Barcelona is the biggest city of Spanish Catalonia - one of the wealthiest regions in Europe. It is an important Mediterranean capital with the population of 1.6 million people and strategic proximity to the Maghreb. It is also a significant business hub: over 400,000 companies here create the highest employment rate in Spain. The city’s key economic sectors are tourism, services, fashion, energy, metallurgy, chemical industry, automobile manufacturing (SEAT, Nissan), and logistics - the Port of Barcelona is the busiest passenger port in Europe.
The Catalan capital is also among European innovation leaders in such sectors as information and communications technologies, aeronautics, design, biotechnology, etc.
Barcelona is a prime conference and congress destination, Fira de Barcelona and Grand Via Center being among the biggest event centers in Europe. The city hosts such crucial world-class trade fairs as Barcelona Meeting Point (commercial and residential properties), and Mobile World Congress with more than 70,000 participants. Furthermore, Barcelona is the Mobile World Capital and innovation powerhouse in this area. If you are looking for a new office in a business center, Barcelona has many attractive options, and most of them are on our website.
Les Corts is a trendy business district, a prestigious location to rent office space and an excellent place for shopping. It is only 15 minutes’ car drive from El Prat Airport. Les Corts has a big shopping center L’illa, where one can also find an exhibition hall and a few restaurants. Interestingly, the district is also home to FC Barcelona. Moreover, the Camp Nou stadium - second biggest in the world - is among the most remarkable buildings here and can accommodate 100,000 fans.
If you want to rent an upscale office in a business center, Barcelona has what to offer, and Dreta de l'Eixample is the right district for this. There are also many luxury boutiques here, especially along Passeig de Gràcia and Barcelona Golden Mile. The neighborhood is famous for its architecture and such attractions as museums, restaurants, and cafes. Plaça Catalunya is the most famous square for meetings and the heart of the city. Many people work in l'Eixample business centers. Renovated historical buildings are also often used as offices here.
22@ Barcelona is the up-and-coming innovative zone of the city. The local government aims to preserve the industrial heritage of the old Poblenou district and create space for innovative companies and R&D centers. There will also be residential properties and green areas. Despite the large-scale renovation plan, 114 industrial architecture elements will be conserved. The neighborhood with 37 kilometers of streets will also have an ultramodern infrastructure. It will turn 22@ Barcelona into one of the most attractive office rent locations with modern business centers Barcelona will be proud of.
Barcelona is developing in line with the smart city concept. Its main priorities are sustainability, innovation and the well-being of residents and visitors. The Catalan capital has already taken advantage of the Internet of Things (IoT), incorporating responsive technologies in public transport, waste management, street lighting, etc. Within the Smart City Barcelona, 83 IoT-related urban projects have been implemented, and over 500 kilometers of optic fiber used. One of the initiatives is saving energy. For instance, the smart lightning on Avinguda de Josep Tarradellas street only turns on when a pedestrian is detected.
Overall, Barcelona has a very high penetration rate of ICTs in all spheres, with over 2, 000 companies working in this sector, and 210 science, technology and research centers, e.g., the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre. Therefore, renting office space in a business center will provide proximity to Barcelona`s most forward-thinking entrepreneurs and companies.
The biggest city on the Mediterranean coast attracts over 7 million tourists every year with its unique architecture, culture, and atmosphere. It has 68 green parks -10% of its territory. Parc de Collserola is 22 times larger than Central Park in New York City, which makes it the largest city park in the world. Barcelona has 9 UNESCO World Heritage monuments, seven of them are by Antoni Gaudi, and the other two- by Lluis Domenech Montaner. Shopping is another thing to admire about the city. Portal de l’Àngel, a shopping street in the Old Town, is the busiest in the country: on average, 150,000 people walk here every day. Another famous street is La Rambla (Las Ramblas) – a 2 km long promenade, popular both with tourists and locals.
Nowadays Barcelona has 4.5 km of beaches, which are among the best in the world and only 15- minute walk from the city center. They were awarded the European blue flag of excellence for clean water and services. Interestingly, this area was industrial before the Olympic games in 1992, when the renovation started.