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Circuits of the past

Remember the motor racing circuits of the past!

A lap at Montjuich Park Circuit

A photo tour around the old Formula One circuit of Montjuich Park in Barcelona, made in the summer of 2008 by Herman Liesemeijer.

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona
We start our lap at the Formula One Start/Finish. As you can see not really a straight!

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona
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 Park street circuit Barcelona

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona
We're arrived at the first corner which is also he slowest point of the track.

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona
Than the track goes downhill.

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona
Hard braking for the corner around the Museo Etnològic.

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona
Looks like a nice ride trough the park...

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona
Than braking for a long lefthander around a public garden.

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona
After our nice little ride trough the park we're reaching the urban part of the track.

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona
On our left hand the Museo Arqueològic...

Montjuich Park street 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 Park street circuit Barcelona
The lowest point of the track...

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona
From here we're climbing.

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona
In front of the stairs to the Passeig de les Cascades we turn right.

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona
One of the few real straights!

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona
Passing the Palau Municipal d'Esports (Municipal Sport Palace).

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona
In front of the Police station we turn left.

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona
This is the longest straight of Montjuich!

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona
Here was the Start/Finish of the 24 hour motorcycle races.

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona
Left the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (National Art Museum of Catalonia).

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona
Here comes the most challenging part of the track...

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona
Long fast corners uphill!

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona
On our left hand the open air museum Poble Espanyol (Spanish Village).

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona
They constructed a roundabout here!

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona

Montjuich Park street circuit Barcelona
And than we're back at the Formula One Start/Finish.

© Text & pictures: Herman Liesemeijer

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