montjuïc 1

In 1992, the Olympics came to Barcelona.  At the top of Montjuïc (with a magnificent view overlooking the city) a stadium originally constructed for the 1929 World Fair was restored to seat 55,000 spectators - the Estadi Olímpic.  Other facilities for the Olympics were constructed next door - the Anella Olímpic (Olympic Ring).

You can take the metro part-way and then get a funicular railway to take you up the steep hill.  In the blazing mid-afternoon heat, that would have been the sensible thing to do - so instead we walked all the way from the harbour and then climbed up the hill.

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