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Joan Antonio Samaranch Olympic & Sports Museum

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Address: Avinguda de Estadi 60, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
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Well worth the walk!

We walked a lot in Barcelona - it's the way we like to explore. After quite a walk to the Olympic stadium I'm pleased to say it was well worth it... Though I hoped to see the pool... read more

Reviewed February 25, 2017
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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Reviewed February 25, 2017

We walked a lot in Barcelona - it's the way we like to explore. After quite a walk to the Olympic stadium I'm pleased to say it was well worth it... Though I hoped to see the pool also but that was hidden away behind fencing further down the hill towards the overhead lifts. It was sooo quiet up there,... More 

Thank Tri-Trio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed December 20, 2016

If you are a sports fun it's a must visit! It has exhinitions from all past olympic games, all the torches, many medals and many props that were used at the opening ceremony of barcelona, including the Hercules.

Thank chr04
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

Anyone who gets excited by the Olympic spirit, must go and see this museum. Well laid out, informative and emotive. As I've read elsewhere, the only let down where the interactive displays. If they were easier to use, I literally could have spent all day in there watching old great Olympic moments.

Thank SGB81
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173 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

The best part of this place is once you buy tickets and get inside, you can participate in almost all the Olympic Games in offline mode, we tried all the sports football on that super green grass court, cycling, taken pictures, experienced the commentary from the commentators rooms. It was just amazing experience. You can easily spend a day if... More 

1 Thank siddhant k
Surbiton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2016

If you are fascinated by the Olympics and Sport in general this is the place to go. Modern museum with lots of artefacts and plenty of video and computer imagery to see. Also get to see the stadium and surrounding area.

Thank Paul M
Crawley, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2016

We went here as my son is interested in the Olympics. It is a little gem of a museum, very well laid out and interesting both for adults and children. Also it is much cheaper than many other attractions in Barcelona, and when we visited on a Sunday morning it was nice and quiet. You can get the funicular up... More 

Thank RebeccaHTraveller
Dublin, Ireland
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2016

Good history of different sports, beautiful museum you can feel the history in it. Cheap entry in , can be a little boring for small children

Thank skysports11
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2016

When coming down from the Montjuic hill, we wanted to have some coffee. We spotted the museum and decided to check it. 5 EUR entrance fee and you get the miracles of the Olympics! Checking out the actual racing bolid of MIka Hakkinen, the famous air-Jordans and numerous other artifacts... The museum is brilliant. Maybe not among the top 5... More 

Thank Stefanija M
Rugeley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Seems a little antiquated now but the history of the place is whats fascinating, need to spend a good few hours walking around it to take it all in.

Thank Gary M
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

The museum is nice, especially for sport fans obviously. To my surprise the content is not about olympics only, but it's rather wide, covering all different sports including those outside of the olympic selection (e.g. Speleology...). The tour is organized based on how sports evolved historically up to the present. You can see sport equipment (e.g. Shoes) used by some... More 

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Beyond the four columns standing guard at the Plaça Espanya, beyond even the extravagant and colorful fountains guiding your way up the boulevard, stands the impressive and towering structure of the Palau Nacional, the national museum. At this very spot in front of the cascades of the central fountain, Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe gave the performance of their lifetimes to welcome the 1992 Olympic Games to this magnificent city. And true to its anticipation, the games transformed the city, reimagining the mountain of Montjuic with the development of an arena, stadium, and many other sporting facilities that are open to visitors year-round. Surrounding the adjacent side of the plaza are well-established hotels catering to business guests and a shopping mall transformed out of a historic bullfighting arena.
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