Nestled on the coastal plain at the foot of the dramatic Collserola hills, Barcelona’s 2,000 years of rich history has been well preserved by its easily defensible position. If the city’s picturesque geographical landscape in itself is not Barcelona's main attraction, then its immaculately conserved artistic, religious and architectural treasures are. From some of the world’s greatest examples of gothic architecture in the Barcelona Cathedral, to Gaudi’s legendary creations including the Sagrada Família, to the surrealist artistic offerings of Miró and Dalí, the city is one of Europe’s most colourful and most vibrant.
Beyond the visual arts, as one of Spain’s largest port towns, Barcelona has acted as a central hub for trade and industry since its inception. The resulting Catalonian culture that has thrived in this lively city sees streets that are filled with some of the country’s finest culinary achievements – from tapas, Iberico, paella and sangria to the more modern developments in molecular gastronomy, for which the city is well known. There is respite from the city’s bustling streets in the long sandy beaches that bake beneath year-round Iberian sun, and the nearby must-see sites of Santa Maria de Montserrat, which perches atop Montserrat mountain, and the beautiful town of Sitges, a short drive down the coast.
About the Conference Venue
The NH Collection Barcelona Constanza is located in the heart of Barcelona’s business district, next to Avenida Diagonal and the L’illa shopping centre. The area is well supplied with bars and restaurants, and the city centre is easily accessible on foot or via public transport. The building itself is an avant-garde creation by the famous Spanish architect Rafael Moneo.
NH Collection Barcelona Constanza Hotel
C/ Deu i Mata, 69-99. 08029
Barcelona has direct railway links with a number of important cities, including Paris, Zurich and Milan, and the high-speed train runs to Madrid, southern and eastern Spain.
From the main Sants railway station, get off and take the subway to Les Corts station. Exit the subway and turn right on Travessera de les Corts to Numancia Street and then turn left. Continue until you meet Deu i Mata Street. Turn right on Deu i Mata and keep going straight until you see the hotel.
From Barcelona El Prat Airport
Take the train towards Barcelona to Sants railway station. Get off and take the green line of the subway to Les Corts Station. Then, take the Aerobus to Plaça d’Espanya. Get off and take the green line of the subway to Les Corts station.