The Anella Olímpica (Olympic Ring) is located on the mountain of Montjuïc. It has a surface area of 400 ha containing most of the main sports facilities used during the Barcelona Olympic Games of 1992.
The Olympic Games of 1992 provided the city of Barcelona with sporting facilities that stand out for their aesthetics and functionality. The Anella Olímpica is the hub of these facilities, with a surface area of some 400 ha. Situated on the mountain of Montjuïc, the complex takes in the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Palau Sant Jordi (designed by the Japanese architect Arata Isozaki), the Bernat Picornell Swimming Pools and Institut Nacional d’Educació Física de Catalunya (National Institute of Physical Education of Catalonia, INEFC), an official institution dedicated to sports research and education, housed in a building designed by the architect Ricard Bofill i Leví. The installation by Aiko Miyawaki in front of the Sant Jordi Palace is also part of the Olympic Park, along with the Montjuïc Communications Tower (by the architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava), the Campo de Béisbol Pérez de Rozas (Pérez de Rozas Baseball Pitch), and Museo Olímpico y del Deporte Joan Antoni Samaranch (Joan Antoni Samaranch Olympic and Sports Museum). These facilities are currently used for a mixture of sporting and cultural events, concerts, conventions and conferences.