If there is an activity that can gather high doses of emotion, fun, passion and health to be shared, it is definitely the sport. The good weather, the diversity of the environment with sea and mountains without leaving the city and top facilities make Barcelona, in addition to a world reference point for urban tourism, the perfect host for sporting events of all kinds. Sailing, tennis, equestrianism, soccer, athletics, triathlon, action sports and motorsports are some of the appointments that the city will host in 2020 and that you should not miss.

Although many associate this relationship of the city with sport with the 1992 Olympic Games, Barcelona’s passion for sport goes back a century earlier, when at the end of the 19th century the city led the introduction of a large number sports categories that did not exist in Spain until then. Thus, a tradition was born whose legacy is represented today by numerous clubs and sports associations, many of them internationally renowned.


Do you like soccer? When we talk about FC Barcelona the answer to this question is irrelevant, because as its motto says, Barca is more than a club. In fact, Messi and his team mates are the main reason why 6 out of 100 tourists visit the City of Barcelona, and the Camp Nou, along with its museum, are in the top 5 of the most visited monuments in Barcelona, with more than 1.5 million visitors a year. 

And it is no wonder, as the showcases of the Barcelona museum host all possible trophies, led by the European Cups won in the finals of Wembley (1992 and 2011), Paris (2006), Rome (2009), Berlin (2015) and the World Club of Abu Dhabi and Japan (2009 , 2011 and 2015). In addition, thanks to the tour it offers, you may discover the most emblematic corners of the stadium: stands, pitch, visitors changing room, changing room tunnel, press room, mixed area, benches… and feel the magic of Camp Nou from the stadium grass. And not only that, you’ll also be able to experience the excitement players feel when they go out on the pitch and even sit on the bench of the first team!

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At Hostemplo we are fans of the walking routes to visit the streets and monuments of our city, as we have told you in more than one post previously.

This time, we propose you a walk of no less than 42.2 km! If you are a runner and have not yet been encouraged to run the Barcelona Marathon, we recommend that you do not miss this unique opportunity to tour the main streets of one of the most spectacular cities in the world.

Next Sunday, 15th March, Barcelona’s Zurich Marató will experience in its 42nd  edition, one of the most special ones in its history. The touristic itinerary that runs through the main monuments of the city is maintained with La Casa Batlló, La Pedrera, Sagrada Familia or Camp Nou, among others. On this occasion, the incline slope rate has been reduced by 20% and the turns have been smoothed, so that participants will enjoy even more delight with the views during the itinerary.

Plus, throughout the weekend we will have parallel activities to enjoy as a family the fusion of sport and leisure. The Kids Race will bring together hundreds of children in children’s races, while Expo Sports will host the most prominent firms in the sports market.

In 2019 the race received around 18.000 runners from 107 countries, almost half of which came to Barcelona from outside of Spain to participate in the event. And a sporting event like this invites you to travel and spend a few days with the whole family, doesn’t’ it?

When? From 13th to 15th March. 

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Trofeo Conde de Godó

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If you like tennis, we invite you to join one of the most historic tennis tournaments in the world from 18th to 26th April, and experience the fight for a trophy suitable only for the racket elite.

Since the opening in 1953 of its headquarters in Pedralbes, the Royal Tennis Club of Barcelona-1899, senior club of Spanish tennis, established the celebration of this competition that combines the highest level of professional tennis with the passion of the public and members of the Club.  The current edition of this ATP 500 will once again bring together national and international tennis players such as eleven-time tournament champion Rafa Nadal, Austrian Dominic Thiem, Russian Daniil Medvedev and Japan’s Kei Nishikori, among others.

In its 68th edition, the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell 2020 is also positioned as a benchmark of sustainability on the ATP circuit thanks to the increase of actions to promote good environmental practices during the celebration of the competition.

During the nine days of competition Barcelona will breathe tennis again thanks to this iconic trophy that transcends the courts becoming one of the most renowned social events in the city. Will you miss it?

When? From 18th to 26th April.

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If you are passionate about the engine, Barcelona offers you two memorable appointments this spring.

The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya will host on 8th, 9th and 10th May the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Spain, the 6th appointment of the 2020 season of the World Cup. Those who visit Barcelona during that weekend will be able to vibrate with the largest motorsport display watching world champions like Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel; or with the home pilot, Carlos Sainz. And after the intensity of the track, enjoy the party with Formula 1. Pit-walk, Open Track, animations, music, gastronomy, and other activities underway for all audiences!

When? 8th, 9th and 10th May.

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And if your thing is the bikes… in June the show is back to the Circuit with the Monster Energy Grand Prix of Catalonia of MotoGP™! Frenetic pace, strategy, speed and experience: The perfect combination for motorcycling lovers.

If you’re a fan, you may experience motorcycling by yourself during the weekend of 5th to 7th June in one of the most expected appointments of the MotoGP World Championship™. Among the offered activities, you may visit the “pit lane” and contemplate the pit garages of the different teams, plus going on the hunt for a selfie with the pilots! Many of them, like Marc Marquez or Alex Marquez, Maverick Viñales, Alex Rins or the Espargaró brothers, play at home this time.

When? 5th, 6th and 7th June.

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Whether you participate as an athlete or if you are one of those who give it your all cheering, so many emotionsand adrenaline may request a good rest afterwards, right? That’s what we’re here for! Book your stay at Hostemploand you will rest like at home. Also, remember that if you make your reservation through our website, you will havethe free breakfast during your entire stay… a champions deal! ;-)