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Which Areas in Barcelona are Great for Events?

by Harry Prince,

17 February 2021

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The areas are : Gràcia, El Born, Poblenou, Raval, Sant Antoni, Poble-Sec and Barri Gòtic.

Around 9.5 million people visit Barcelona each year. A staggering fact. That many people can’t be fools. And spoiler alert, they’re not.

It’s by the sea, the food is fantastic, and the architecture more so. They’ve got culture, music, shopping. Barcelona is world-famous for what it can offer tourists. But we’re here to state a case for this as a brilliant city for hosting international corporate events!

This article will give you an idea of which area of the city is best for your event so that you can book your event in Barcelona with more confidence!

Gràcia

Gràcia is a great area to host an event thanks to its proximity to its famous international cuisine scene. From Japanese speciality places for sushi and ramen to authentic Italian joints, to cute American pie shops.

It’s one of the coolest areas you could hope to be in, never mind host an international event. Despite how hip and bohemian it is, it’s still very accessible and friendly to visitors.

You’ll love the narrow pedestrian streets that link up the charming plazas that can only exist in Barcelona.

There are loads of tapas bars, cafes, and independent stores for bespoke and handmade gifts. And at the end of a day of eventing, the area is perfect for nightlife, from lowkey traditional music spots to loud and sophisticated cocktail bars.

 

Where to Host an Event in Gràcia 

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Multipurpose Venue via Spacehuntr

This multipurpose venue exemplifies Gràcia’s bohemian and independent spirit.

It courts the margins between rustic, and polished. Entirely stylish, you can use this space to host everything from a lowkey conference to an afterwork, or a photoshoot to a creative workshop.

You will have a spacious 215m2 to play with, and a capacity ranging from 80 to 120.

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El Born

If you like narrow medieval streets, the ever-trendy El Born could be the place for your next corporate event.

This is a great place to throw a corporate event as some of Barcelona’s best hotels are here.

It’s known for its superb coffee shops, trendy stores, boutiques, galleries, hipster barbers and handmade goods.

And it’s even more famous for its nightlife, specifically for its cocktail bars and samba joints. What’s more, it’s popular with both tourists and locals, so it gets two thumbs up.

If you think your guests might like to experience some high culture, you’ll find the Picasso Museum in this area too!

 

Where to Host an Event in El Born

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Corporate Meeting Venue via Spacehuntr

If you like the sound of Poblenou, this workshop loft space could be a great example of what it is all about.

It’s bright and immaculately styled. The black steel and neat portions of exposed brick counteract the white perfectly.

At only 90m2 and a capacity of 22, this venue is perfect for smaller independent companies ready to make it big.

 

Poblenou

Poblenou is a superb area for modern, innovative companies. While you’re there, you and your guests can stroll through some beautiful streets, enjoy fantastic coffee, brunch hotspots, and vintage markets.

It’s a tale of two different personalities. In upper Poblenou, old warehouses have transformed into coworking spaces, modern art galleries, craft beer breweries, creative offices, and concept stores.

As the area moves closer to the sea, it has retained its sense of tradition, reflecting an older memory of Barcelona.

 

Where to Host an Event in Poblenou

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Workshop Loft Space via Spacehuntr

If you like the sound of Poblenou, this workshop loft space could be a great example of what it is all about.

It’s bright and immaculately styled. The black steel and neat portions of exposed brick counteract the white perfectly.

At only 90m2 and a capacity of 22, this venue is perfect for smaller independent companies ready to make it big.

 

Raval

Raval is hip, contemporary, and alive with culture. Your event will soak up its edgy vibe.

The Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art and the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona define the area.

It’s an area popular with skaters and street artists. It’s a multicultural neighbourhood and is home to the best Indian and middle eastern food in the city, so your guests will have food to rave about when they get home.

 

Where to Host an Event in Raval

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Cozy Afterworks Venue via Spacehuntr

 

This cosy venue is a creative spot. The place exudes simplicity with delicate wood touches.

You will love its versatility. It can change its skin to suit formal and informal events from meetings to receptions and the rest.

If you fancy a private dining event in Ravel it can accommodate up to 35 people. For something a bit more formal, it can hold a standing event for 70.

Sant Antoni

Sant Antoni is an excellent place to host an event thanks to its proximity to Michelin starred restaurants from chefs such as Feran and Albert Adrià.

The area is driven by it’s newly renovated market, the Sant Antoni Market. It’s covered and specialises in food and books.

This renovation has given the neighbourhood a new lease of life. Many cool restaurants, bars, and trendy shops have opened their doors for your guests to explore at their leisure.

 

Where to Host an Event in Sant Antoni 

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Industrial Event Venue via Spacehuntr

This post-industrial facelift is indicative of what Sant Antoni is all about. As industrial event venues go, this is pretty unique. The garden feature in the middle is inspired.

The matte grey steel beams are satisfyingly smooth, and the floor has a nice polished finish to it.

It’s pretty big too, so you can let your imagination off the leash. With 800m2, invite between 140 and 250 people!

 

Poble-Sec

Poble-Sec is a good place to host an event because of its reputation as being an entertainment hub for the city.

There are several theatres and music venue institutions. More recently, Poble-Sec has increasingly become home to indie beer bars and cool international places, livening the ara up in a whole new way than before.

Your guests can experience life like a local by visiting the Basque style Pintxos bars on the Carrer Blai street.

 

Where to Host an Event in Poble-Sec

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Industrial Space with Green Decoration via Spacehuntr

This industrial space with green decoration is waiting for you in Poble-Sec. It’s colourful and entertaining, with a kitchen, and a cafe to keep your guests well-fed and watered.

It’s more than 300m2 in size, all of which you can mould and set up as you like. That’s why it has such a wide-ranging capacity, from 70 to 150.

 

Barri Gòtic

Barri Gòtic is an area for those with a penchant for history. With Roman remains, medieval buildings, a cathedral, and the city walls, it’s one of the city’s oldest areas.

This area is an excellent area to host an event because of its dynamic qualities. Barri Gòtic ranges from quiet streets with shops that date back centuries, to busy tourist spots with Irish pubs and themed souvenir shops at a block’s notice.

 

Where to Host an Event in Barri Gòtic 

Gastronomic and Intimate Event Venue via Spacehuntr
Gastronomic and Intimate Event Venue via Spacehuntr

This intimate event venue is quite simply, stunning. It’s a sophisticated and dignified place to hold small and special events like a gastronomic workshop, or a private dining experience.

It has an exclusive capacity of 10 guests, so whoever you invite will know they’re attending something quite amazing.

 

Wrapping Up

We could go on and on about this city. But you’re busy, and so are we. If you’d like to see more of Barcelona’s event goodness, we are here to help.

At this point, you’ve probably decided. Your next event might well be in Barcelona. If you want to kick it off in style, maybe you’d like to check out our guide to amazing drinks receptions venues in Barcelona?

 

Featured image: Event Venue in Barcelona via Spacehuntr

 

 

 

Harry Prince
Harry Prince

Creative Content Manager who sings to his dog.

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