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Take in the Barcelona marathon

For runners and spectators alike, the Barcelona marathon is one of the best of its kind in the world, set against the stunning backdrop of this beautiful city.

At 08:30 in the Avinguda Maria Cristina on March 1st, thousands of runners will take off, with the pace setters expected to finish the race around 10:40.

Runners will be hard pressed to keep their minds on the job, as they race around a city famed for its architecture.

Icons such as the Nou Camp (home of Barcelona’s football club), La Sagrada Familia and the Hospital de Sant Pau will all be passed.

Following its humble begins in the 1970s, the marathon has been growing in popularity, with 7,919 men and 1,202 women taking part last year – up from a respective 6,541 and 934 in 2007.

While most of the runners come from Spain, the UK is well represented too, coming third in the number of runners behind France.

Why not book the BARCELONA – Full Day with lunch tour in advance?

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