Strategically located close to land and sea, and excellently connected by air to the vast majority of Spanish, European and major intercontinental destinations, Barcelona is regarded as a world-class player in the MICE industry.
Whether for large conferences or more intimate gatherings, Barcelona has the right facility for every event imaginable. Chief among Barcelona’s MICE venues is the seaside Barcelona International Convention Centre, which is in the district of Diagonal Mar. Featuring 38 well-lit rooms across three floors and two mezzanines, the centre stands out for the flexibility and versatility of its spaces. The convention centre has a great Banquet Hall, and an enormous Exhibition Hall, which can be laid out in a modular way with eight separate spaces.
Barcelona is filled with a variety of welcoming and modern hotels, all equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. The city’s largest MICE hotels include the 465-room Princesa Sofia Gran Hotel, which has space for up to 1,200 delegates; the 483-room Hotel Arts Barcelona, with over 1,000 square meters of function space for meetings and special events; the 473-room W Barcelona with a meeting space of 6,800 square meters; and the 368-room Autograph Collection Barcelona Forum (largest event space for up to 600 delegates).
Barcelona is also a great tourist place. Visitors can make the most of their time in Barcelona, as everything is close at hand here. The city is just the right size to nip between the most interesting sights by cycle — thanks to an extensive network of bike lanes — or even just by walking. Then there is Barcelona’s excellent public transport that can get you to all the must-see sights in no time. Even the airport is just 15 minutes from the city centre.
Visitors will see the true meaning of the word ‘Mediterranean’ in Barcelona, thanks to its great weather, diet, character and five kilometres of beaches. The cosmopolitan and dynamic spirit in the air adds on to its Mediterranean charm. Visiting the different corners of Barcelona is an authentic journey through time. While traipsing around the city, you are guaranteed to come across over 2,000 years of its history, which includes Roman ruins, Gothic treasures and surprises from the Renaissance age.