Barcelona Events 2024

Cursa El Corte Inglés run 2024

Barcelona 2024

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Sunday 5th May 2024

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Start and finish at Plaza Catalunya


Cursa El Corte Inglés 2024 Sunday 5th May 2024. Free registration. Barcelona's biggest 10k run. The Cursa El Corte Inglés route starts and ends at Plaza Catalunya as usual. Our best wishes for a great run and good weather to all runners.

The Cursa El Corte Inglés is an annual spring 11k run. It is Barcelona's most popular running event and one of the biggest running events in Europe. The all time record number of runners in this run, which is also a Guiness World Record, was when the 1994 Cursa Corte Ingles registered an amazing 109.457 runners. The Cursa Corte Ingles has been run by many famous people over the years including cyclist Miguel Indurain, the late Johan Cruyff, Ronald Koeman, Pete Sampras, basketball player Magic Johnson, the late opera star Montserrat Caballé, Basketball player Pau Gasol, tennis player Rafael Nadal, footballers Eto'o, Leo Messi and many more.

The Cursa Corte Ingles takes its name from and is organised by department store El Corte Ingles. This run is part of the annual BCN10k challenge. 

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Plaza Catalunya is Barcelona's central square and the center of downtown Barcelona. This is the most central place to stay in Barcelona and close to transport connections and many Barcelona sights and attractions.

Plaza Catalunya was designed by architect Francesc de Paula Nebot. The square was inaugurated on November 2nd 1927 by Spanish King Alphonso XIII.

The plaza has a small temple with a central colonnade, fountains and 28 sculptures in stone and bronze, by leading sculptors of the time.

Josep M. Subirachs's striking monument to former President of Catalunya President Francesco Macià later brought the number of sculptures to 29 in total. Plaza Catalunya is the center of public transport in Barcelona with many metrobus and tour bus connections.

Tourist Office Plaza Catalunya

Barcelona's main Tourist Office of Barcelona is on Plaza Catalunya in an underground office on the corner of Plaza Catalunya near the pedestrian street Portal de l'Àngel. Plaza Catalunya is the place where two of Barcelona´s most famous streets begin (or end) which are pedestrian street Las Ramblas and the elegant designer shopping boulevard Passeig de Gracia.

On Plaza Catalunya itself you can find the top department store El Corte Ingles - the American restaurant and bar Hard Rock Cafe Barcelona, a small shopping centre El Triangle and many nice hotels near Plaza Catalunya.

Plaza Catalunya is an important transport hub and the first place many tourists arrive in Barcelona if you take the Aerobus airport buses in front of the Corte Ingles store to and from Barcelona Airport.  There also many night buses and regional buses connections on Plaza Catalunya, as well as the station Catalunya, where you can catch metro trains, regional trains and FGC trains.

Metro to Plaza Catalunya

You can get to Plaza Catalunya by metro. The metro station on Plaza Catalunya is called Catalunya and Metro stations Passeig de Gracia or Urquinanona are just one block away. Many bus lines and night bus lines have stops at Plaza Catalunya. Both Barcelona hop-on-hop-off tourist bus have stops on Pl Catalunya and the Aerobus airport buses too.

Related pages:

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Passeig de Gracia street
Top Ten things to do in Barcelona
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