Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys (Olympic Stadium Lluís Companys) was established in 1927, right before the International Fair hold in Barcelona, together with the Poble Espanyol and the Magic Fountains. The stadium is located on the top of Montjuic Hill and overlooks the famous port of Barcelona. In 2001, he was named after the politician Lluis Companys – one of the most important heroes of the Spanish Civil War.
The Stadium holds sports events and concerts, it has a capacity of 55,926 seats and it was used between 1998 and 2009 as the home court of the Barcelona-Espanyol football team that relocated at the Cornier-El Prat stadium in the suburbs of Barcelona, near the airport.
What do you see inside the Olympic Stadium?
The building is mainly an Olympic stadium and a football stadium with close to 56,000 seats and has a small exhibition area in memory of Lluis Companys. In addition, the stadium is host of some international performances that take place in the city (for additional information – Concerts in Barcelona). Adjacent to the stadium you can see the famous Olympic torch in Barcelona and the Barcelona Olympic Museum, which sports enthusiasts always enjoy.