|Fira Barcelona Gran Via Conference Centre|
There are a number of different Fira convention centres in Barcelona. Therefore it is important that you make sure that you have the correct name for the centre that you will be visiting.
The Fira Barcelona Gran Via Conference Centre is located outside of Barcelona's city centre, on the way towards Barcelona Airport. Is a huge building with an interesting modern design.
The building is not available via Metro, but can be reached via an FGC train that leaves from Plaza Espanya.
|Fira Barcelona Gran Via's Architecture|
Fira Barcelona Gran Via
Avenida Joan Carles 1, 64
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
08908 Barcelona, España.
Metro: Espanya (Red Line, L1) or (Green Line, L3), followed by FGC train to Europa or Fira.
Take care over the road names. There has been some confusion over the correct road name for the Gran Via Fira centre and some visitors had made their way to the wrong road because it has a similar name. Do not mix up Avenida Joan Carles 1 (which is where the Gran Via Fira centre is located) and Gran Via Carles III, which is a completely different road in Barcelona.
There are 3 main ways to get to the conference centre from Barcelona Airport
|Signs to Fira Barcelona Gran Via|
1) Aerobus (Express bus service) and Metro
You catch the Aerobus outside of any of the Airports 2 terminals and get off at Plaza Espanya. From Plaza Espanya it is necessary to take the FGC train from the Metro station to Europa/Fira.
Travel time approximately 45 minutes. Price of Aerobus
€2.15 for Metro ticket. Total
See our page on the Barcelona Aerobus express bus for more information.
2) RENFE Train and Metro
Catch the RENFE Train from the airport to Sants Estacio and then change at Sants Estacio for the metro (Subway) to Espanya on the green line. You should then take the FGC train from Espanya metro station to Fira/Europa.
Travel time Approximately 1 hour Price €4.10 for RENFE ticket and €2.15 for Metro Ticket and €2.15 for FGC ticket Total €8.10 .
See our RENFE train page for more information.
There is a large taxi rank service directly outside the airport. The price to the convention is around €30.00 (there is a minimum charge of €20.00 for taxis from the airport). Travel time approximately 15 minutes.
For more information see our page on the Barcelona taxi service.
See our page on Barcelona airport for more information.
The following links are to hotels that are within a few minutes walking distance of the conference centre.
|Hotel Fira Congress hotel|
1) Hotel Fira Congress hotel
Hotel Fira Congress
Calle de Jose Agustín Goytisolo, 9-11,
08908 L' Hospitalet de Llobregat, España.
The Fira Congress hotel is a 4 Star hotel only a few minutes walk from the Fira Gran Via conference centre.
2) Hesperia Tower hotel
Hesperia Tower hotel
Gran Via 144
08907 L' Hospitalet de Llobregat, España.
This 5 star hotel is also only a few minutes walk from the Fira Gran Via conference centre.
Hotels within a 10 - 15 minute travel time to the Gran Via Fira Centre
Due to the Fira Gran Via conference centre's location outside of the city centre, there are only a few hotels in the area of the conference centre itself.
However, you may wish to stay closer to Barcelona's city centre and take the train or a taxi to the conference centre. Hotels close to Plaza Espanya are useful for this:
Plaça Espanya is near the Gran Via Conference centre and offers good communications to the centre by train, bus and taxi. Plaça Espanya also offers ready access to the rest of Barcelona if you have some free time to experience in the city.
Two hotels in Plaça Espanya are:
A holiday apartment offers an attractive alternative to a hotel room for your accommodation when visiting the conference centre.
An apartment can work out at a competitive rate to a hotel and is cheaper than a hotel if there are more than 3 people in your group. You will also have the modern conveniences of home with your own private lounge, kitchen and bathroom for the same price as a standard hotel room.
For more info on the conference centre visit their website:
Fira official website
Attractions Close to the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona Conference Centre
The Fira Barcelona Gran Via Conference Centre is located outside of walking distance of Barcelona city centre. It is in an area that is dominated mostly by an industrial park and business offices. There is little of touristic interest in the area.
However, right next to the conference centre there in the Gran Via 2 mall. This large shopping centre holds over 200 shops and 20 restaurants. It also houses a 15 screen cinema.
Next to the centre you will also find a large Ikea home ware store.
For those who wish to spend some time visiting Barcelona's tourist attraction, these are a 10 minute train journey away. The FGC train mentioned above will take you to Plaza Espanya. Here you will find Barcelona MNAC - home to an art museum and the famous Magic Fountain of Montjuïc show