I have been on and led many corporate and group retreats over the last 16 years around Barcelona. This blog post serves primarily as a reminder for myself of some of the great locations that I have used.
(I will be adding to this post over time, so bookmark it and come back regularly when you are looking for new ideas. If you have run an event near Barcelona in a location that I have not listed, I would love to hear about the location!).
Barcelona Corporate Retreat Locations
Here are some great locations for a Vistage Group, EO/YPO forum or corporate retreat near Barcelona.
Retreat Locations with Accommodations & Food Service
In Montseny Natural Park, 1 hour drive from Barcelona. All located in a country house, dating back to the tenth century. 11 bedrooms and meeting rooms.
Walking in the Montseny national park
Le Mas Sant Joan
90 minutes from Barcelona, just beyond Girona. A short walk to the beach. IESE style auditorium with space for 100 attendees. Beautiful gardens surrounding a well restored Masia.
Web: https://www.chateauform.com/en/house/le-mas-sant-joan/ (pdf info sheet)
Walk to the beach, watch sunrise on the beach; Beautiful gardens and pool.
La Mola Hotel, Spa and Conference Centre
Near Terrassa, 1 hour drive from Barcelona. Large facility. 180 rooms and 22 meeting rooms.
- Hike up to restaurant La Mola http://www.lamola.com/
Parador de Cardona
In Cardona, 75 minute drive from Barcelona. Part of the Parador hotel chain. Amazing medieval castle. Meeting rooms are the old ducal royal rooms.
Visit to the salt mines http://www.cardona.cat/en/tourism/salt-mountain-cultural-park
Near Montseny national park. Standard issue 4* hotel with spa and meeting rooms.
- Walk to the monastery of Sant Pere de Casserres
Hotel Balneari Vichy Catalán
75 minutes from Barcelona. Hotel with spa and meeting rooms next to the original bottling facility of Vichy Catalan sparkling water.
- Visit to the Vichy Catalan bottling factory
Oller del Mas
Near Manresa, 1 hour outside Barcelona. Thousand year old Masia and working vineyards. They have 22 cabins, all different, in the surrounding forest.
- Pitch and Putt golf course, 2 Padel courts, swimming pool, horseriding all available on the estate.
Big Houses in Countryside
70 minutes from Barcelona in the rural countryside. Great for groups of up to 20. We regularly use this for a family retreat for our EO forum group – last count 26 adults+kids.
Ctra. puig-reig a prats de lluçanes, km14, 08517 Santa Maria de Merlès, Barcelona
- Villa Blanca is a manor to rent for your holidays or events, with views over the Mediterranean Sea, ideally located nearby Barcelona and Costa Brava. https://villablancabarcelona.com/
- Masia Victoria, Sitges https://www.sitgeshillsvillas.com/property-masia-victoria-sant-pere-de-ribes.html
- Masia Pairal, Sitges https://www.airbnb.es/rooms/490421
- Hotel Dolce, Sitges https://www.dolcesitges.com/ (Accenture use for European training)
Locations with Accomodations but no Food Service
Locations without on-site Accomodations
What other great locations can you recommend (in the vicinity of Barcelona)?
What are your thoughts?