Barcelona is one of the top ten leisure destinations in Europe, as well as having a long-standing tradition in business tourism. For this reason it is extremely well connected with the rest of Spain as well as the rest of the world.
Barcelona is a compact city, neither too small nor too big, which makes it very welcoming and gives it a cosy atmosphere. As well, it boasts significant cultural, social and commercial diversity.
Barcelona displays the characteristics of Mediterranean cities: it is dynamic and open, inviting for leisure activities, walking through and enjoying. It is the only large city in Europe that boasts 5 kilometres of beaches in the city itself.
Barcelona enjoys a very agreeable and mild climate all yearlong, which makes it possible to organise outdoor events in spring, summer and autumn.
Barcelona has over 2000 years of history and conserves important testimonies of its past.
Barcelona offers a very intense cultural life all yearlong: Opera, Ballet, Concert, Theatres, festivals, expositions, museums...
- Gourmet city
Barcelona has developed a cuisine style based on creativity and this made in the top “gourmet” city outside France, according to the magazine Gourmet. Furthermore, Mediterranean cuisine, considered by many as the healthiest in the world, is used even in the simplest restaurants.
- Avant Guarde
Catalonia has always been played host to famous people in the avant-guard movements in Europe: Picasso, Miró, Dali, Gaudi are just some of the many examples of the constant desire for renovation and creation, a true quality that is also present in today’s Catalan artists like its architects or designers.
- Well connected
Barcelona has an excellent network of flights specially to Spanish and European cities. Its international airport, located only 15 minutes from the city is currently undergoing full expansion works.
- A life style
Barcelona has its own way of life that makes it truly unique and special.
- Accessibility and reduced mobility
Barcelona, a public transport network that is a European benchmark in accessibility.