Barcelona is one of the most attractive cities in Europe for travelers. Its Mediterranean character and gastronomy, the spectacular architecture of Gaudi, the sea and its beaches or the famous soccer team FC Barcelona makes Barcelona more than just a lovely town.
Barcelona changed (a lot and for the good!) with the opportunity of the Olympic Games of 1992. Before 1992 any visitor to Barcelona could perceive its industrial past and the close connection to cargo harbor. A grey city? To a certain extent we could say that it was somehow grey at the time. The Olympic Games were the perfect opportunity for change. The investment that came to the city improved many spaces, buildings and public areas. The Games also put Barcelona in the map… and this served to improve tourism figures.
An increase in the number of flight connections and of low cost flights increased the overall number of visitors. And as a consequence of the above the supply of services and products grew significantly. Among other things, Barcelona offers an outstanding hotel network. It has many luxurious hotels. Some of these are new hotels, with fascinating designs. As for restaurants, Barcelona is a city with many options, and among them a fairly good number of Michelin-starred restaurants.
The development of luxurious activities has also grown. It took a bit more time than for restaurants and hotels, but it is there to stay, glow and grow in the coming future. In this post we want to show five VIP activities that can be enjoyed in Barcelona.
Monvínic is a pioneering space dedicated to wine and wine culture. It has a wine bar, a wine cellar with over 3,000 different wines from around the world, a classroom dedicated to group and private tastings and lectures, a terrace where people can enjoy wine in a relaxed atmosphere and, above all, excellent service. The different spaces can be rented for private events.
Helicopter flight to a winery
A 10-minute helicopter ride from Barcelona can take you to wine country. Wineries in this region offer sometimes sea views from their vineyards. Once in the winery, premium activities can be organized: cooking lessons, premium tastings, horse riding, etc. Barcelona is famous for the production of Cava, the famous Spanish sparkling wine, but local still wines are also increasing their reputation., with great attention being put to ecological farming.
The Camp Nou
The stadium of FC Barcelona offers VIP spaces perfect to enjoy the show offered by a good soccer game. Iberico and excellent wines can be tasted whilst Messi scores…. Few events in the world offer the status for a corporate event as a VIP box to enjoy “EL Clasico” between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. The Nou Camp is a spectacular stadium. And on great occasions the atmosphere is simply unique.
The Teatre del Liceu
This theatre has one of the most brilliant – and at the same time, sad – stories of Barcelona. The original theatre burned down in a fire. It was then entirely reconstructed and brought back to the splendor of its past times. Its rooms can be rented. Few places in the world offer the elegance for a reception or a corporate event as the main theatre hall of the Liceu.
Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya
Speed is a passion shared by many people. The Circuit de Barcelona offers the possibility to drive F1 cars as well as classical or superb powerful sports cars. This venue is perfect for incentive trips. Many spaces can be booked for private meetings.
Luis Lechuga is Managing Director at Winetourismspain.