The competition is held in the oldest tennis club in Spain, the Barcelona Royal Tennis Club, and it is one of the best tennis tournaments on the Spanish calendar.

The tournament has been held since 1953 on a clay court, and includes the categories of men's singles and men's doubles. It is part of the ATP World Tour 500, and gives away a million dollars in prize money .

The tournament has gained fame among the various sports competitions that are celebrated in the Catalan capital, becoming a social event that goes beyond the strictly sporting aspect.

The most distinguished competitor in the men's singles category, with eight trophies, is Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal. Manuel Orantes from Spain, Roy Emerson from Australia and Mats Wilander from Sweden have all won three trophies.

Barcelona Royal Tennis Club