Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is an exciting Spanish city
with a unique cosmopolitan flair. The metropolis with about 1.6
million inhabitants is located in a privileged setting, directly on the
Barcelona has a rich cultural heritage, where medieval buildings
meet the modernism of 20th century Avant-Garde architecture.
You can experience this inspiring blend by exploring the Barri Gòtic
(Catalan for "Gothic Quarter"), the centre of the old city of Barcelona,
and then visiting the immense but still unfinished church of the
Sagrada Família, perhaps Antoni Gaudi’s best-known work of Catalan
Barcelona’s varied recreational options cater to all tastes. If you are
looking for a break from hectic city life, you can stroll around one of
the sixty municipal parks, bike or skate along the sea front promenade
or enjoy the sun and surf at one of Barcelona’s numerous beaches.
Art enthusiasts will appreciate the numerous museums in Barcelona,
such as the National Museum of Art of Catalonia, the Fundació Joan
Miró, the Picasso Museum and the Fundació Antoni Tàpies.
Barcelona is also a great place to enjoy live music and theatre. Catch
a performance at the world-renowned Gran Teatre del Liceu opera
house, the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya or the Palau de la Música
Catalana concert hall.
Don’t forget to enjoy the delicious Mediterranean gastronomy while
you are here! Dishes to try include Arròs a la cassola (similar to the
famous Paella Valenciana), Catalonian stews, such as Escudella i
carn d'olla, and excellent desserts like Crema Catalana or Postre
de Músic (musician’s dessert) with hazelnuts, walnuts, pinenuts
The ESMRMB 2017 will take place at the centrally located Fira
Fira de Barcelona
Palau de Congressos (Congress Centre)
Avda. Reina Maria Cristina, s/n
08004 Barcelona, Spain www.firabarcelona.com
ESMRMB is very pleased to be hosting its 34th Annual Scientific Meeting in Barcelona and is looking forward to welcoming you!