The Palau de Congressos de Catalunya is located in the prestigious Avenida Diagonal of Barcelona, the most important financial and business centre of the city. The building is a part of the Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I – Business and City Resort and is surrounded by some of the most breathtaking gardens in Barcelona. The entire hotel complex is one of the most outstanding urban settings in the world.
The building itself is a symbol of contemporary Barcelona. It was designed by the architects Ferrater and Cartañá and has received the National Architecture Prize in 2001. The complex is made up of several adjoining buildings, which together provide great functionality and versatility, where natural light is the principal feature.
The Palau de Congressos de Catalunya has 35 halls and rooms of varying sizes. The grandiose Auditorium can hold a maximum of over 2,000. The maximum exhibition space is over 4,000m² with a capacity for banquets catering for up to 3,000 diners.