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The most significant urban development of the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games.

The home of the athletes during the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games is a symbol of the regeneration of the city’s urban coastline and industrial land. The Olympic Village was built due to the need to create a residential space for the athletes participating in Barcelona ’92, but its goals were even more ambitious: this urban renewal project gave the city not only a modern residential neighbourhood but also new beaches, large gardened areas and public facilities.

Why visit the Olympic Village?

The Olympic Village was built in the old and dilapidated industrial zone of Poblenou. The aim was to build a residential district for the athletes who were to participate in the 1992 Olympic Games, while at the same time recovering the seafront and creating green spaces and recreational areas.

It was designed by a team of architects led by Oriol Bohigas, Josep Martorell, David Mackay and Albert Puigdomènech, who implemented a major urban development which gave rise to the Olympic Port and Port Olímpic Parkthe Nova Icària beach, and an entire spacious district that is not only on the seafront, but also full of green areas.

Apart from some tall chimneys that echo the district’s industrial past, the skyline is dominated by the Torre Mapfre and Hotel Arts. The initial project contemplated the construction of four skyscrapers, but coastal regulations only allowed two to be built. In addition to the sports and leisure zone of the Olympic Port, the renovated facilities of some old military barracks are home to one of the campuses of Pompeu Fabra University. The university library occupies the singular Dipòsit de les Aigües building, a transformed water tank that used to supply the fountain of the neighbouring Ciutadella Park.

For the most curious of you

  • Did you know? The Olympic Village respects the population density initially stipulated in the Cerdà Plan, something that the Eixample was not able to achieve.
  • Local’s tip: Due to its wide streets, parks and proximity of the beach, the Olympic Village is one of the best areas for all kinds of sports, not just aquatic ones, especially cycling, jogging and skating.
  • A must: To see the legacy of the Olympic Games.

 

Discover the Olympic Village on Segway with our
The Classic Segway Tour

Schedules: 10:00-12:30-14:30-16:30-18:00

Price: € 49
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Entrance fees to the monuments are not included.
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TripAdvisor Reviews

  • 5 star ratingGreat way to explore Barcelona We had lots of fun and our guide was amazing...! Really a nice way to explore the city - so highly recommended...

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    07/06/2018
  • 5 star ratingGreat Segway trip with Roman! Had a wonderful time on a family Segway tour of Barcelona - covered city & beach with great highlights provided by Roman! He was the best guide for our family of 4! Stopped to take pix of us as showed us different parts of the...

    Honcho1963 Avatar Honcho1963
    24/03/2018
  • 5 star ratingSuch a fun way to see Barcelona! My friend and I were a little bit aprehensive at first... considering we’re both quite accident prone! However it was one if the highlights of our stay and we didn’t fall off once! Thanks to Adrian our guide and instructor, we practiced in a little quiet place, and it’s so easy to pick up! We were provided with safety helmets and water and off we went around Barcelona, learning it’s... » Read More

    Taz173 Avatar Taz173
    13/07/2018
  • 5 star ratingFantastic !!!! Staff are great and very available and nice !

    Thank you for this experience, if will return to Barcelona , we’ll be up there to’ see you

    bgianera Avatar bgianera
    28/06/2018
  • 5 star ratingDid the Segway Tour with Katrine for 1.5 hrs , was amazing and using this thing is just awesome and soooo much fun , really great experience to see parts of Barcelona that way , next time the longer tour for sure

    dacronbasha Avatar dacronbasha
    13/02/2018
  • 5 star ratingBarcelona Segway Tour This segway tour was an amazing way to see the city whilst having fun on a segway -- the tour guide was great

    A TripAdvisor Member Avatar A TripAdvisor Member
    26/06/2018
  • 5 star ratingFab fab fab First time on segways for me and hubby, so only booked short tour (1hour) had Delores as our guide (only 2 people bonus) she was excellent, very reassuring and knowledgable about the segways and Barcelona. Definitely book for future trips and a longer session.

    Emma L Avatar Emma L
    04/03/2018
  • 5 star ratingLa Guy de Karine explique très bien les différents monuments de la ville cette balade très sympathique en Segway très facile à appréhender pour les novices que nous étions je recommande ce type de visite touristique.

    Merci beaucoup Karine.

    Eduardo C Avatar Eduardo C
    05/12/2017
  • 5 star ratingOne of the best Segway tours we’ve had. 😃 We had an awesome tour guide (Oscar). He took us to great sites and switched around the normal route to see something new. Would highly recommend this company. Thank you so much for a wonderful tour. (Take the 3-hour tour).

    Teresal1234 Avatar Teresal1234
    26/06/2018
  • 5 star ratingPERFECTO E INMEJORABLE !!!!! El paseo de 2 horas fue magnifico, hay que destacar a nuestra guía Karine que es una persona encantadora que con su simpatía y sonrisa, nos hizo un tour de lo más ameno , como dijo mi hija "yo le daría una valoración de un 11" (sobre 10).

    El personal muy atento y el equipamiento estaba en muy buen estado.

    Javier G Avatar Javier G
    13/05/2018