Tourist Information Guide

The Palau de Congressos de Barcelona - Montjuïc Exhibition Centre

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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

Introduction to conference centre
Address of conference centre
Transport to conference centre from Barcelona Airport
Accommodation: Hotels within 10 minutes walk of conference centre

Fira Convention Centre Palau de Congressos de Barcelona - Montjuiic otherwise known as fira de barcelona
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 España which is only a 5 minutes walk from the centre.

Location map showing Montjuïc area in Barcelona

Map showing the car parks nearest to Montjuïc in Barcelona, Spain. Click on the blue car park lables to be taken to a detailed information page on that car park.

Centro Comercial Arenas de Barcelona
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 373 - 385
Caixa Forum
Avenida de Francesc Ferrer i Guardia, 6-8
Plaça España
Castell de Montjuïc
Carretera de Montjuïc, 66
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc
Fundacio Joan Miró
Parc de Montjuïc
Palau Sant Jordi
Passeig Olimpic, 5-7
Telefonica Tower Barcelona
Barcelona Pavilion
Avinguda Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 7
Barcelona Olympic Stadium (Estadi Olimpic)
Avinguda de l'Estadi, 52
Magic Fountain of Montjuïc
Plaça de Carles Buigas, 1
Jardi Botanic de Barcelona
Carrer del Doctor Font i Quer, 2
España Metro
España Metro
BSM Ciutat del Teatre Car Park
BSM Rius i Taulet Car Park
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Conference Centre Address

Palau de Congressos de Barcelona
Avenida La Reina Maria Cristina
08004 Barcelona, España.

Tel: +34 90 223 3200
Fax: +34 93 233 2198

How to get to Palau de Congressos de Barcelona

MetroMetro: Plaça España (Red Line, L1) and (Green Line, L3)

Hop on hop off sightseeing tourist bus stop

Nearest stop for Palau de Congressos de Barcelona is "Plaça España" with the "hop on hop off" sightseeing bus

Public bus

 Plaça Espanya / Paral·lel: 37, D20
Plaça Espanya: 13, 23, 30, 37, 46, 50, 65, 79, 91, 109, H12, H16

Car parking

Private Transfer to / from Conference Centre

How to get to the conference centre from Barcelona Airport

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 España.
Travel time approximately 30 minutes.

Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket:

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 España.
Travel time approximately 40 minutes

RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket:

Metro Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €2.40

Total: €6.60

For more information on the RENFE train page.

3) Taxi
There is a large taxi rank service directly outside the airport. Travel time approximately 20 minutes .You can find information on our Barcelona taxi service page.

Taxi fare: €30.00 - €40.00

Barcelona Airport further information

Barcelona International Airport overview.

Hotels within 10 minutes walking distance of Palau de Congressos de Barcelona

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) 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.

Review of the Eurostars Grand Marina hotel

Apartment Rental

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.

Attractions close to the Fira de Barcelona conference centre

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 España. If you get the chance make sure you pop into the town centre (Plaça de Catalunya) and walk up the famous Las Ramblas - conferences need not be all work you know!

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