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Event Description

Barcelona Marathon 2016                Tweet this All Barcelona events
Zurich Marató de Barcelona

Barcelona Marathon date:
Sunday 13th March 2016
Event time: 08:30

Barcelona Marathon start & finishAvinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina near Plaza Espanya
Nearest Metro station:  Espanya - L1 Red
Hotels: HOTELS near start of 2016 Barcelona Marathon


The 2016 Barcelona Marathon is one of the most popular marathons in Europe.  The 2016 edition of the Barcelona marathon is again sponsored by the Zurich insurance company Zurich and the official name is the Zurich Barcelona Marathon. Get the latest news on Barcelona Marathon Twitter

The Barcelona Marathon is a 42,195 km running race which is becoming a popular classic on the international marathon calendar.  It has been run since 1977 on a flat and scenic route through some beautiful parts of Barcelona. Every year the BCN marathon grows in attendance and over 15.000 runners usually take part. The Barcelona Marathon is very well-organised with a route entirely in Barcelona city with water points lining the route, massage service and showers, as well as plenty of changing rooms at the start and finish line.

For the thousands watching the event there are be many entertainment points 
along the route with food tasting, bands and other cultural activities. Don't miss the traditional Breakfast Run the day before the marathon - runners + 1 guest are usually invited to the Pasta Party on Saturday before the marathon.

Barcelona marathon trivia
In 2012 a Catalan "gegant" giant - or actually a female "geganta" giantess - took part in the Barcelona marthon for the first time ever. The geganters team "Colla de Geganters de Sant Celoni"  entered the giantess Maria del Puig of Sant Celoni in the Bcn marathon to celebrate her 30th anniversary and carried the geganta on their shoulders from start to finish. Her giant male friend Martí de Sant Celoni and more geganters St Celoni were waiting for her at the finish line. 

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Event address & map

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How to get to this venue

How to get to Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina

Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina in Barcleona (also called Avinguda Reina Maria Cristina) is a avenue in Barcelona from Plaça Espanya to theMagic Fountain. This street is often used as the base for major events and concerts like the Merce festival, the Barcelona marathon.  It is sometimes closed off for big exhibitions at the Fira Montjuic trade show area which flanks the avenue which is also home to thePalau de Congressos de Barcelona convention center. At the entrance to Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina you can see two tall venetian towers. At the far end you can see the popular Magic Fountain on Plaça de Carles Buïgas. Above the fountains you can see a grand building which is the Palau Nacional national palace home to theMNAC - National Art Museum of Catalonia 

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Getting to Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina

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By Metro
The nearest metro station to Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina is metro station Espanya on Plaza Espanya
Map of Plaza Espanya station 
L1 and L3 and FGC train lines.  
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By Train
FGC train lines to and from Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina and Plaza Espanya

By public bus 
Bus lines that stop near Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina and Plaça Espanya 
91327304650555657616591109141 and Aerobús airport bus 

Hotels near Avinguda Reina Maria Cristina
Hotels near Avinguda Reina Maria Cristina

Attractions near Avinguda Reina Maria Cristina

Magic Fountain
Las Arenas shopping mall
Montjuic hill
MNAC history museum
Mies van der Rohe pavillion


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