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Where to hold meetings and conferences in Barcelona

Written by Maryanne Kamau

Barcelona is ranked as one of the top destinations in Europe for meetings and conferences owing to several factors, including great meeting venues that can accommodate small or large groups of people. Barcelona also profits from the dedicated Barcelona Convention Bureau (BCB), a program that promotes the city as a venue for conferences, conventions, and meetings. They offer free and neutral advisory services for professionals interested in organizing all type of events in Barcelona.

Picking the right venue for a meeting or conference in Barcelona is of the utmost importance and could be the key to a successful outcome.


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Barcelona is the home of a wide range of hotels which offer a variety of meeting spaces to suit the budget and taste of their prospective clients. There are, in fact, so many excellent meeting and conference rooms available to rent in Barcelona’s hotels that it would be impossible to mention them all in one article. We suggest you either hire the services of an online meeting room planner or search online to help identify the most suitable hotel for your needs. There are two websites which can be of great help in your search: Meetings and Conventions and Meetings Booker.

Related article: The best luxury hotels in Barcelona

Barcelona Convention Centre (CCIB)

The Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona is comprised of two spaces: the Convention Centre and the Forum Auditorium which in total offer a floor space of 100,000 m² facing the sea. The Convention Centre has 38 well-lit rooms across 3 floors and 2 mezzanines. The Forum Auditorium is a great venue for artistic events but can also host conventions and congresses.

Address: Plaça de Willy Brandt, 11-14

Palau de Congressos de Catalunya

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The Palau de Congressos de Catalunya is located on Avenida Diagonal which is one of the most important financial and business streets of the city. The Palau is part of the Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I – Business and City Resort. It offers 35 halls and rooms of varying sizes located on four levels. This venue is quite appropriate for large conferences and gatherings since its auditorium can host 2,027 people. The maximum exhibition space is over 4,000 m² and has a capacity to host banquets that cater for up to 3,000 people.

Address: Avinguda Diagonal, 661

Related article: The most luxurious hotel in Barcelona: the Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I

World Trade Center Barcelona (WTCB)

Located by the sea, this venue offers a scenic view which could be the source of inspiration to drive your business forward. The WTCB offers 12 versatile meeting rooms, which range from 24 to 150 m². The spaces have a creative design that is suitable for company meetings, seminars, symposiums, and workshops.

Address: Moll de Barcelona, 1

Fira Barcelona

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Fira de Barcelona has two large cutting edge venues that are ranked among the most important in Europe: Fira Montjuïc and Fira Gran Via. Cumulatively the venues offer over 400,000 m² of exhibition floor space, spread over 14 pavilions and two congress centers. These venues are well equipped and are versatile enough to be adapted to the needs of exhibitors, organizers, and visitors.

Address – Fira de Montjuïc: Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina

Address – Fira Gran Via: Av. Joan Carles I, 64, 08908 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat

Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)

Barcelona’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) is open to companies and professionals who are interested in using their versatile spaces. The Museum’s spaces are ideal for meetings, press conferences, and presentations, to name a few.

Address: Plaça dels Àngels, 1

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About the author

Maryanne Kamau

Maryanne is dreamer by day and thinker by night. She is a passionate individual, consumed by wanderlust.

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