avinguda Diagonal, 3 (Diagonal Mar shopping center).

Annual events to watch

There are several sporting events that take place each year in Barcelona. Here are some of the most important ones: Barcelona Marathon (March), Spanish Grand Prix (May), Cursa de la Mercè (September), CSIO (September), Barcelona World Race (December).

About the author


Paula is an experienced content writer, translator and editor.

1 Comment

  • Hi Paula, Where can I watch the rugby on Saturday morning 3rd June 9.30am New Zealand vs The Lions.

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