Barcelona celebrates Olympic Day with a walk through the city

The itinerary for the walk, which is programmed for the 28th of June, begins in the Plaça de les Glòries and covers about twelve kilometres

In 1948 the International Olympic Committee (IOC) established the 23rd of June as Olympic Day, the objective being, on the one hand, to commemorate the birth of the modern-day Olympic Games, which were declared open in a congress in the Sorbonne University in Paris on the 23rd of June, 1894, and, on the other hand, to promote the practise of sports around the world independently of age, sex, race and any other factor susceptible to discrimination.

On the 28th of June this year, the Sunday following the 23rd, the association Barnatresc in conjunction with the Olympic and Sports Museum Joan Antonio Samaranch have organised what is known as the Caminata de l'Olimpisme, a 12-kilometre walk through the city that does not require prior inscription.

The walk starts out from the Plaça de les Glòries and heads towards the seafront via the Rambla del Poblenou. Having reached the Nova Mar Bella beach the itinerary will continue along the seafront to Sant Sebastià beach, where it will turn right along the Passeig de Borbó and head towards Colón. The walk could not reasonably finish anywhere but Barcelona's Olympic mountain, Montjuïc, so the itinerary heads up to Miramar and finishes up at the magic fountain in the Plaça Carles Buïgas having passed the Olympic Museum and Stadium.

All told, an itinerary that is expected to take about three and a half hours. Participants are advised to bring their own drinks and food as supplies will be limited and complementary due to uncertainty regarding the number of participants.

Caminada de l’olimpisme

When: the 28th of June

Where: Starting out from the Plaça de les Glòries

Tickets: free entrance

More information here

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Publication date: Tuesday, 23 June 2015
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