25 years of Barcelona ‘92
It’s amazing how time goes by so fast and how stellar moments remain alive and vibrant in our thoughts. Just like this, 25 years have passed since that “Barcelona” sung by Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballé, since the “Mediterranean “show performed by La Fura dels Baus, the song “Amigos para siempre” and Mariscal’s mascot, Cobi. Yet, the Olympic Games of Barcelona 1992 are still very emotional, especially for those who experienced that opening ceremony that marked a before and an after in the history of Olympic celebrations and, in particular, in the history of Barcelona.
July 25th, 1992, inaugurated the XXV Olympics of modern history in the Olympic Stadium Lluís Companys and yesterday, July 25th, 2017, the city commemorated that opening ceremony with a festive atmosphere and reviving the emotion and the excitement of the event: the relay of the Olympic torch, Epi as the last runner, the paralympic archer Antonio Rebollo shooting the arrow in flames… A city festival that recuperated some of the most emblematic moments of that Olympic inauguration and that ended with a live musical show by Los Manolos in Plaza Catalunya, at the city center.
And at our five star Hotel Omm we recall those Olympic Games with a special affection. Barcelona earned its place in the international map in part due to that celebration and people started to fall for the city after the transformations and changes brought to the urban landscape with the Olympic flag pretext. This is, therefore, not just any other anniversary: Barcelona ’92 lives on in the memory of more than 44,000 volunteers, athletes, organizers and all of Barcelona citizens.
For this, a little silver Cobi will welcome you at our hotel’s reception during these days. This Olympic mascot was designed by Mariscal, a close artist and a friend of Hotel Omm who, in fact, was also in charged of designing the maps and drawings of our elevators. Therefore… Welcome to Barcelona! A city that was and will always be an Olympic city.