Between the waters of the Mediterranean and the Montserrat mountains lies one of the world’s great cities.

Snowflake

One of the world’s most visited destinations and probably the best-known city on the Mediterranean, Barcelona is a magnet for those seeking a vibrant and diverse city. The centre is pulsating with huge arterial pedestrian streets linking the city districts. There are mountains to the west and beaches to the east. Barcelona has one of the best-connected airports in Europe, whilst the entertainment and meeting facilities are some of the most impressive in Europe.

With an Olympic legacy, one of the most famous football teams in the world and both beaches and mountains bordering the city, Barcelona is a European sporting epicentre. Visitors can immerse themselves in water sports such as sailing, white water rafting, coasteering, kite surfing and kayaking, whilst the mountains offer canyoning, climbing / via ferrata and biking. Barcelona is an absolute feast for culture devotees with art, museums and architecture all quite extraordinary.

BARCELONA AT A GLANCE

Facts & figures

  • Population | 1,600 000
  • June ave. temp. 20°C
  • September ave. temp. 22°C

Airport transfers

  • Barcelona | 10 miles
  • Reus | 60 miles

Culture

  • Museums
  • Theatre
  • Architecture
  • Olympic venues
  • Camp Nou

Action

  • Sailing
  • Stand up paddling
  • Coasteering
  • Mountain biking
  • Via ferrata
  • Bike tours
  • Canyoning
  • White water rafting

BARCELONA CITY

Sandwiched between the golden sands of the Mediterranean and the Montserrat mountains, Barcelona occupies a location of remarkable contrasts. Predominantly ‘low-rise’ the city skyline continues to be dominated by the Sagrada Familia Basilica, the gothic Gaudí masterpiece that towers over the city. This and a few other tall structures do little to obscure the rooftop views of both the mountains or the Mediterranean Sea, from much of the city. On the ground, the famous La Rambla is one of the most famous pedestrian streets in Europe and serves to connect the central Plaça de Catalunya with the port to the south. Along its 1.2km length are endless shops, bars and restaurants. The port quayside is easily accessed from the city centre offering great waterfront walks amongst the moored boats.

Barcelona is popular and crowds flock to the main sites in and around the city. These places are popular for good reason – Barcelona is irresistible. In spring and autumn, the crowds can be far more manageable at the must-see Barcelona venues. Spain is a culinary delight and Barcelona offers the full range of superb dining from the waterfront, through the city and beyond to the mountains in the west. Just about every taste can be catered for in Barcelona but with Spanish cuisine offering so much, sampling the regional dishes of Catalonia is essential. Catalonian food ranges from gourmet seafood to simple pleasures such as Pan con tomate or croquettes.

BARCELONA ACTIVITIES

canyoning

Canyoning the mountains to the west of Barcelona.

sailing

Teams can sail against each other in sailing regattas.

fine dining

Enjoy some of the best taste experiences in the region.

BARCELONA DINING

Catalonian cuisine is revered and contributes to the wider regional identity. Barcelona offers a huge range of regional restaurants, from high-end gourmet experiences to local tapas bars, the gastronomic joys in Barcelona are endless. The harbour is lined with superb fish restaurants, it is an incredible experience to enjoy the aromas and sounds from these vibrant restaurants. Alternatively, take a seat in one of the rooftop restaurants and sample superb food, the gentle breeze and views over the city.

Needless to say, a city with the global appeal of Barcelona offers just about every type of global cuisine imaginable, including fusion interpretations of classic Spanish dishes. The coast offers wonderful dining venues which also provide the cooling breezes of the Mediterranean. Beach clubs can provide a chilled ambience with barbeques and cocktails. The Montserrat mountains to the west of Barcelona offer another location for dining with traditional venues offering Catalonian cuisine.

BARCELONA NIGHTLIFE

Pulsating. Barcelona is alive throughout the year with everything from neighbourhood bars, to exclusive use rooftop venues. As the sun sets over the city skyline, Barcelona changes gear with locals enjoying after-work drinks and visitors heading to the terrace bars to relax under the orange skies. Nightspots are too numerous to list but it is fair to say that almost every type of venue and experience is possible across the city.

Cooling sea breezes at the coastal venues are a wonderful contrast to the thronged city streets. Beach bars dot the coast whilst the city harbour bars is easily reached from the city centre. There can be few more superb vistas than from a Barcelona rooftop venue, with drinks served next to pools and views over the Mediterranean, the city or the Montserrat mountains.

BARCELONA MEETINGS

One of the principal meeting destinations in the world. Barcelona hosts industry leading events in its dedicated congress district. Vast exhibition halls, congress theatres and smaller professional seminar venues are all on offer across Barcelona. As a regional economic hub, Barcelona also offers the full range of professional meeting, media, PR and associated services. After a day of meetings, networking amidst the superb nightlife of Barcelona or dining at one of its many excellent restaurant venues is a huge asset for meeting attendees.

Barcelona is one of the best-connected European air hubs with direct flights to almost everywhere of significance, globally. The airport is located on the south western edge of the city with short transfers to the city. In terms of activities, then Barcelona has few peers with mountains and beaches offering superb action sports, whilst in the city, the cultural attractions are fantastic. Big hotels provide easier logistics for larger groups with options throughout the city, in the exhibition district or on the coast.

BARCELONA - THE UNMISSABLE

As city architecture become more generic across the world, it is such a delight to discover daring buildings that are as much art as function.

 

Dominating the Barcelona skyline is the La Sagrada Familia, conceived by Antoni Gaudí. But right through the city are wonderous works of architecture that are a joy to marvel at.

Organise your summer incentive with us.
Email or call us on +44 (0) 20 8123 7817.

Provide a little information as to your Barcelona event needs and we can begin to develop some initial ideas for you.

Important note: This website uses cookies. I UNDERSTAND, CONTINUE