With the world becoming increasingly globalised, entrepreneurs are turning their attentions to international markets to find clients and grow their businesses. If you’re looking to impress clients in Spain, meeting in Barcelona makes sense. The city not only has excellent transport links and first-class accommodation, but it’s home to some of the country’s top attractions; exploring the Sagrada Familia is a great ice-breaker before getting down to business talk!

As experts in Barcelona corporate events, we’ve put together some architectural jewels that make for great backdrops for functions, business meetings, launches, and events. Check them out below and get in touch with the team if you’re looking for help hosting in the city.

Hospital de Sant Pau

Discover one of the foremost works of Lluís Domènech i Montaner, a leader in Catalonian Modernism, at the Hospital de Sant Pau. During a tour, which can be self-guided or with a tour guide, you’ll be taken on a journey through time, experiencing life on a hospital ward in the 1920s and through underground tunnels, which lead to the Administration Pavilion.

Casa de les Punxes

If you’re looking for a corporate event unlike any other, the intimate tours offered by the Casa de les Punxes team are worth considering. Once you’ve spent time getting to know Josep Puig i Cadafalch, one of the greatest figures in Catalan modernism, you’ll be able to enjoy Casa de les Punxes with all your senses and finish off your tour with a sunset toast. These exclusive tours aren’t available every day, so we recommend booking in advance and online.

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Torre Bellesguard

The breathtaking Bellesguard house was built by the famous Antoni Gaudí between 1900 and 1909 in a style that differs from his popular work. Gaudí’s inspiration for the castle was Martin the Humane, the last king of the Catalan dynasty, blending Art Nouveau and Gothic style to create one of the architect’s most personal, symbolic and fascinating works.

For entrepreneurs looking to impress their guests, the museum offers customised visits for special groups, which can be focused on particular aspects of the visit, whether historical, architectural, or medical. And if you’re looking to pull out all the stops, then nighttime tours offer musical performances and gastronomic tasting sessions – the possibilities are endless!

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Museu Marítim Barcelona

The Museu Marítim is, without doubt, one of the most interesting spots in the city, housed in the former shipyards and located on the southern edge of the old town, at the end of Las Ramblas. Home to an impressive collection of ships, including a reproduction of the Admirals of Juan de Austria, you’ll find everything from full-length galleys to wooden fishing boats as well as models, figures, and recreations of authentic maritime settings.

The facility is located in the centre of Catalonia’s capital and is the perfect spot for hosting events. Whether you’re planning to host a business meeting, a conference, a presentation or a supper, the Drassanes Reials de Barcelona complex is available for hire, with notice.

Fundació Joan Miró

The Fundació Joan Miró was founded by Miró himself, offering a place to house his private collection, before eventually opening to the public in 1975. This dynamic centre is now home to many of the renowned artist’s pieces, which coexist with cutting-edge contemporary art in one of the most beautiful galleries in the city. Temporary art exhibitions are refreshed several times per month, whilst guided tours offer guests a unique insight into the world of Joan Miró and architect Josep Lluís Sert, running through courtyards, the library, and exhibition rooms.

Group tours are also available if you’re hosting a team-building or ice-breaker session, and the venue itself can be hired, offering breathtaking views overlooking Barcelona. Whether it’s a meeting, company event, or an exhibition or product launch, there’s no better place to be.

Saló del Tinell

Located in the Gothic Quarter, the stunning Saló del Tinell is where Isabel and Fernando reportedly received Christopher Columbus on his return from America. Part of the Museu d’Historia de Barcelona, you’ll need tickets to the main museum before visiting, where you’ll also be able to delve deeper into the history of the city dating back to the Roman times. It’s not possible to hire the Saló del Tinell itself, but it makes for a great backdrop when hosting an outdoor team-building activity, snapping a team photograph for your website, or taking a break from business negotiations and immersing yourself into wonders of Catalonia’s past.

MACBA

Finally, don’t forget about the Museu d’Art Contemorani (MACBA). This gallery, located in the Raval neighbourhood, is a space for discovery and shared knowledge, offering access to iconic pieces of artwork that represent key moments in the city’s past. On top, ever-changing exhibitions shine the spotlight on new and established artists, architects and designers from around the world, with bold, unconventional pieces that will get your whole team talking.

MACBA is available for hire for corporate events, press conferences, fashion shows, gala dinners, and more, offering a unique and versatile setting that ensures your events are talked about for years to come. The Meier Building, which opened in 1995, offers four hire spaces, including the Atrium, Terrace, Auditorium and Multipurpose “Room 0” space, whilst the Convent dels Àngels’ Gothic chapel, nave, terrace, auditorium and main hall are all available for private functions, giving you endless options when planning a corporate event.

Are you looking for an activity to do as a team while discovering Barcelona? Do you want to try a different kind of team-building? Barcelonina can help. We’ve concocted a great range of corporate activities to do in Barcelona, offering unique and unforgettable experiences. Get in touch to discuss your requirements and we’ll put together a bespoke package just for you.