It’s sort of like arriving after the game has ended, but it’s still a thrill to see the leftovers of the games that changed Barcelona in such a big way: the 1992 Olympics. To the accompaniment of a piped-in soundtrack that blares out a subliminal message of The Thrill of Victory, the visitor gets a chance to revisit the history of the games all the way back to the ancient Greeks, with many stops along the way, to consider additions (the first taekwondo competition, Sydney 2000) and adaptations (female athletes! Paris 1900). Interactive stations in the Hall of Fame let you dial up your own favorite Olympic moments while comfortably seated in front of a personal screen, and a display of whimsical figures of performers at the opening and closing Barcelona ceremonies (the self-proclaimed “best Games in history”) closes out the fun.
Museu Olimpic I de l’Esport
Avinguda de l’Estadi 60, Spain
Our Rating Hours Apr–Sept Tues–Sat 10am–8pm, Sun/holidays 10am–2:30pm; Oct–Mar Tues–Sat 10am–6pm, Sun/holidays 10am–2:30pm Transportation Metro: Espanya Phone 93-292-53-79 Prices Admission 5.80€ adults, 3.60€ students and seniors, ages 6 and under free Web site Museu Olimpic I de l'Esport
MapAvinguda de l’Estadi 60 Spain Barcelona
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