This page has the essential information you need if you are planning a visit to the Palau de Congressos de Barcelona exhibition / conference / trade fair centre.
It is important not to mix up the different convention centres as there are a number of these in Barcelona. Make sure you have the correct name for the right centre.
Fira de Barcelona Exhibition Centre Page Summary
|Fira Convention Centre Palau de Congressos de Barcelona - Montjuïc otherwise known as Fira de Barcelona|
The Palau de Congressos de Barcelona is a large conference centre situated in an atmospheric and picturesque location in Barcelona called Montjuïc. There are quite a number of conference centres in Barcelona so make sure you don't get confused by their similar names.
This conference centre has access to excellent metro and bus transport connections from Plaça Espanya which is only a 5 minutes walk from the centre.
Palau de Congressos de Barcelona
Avenida La Reina Maria Cristina (no number)
08004 Barcelona, España.
Tel: +34 902 233 2000
Fax: +34 93 233 2198
Metro: Espanya (Green Line, L3) and (Red Line, L1) Exhibition centre 5 minutes walk from Espanya metro stop.
There are 3 main ways to get to the conference centre from Barcelona Airport
1) Aerobus (Express bus service) - You catch the Aerobus outside of any of the Airports 2 terminals and get off at Plaça Espanya.
Travel time approximately 30 minutes. Price €5.90.
See our page on the airport express bus (Aerobus) for more information.
2) RENFE Train and Metro
Catch the RENFE Train from the airport to Barcelona Sants and then change at Barcelona Sants for the metro (Subway) to Plaça Espanya.
Travel time approximately 40 minutes Price €4.10 for RENFE ticket and €2.15 for Metro Ticket Total €5.60.
For more information on the RENFE train page.
There is a large taxi rank service directly outside the airport. The price to the city centre is around €30.00. Travel time approximately 20 minutes .You can find information on our Barcelona taxi service page.
The following links are to hotels that are within 10 minutes walk of the conference centre.
1) Fira Palace Hotel - 4 Star hotel - 5 minutes walk to conference centre
2) Catalonia Barcelona Plaza 4 star hotel - 5 minutes walk to conference centre
3) Apsis Sant Angelo 3 star hotel - 8 minutes walk to conference centre.
Another option might be to stay in a hotel that is not walking distance but only a short taxi ride away. e.g. the Eurostars Grand Marina Hotel is a 5 star hotel overlooking the Barcelona Port Vell marina with superb un-obstructed views of the Mediterranean and it's only 10 minutes ride away by taxi to the Palau de Congressos de Barcelona.
An 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 enjoy the modern conveniences of home with your own private lounge, kitchen and bathroom for the same price as a standard hotel room.
How to book an apartment for your visit.
The Palau de Congressos de Barcelona conference centre is also only 5 minutes walk from the famous Catalan modern Art museum MNAC and is the location where Freddie Mercury sang "Barcelona" the theme music to the Olympic Games that were held here in 1992.
The Olympic stadium is only 15 minutes walk from the conference centre and is open to tourist. Entrance is free.
Another important sight near the conference centre is Magic Fountain of Montjuïc which is a water and music extravaganza that runs every evening time ( times vary depending on the time of year click on the link above to get more information).
The Palau de Congressos de Barcelona is in a picturesque quarter of the city but at the same time offers excellent transport links from Plaça Espanya. If you get the chance make sure you pop into the town centre (Plaça Catalunya) and walk up the famous Las Ramblas - conferences need not be all work you know!