People who love sports have an ideal destination in the city of Barcelona for two reasons; the city always held a sporting event to enjoy in many disciplines and also allows you to practice many sports, both in the urban city center and in its surroundings.
Catalonia and specially the city of Barcelona, have a very old and close relationship linked to sport for many years. The first sports clubs were created in the nineteenth century, such as the Equestrian Circle, the Excursionist Center of Catalonia, the Royal Yacht Club, the Real Polo Club, the Real Club de Tennis Barcelona, the Health Tennis Club and also the Barcelona Football Club, one more reason why many people choose the city of Barcelona as a tourist destination.
Tourism in Barcelona is, for sports lovers, a chance to see sports events as exciting football or basketball matches, as well as other events that take place throughout the year and attract many fans, such as Formula 1 Grand Prix and Moto GP at the Montmelo Circuit. In Barcelona, there are more than 20 professional events and 25/30 amateur events per year.
On the other hand, for tourist who enjoy playing sports, the city has wide and low cost offer to practice, from being able to go to a municipal sports center for a daily fee and enjoy all the facilities (swimming pool, directed activities paddle courts..) to enjoy a lot of outdoor activities: running routes, cycling and rollerblading routes. We must not forget the water and beach which have a special boom between young people on summer season.
We will continue to talk about sports and Barcelona in next posts!