1.5 million people have already visited Barcelona’s Pavillion at Expo 2010 Shanghai.
Visitors can send messages of late friendship, through an e-book, to Joan Antoni Samaranch, the Honorary President of the International Olympic Committee and a key figure in securing both Barcelona’s and Beijing’s bids to host the Olympic Games. Among those who have already written a message we can find FC Barcelona players. Regarded as the person who held the most sway over the Olympic movement during the 20th century, Joan Antoni Samaranch was instrumental in securing Barcelona’s bid to host the 1992 Olympic Games, an event that would mark the city’s history for ever.
The Barcelona Pavillion is located in the area dedicated best urban practices from around the world. Next to it is a small square where an exact replica of Gaudí’s Dragon is on display.