Archive of: December, 2017

  • Business life in Barcelona

    Barcelona is a known entrepreneurial and business-friendly city. Thanks to its long business and commercial tradition, Barcelona is today one of the most important cities in Europe for doing business. The city produces and attracts entrepreneurs and has slowly established itself as a European center for business creation. Tourism in Barcelona has continued to grow in recent years and has become one of the pillars of the city’s economy. Barcelona receives more than 6.5 million tourists each year, generating almost 13 million overnight stays. The quality of services, the diverse cultural options, the world-renowned cuisine and the shops make Barcelona a highly desirable destination for tourists. According to the International Congress and Conventions Association (ICCA), Barcelona is the second-best place worldwide for organizing congresses.

    Here are 6 reasons why you should invest in Barcelona
    1. Thanks to its location, Barcelona is the gateway to southern Europe, the capital of the Mediterranean area, a bridge to the Maghreb and a platform to Latin America.
    2. The infrastructure. Barcelona is the only city in southern Europe that concentrates, over 5 kilometers, one of the major ports in the Mediterranean, a high-speed train station, an international airport, motorways linked to the European network, the second biggest trade fair site in Europe and one of the biggest logistic zones in southern Europe.
    3. Barcelona heads a big economic area with a long industrial tradition and a dense business fabric. The city is geared towards the economy and knowledge-intensive activities, especially advanced services and new economic activities.
    4. The region of Catalonia is home to over 5,000 foreign companies, and 90% of them are based in the Barcelona area. Furthermore, more than 50% of all the Japanese, Italian, North American, French, Austrian and Swiss companies that operate in Spain are based in this area.
    5. Barcelona has a long-established business and commercial tradition and the people of Barcelona are responsible, serious about their work and are also open to doing business with people in other markets.
    6. According to the 2011 European Cities Monitor, Barcelona is the European city with the best quality of life for employees, a position it has held for the last 14 years.

  • Christmas time in Barcelona

    Christmas Barcelona

    Christmas, the happiest time of the year. The perfect season to enjoy the family, friends, dinners, gifts and the beautiful city of Barcelona. Apart from the great weather, there are many things to do and see in Barcelona in December, you can visit the beautiful Christmas markets with all the typical Christmas decorations and taste the delicious food.

    The most popular and also the biggest Christmas market in Barcelona is the Fira de Santa Lucia Market, located in front of the old Gothic Cathedral. The market was the meeting place for Christmas since 1786, as you walk through the stands, you will find here many local handmade decorations and other typical Christmas presents from Catalonia.

    Here are some other popular Christmas markets in Barcelona:

    Fira de Santa Lúcia Christmas market
    Saint Lucia Christmas market
    Place: Avenida de la Catedral in gothic area
    Date: Fri 24th November to Sat 23rd December 2017
    Time: open daily from 10.30 to 22.30.

    Plaça de Catalunya Christmas fair
    Place: Plaza Catalunya
    Date: 22nd December 2017 to 4th January 2018
    Time: 10:00 to 21:00

    Fira de Nadal a la Sagrada Família
    Place: Sagrada Familia church in Eixample area of Barcelona
    Date: 25th November to 23rd December 2017
    Time: daily from 10:00 to 22:00

    Three Kings Fair
    Fira de Reis a la Gran Via
    Place: On Gran Via street from streets Muntaner to Calabria
    Date: 19th December to 6th January 2018
    Time: from 11.00 to 22.00

    Fira de Nadal de Sants
    Place: Carrer Joan Güell – Plaça de Sants
    Date: End November to 23rd December

    La Ciutat dels Somnis – Festival de la Infància
    Place: Fira Montjuic exhibition centre on Pl Espanya
    Date: 27th to 30th December 2017
    Time: 10:00 a 20:00

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