Tue, 04/07/2017 - 15:18
Barcelona is excited about reviving the '92 Games
Festivities. The commemorative party of the 25 years of the Olympic and Paralympic Games of Barcelona was a citizen success. Thousands gathered at Plaça Catalunya to revive the magic of the event.
On Tuesday, July 25, the city lived a magical night with a great party to commemorate the 25 years of the Olympic and Paralympic Games of Barcelona ’92. The party was based on three spaces: the Albéniz Palace, the streets of Barcelona and Plaza Catalunya.
The first act of this celebration was made in the Palacete Albéniz. There, the mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, the President of the Generalitat, Carles Puigdemont and King Felipe VI presided over a tribute to the athletes of the Olympic and Paralympic Games of Barcelona ’92. Once this event finished, the Olympic torch began the tour in the hands of Elisabeth Maragall, Olympic medalist in Barcelona ’92 and niece of Pascual Maragall.
The torch circled through different streets of Barcelona. Thousands of people took to the streets to accompany the relievers, especially in the area of Parallel and the Rambla. Once in Plaza Cataluña, Epi and Purificación Santamarta made the final relay, before Antonio Rebollo returned to light the cauldron of the Olympic Stadium with a symbolic arrow launch. The party ended with a performance of ‘Los Manolos’.