Day Trip Rucksack
Small 10L day trip and museums rucksack
Palau Sant Jordí 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 Japanese architect Arata Isozaki as an indoor arena with capacity for 16,000 people.
Palau Sant Jordí 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 Jordí except when attending an event but it is possible to walk around the gardens with the Telefonica tower monument.
Palau Sant Jordí 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 which hosts rock concerts. I have seen Gary Moore, Deep purple and Motorhead here.
Step free access to Palau Sant Jordí is via the entrance next to Piscinas de Picornell where you will see a church bell suspended in a steel frame.
Address: Passeig Olimpic 5-7, Barcelona. 08038
Montjuïc Palau Sant Jordí can be reached by bus or by walking.
The Barcelona Bus Touristic Red Route Stops in the Montjuïc Olympic Zone in front of the Olympic 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