For sports fans, every year there are very important competitions in Barcelona and its surroundings, which include sports such as cycling, marathon, racing, motorcycling, tennis, among others.

Marathons in Barcelona 2011:

Without a doubt the most important one is the 33rd edition of the Marathon de Barcelona, to be held on 06 March. The riders will start at Avenida Reina Maria Cristina at 8:30 am and it is estimated that the first of the runners would reach the finish line at 10:40 am. The total duration of the marathon will be up to 6 hours. Registration for the marathon is already closed, but you can participate as a spectator.

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One participant reached the target in a previous edition of Barcelona Marathon,
photo by  kenwood, flickr

Tennis in Barcelona 2011:

This year will be celebrated  a new edition of the Barcelona Open, between April 18 – 24, at  Real Club de Tenis Barcelona, located in Pedralbes neighborhood. Tickets prices are in a band ranging from 13 euros (previous round) and 85 euros (semifinals and finals). This tournament will feature the best tennis players in the world, namely Rafael Nadal (No. 1 ATP ranking), Robin Soderling, Tomas Berdych and David Ferrer, among others.

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Rafa Nadal, photo by the cosmopolitan of las vegas, Flickr

Races in Barcelona 2011:

Two of the most important motorsport races worldwide take place at the Circuit de Catalunya, in Montmeló, just 20 kilometers from the city of Barcelona.

If you love car racing, you should attend the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Spain , in May 20-22. This season will have the particularity of 5 champions running on different teams.

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Boxes in Montmelo track, photo by ajimixx, flickr.

Moreover, the Motorcycle Grand Prix of Catalonia will be held in June 3-5, at Montmeló circuit. Tickets for Catalonian Moto GP 2011 can be purchased on the website of the Circuit de Catalunya and prices are ranging between 50 and 120 euros.

Basketball in Barcelona 2011:

In May 6-8, the semifinals and final of Euroleague Basketball will be celebrated at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona. You can buy tickets for the Euroleague Basketball in Barcelona in the Euroleague website.

Sailing Boat Racing in Barcelona 2011:

The “Regata Puig de Vela Clásica” (Classic Sailboat Regatta Puig) will be held on July 13-16, with the participation of classic and vintage sailing boats. Submissions will be accepted until July 11.

Cycling in Barcelona:

The competition “Volta de Catalunya” (Tour of Catalonia) will be held on March 21-27. This year, the competition celebrates 100 years since its inception. The tournament will end with a tour of the city of Barcelona on March 27th, which will pass through some of the main attractions of the catalonian capital. The end point of the race will be located in the Plaza del Palau.

In May 6-8, the semifinals and final of Euroleague Basketball will be celebrated at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona. You can buy tickets for the Euroleague Basketball in Barcelona in the Euroleague website.

Sailing Boat Racing in Barcelona 2011:

the “Regata de Vela Clásica Puig” (Classic Sailboat Regatta Puig) will be held on July 13-16, with

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