What you should know about Barcelona?
Barcelona, the city in continuous creation
The capital of Catalonia, located in the north-west Mediterranean coast, is without doubt the most economically active city of Spain and has always proved his desire to be modern, to follow the latest international trends and even to lead it. In 1992, the Olympic Games in Barcelona had a great impact on the region’s economy, making Barcelona’s region one of the most important European economic centers. The city is also well known as the Modernism cradle with an important historical heritage from earlier periods. This economic dynamism make sure that Barcelona has a real potential as incoming destination.
Barcelona, the trendy destination to celebrate all type of Events
The metropolis is fully equipped to host meetings, incentives and conventions. It is one of the cities in Europe and the world which host the greatest number of international congresses. Barcelona gets the fifth position in the ICCA ranking and seventh position in the UIA ranking for the year 2012. Leading multinationals choose Barcelona for their conventions and product presentations. Furthermore, in recent years, Barcelona has proved itself to be one of Europe’s most attractive and dynamic cities, and this has made of it one of the preferred incentive destinations.
Why is Barcelona the right destination?
Perfectly located on the north-eastern coast of the Peninsula, on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, this city offers one of the best weather conditions in Spain. The localization has a Subtropical Mediterranean climate, with its wild winters and warm summers. The Atlantic wind reaches the area with low humidity, ensuring few rains all year long.
Barcelona, between mountains and sea.
This event planner destination offers a wide range of landscape and natural spot: in fact, with its sixty-six public parks that cover 10% of the city area, its seven beaches, its mountains, makes Barcelona a balanced city to live. For the nature lover, the surrounding of Barcelona has many possibilities for organizing natural excursions and outdoor activities.
Barcelona, easy access with international airport and with its important harbor.
The International Airport of Barcelona El Prat is located only 12 km from Barcelona city center, Girona Airport takes around 1 hour drive from the city of Barcelona and from Reus Airport it takes 1 hour to Barcelona. The harbor is a reference in Europe and counts with 7 Cruise Terminals. These many possibilities make the city open to the international and easy to access.
Barcelona, the best infrastructure to host any kind of meetings.
The city has a wide range of options for organizing any kind of incoming events: with 65.000 hotel rooms in Barcelona it is definitely one of the biggest offer in Europe. The city counts with 3 Congress Centers: Palacio de Congresos de Barcelona which belongs to the Trade Fair, Palau de Congresos de Catalunya situated at the Diagonal next to Hotel Juan Carlos I and the CCIB Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona which can host up to 15 000 persons.
Barcelona, a cultural city with a rich heritage.
First of all, the incoming destination is the city with the largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites all around world: in total nine of the UNESCO sites are located in Barcelona. It’s also the home town of the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi (1852 to 1926) who greatly contribute to the construction of this cultural heritage, especially with his masterpiece the atypical church “La Sagrada Familia”, the most visited monument in Spain. In total seven of his creations are listed on the UNESCO heritage in the Catalonian region. The seven buildings are Parque Güell; Palacio Güell; Casa Mila; Casa Vicens; La Sagrada Familia; Casa Batlló and the Crypt in Colonia Güell. In Parallel, the localization held several international events, like the world exposition in 1929, the Olympic summer games in 1992 or the Universal forum in 2004. Best of all, RTA is official sales agent of FC Barcelona, so we can offer you tickets to see live one of their vibrant matches at Camp Nou.
Incentive Ideas in Barcelona
Lunch at El Xalet on Montjuic
Located on the Mont Juic, “El Xalet» is an exceptional restaurant, which opened in 2004 and offers fantastic views over the city of Barcelona. El Xalet is well known for its cuisine, a fusion of Catalan cuisine with international influences (mainly Japanese). A special feature is the hall «Giratorio“ which takes the majority of the guests at tables on a slowly rotating platform space so that each and every guest that comes can enjoy the wonderful views while eating.
Afternoon: Teambuilding Activity «Feel like a Casteller»
After lunch we will take you to the open air Museum «Poble Espanyol» where an exciting Team Building activity is ready for you. Together as a team you build «Castells». Castells are human pyramids that are built in Catalonia traditionally at numerous festivals. The participants, called “Castellers” thereby climb respectively on the shoulders of their sub-people until a certain height is reached. As a group you are going to build such towers as well and learn as a team to trust each other.
Evening: Drive a Fiat 600 in Barcelona enjoying a Tapas Tour
The fiat 600 was our limousine of the 60’s. Now we are launching it with the support of MORITZ Local Beer Brand. Can you imagine driving around Barcelona at night in one of these cars, with designated stops to enjoy the best tapas in town? Around the elegant Eixample area and the racy Raval Quartier. Have dinner at Moritz Factory & Restaurant and Velodromo Restaurant which was reopened in 2012 by Moritz and Carles Abellan, renowned chef with a Michelin star.