The Cultural Olympiad. An artistic explosion for Barcelona

Barcelona’s Cultural Olympiad consisted of a four-year programme of cultural initiatives in the city, which culminated in the 1992 Olympic Arts Festival. The main objective of the Cultural Olympiad was to promote Barcelona’s artistic heritage and, for four years, to turn it into a cultural centre of maximum international promotion. The Olympic ideals of peace, dialogue, fraternity and cultural exchange were at the heart of the Cultural Olympiad. This programme, in addition to including cultural events, was also intended to promote the international dissemination of Barcelona and encourage dialogue among the countries who were to take part in the 1992 Olympic and Paralympic Games.