Pictures Vila Olimpica and Port Olimpic - Barcelona Olympic village

Pictures Vila Olimpica Barcelona

Port Olimpic Hotel Arts tower

Barcelona's Olympic village during 1992 Barcelona Olympic games.

Photos Vila Olimpica and Port Olimpic area of Barcelona. The full name of this area is 'La Vila Olímpica del Poblenou' which means the 'Olympic Village of Poblenou.'

The biggest landmark of Vila Olimpica are the two towers in Port Olimpic whiich were built for the 1992 Olympics. The left tower is the 'Torre Mapfre' Mapre Tower by Iñigo Ortiz and Enrique de León, which is an office building.

The building to the right on the photo above is the 5 star Hotel Arts designed by architects Bruce Graham and Frank Gehry. The other tower is the Mapfre tower which is an office building.

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Towers by night seen from nearby public park Parc de la Ciutadella. The towers are 153.5m high and they were the tallest buildings in Spain at the time of building in 1992.


 Frank O. Gehry also designed the 35m x54m copper latice 'FISH' sculpture that soars in front of the Hotel Arts. The name of the sculpture is 'PEIX' in Catalan language

 Beaches of Barcelona. The hilll in the background is Montjuic hill. Pictures Montjuic hill
Vila Olimpica Barcelona

The coast of Barcelona city has 5 km of beaches withnine different names. Barcelona beaches names
Vila Olimpica Barcelona 

Surfers on Barcelona beaches. The best place to surf and SUP in Barcelona is on the beaches at Barceloneta near the W Hotel. Find surf & SUP shops in Barcelona. Many surfers also for beaches outside Barcelona.
Vila Olimpica Barcelona
Junction of streets Marina and Icaria. In the small shopping mall on Icaria there is a version original V.O. cinema
Vila Olimpica Barcelona

The sculpture installation on Avinguda Icaria is the work of Catalan architect team Enric Miralles and Carme Pinos. Many other works by Enric Miralles can be seen in Barcelona - among them the Santa Caterina Market, the Gas Natural company tower and the park at Diagonal Mar.

Vila Olimpica Barcelona

Vila Olimpica Barcelona

Vila Olimpica Barcelona
Nova Icaria Sports & fitness in Vila Olimpica. It has an indoor pool, putting range and padel tennis courts
Vila Olimpica Barcelona

Paddel Tennis courts. The building behind is a women's prison 'cárcel de mujeres de Wad-Ras' which will be moved to a new location 

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Vila Olimpica public library (left) behind the sports centre Nova Icaria. In 2010 the new Vila Olimpic civic centre for called 'Casal de Barri Vila Olimpica-Can Gili Nou' opened in a renovated flour factory called 'La Fàbrica de Harinas de José Gili' on Carrer del Taulat 3-5

Vila Olimpica Barcelona

'David i Goliat' sculpture by Antoni Llena

Vila Olimpica Barcelona

Vila Olimpica Barcelona

Vila Olimpica Barcelona

Robert Llimós sculpture 'Marc' in memory of his son


Plaça dels Campions in Vila Olimpica. Each plaque represents a gold medal from the 1992 Olympic Games


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