Day Trip Rucksack
Small 10L day trip and museums rucksack
Palau Sant Jordi is a multi-use pavillion located in the Montjuïc mountain in the Olympic Zone next to the Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium, and next to the Picornell Swimming Pools las Piscinas Picornell.
Palau Sant Jordi was built for the Barcelona 1992 Olympics and designed by Japonese architect Arata Isozaki as an indoor arena with capacity for 16,000 people.
Palau Sant Jordi is part of the Montjuïc Olympic park complex. Within the park is a 136 metre high Telefonica needle like communications tower. A competition entry for Telefonica for an Olympic telecoms tower resulted in the needle design sited immediately next to the Palau Sant Jordi Arena.
Leaning gently from a three-point foundation to coincide with the angle of the sun at solstice, the tower's feet rest on a brick drum (a requirement of the competition). The base features an articulated door that opens like an eye to provide access to telecommunication equipment. The heel of the tower is supported on a circular shell of white concrete, clad in broken tiles (trencadís).
The tower structure repeats the fundamental geometry of the base to support a segment which houses the array of antennas.
It is not possible to visit the interior of Palau Sant Jordi except when attending an event but it is possible to walk around the gardens with the Telefonica tower monument.
Palau Sant Jordi it often hosts concerts. I have seen The Cure and Mark Knopfler live in The indoor arena of Palau Sant jordi.
Behind the main outdoor arena is a smaller hall called Sala Sant Jordi whch hosts rock concerts. I have seen Gary Moore, Deep purple and Motorhead here.
Montjuïc Olympic Park and Palau Sant Jordi can be reached by bus or by walking.
Address: Passeig Olimpic 5-7, Barcelona. 08038
Palau Sant Jordi can be reached by walking 2km from Plaza Espana TMB Metro on the green (L3) and red (L2) lines, or from TMB Metro Foc on the light blue (L10) line. Nearer is the Montjuic TMB Funicular station and the 150 bus from plaza espana stops outside the stadium.
City walk in barcelona via Olimpic Montjuic. Museum of Catalan Art (MNAC), Palau Jordi, Olimpic Stadium, Botanical gardens, Olympic museum of sport and Olympic diving pools.
Distance: 7.07 Km
Return Travel Fare: T-Casual Zone 1
Transport Network: Barcelona Metro