Barcelona International Boat Show is the leading sport and recreational boating fair in Spain, in addition to being the only one in the country recognised by the International Federation of Boat Show Organisers (IFBSO).
Organised by Fira Barcelona each year, it is the largest event for boating professionals and amateurs in the country, with both floating and dry exhibition spaces. Fair-goers will have the opportunity to see all the latest from prestigious brands and a whole display of boats, from small powerboats to sailboats, yachts, catamarans, Menorquin yachts, and even large cruise ships or recreational fishing vessels. Plus, those who come to the boat show will get to discover all sorts of nautical products and services in the various sections of the fair: motors, sails, trailers, fishing gear, charter ports or marinas, and much more.
Barcelona International Boat Fair is geared towards professionals in the nautical sector as well as boat-lovers interested in discovering what is available for sale and the latest products from international brands in the nautical sector. Each year, this event welcomes more than 51,000 visitors from all over the world who come to visit over 250 exhibiting companies over 4 days.
This year’s Barcelona International Boat Show will be held from 10 to 14 October at Port Vell (Barcelona), one of the most suitable open-air venues in the city to host this fair.
Port Vell is located in the Port of Barcelona, which allows participants to visit and exhibit large boats, as well as having indoor spaces for presentations, conferences and even meetings with clients.
The activities and exhibitors at this boat show are divided into 8 points at Port Vell:
At the boat show, you can participate in activities organised in each of these areas in order to boost your business opportunities and make new contacts with clients during your stay.Plus, Fira Barcelona has organised Professional Meetings throughout the Barcelona International Boat Show, for exhibitors and visiting professionals, in order to generate new business and networking opportunities. For more information about these sessions, go to the website: http://www.salonnautico.com/professional-meetings
If you are interested in this or any other event, don’t hesitate to contact your personal assistant to help you set up these gatherings.
Each year, top professionals from the global nautical sector share their latest products and services with the public at Port Vell.
There are many ways to get to Port Vell, whether by public or private transport.
As an EnjoyBCN client, when you book any of our luxury apartments in the centre of Barcelona we’ll help you with anything you need for your stay in Barcelona, both before and after arrival (airport transfers, setting up meeting spaces, booking restaurants for professional meetings/gatherings, etc.). This way, as soon as you book with EnjoyBCN, your assistant will contact youto work out any logistics or organisational needs we can help you with.
El Prat Airport is the main international airport in the area, located just south of Barcelona and just a 20-minute drive from the Port Vell area. El Prat Airport has regular flights to more than 215 destinations and numerous connections to large European cities, making Barcelona an easy, quick gateway to nearly anywhere in the world.
From the airport, there are many public transport options to take you into Barcelona or the metropolitan area (metro, bus, suburban trains, etc.), although there is currently no direct route to the boat show venue. So, you would have to take a train to the centre of Barcelona and then a bus or metro to Port Vell.
Take the Airport Train (R2 Norte) to Passeig de Gràcia. If your flight arrives at Terminal 1 (T1), you won’t be able to walk directly to the train station, as it is 4 km away. You’ll have to take the free shuttle bus outside that connects all the terminals. When you get to the Passeig de Gràcia station, switch to the metro (L3 – green line) and get off at Drassanes. When you leave the metro station, you can take a bus from there to the various sections of the port or go by foot, taking advantage to visit the whole area.
Port Vell is just 15 km from the Barcelona Airport. This means it takes roughly 20 minutes in private car and we recommend this option, as it is the easiest and most comfortable. Plus, this service is available at no additional cost for all our clients.Private transport from the airport to the boat show:
Port Vell is just 15 km from the Barcelona Airport. This means it takes roughly 20 minutes in private car and we recommend this option, as it is the easiest and most comfortable. Plus, this service is available at no additional cost for all our clients.
So, when you book any of our apartments, we take care of arranging everything for your transfer from the airport at absolutely no additional cost.
If you arrive in Barcelona by train, you’ll probably come directly to Barcelona Sants: the city’s main station with daily connections to numerous cities in Spain and France.
From Barcelona Sants, you can take the metro to Drassanes (L3 – green line) to get to the Port of Barcelona, where you can take a bus to the various areas of the port or go on foot if you don’t know the area yet.
Barcelona is a vibrant city that never stops growing and changing, especially Las Ramblas, located right by Port Vell. This is one of the most active nightlife areas in Barcelona, with a huge array of bars and restaurants for all tastes.
Want to come to Barcelona International Boat Show 2018 but don’t know how to organise your trip? We have many central accommodations options in emblematic locations with 24/7 service designed to make sure your every need is met during your stay.
For those visiting the boat show, we offer apartments or private buildings designed especially for large groups, with separate rooms and 24/7 concierge service. One of the most emblematic buildings you can stay at with EnjoyBCN is the Colón Building, which is just a 7-minute drive or 15-minute walk from the boat show at Port Vell.
This sort of accommodations has been created especially for large and/or small businesses interested in making the most of Barcelona on a work visit. Our Colón Building features large spaces and workrooms available at no additional charge to host meetings with your team, clients or suppliers. Plus, the building is located just a stone’s throw from the Barcelona International Boat Show.
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First thought, this is the best Airbnb experience I have ever had. I like leaving detailed reviews. I look for the most telling reviews when selecting...
