Joan Antoni Samaranch Olympic and Sports Museum | Barcelona Bus Turístic

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Joan Antoni Samaranch Olympic and Sports Museum

A museum where you can race Carl Lewis

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A space dedicated to sport with interactive facilities that allow you to virtually interface with your idols. The Joan Antoni Samaranch Olympic and Sports Museum covers all types of sports, from competition at the highest level through to playing just for the fun of it, highlighting in all cases the value of sport as a communicator of values.

Why visit the Olympic and Sports Museum?

The Olympic and Sports Museum was opened in 2007 and in 2010, two months after the death of Joan Antoni Samaranch, the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from 1980 to 2001, the museum adopted his name in homage to one of the leading drivers of the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games.

The museum’s aim is to make the visitor reflect on sport as a social integration tool through a variety of exhibition areas, multimedia halls and interactive spaces where you can gauge how much weightlifting champions can actually lift, improve your aerodynamics when pedalling a bicycle or see how Mark Spitz swam. The museum also has an ‘idols space’ and an emblematic area, the Joan Antoni Samaranch Collection, which contains pieces related to sport, art and culture donated by the former IOC president. You can also see a permanent exhibition on the host cities of the Olympiads, which starts with Barcelona ’92, and enjoy the first Olympic Games that were broadcast on television.

 

How do you get to the Olympic and Sports Museum?

Hop off at the Anella Olímpica stop on the Red Route of Barcelona Bus Turístic to get to the Joan Antoni Samaranch Olympic and Sports Museum.

 

For the most curious of you

  • Did you know? In 1977 Joan Antoni Samaranch was appointed Spain’s first ambassador to the Soviet Union and Mongolia following the resumption of diplomatic relations with these states.
  • Local’s tip: If after visiting Palau Sant Jordi, the Olympic Stadium or the Bernat Picornell Pools you get Olympic nostalgia, you should visit the museum!
  • A must: To relive the summer of 1992.