One of the most important tennis tournaments in Spain is held every year in Barcelona. It is known as Conde de Godó, but officially it is called Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell. Barcelona has always displayed its love of sports, and this important competition is a clear example of this. It will be held in the upper part of Barcelona, more specifically in the neighborhood of Pedralbes, from April 20 to April 28, 2019. And today, ShBarcelona will tell you more about the tournament of Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell.
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Enjoy the Godó tournament in Barcelona
The Conde de Godó tournament, or as it is officially known the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, is a tennis competition that is part of the ATP World Tour 500 and it takes place at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona. The club has a clay court and the tournament returns to the Ciudad Condal every year, ever since it started in 1953. Initially it was called the Conde Bafalluy Trophy, in honor of Dr. Ruano. The tournament consists of two categories: men’s singles and men’s doubles. This is undoubtedly one of the most important tennis-related events in the world, and it will be possible for the top 10 tennis players of the ATP to present itself, but also for new or lesser known tennis players. The Real Club Tenis Barcelona, founded in 1899, is one of the main sports institutions of the city. It is located in a lovely residential area in the Pedralbes district, near one of the main entrance ways to the Ciudad Condal, the Avinguda Diagonal.
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Its exact address is Bosch i Gimpera, 5, where it meets with Carrer de Marqués de Mulhacén. In order to reach the club and enjoy this important competition, it is best to get there by public transport, since the vicinity of the venue will be cut off totally during the week of the tournament. You can get to the location by metro, taking line 3 (the green line) and exit at Palau Reial or María Cristina. The buses of lines 63, 68 and V5 are also a good alternative if you want to use public transport. It will get you close to the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona. If you want to visit the competition and you are not a Barcelona resident, there are several hotels in the area to stay at. One example is the Melià Barcelona Sarrià, an excellent and very comfortable hotel, with high quality facilities. We can also recommend the Rey Juan Carlos I Hotel, a luxurious hotel complex with an excellent gastronomic offer. Finally, another option you can choose during the Conde Godó tournament is the Hotel Sofia Barcelona. It will surely surprise you. As you can see, the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell tournament is one of the most important sports events in Barcelona, and if you are a genuine tennis fan you must be here. We can share some extra information on the trophy: it is a miniature tennis player on a gigantic trophy cup with rich decorations. The time of completion of the trophy is expected to be about 800 hours, and its prize is valued at about 36 thousand euros.
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Daniella enjoys everything the city of Barcelona has to offer. She writes, translates and loves discovering Catalonia and its beautiful nature.