1992 Barcelona Olympic Games

July 25th of 1992 it was the date for the Opening Ceremony of the XXV Olympic Games. The 1992 Barcelona’s Olympic Games were about to begin. 

At that moment we could not believe that the big day had finally arrived. It had been a long way to get to the opening ceremony since October 17th of 1986 at 1:38 PM, when we all heard from Mr. Samaranch, the President of the Olympic Committee, the words: ” a la Ville de Barcelonne!

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GETTING READY FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES

From that day, Barcelonians started working very hard to get everything ready on time to celebrate the Summer Olympic Games. In this video, you can see how much the city changed in just a few years. The Olympic Harbour, or Port Olimpic in Catalan, that we show you on many of our tours and the Olympic ring are two of the areas that changed the most.

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ART & MUSIC AT THE 1992 BARCELONA OLYMPIC GAMES

But not only the waterfront was improved, the whole city experimented with many changes with new roads, subway renovation, airport, plus more hotels were also built. The sculptures to decorate the city and welcome international visitors were designed by prestigious artists. The statue “The face of Barcelona” by Roy Lichtenstein is one of them, located at Port Vell, it has become an icon of the city. It is very colorful and a clear homage to Picasso, Miró, and Gaudi, great artists who lived in Barcelona during the XX century.

There are so many moments to remember. A special one is from the years before the beginning of Barcelona’s Olympic Games when Freddie Mercury and the Catalan soprano Montserrat Caballé sang the song “Barcelona.”

The song and the show were recorded in October 1988. Sadly Freddie Mercury passed away in 1991, one year before the Olympics took place. Still, the song became a hymn of Barcelona, and it is nowadays one of the most remembered ones. We believe this song has become the national anthem of Barcelona! But we warn you, it makes all Barcelonians melancholic when we listen to it.

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OPENING CEREMONY 1992 BARCELONA OLYMPIC GAMES

The memorable moment when the Paralympic athlete Antonio Rebollo lighted the cauldron with a flaming arrow across the Stadium was of great importance. It was such a significant risk, but in Barcelona, we still think that from this moment on, we are the ones that the other Olympic cities have in mind when they plan their lighting of the cauldron. It looks even more difficult when you enter the Olympic Stadium and see how far it was. The Stadium stays open for all the visitors to walk inside; we stop there quite often on our tours.

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You might not be aware of it yet, but now in 2020, it is 28 years ago when your visit to Barcelona started. We changed our city to welcome the Olympic Games, and it looks like we did it right. As a result, the world is nowadays in love with Barcelona and it is a great pleasure for us to show HER to our visitors

All the members of SKIP THE LINE BARCELONA, are Barcelonians proud of our city. We keep exceptional memories of the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games in our minds, even if we were young teenagers at that time.

We´ll be delighted to show Barcelona on our HIGHLIGHTS OF BARCELONA or BEST OF BARCELONA TOURS 

All the members of SKIP THE LINE BARCELONA, are Barcelonians proud of our city. We keep exceptional memories of the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games in our minds, even if we were young teenagers at that time.

We´ll be delighted to show Barcelona on our HIGHLIGHTS OF BARCELONA or BEST OF BARCELONA TOURS 

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