The area beyond Barcelona is a MICE tourism destination that is the perfect complement to the city’s wonderful attractions. It brings you varied landscapes, a whole host of activities and places to visit.
The area within the province of Barcelona, between the Cadí ridge and the Mediterranean, is a tourist destination full of contrasts and rich in history and nature where you can enjoy new, unique and authentic experiences.
A wide range of businesses and organisations offers facilities and services for meetings, conferences and incentives close to Barcelona. The excellent local motorway, road and rail network means you can get anywhere in just over an hour.
The exhibition venues and conference centres, which are equipped with cutting-edge infrastructures and technology, guarantee the success of any business meeting. But if you’re looking for somewhere unique where your event will stand out, the province of Barcelona offers a wonderful choice of special venues, from traditional farmhouses and wineries to castles, monasteries and art-nouveau mansions.
And we can’t forget Catalan cuisine. Renowned for its creativity and quality, you can sample it at restaurants, prepared by world-famous chefs, or served by chef-run catering companies. The local food scene combines tradition and innovation and is the perfect complement to any professional event.
You can also choose from a wide range of accommodation that specialises in MICE tourism, in the city, on the coast or in the mountains. From small, charming hotels to luxurious 5-star complexes, they all provide the facilities you’ll need for your event.
And if you need advice about making your professional event a success, the professional event organisers in the province will give you the tools and support you need.
A UNIQUE SETTING
If you want to host a memorable event, in addition to the right setting, you’ll need an activity programme that will make the participants’ stay more pleasant and allow them to unwind.
Just a short distance from city, the province of Barcelona allows you to choose from culture, sport, nature, spa treatments and wine and cava tastings and, of course, excellent Catalan cuisine.
• Meetings among the vines
Among the vines in the Penedès, Alella or Pla de Bages, companies specialising in wine tourism offer bespoke experiences: winery tours, bicycle trails, picnics among the vines, tasting workshops, cookery workshops and one-off events, such as grape picking at harvest time. The best way to enjoy the wine-producing regions among unforgettable scenery!
• Iconic places
The counties of Barcelona are home to iconic places, including traditional farmhouses, castles, monasteries and museums, spanning prehistoric times to the present day and including Romanesque and baroque art and Catalonia’s home-grown art nouveau, modernisme. Near Barcelona, you’ll find these magical, peaceful places, steeped in history, where you can hold your event.
• Diverse landscapes
The beautiful counties around Barcelona offer stunning natural scenery. They are the perfect setting for all kinds of incentive programmes:
• The beaches of the Maresme, Baix Llobregat and Garraf are perfect for practising water sports after a day’s work: sailing, kayaking, surfing, water-skiing… The marinas, clubs and specialised centres on the Barcelona coast offer an unbeatable range of activities!
The plains of the Vallès Oriental, Osona, Anoia and Vallès Occidental
, with their natural parks, forests and paths
, have a great choice of activities to enjoy: hiking and MTB trails, hot air balloon rides… They are fantastic options to fill you with energy and vitality and give you an unforgettable adrenaline rush.
• If you’re looking for action and want your participants to experience nature in a different way, the foothills of the Pyrenees in the county of Berguedà are a paraglider’s dream.
By combining the MICE tourism offer of Barcelona and its province you’ll have all the necessary ingredients for an unforgettable event.