The Palau Sant Jordi is a covered stadium belonging to the Olympic Ring located on the Montjuïc mountain in Barcelona. Together with other sports venues, such as Stadium Lluis Companys and Bernat Pools Picornell, it was built for the 1992 Summer Olympics.
The stadium, designed by the Japanese architect Arata Izosaki and inaugurated two years before the Olympics, in 1990, is a multi-purpose building hosting various sports events as well as all kinds of musical and theatrical shows and social gatherings. It has the maximum seating capacity of 17,000, however during musical events it can accommodate up to 24,000 people.
The stadium is considered a masterpiece of modern architectur due to its functionality, materials and geometric design. It contains a complex network of mechanized elements which makes it easily adaptable to various events. For example, in 2003 it was used for World Swimming Championships.
|Geographical coordinates||41.3623608, 2.1532400|
|Address||08038 Barcelona, Passeig Olímpic|
|Construction dates||- 1990|
|How to arrive?||official transport site|