Samuel Krief 04.04.2024 Corporate Retreat In Barcelona

Barcelona, the main metropolis of the Iberian Peninsula, enjoys international fame largely due to its namesake football club, FC Barcelona, beloved by all football aficionados. Barcelona the rebel, the capital of Catalonia, is rich in culture, history, cuisine, and historic monuments waiting for you. Its warm Mediterranean climate and the Spanish people’s joy of life are worth the detour. Barcelona is ideal for your corporate trips to foster cohesion among your collaborators!

Following the trails of Barcelona's history

You will appreciate traveling back in time to explore the heritage of what was once this ancient Roman colony. For your offsite in Barcelona, head to the Plaça Nova, the gateway to the Roman wall with its two towers, where you will discover artworks such as Picasso’s Frieze located near the Catalan Architects’ Building.

A short distance away, at Plaça del Rei, you can don your archaeologist’s hat as the Museu d’Història de Barcelona offers a tour of the remnants of the ancient Roman colony of Barcino.

While the Roman influence has left its mark, Barcelona has been significantly influenced by various architectural styles inherited from the Middle Ages. Thus, the ancient royal shipyards of the Llotja and the Reials Drassanes will give you a glimpse of the Gothic style of the era.

2. Gastronomy Takes Center Stage

With the title of “European Region of Gastronomy” awarded in 2016, all the superlatives due to Spanish and specifically Barcelona’s cuisine are well-deserved. During your team retreats, allow yourself to be seduced by the traditional paella, but even more so by local dishes such as escudella i carn d’olla, escalivada, and amanida catalana, which will delight your fine dining palate.

The city is full of great dining options to suit your culinary preferences. For example, the famous restaurant Viana, with its simple and warm Mediterranean setting, offers exquisite dishes made from fish, meat, and local products.

Amateur or professional oenophiles will delight in local specialties including cava, fried calamari tapas, cod fritters, and the authentic paella during a visit to the Mirador de Colom.

If you feel the urge to whip up a local specialty, the famous “La Boqueria” market in the heart of La Rambla welcomes you.

Activities for all tastes

3.1. Barcelona, Museum and Park Tours

For art enthusiasts and historical monument fans, a detour to Sagrada Familia by the artist Gaudi is a must. You could also visit the National Art Museum of Catalonia, the Barcelona Modernism Museum, the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, or the Pedrera. The highly popular Barri Gotic neighborhood, with its ancient and medieval feel, will also captivate you with its antique charm.

For team building activities, the parks of Collserola, that of Montjuic featuring a botanical garden, the Labyrinth Park, and that of Ciutadella offer a recreational and relaxing setting.

3.2. Swimming and Team Sports in Barcelona

Don’t forget to bring something to swim in; with its 95 km of coastline, Barcelona has more than a dozen fine sandy beaches (Barceloneta, Sant Miquel, Somorrostro, etc.) frequented throughout the year.

As much a sporting city as a tourist one, Barcelona lends itself to practicing any sport, basketball, golf, but especially football. To this end, the legendary Camp Nou stadium remains an essential stop to make your corporate trips successful. Step into the home of FC Barcelona which likes to remind us it is more than a club.

It’s also the time to create a sense of cohesion among your teams in a relaxed atmosphere.

3.3. Barcelona, Spanish Vibes

Just like New York, Barcelona is a city that (almost) never sleeps, the electric atmosphere of nightclubs like Razzmatazz where DJs heat up the turntables will allow you to get a feel for this European city.

4. Corporate Trip to Barcelona, Easy Access

How to get there? Well, according to a well-known saying “All roads lead to Rome,” the same is true for Barcelona. Whether by plane, train, car, or boat, the trip to Barcelona faces no constraints.

For your group travels, corporate incentives, the city of Barcelona is the ideal choice. Your colleagues will return more motivated and robust.

Go on, pack your bags, Barcelona is waiting for you!



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