A photo tour around the old Montjuich Circuit in Barcelona, made in the summer of 2008 by Herman Liesemeijer. We follow the Formula One circuit, used from 1969 through to 1975.

Montjuich Circuit Barcelona - Memorial
Montjuich Circuit Barcelona - Start/Finish F1
We start our lap at the Formula One Start/Finish. As you can see not really a straight!

Montjuich Circuit Barcelona - Olympic Stadium
At the highest point of the track we pass the Olympic Stadium. Originally build for the Olympic games from 1936, who where given to Berlin, but used for the games from 1992.

Montjuich Circuit Barcelona
Montjuich Circuit BarcelonaMontjuich Circuit Barcelona - El Angulo
We’re arrived at the first corner, named El Angulo, which is also he slowest point of the Montjuich Circuit.

Montjuich Circuit Barcelona
After the first corner the track goes downhill.

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Montjuich Circuit Barcelona - Rosaleda
Hard braking for Rosaleda Corner, the bend that runs around the Museo Etnològic.

Montjuich Circuit Barcelona - Museo Etnològic
Montjuich Circuit Barcelona
Looks like a nice ride through the park…

Montjuich Circuit Barcelona
Then brake for a long lefthander around a public garden.

Montjuich Circuit Barcelona
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Montjuich Circuit Barcelona
Montjuich Circuit Barcelona
After our nice little ride trough the park we’re reaching the urban part of the track.

Montjuich Circuit Barcelona
Montjuich Circuit Barcelona
On our left hand the Museo Arqueològic…

Montjuich Circuit Barcelona
And on our right hand the Mercat de les Flors theatre (Flower market Theatre). Once upon a time this was a flower market!

Montjuich Circuit BarcelonaThe lowest point of the Montjuich Circuit…

Montjuich Circuit BarcelonaFrom here it goes uphill.

Montjuich Circuit Barcelona Montjuich Circuit BarcelonaIn front of the stairs to the Passeig de les Cascades we turn right.

Montjuich Circuit BarcelonaOne of the few real straights!

Montjuich Circuit BarcelonaPassing the Palau Municipal d’Esports (Municipal Sport Palace).

Montjuich Circuit BarcelonaIn front of the Police station we turn left.

Montjuich Circuit BarcelonaThis is the longest straight of Montjuich!

Montjuich Circuit Barcelona - Start/Finish for the 24 Hours for MotorcyclesHere was the Start/Finish of the 24 hour motorcycle races.

Montjuich Circuit Barcelona - Museu Nacional d'Art de CatalunyaOn our left hand the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (National Art Museum of Catalonia).

Montjuich Circuit Barcelona Montjuich Circuit BarcelonaHere comes the most challenging part of the Montjuich Circuit…

Montjuich Circuit BarcelonaLong fast corners uphill!

Montjuich Circuit Barcelona Montjuich Circuit BarcelonaMontjuich Circuit BarcelonaMontjuich Circuit Barcelona - Poble EspanyolOn our left hand the open air museum Poble Espanyol (Spanish Village).

Montjuich Circuit BarcelonaMontjuich Circuit Barcelona Montjuich Circuit Barcelona They built a roundabout here!

Montjuich Circuit BarcelonaMontjuich Circuit BarcelonaMontjuich Circuit BarcelonaMontjuich Circuit BarcelonaMontjuich Circuit Barcelona Montjuich Circuit Barcelona And than we’re back at the Formula One Start/Finish.

© Text & pictures: Herman Liesemeijer

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