Barcelona, a modern and welcoming city

Barcelona, the centre of a large metropolitan region, is a creative, modern, welcoming, enterprising, friendly and attractive city. Capital of the Mediterranean, it is one of the great urban, economic and business centres of Europe, with a superb location and connections around the world. The Catalan capital has turned innovation, technological and scientific development, design, commerce, gastronomy and quality services into core elements of its identity, with an important historical, cultural, architectural and monumental legacy. 

The extensive and successful experience in organising large events of all kinds and its particular and welcoming character, have made Barcelona one of the three main business tourism destinations in the world and one of the best cities in which to hold a special event.


Barcelona is a sports city, and not only because of the 1992 Olympic Games. You can watch any event live, whether it’s FC Barcelona, RCD Espanyol or handball, trains, athletics, motorsport, etc. You can also get into shape and play sport in sports facilities, in nature, in the streets or in the sea.


Museums dedicated to Picasso, Miró or Tàpies, the best collection of Romanesque art in the world, contemporary art exhibitions, modernist routes, Gaudí’s architecture, opera and ballet at the Liceu Opera House, spectacular theatres, popular culture in the neighbourhoods …Barcelona’s cultural offering is diverse and exciting.


Gastronomy is one of the great attractions of Barcelona for the variety and quality of Catalan, Mediterranean and market cuisine in all its neighbourhoods and for the new creative ideas of internationally recognised chefs. 25 Barcelona restaurants have been awarded Michelin stars.


Warm summers and mild winters. Barcelona has a Mediterranean climate that invites you to make numerous getaways. The city has more than 4 km of equipped beaches and is very close to the Costa Brava, Sitges and the Costa Dorada, and the ski resorts of the Pyrenees, as well as beautiful inland towns.

Leisure and music

Discovering the city day and night is a great adventure with activities for all tastes and where fun is guaranteed. Barcelona has a wide range of sights, with an amusement park, concerts and leisure activities, day and night, with bars and venues of electronic music, jazz, rock, Latin music and flamenco.


Classic establishments, neighbourhood shops, modern design shops, large international firms … Barcelona has it all when it comes to shopping, giving the visitor the opportunity to discover the exceptional municipal markets, the art galleries, antique shops or its major shopping precincts and malls.

How to get to the CCIB

Barcelona is one of Europe’s main destinations. It has a large international airport, high-speed trains, one of the most important ports in Europe, road and motorway connections, as well as one of the most extensive public transport networks.

The CCIB enjoys a privileged location just 500 metres from the beach, 6 km from the historic centre and 22 km from the airport, with excellent links by the most important highways and roads, and by the public transport network. The venue is located in the Barcelona district of Sant Martí, in the new technological and entrepreneurship area of 22@, in the Diagonal Mar area and next to Poblenou.

Access and transport to the CCIB

The location of the CCIB allows quick access to the airport and has different means of transport to go to the city centre. The CCIB has four access doors, A, B, C and D and an underground connecting walkway that leads to the Auditorium. The offices are located in access D, in the Willy Brant square. In addition, the Auditorium CCIB Forum has direct access from the outside, through Leonardo Da Vinci square.


The nearest underground station is El Maresme | Fòrum on the L4 yellow line.

It’s less than 5 minutes’ walk from the Forum exit via Rambla Prim.



An extensive bus network will enable you to reach the venue from different parts of the city.

From Sants Station, H10+7 / H8+7

From Plaza Catalunya, H16

From Plaza Catalunya, line 7



The T4 tram line runs from Ciutadella/Vila Olímpica to Sant Adrià station.

The best stop is “Fòrum”, which is located just in front of the CCB Forum Auditorium.


By car/ motorcycle

Access is recommended via Taulat Street or the Diagonal Avenue, where you should look for parking in the area.



There are two taxi ranks near the Auditorium CCIB Forum:

Taulat Street (Opposite the AC Hotel)

Josep Pla Street (Opposite the Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona Hotel)



Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport is 20 km from the CCIB. There are several transport links from the airport to the city centre: trains, underground, bus and taxi, which connect the airport with the city centre.


Hotels in the vicinity of the CCIB

The CCIB has an extensive hotel offering in the vicinity with over 4,500 rooms. In total, Barcelona has over 80,000 hotel rooms.

5 minutes on foot
1.AC Hotel Barcelona Forum4*368web
2.Barcelona Princess4*363web
3.Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona4*433web
4.Hotel SB Diagonal Zero Barcelona4*262web
10 minutes on foot/5 by car
5.Best Hotel Marítim 4*177web
6.Occidental Atenea Mar 4*191web
7.Attica 21 Barcelona Mar4*75web
8.Vincci Maritimo 4*144web
9.Hotel Bestprice Diagonal 1*32web
10.Hotel Barcelona Condal Mar Affiliated by Meliá4*178web
11. Hotel Vinci Bit 4*177web
15 minutes on foot/5 by car
12.Hesperia del Mar 4*84web
13.Eurohotel Diagonal Mar 4*115web
20 minutes on foot/8 by car
14.Ilunion Barcelona 4*224web
15.Traveldoge Barcelona Poblenou 1*250web
16.Paxton Barcelona 4*153web
17.Acta Voraport 2*313web
18.Holiday Inn Express Barcelona – City 22@3*186web
19.Melià Barcelona Sky 4*162web
20.Four Points by Sheraton Barcelona Diagonal 3*154web
30 minutes on foot/10 by car
21.Hotel 4 Barcelona4*142web
22.Hotel SB Icària Barcelona 4*180web
23.Hotel Ibis Pl.Glòries 22@2*147web
24.Novotel Barcelona City 4*264web
25.Hotel SB Glow 4*235web
26.The Hoxton, Poblenou 4*240web
40 minutes on foot/13 by car
27.ZT The Golden Hotel Barcelona 4*158web
28.Capri by Fraser Barcelona 4*97web/
29.NH Barcelona Diagonal Center 3*129web
30.Hotel & Spa Villa Olímpic@ Suites 4*150web
31.Sallés Hotel Pere IV 4*195web
32.Ibis Styles Barcelona City Bogatell 2*213web
33.H10 Marina Barcelona4*235web
34.Hotel Arts Barcelona 5*483web
35.Catalonia Albeniz 3*47web
36.Catalonia Sagrada Familia 3*205web
37.Catalonia Atenas4*201web
38.Leonardo Boutique Hotel Barcelona 3*59web