First thought, this is the best Airbnb experience I have ever had. I like leaving detailed reviews. I look for the most telling reviews when selecting an Airbnb, so here you go! The house is literally adjacent (half a block) to the biggest and most famous church in Barcelona, the Sagrada Familia de Gaudí, you can see it from the rooftop really well, or your balcony. The church itself is incredible, the interior and tower trips are utterly spectacular. The neighborhood is central to lots of sights and right next to a metro station as well and literally on top of or next door to cafe, bakery, restaurants, small grocers, pharmacies etc. We usually rent a car but you really do not need to in Barcelona, and the metro is the most commonly used transport by all locals and quite frequent and swift. Everything is in its right place and cute and clean. Comfortable, calm and pretty quiet. I am a light sleeper and I did okay. No car or street noise at all, just maybe neighbors moving about, and quiet by 9:30 PM/21:30 or so. The thermostat is easy to control, air and heat work great. Staff speaks good English if you cannot speak Catalunya. It is a small apartment, but it has all you could need. It’s modern and functional and the kitchen is great. Perfect for a couple, perfect for a small family, fine for two couples, only possible downside is sharing a shower. In our personal instance there was a technical issue out of our control and the customer support team took care of our needs and concerns and went incredibly far beyond what we asked, and promptly. They were the best we’ve experienced in any service industry based setting. Very kind, prompt and professional! We couldn’t be any happier. Small side note, Pierre was the gentleman who helped us the most. He was humble, charming, friendly, and very pleasant! In American terms, HE WAS AN AWESOME DUDE!!!!
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We stayed there starting on Xmas 2018. Two families with 4 young children. The location was excellent. Just around the corner from Las Ramblas and the...
We stayed there starting on Xmas 2018. Two families with 4 young children. The location was excellent. Just around the corner from Las Ramblas and the Dessannes subway stop (and a bus which goes up Las Ramblas) (Side note: Public Transit in Barcelona is *excellent* - so convenient. Goes everywhere. Short waits. Clean. Easy access to airport. Why can’t LA have this?) The unit itself was great. Newly remodeled. Comfortable beds. Strong showers. Clean, safe. But I really want to commend the folks at EnjoyBCN. This was our first trip to Barcelona, and I had several questions/concerns (and I read some shady reviews about other operators). They always answered promptly and accurately. They even answered my questions on Xmas morning!!! (We were flying in on Xmas from London, which was basically closed, so I had questions on how to get to the unit and also whether any restaurants would be open) They also remembered my earlier question on a late checkout and had an answer waiting for me at check-in. They stored our luggage on our date of departure at their HQ (which is in a great area and in a cool building - they are on the 19th floor and offer a 360 panoramic view of the city. It’s a great way to get your bearings) I found our unit via VRBO.com, and I went through them to pay, but I would have no problem recommending going directly through EnjoyBCN. They are professional and super helpful.
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It is also so great that you felt so well taken care of. We are always ready to help! The truth is that we do a great effort everyday to make you feel at home and this wonderful review encourages us to keep on doing a good job.
It has been a pleasure for us to host you. We hope to see you again soon!
We had a great stay in this unique apartment in Barcelona... our two boys loved the upstairs loft area and changing lights. My wife and I loved the view...
We had a great stay in this unique apartment in Barcelona... our two boys loved the upstairs loft area and changing lights. My wife and I loved the view out the fully opening window. We were fortunate enough to be there over new year's eve and enjoyed eating our grapes, drinking cava and watching fireworks over the city... very memorable.. What's better than the apartment is the EnjoyBCN staff.. They were extremely helpful with everything. They even let us store our bags with them while we were waiting for our airport taxi and enjoy the views of the city from their office windows. Would highly recommend this apartment in particular, but get the feeling you can't go too wrong with EnjoyBCN in general.
We are so glad to see that you had such a great stay at the apartment and had a great stay during New Year's Eve. It is also so nice to see that you felt well taken care of by our team and also that you could enjoy our 360º views from our office. They are great, aren't they?
It has been a pleasure to host you. We hope to see you soon in Barcelona!
Best regards and have a fantastic 2019,
The apartment was extremely clean and easy to get to. We took the airport bus and it was an easy walk. Coming from the US, you will probably arrive early...
The apartment was extremely clean and easy to get to. We took the airport bus and it was an easy walk. Coming from the US, you will probably arrive early and have to store your luggage until check in at 3PM, unless they didn't rent the apartment the day before. You can store bags free at their office where you can relax and enjoy one of the best views of Barcelona in one of the tallest buildings in the area. Make sure they explain how the electronic key works. It's not hard once you get the hang of it but if you've never used one, it may take a few tries. The WIFI was fast and you will be close to restaurants, public transportation and small groceries to purchase supplies. Be prepared to bring an adapter if you're an American. We did find a store 1 1/2 blocks away which sells them if you don't have one. Placa Cataluna is where the Hop on/Hop off buses are and several nice sightseeing options are close or easy to get to by Metro. There is an elevator. In the kitchen, there is a dishwasher, coffee pod machine, small cleaning supplies, fridge, etc. There are two bathrooms although one shower is a bit smaller than the other. When leaving, you will be asked to take out the trash to the street bins. You leave the keys inside and close the door. This has nothing to do with the apartment, but if you want to visit popular attractions, such as Sagrada Familia, purchase your tickets well in advance or they may be sold out. Everyone was very nice at EnjoyBCN and we appreciated all of their help with questions and arrangements. You can call or text them using Whatsapp using WIFI if need free calling. If this apartment doesn't work for you, they have others which may work out just as well or better!
Dear Mary, Thank you so much for this wonderful and detailed comment!
We are so happy to see that you had such a great stay at the apartment and felt well taken care of. Regarding the adapters, next time do not hesitate to ask us for them, as we have some for our American guests. It is also so nice to see that you enjoyed our new office that much. We are more than welcome to come back next time you visit Barcelona!
It has been a pleasure to host you. We hope to see you soon!
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