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Palau Sant Jordí & Montjuïc Olympic Park

Muti-use indoor 16,000 seat indoor arena in Montjuïc Olympic Park built for 1992 Olympics and used as for concerts and sports events

Updated: May 21, 2024 by: Barcelona Travel Hacks Views: 1.6k

About Palau Sant Jordí & Montjuïc Olympic Park

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 Jordí

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. The result of a competition entry for Telefónica to design an Olympic telecoms tower. The result is the striking needle structure 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 room. 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 floating segment which houses the array of antennas.

Visiting Palau Sant Jordí & Montjuïc Olympic Park

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.

What to take with you for Palau Sant Jordí & Montjuïc Olympic Park

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.

Summary of Prices

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Adult Zone 1 T-casual FREE Child T-familiar FREE Group/Family Ticket? Group/Family Ticket: Event dependant.Notes Interior NOT open for free. Access exclusive to Event.

Getting to Palau Sant Jordí & Montjuïc Olympic Park

Address: Passeig Olimpic 5-7, Barcelona. 08038

Montjuïc Palau Sant Jordí can be reached by bus or by walking.

Map of Palau Sant Jordí & Montjuïc Olympic Park

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