Barcelona Events 2018

Event Description

Alimentaria 2018

Barcelona Food & Beverage Fair

Event date: Mon 16th to Thu 19th April 2018 
Event type: Trade visitors only
Event location: Fira Gran Via exhibition area Barcelona 
Hotels:  book hotels near Alimentaria

Alimentaria Barcelona - Alimentaria 2018. Salón Alimentaria is a bi-annual international food and drinks exhibition which turns Barcelona into the world’s food and beverage capital. Alimentaria takes place in April 2016 at Fira Gran Via exhibition centre in Barcelona.  Alimentaria attracts over 140,000 buyers from over 155 countries and almost 4,000 leading food and beverage manufacturers and distributors of which 1,300 are from 75 different countries.

In addition to being the Spanish trade show which welcomes the largest number of foreign professionals, the International Food and Beverage Exhibition ranks third among international trade shows in the sector. Alimentaria is connected to both terminals of the Barcelona International Airport - El Prat by the L9 orange Metro line which connects Barcelona Airport terminals to a metro stop directly underneath Fira Gran Vía. 


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Event address & map

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Fira Gran Via Exhibition Centre Barcelona   -   Website
Avinguda de Joan Carles I, 64,
Postal Code:
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Country: es

How to get to this venue

How to get to Fira Gran Via Exhibition Centre Barcelona

Where is the Fira Gran Via trade show exhibition centre Barcelona? The Fira Gran Via exhibition centre is located in the Hospitalet de Llobregat area of Barcelona, which is just outside the city centre on the south side of Montjuic hill about half-way between Barcelona airport and the Barcelona city centre. It is 15 minutes by car from Barcelona city centre and 10 minutes from Barcelona airport. See how to get from Barcelona airport to city center.

Address Fira Gran Via

Avinguda de Joan Carles I, 64, 08908, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain. The Fira Gran Via trade show area is the lower RED marker on the map below.

Map Fira Gran Via, Barcelona

Open FULLSCREEN map Fira de Barcelona exhibition area

Fira Gran Via exhibition area and convention centre is located just outside the Barcelona city centre in the Hospitalet de Llobregat suburb of Barcelona which is about 7 km from Barcelona downtown center Plaza Catalunya square and about 4km from Barcelona's other big exhibition area called Fira Montjuic.

Both the Fira Gran Via and the Fira Montjuic are owned by Fira de Barcelona, who organise many of Barcelona biggest trade fairs and exhibitions. The Fira Gran Via area also has a convention and congress centre called the "Centre de Convencions Gran Via."

The Fira Gran Via trade fair buildings were designed by Japanese architect Toyo Ito and are one of the most modern exhibition areas in Europe. The Fira Gran Via site has 240,000 square metres of exhibition space in 8 pavilions, a heliport with two helipads and one of the biggest roof photovoltaic plants in the world. Some of the biggest trade shows in Barcelona take place at the Fira Gran Via including the Barcelona International Food and Drinks Exhibition "Alimentaria" and the MWC Mobile World Congress and many more.


Hotels near Fira Gran Via / Fira Gran Via convention center

The Gran Via exhibition area is just outside the city centre in a suburb of Barcelona. The exhibition centre is excellent, but apart from shopping malls, there are few attractions in this industrial area, so many visitors also choose to stay in Barcelona. But there are an increasing number of new and modern hotels very close to the Gran Via exhibition centre, which you can find on the links below.

The Gran Via exhibition center is close to the city centre by train or taxi, so you can also choose hotels in the centre of Barcelona.

If you plan to go by public transport to the Gran Via exhibition area, but prefer to stay in Barcelona city centre, then you might want to consider booking hotels close to the street Gran Via in Barcelona.

If you are close to the Gran Via street, then you can take the L1 red metro line to Plaza Espanya and from the Plaza Espanya metro station you change on the same ticket to the FGC train to get to the FGC station Europa Fira, which is the closest to the Gran Via exhibition area.

Top 5 hotels near Fira Gran Via trade show area
Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel - Marriott 4 star
Hotel Porta Fira 4 star
Hotel SB Plaza Europa 4 star
Hesperia Tower 5 star
AC Hotel SOM by Marriot 4 star
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Getting to Fira Gran Via Barcelona

Distances: From Fira Gran Via to Plaza Catalunya in the city centre: 7 km / 20 minutes by taxi. From Fira Gran Via to Barcelona airport: 9 km / 15 minutes by taxi. From Fira Gran Via to Fira Montjuic exhibition area: 4 km / 8 minutes by taxi.

By Metro
Metro line: L-9 Sud connects to metro station Fira and station Europa/Fira. The metro station Fira is directly underneath the Fira Gran Via trade area. The Orange Metro Line 9 connects Barcelona airport terminals 1 and 2 to outer parts of the Barcelona metro network. Please note that the L9 metro line is a not a conventional high-speed direct line connecting Barcelona airport to the Barcelona city center, but it is very convenient for trade fair visitors to Fira Gran Via to get to and from Barcelona airport quickly

By FGC train (linked to metro system)
Nearest FCG Station: Europa Fira - then 5 minute walk
Europa Fira station is on any of S33, S8, R6, S4, R5 lines on Llobregat - Anoia line which you can take from
Connect via metro on Plaza Espanya the take FGC trains to FGC Europa Fira station.

By bus
Various buses stop near Fira Gran Via.
Main bus lines are: H12, 79, 65, 46, V3 and H16.

Shuttle bus connection Plaza Espanya
For some events there might be free shuttle buses from airport or from Plaza Espanya to Fira Gran Via. Check with the organisers of the event that you are visiting.

How to get to Plaza Espanya by Metro:
Station: Pl. Espanya. Metro lines 1, 3 and FGC trains (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat)

How to get to Plaza Espanya by bus:
Bus lines: 79,13, 27, 38
Barcelona airport Aerobús has a stop at Pl Espanya
By car
The Fira Gran Via is on highway C-31 Gran Via.

The Fira Gran Via site has 5,000 parking places
Disabled access. There are lifts available around the Fira Gran Via

Related pages:

Barcelona trade fair calendar
Barcelona events calendar
All Barcelona hotels

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Barcelona Event 

Alimentaria 2018 Food & Beverage Fair
Barcelona Events:
Alimentaria 2018 Food & Beverage Fair
16.04.2018 - 19.04.2018
Fira Gran Via Exhibition Centre Barcelona - L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Business exhibitions and trade fairs