In the old days, sailing was the way to new worlds. Brave and courageous men took to the sea and saw things no one had ever seen before. New lands, new peoples, new wonders. Today we might live in a globalized world, and perhaps there isn’t much more to discover, but the sea still hasn’t lost its enchanting appeal.
For the adventurers out there, the capital of Catalonia is going to be the destination this October, when from 12th to 16th, the 2016 edition of Salón Náutico takes over the OneOcean Port Vell in Barcelona.
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Organized every year by Fira Barcelona, Salón Náutico is an international nautical fair. It is the only event of its kind in Spain that is recognized by the International Federation of Boat Show Organisers (IFBSO).
Salón Náutico will feature a large commercial showcasing of sport and recreational vessels, which will be presented both in and out of the water. These will include yachts, catamarans, motorboats, recreational fishing boats and cruisers, amongst others. Additionally, nautical companies from all over the world will be in Barcelona to promote their products and services at the event.
The fair’s space will be divided into 6 different areas:
– Fun Beach Area (Dedicated to water sports)
– Traditional Sailling (Classic vessels)
– The Nautical Night (Music, tastings and activities)
– The Sea Corner (Conferences),
– Nautical Food Court (Catering and chill out)
– OneOcean Club (Official restaurant for visitors and exhibitors)
Location – Port Vell is the beautiful waterfront harbour of Barcelona, built in time for the 1992 Olympic games. It’s currently one of the city’s main tourist attractions, being visited by over 15 million people every year. The Port Vell Marina, where Salón Náutico will take place, is currently managed by private company OneOcean.
How to get there – The easiest way to get to Port Vell from anywhere in Barcelona is to take the metro. You can either use the green line (L3) and exit in Drassanes or take the purple line (L4) and exit in Barceloneta.
Tickets – For the general public, a ticket costs 12,50€ if bought at the venue, but only 10,50€ if you register at the event’s official website and purchase it online. Children under 12 can enjoy the exhibition free of charge. If you’re a nautical industry professional, the discounted price for an online purchase is 10€, while a ticket without discount will cost you 12€.
If you’re coming from outside the city for the event and are looking to rent a flat in Barcelona for a short stay, look no further – ShBarcelona has what you’re looking for. Have fun at Salón Náutico and don’t forget to tell us all about it using the comment box below!