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Olympics

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1990 – September 21st 1990

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Sport

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Passeig Olímpic
08004 Barcelona
Spain

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Palau Sant Jordi

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Article last edited by Bostjan on
March 07th, 2019

St George's Palace Change this

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Saint George's Palace or Palau Sant Jordi, is an indoor sporting arena and multi-purpose installation that is part of the Olympic Ring complex located in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was opened in 1990 and designed by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki. The maximum seating capacity of the arena is 16,500 for handball, 17,000 for basketball, and 24,000 for musical events.

Saint George's Palace was one of the main venues of the 1992 Summer Olympics hosting the artistic gymnastics, handball final, and volleyball final. Nowadays, it is used for all kinds of indoor sport events as well as for concerts and other cultural activities, due to its great flexibility. It is considered a master work of modern architecture and engineering. Its structure enables the facility to be adapted to any type of event.

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