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B10 Barcelona - European Athletics Championships

Event date:  Monday 26 July to Sunday 1 August 2010
Event location: Olympic Stadium on Montjuic Barcelona

The Olympic Stadium on Montjuic will be the main venue for the European Athletics Championships Barcelona 2010.

There are two training tracks in Nou Barris (Can Dragó) in Diagonal Mar (Mar Bella)
The Opening Ceremony takes place at Barcelona’s Font Mágica on the Avinguda Reina de Maria Cristina next to Plaza España, on 26 July at 21:30. Hansel Cereza, former member and founder of La Fura dels Baus will direct the show. The main focus will be the Magic Fountain of Montjuicin a show that will last about 90 minutes with a 20 minute parade. The presentation of the fifty teams participating in Barcelona 2010 will also showcase the official Barcelona 2010 anthem “Anthem for Europe” composed by Nacho Cano. Barcelona 2010’s first act can be followed live on four giant screens that will be located along the Avenida Maria Cristina. The opening ceremony also features a free concert at the Plaza del Univers by the group La Troba Kung-Fú. In Spain you can watch much of the championships on Catalan TV33 and Spanish TVE

The start and finish line of the five Race Walking and Marathon circuits will be set up on the streets Passeig Picasso and Passatge Mercantil. Click on links below for maps and routes. The marathon finals are on Saturday 31 July 2010 at 10 (women) and Sunday 1 August (Men)

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Barcelona Olympic Stadium
Avinguda de l'Estadi, 50
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How to get to Barcelona Olympic Stadium

Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys Barcelona


Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys
Passeig Olímpic, 17-19
08038 Barcelona
Tel. 93 426 20 89 

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The Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys (previously called Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc) is the Olympic Stadium in Barcelona, Spain. The stadium is on Montjuic hill which overlooks Barcelona from the south of the city. If you are arriving to Barcelona by air, then you will probably pass Montjuic mountain on your way to the center of Barcelona. The stadium was originally built in 1927 for the 1929 Barcelona World Exposition and was renovated in 1989 to be the stadium for the 1992 Summer Olympic games. The Olympic stadium is named after the former president of the Catalan government Lluís Companys i Jover, who was executed at nearby Montjuïc Castle in 1940 by the Franco military dictatorship.

By Metro
Map Info Espanya station Take the Metro to station Espanya on lines Red L1 or metro line Green Line 3. Then walk from the station Espanya up towards the MNAC art museum, which is the building that looks like a royal palace at the top of Av Reina Maria Christina above the Magic Fountain. The Estadi Olimpic is up on the hill behind and to the right of the MNAC palace. You can take outdoor escalators part of the way up the hill. From there just folllow the signs and the crowds. It is a around 15-20  minute walk from the Espanya metro station.

By Metro to station Parallel - Funicular train - walk 15 minutes
Take the Metro to station Parallel on green L3. From there take Montjuic funicular train up Montjuic hill. With your back facing the funicular train station when you exit, turn right and walk along Av de Miramar down to the Palau Sant Jordi and Olympic Stadium. 15 min walk.

By FCG metro
Take FCG train to station Pl. Espanya - then walk 15 minutes.
Nearest FCG train stop is Pl Espanya. Then walk from the station Espanya up to the arena on the Av Reina Maria Christina, past the Magic Fountain and then up the outdoor escalators that take you part of the way up the hill. From there just folllow the signs and the crowds. It is 15 minute walk. 

By Bus
Bus line 55 to Olympic Stadium on Montjuic hill Barcelona.
Other buses to Olympic area Montjuic are 13, 55, 125, 150
The stop on hop-on-hop-off bus tours is Anella Olímpica

Parking near Barcelona Olympic stadium:
5000 places in underground car park next to Olympic Stadium under Palau Sant Jordi arena

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B10 Barcelona - European Athletics Championships
26.07.2010 - 01.08.2010
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