Barcelona – World Capital for Good Life, Conferences and Events
The capital of the Catalan autonomous region of Spain, Barcelona has 1.6 million inhabitants within the city limits and close to 5 million people making its urban area the 6th largest in Europe. Barcelona is the most diverse city on the Mediterranean and boast two official languages (Catalan and Spanish) as well as a proficient level of English.
Barcelona is the world’s 3rd most popular congress city (ICCA), and is the 6th city in the world for convention tourism (UIA).
Barcelona is the only city in the world with 9 cultural heritage sites
According to the NY Times, the best restaurants of the world are in Spain. Food and hospitality are an important part of every day life in Spain and we have chosen selected places in Barcelona for their quality, design, experience and authenticity.
With an average annual temperature of 20º C/ 72º F and plenty of sun, there is no doubt Barcelona is a favorite location for trade fairs and incentive packages.
With top attraction such as, the Sagrada Familia, Guadi´s Parc Güell, Casa Batilló, Casa Mila, the Olympic Port, Palau de la Musica Catalana, Montjüic Castle, the Gothic center and – of course – the always bustling Las Ramblas, Barcelona is full of excitement and people. Barcelona is the only city to have won the RIBA Royal Gold Medal for architecture.
Barcelona is the host to the Mobile World Conference ever year and is the new host for the ESPN X Games starting in 2013. There are several trade fair and conference areas in Barcelona; la Fira Gran Via is one of the largest in Europe, the Fira Plaza España, the CCIB at Diaganal Mar, the World Trade Center and the new 22@ district in Poble Nou to name a few.
Of course, the beaches and FC Barcelona football matches are always full of locals and tourists.