Major sporting events in Barcelona
In Barcelona you’ll be able to experience some unforgettable sporting moments, ranging from once-in-a-lifetime football matches to thrilling motor races. The first, because the city is home to one of football's greatest teams, the FC Barcelona. Their game is a guarantee of a fantastic spectacle, and the team is a fixture at all the great competitions. You can also visit the largest stadium in Spain, and you’ll have the chance to get a close-up view of the club’s trophies in the museum. In motor sports, you’ll be able to witness breathtaking speeds at the Catalonia Circuit, only half an hour from Barcelona. Among other stars you can thrill to performances by drivers like Alonso, Hamilton, Rossi and Pedrosa, as this is the home of the Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix and the Catalonia Motor-racing Grand Prix. Barcelona also offers a whole range of other spectacles such as basketball, with the FC Barcelona, and athletics with the prestigious marathon whose route takes the runners around all the city’s main monuments. But if you want to really get to know the city’s sporting monuments, the best idea is to head for the Olympic Village, or visit the Stadium, the Harbour and the Olympic Ring.