General information Barcelona
Geographical situation and population Barcelona, capital of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia, is the second biggest city in Spain, after the capital, Madrid. It is situated in the South of Europe and in the North of Spain, very close to France (aprox. 150 km. to the French border). It has a population of approximately 1.600.000 inhabitants.
Its total metropolitan area has a population of 4 million inhabitants. Barcelona is placed between two rivers, the Besós to the north and the Llobregat to the south, and between the mountain of Collserola to the east and the mountain of Montjuïc and the Mediterranean Sea to the west. The surface area of the city is 99 square km. and its coastline stretches for 13 km.
Points of interest Barcelona
Barcelona is a metropolis which is fully equipped to host meetings. It is one of the cities in Europe and the world which host the greatest number of international congresses.
Barcelona gets fourth position in the ICCA ranking and sixth position in the UIA ranking for the year 2013. Leading multinationals choose Barcelona for their conventions and product presentations. Furthermore, in recent years, Barcelona has proved itself to be one of Europeʼs most attractive and dynamic cities, and this has made it one of the preferred incentive trip destinations