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                   Barcelona, a cosmopolitan city

•   The sea breezes mean that Barcelona enjoys a pleasant climate
•   Barcelona is one of Europe’s leading tourist destinations
•   Barcelona is one of the largest hubs in the South of Europe and El Prat Airport operates more
    than 960 flights a day
•   1.595.110 inhabitants, 54% of whom are under the age of 35
•   Top cruise port in Europe and ranks 9t0 in the world in the number of passengers

•   In town
•   The city has rapid transport links, with six color-coded metro lines, a city rail network run by the
    Catalan government, and a modern tram system: the most convenient way of getting around
•   Trains provide connections to:
     – Airport
     – Many other amazing villages or cities such as Sitges, Girona, Tarragona, Madrid…

•   Barcelona is connected to….
•   Montserrat, an imposing rocky outcrop. It is the holy mountain of Barcelona, which houses the
    revered image of the Black Virgin (1 hour)
•   Port Aventura, the second major theme park in Europe (1 hour and 20 minutes)
•   Palma de Mallorca and Menorca by boat in 4 hours or by plane in 45 minutes
•   Ibiza by boat in 3 hours or by plane in 35 minutes
•   A17 motorway from Barcelona to La Jonquera (at the French Border), links up with the French
    motorway network, and then on northern Europe, or through to eastern Europe via Nice, Monaco and
•   The A7 motorway to the west and south connects Barcelona with the rest of Spain
                    Barcelona & its meeting facilities

Major meeting facilities                                    Prestigious venues in Barcelona
•   Montjuïc fairgrounds (121 654 m²)                       •   La Pedrera (cocktail - 250 people)
•   Barcelona Conference Centre (5 600 m²)                  •   El Liceu, theatre (cocktail - 2 000 people)
•   Gran Via fairgrounds (147 239 m²)                       •   MACBA –Contemporary Art Museum- (cocktail - 700
•   CCIB –convention centre- (100 000 m²)                       people)
•   Palau de Congressos de Catalunya (2 027 people)         •   Parc Güell (cocktail 600 people)
•   Olympic Ring (33 646 m²)                                •   Casa Batlló (2 000 m² of modernists rooms)
•   Princesa Sofia Hotel (500 rooms & 26 meeting rooms up
    to 1 000 people)                                        Prestigious venues around Barcelona
                                                            •   Bell Recó, a luxury mansion (600 people)
                                                            •   Bodegas Torres, wine cellars (200 people)
                                                            •   Caves Codorniu (1 000 people)
                                                            •   Can Magí (1 500 people)
                            Barcelona’s leisure choices

Do not miss the seasonal activities…

•   February: Carnival parades                     •   June: Sant Joan (fireworks & beach parties)
•   April: Diada de Sant Jordi (books and roses)   •   September: La Mercè (nice local festivity)

Available all year long

•   More than 10 parks & gardens
    - Zoo park                                     •   More than 50 museums & galleries
    - Parc Güell                                   •   Theatres, cinemas, 1 Opera house, Auditorium…
•   More than 30 churches & monuments              •   Fancy night clubs
    - Sagrada Família                              •   Large pedestrian shopping districts
    - La Catedral
                           Incentive activities

•   Superb facilities for incentives:
•   RACC School at Catalunya Circuit (Organized pilot courses Formula 3000, Circle of Excellence
•   Horsing
•   Helicopter Tour
•   Balloon Tours
•   World class golf courses
•   Water sports activities
•   Adventure activities (Rafting, canopying, rappel, 4x4…)
•   Wine tasting
•   Teambuilding activities (paintball…)

                                   Crédits photos: Tourist Office of Barcelona

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