Interested in visiting the World Swimming Championships of 2013 in Barcelona?


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This is the great opportunity to see the beautiful sights of Barcelona and visit this global sporting event at the same time.


You have the opportunity to get to all the famous sites of Barcelona, such as Passeig de Gracia, the great shopping street with all the famous shops and Gaudi’s houses, Casa Batllo and Casa Mila (La Pedrera). Or go to the Montjuic Mountain, where you will find sites such as the Olympic stadium and surrounding Olympic city, Miro Museum and much more.

For football fans, there is the famous Camp Nou which houses the football team FC Barcelona, ​​or you can reach the beautiful Parc Guell or the cathedral from 1882, La Sagrada Familia, which is still under construction, both by Antoni Gaudi. Go to Parc de la Ciutadella which is Barcelona’s most central park, which includes both a zoo, a lake, fountain and several museums.

You can also go to the beaches and marina of Barcelona, or enjoy some of Barcelonas exciting areas, such as the Gothic quarter, which houses many buildings dating back to Roman and medieval times. Besides Barcelona is full of great bars, restaurants and night clubs. Everybody will have fun.

The World Swimming Championships will be held on the 19th of July till the 4th of August 2013 in Barcelona. The World Swimming Championships are for the aquatic sports of diving, swimming, open water swimming, synchronized swimming and water polo. There will be 66 finals in total.

The Palau Sant Jordi will be the venue of all the sporting action, as it was in 2003, when Barcelona also hosted these championships. A 50-metre temporary pool will be installed inside this sports complex and host the swimming and synchronized swimming competitions.

The water polo competitions will be held at the Bernat Picornell swimming pools, the diving competitions will be held at the Montjuïc Municipal Pool and the open-water competitions at the Moll de la Fusta quay. gives you the possibility to combine visiting the World Swimming Championships and explore the fantastic city of Barcelona. offers great self-catering apartments in all districts of the city. The apartments are fully equipped with everything that you need.

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Production engineer and certified swim coach. Full-time IT consultant, spare-time swimming aficionado. 2 sons, 2 daughters and a wife. President of the Faroe Islands Swimming Association. Likes to run :-)

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