Ready to Meet? Barcelona is the Place

Meetings are coming back!  To help promote and reactivate the meeting industry,  Turisme de Barcelona and the Barcelona Provincial Council  have  created a promotional video focusing on the many advantages of bringing  meetings, congresses, or conventions to Barcelona.

The short 4-minute video follows Caroline Smith as she experiences the culture, innovation, and hospitality that makes Barcelona “The Place to Meet”.  It also pays homage to the industry’s recent challenges and ongoing recovery by featuring music by Stay Homas, a band that was formed during the pandemic, and made famous when Michael Bublé  partnered with BareNaked Ladies and Sofia Reyes to record  a cover of their song “Stronger Together” .  Check out the video below:

Thirsty for more?  Let’s take a closer look at some of the exciting attractions, venues, and accommodations available in Barcelona:

Casa Mila-La Pedrera:  A visit to Casa-Mila takes you back in time to the world of famed architect Antoni Gaudi.   Popularly known as La Pedrera, or “Stone Quarry”, the structure contains 4500 square meters laid out in the shape of an asymmetrical “8”.  Visitors to Casa-Mila can stroll through both the Mila Family  & Tenants Apartments , showcasing life in the 1900s.  The Warrior Rooftop offers spectacular 360-degree views and the Whale Attic features a Gaudi exhibit.  Guided tours of the “Unseen Pedrera” are also available.

Park Güell:  A garden towering above the city – Park Güell features Winding paths, sculptures, and mosaics designed for locals and tourists alike, to enjoy.  Designed as a “Park for Everyone”, Park Güell officially opened as a public park in 1926, and was declared a world heritage site in 1984.  Guided group tours are available.

Casa Batlló:  Welcoming over 1 million visitors a year, the Casa Batlló is one of the most highly rated cultural attractions in Barcelona.  Located in the center of the city, and considered one of Antoni Gaudi’s masterpieces, the building became a World Heritage site in 2005.  A new 10D experience allows visitors to enter the mind of Gaudi and fully experience the history of this magical house.

Camp Nou:  Home to the FC Barcelona Futbol Team, Camp Nou is the largest stadium in Spain and the fourth largest association stadium in the world.  The venue hosts numerous sporting events, concerts, and public gatherings and was awarded the impressive Category 4 title by the UEFA.  

Hotel Meeting Space & Accommodations:  With over 512 hotels and 90,400 beds, Barcelona offers options for every meeting size and budget.  Newly opened hotels include the Kimpton Vividora, located in Barcelona’s famed Gothic Quarter, the hotel combines  contemporary luxury with artistic spirit and offers  meeting space to host intimate gatherings, a rooftop terrace, private dining,  and flexible co-working space.   The new InterContinental features state-of-the-art facilities, 18 meeting rooms and 32,000 ft of meeting space.  The hotel’s Montjuïch Terrace provides a stunning backdrop for intimate events, while the largest event room, The Verdi, can accommodate receptions for up to 1000.

Barcelona – The Place to Meet: Recognized as one of the top cities in the world for hosting international conventions, Barcelona hosts over 200 congresses, 1, 214 conventions, and 664,607 delegates each year.  Their vast experience, excellent air connections, welcoming culture, and commitment to diversity and sustainability make Barcelona the place to meet.

For further information, please contact:
The Tourist Office of Spain www.spain.info
The Convention Bureau of Barcelona www.barcelonaconventionbureau.com
The Spain Convention Bureau at www.scb.es

*Images courtesy of Turespaña

Beth

Beth Becker has more than 20 years’ experience in the travel/hospitality and meetings industry.  Beth's career has focused on high visibility enterprise-wide training programs, meetings and virtual events.  Active in the Meeting community, Beth currently serves as a Moderator for MeCo and a Global Correspondent and Talent Bench member for i-Meet, the online business community for people who plan meetings and events.  You can connect with Beth via Linkedin.

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