Congress 2020 > About Barcelona-Sitges and the venue

About Barcelona-Sitges and the venue

Barcelona is an open, vibrant and creative city with a busy cultural, political, business and commercial life. It is a metropolis where every imaginable language can be heard, as well as a city that invites its residents and visitors alike to discover its Catalan culture and traditions. A day spent admiring all the culture in the city can be topped off with a sundowner on one of the city’s seven beaches before dinner at any number of Michelin-starred gastronomic temples or humble, family-run tapas bars. Barcelona has a relaxed pace, months of endless sunshine, unbeatable food – with the cultural and design clout of almost any city in the cold north.

Sitges, Barcelona
Sitges is located just 35 kilometres southwest of Barcelona. Located between the Garraf Massif and the sea, it is known for its beaches, nightspots, and historical sites. Sitges has been a resort town since the 19th century, and was a key location for the Modernisme movement, which paved the way for the likes of Picasso. Its array of galleries and museums belie its small size and there’s a good choice of upmarket restaurants in its historic centre (which is lined with chic boutiques). Sitges has always been characterized by its tolerance, both of the locals and open-mindedness of visitors too. It’s definitely a convivial village where all people are welcome regardless of colour, religion or sexual orientation.

Outside view of the Meliá Sitges

Meliá Sitges ****
The congress will take place in the 4 star Meliá Sitges. The hotel has a recently full renovated congress centre. It has also a large outdoor pool set in gardens and magnificent outdoor spaces to enjoy on one of the 300 days of sunshine every year. The hotel offers bright rooms with a terrace with spectacular views of Garraf Nature Park and the dazzling Mediterranean Sea

Address: Joan Salvat Papasseit, 38 Barcelona – Sitges Spain

Basic hotel room
Main auditorium