This year, the EBART Congress will be held at the emblematic Palau de Congressos venue, located within the Montjuic fairs and conventions site (Fira Montjuïc of Barcelona).


Unlike previous years, at this new edition we expect more attendees and we also wanted to give you the opportunity to spend two days in one of the most beautiful parts of the city.


Located in the centre of Barcelona, the Montjuïc venue was built in 1929 to host the Barcelona International Exhibition and has become very popular since then.


In the 60s it turned into the Palace of Nations and in 1990 it was remodelled to create the Conference Centre. Then, in 1992 it served as the Press Centre for the Barcelona Olympic Games and replaced the main Opera Hall of Barcelona during its refurbishment.

With its long history, the venue has become part of Barcelona’s identity and it’s definitely an important driver of economic, corporate and social progress.


Apart from the importance of the international events held at this venue and its position as the preferred location for any kind of event in the Catalan Capital, the Fira Montjuïc is also renowned for its impressive surroundings: standing right next to Plaça Espanya, one of the city’s main meeting points, the venue is also surrounded by expansive green zones and Olympic facilities.


The Reina Maria Cristina avenue leads up to the slopes of Mount Montjuïc and it ends at the Magic Fountain and the Palau Nacional (which today houses the National Art Museum of Catalonia, MNAC). In the afternoon, after the EBART Congress, we highly recommend you take a nice, gentle stroll to the Magical Fountain and watch the legendary water, light and music show.

This year, the EBART Congress will be held at the emblematic Palau de Congressos venue, located within the Montjuic fairs and conventions site (Fira Montjuïc of Barcelona).

Unlike previous years, at this new edition we expect more attendees and we also wanted to give you the opportunity to spend two days in one of the most beautiful parts of the city.

Located in the centre of Barcelona, the Montjuïc venue was built in 1929 to host the Barcelona International Exhibition and has become very popular since then.

In the 60s it turned into the Palace of Nations and in 1990 it was remodelled to create the Conference Centre. Then, in 1992 it served as the Press Centre for the Barcelona Olympic Games and replaced the main Opera Hall of Barcelona during its refurbishment.

With its long history, the venue has become part of Barcelona’s identity and it’s definitely an important driver of economic, corporate and social progress.

Apart from the importance of the international events held at this venue and its position as the preferred location for any kind of event in the Catalan Capital, the Fira Montjuïc is also renowned for its impressive surroundings: standing right next to Plaça Espanya, one of the city’s main meeting points, the venue is also surrounded by expansive green zones and Olympic facilities.

The Reina Maria Cristina avenue leads up to the slopes of Mount Montjuïc and it ends at the Magic Fountain and the Palau Nacional (which today houses the National Art Museum of Catalonia, MNAC). In the afternoon, after the EBART Congress, we highly recommend you take a nice, gentle stroll to the Magical Fountain and watch the legendary water, light and music show.

HOW TO GET THERE

The venue -Palau de Congressos of Barcelona- is accessible through different transport facilities as shown on the map:


Here are the different forms of public transport you can take:


METRO: L1 red line, L3 green line, L8 pink line | Stop station: Plaça Espanya

TRAIN: R5, R6, R50, R60, S3, S4, S8, S9 | Stop station: Plaça Espanya

BUS: 9, 13, 23, 37, 46, 65, 79, 91, 109, 150, 165, L80, L81, L87, L94, L95, H12

TAXI: More or less 15 km from the airport.


For more information you can take a look at
this document.

RENFE DISCOUNT

All EBART attendees can benefit from a 30% discount on train tickets for national trips, for one-way or roundtrips to Barcelona.

The voucher will be available to download from your personal area when registered.

You can also request it by email  ebart@alocongress.com

WHAT TO VISIT

In Barcelona, as you may know, you have plenty of cultural spots to visit: Sagrada Familia, Las Ramblas, Casa Batlló, La Pedrera, Tibidabo…

But what to visit near the conference centre?



  • Las Arenas Shopping Mall – For those who love some shopping time


  • Magic Fountain – Be amazed by the wonderful show


  • National Palace (National Art Museum of Catalonia) – For those who want to discover some Catalan art and design


  • Alfonso XIII and Victoria Eugenia Palaces - Located within the fairgrounds of Montjuïc, at the foot of the National Palace, the palaces were built to celebrate the International Exhibition of Barcelona in 1929.
  • The Barcelona Pavilion – Designed by Ludwig Miles van der Rohe, the building is important in the history of modern architecture and was used for the official opening of the German section of the 1929 International Exposition.


  • Poble Espanyol – An open-air museum which recreate Spanish villages. There are also restaurants, a theatre and artisan workshops. It’s worth a visit!


  • Mount Montjuïc – For those who want some quiet and relaxing time, the views from there are amazing.


WHERE TO STAY

Among all the accommodations you have at your disposal in Barcelona, we have shortlisted here the hotels next to the conference centre. The hotels are also located next to the city’s popular shopping mall -Arenas- and dining attractions. Here are our recommendations: