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Palau Sant Jordi

A masterpiece of modern architecture and engineering

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The jewel of the Olympic Ring is a palace whose mechanised structure can be adapted to house all types of events. Designed by the Japanese architect Arata Isozaki for the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games, its construction was an engineering marvel.

Why visit the Palau Sant Jordi?

The Palau Sant Jordi is Barcelona’s largest indoor facility. It was designed as a multipurpose space by the Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, who designed its mechanised structure and materials to make it extremely flexible.

The dome that covers the palace was constructed on the ground before being raised with 12 hydraulic jacks over the course of 10 days. The versatile structure of the palace makes it ideal for all types of activities such as concerts, basketball championships and tennis matches. It has even been transformed into a motocross track and a temporary swimming pool for the world swimming championships. Palau Sant Jordi has a capacity for 16,159 seated spectators at sports events and a maximum capacity of 17,960 people at concerts.

The exterior of the palace features the sculpture "Change" by Aiko Miyawaki. It is a delicate set of 36 concrete cylinders crowned by metal rings and steel cables that produce a series of reflections that are especially impressive at twilight.

Concerts in Palau Sant Jordi

Since its inauguration, the Palau Sant Jordi has hosted numerous concerts. Such renowned national and international artists as Michael Bublé, Britney Spears, Alejandro Sanz, Madonna, Joaquín Sabina, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Shakira, Bruno Mars and Beyonce have graced its stage. 

Discover Sant Jordi Club

Sant Jordi Club is a concert hall attached to Palau Sant Jordi. It's a venue that hosts small- and medium-size events such as sporting events, family shows and musicals. It has a maximum capacity of 4,620 people, on the floor area and the stands. The fixed stand for concerts has 244 seats and a different access than the floor.

This concert hall joins the cultural and entertainment offer in Barcelona. It has new facilities and a more extensive and select offer for the attending public in terms of restaurants, parking, accesses and VIP services.

 

How do you get to the Palau Sant Jordi?

Hop off at the Anella Olímpica stop on the Red Route of Barcelona Bus Turístic to see this imposing palace in the shape of a turtle.

 

Palau Sant Jordi tickets and upcoming events schedule

The full upcoming events schedule and ticket purchases are available on the official webpage of Palau Sant Jordi de Barcelona.

Remember that while it depends on the type of show you are going to see, the best seats in the Palau de Sant Jordi are located in the orchestra section and on the floor. 

 

For the most curious of you

  • Did you know? In addition to its versatility, Palau Sant Jordi is famous for its excellent acoustics. An example of this is the fact that Bruce Springsteen chose his Palau Sant Jordi concert from October 2002 for the official DVD of his world tour.
  • Local’s tip: The best way to see Palau Sant Jordi is by enjoying one of the events held in the venue, which draws world-class artists to its stage. 
  • A must: To contemplate a chameleonic piece of architecture, an icon of Olympic Barcelona.