Gran Via,

boosting the future

Surface: 240,000 m2
Restaurants: 45
Solar Panels: 26,000
Parking spaces: 4,580

It is one of the largest and most modern fair venues in Europe. It is characterised by its design, functionality and commitment to sustainability, hosting one of the largest rooftop photovoltaic plants.

It has eight halls, connected by a walkway that channels visitors, with some of the most advanced technical and logistical features.

It is planned to extend it by 2024 with the construction of a new 60,000 sqm two-storey building, in addition to another one for offices and services, to be linked up to the rest of the complex by means of a footbridge, giving continuity to the walkway that connects all the pavilions.

The Gran Via venue contains several spaces for congress activity spread around the different halls. One of them is the Convention Centre, located in Hall 8, a fully modular and versatile space with seating for between 3,000 and 12,000 people.

The venue, designed by Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Toyo Ito, is located between Barcelona and L’Hospitalet del Llobregat in a new business development area, very close to the airport and connected to the public transport network.

240,000 sqm 

gross exhibition area





solar panels installed on the roof


parking places

A leading venue in Europe in terms of its avant-garde design, efficiency and logistical and technological features:

Its photovoltaic plant, with 26,000 solar panels installed on 200,000 m2 of the roofing, generates 5 GWh/year of energy and cuts the emission of more than 2,200 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere.
It meets connectivity requirements. 13,000 cable services for stands and 148,000 Wi-Fi services are provided each year, including about 265,000 unique devices and applications to guarantee visitors’ needs and optimise contacts.
The capacity to host major events such as the MWC Barcelona, the European Cardiology Congress and the ITMA, which occupy almost all its floorspace and entail significant logistical and service deployment.
Linked to public transport by light rail (FGC), bus (TMB) and underground line L9, directly linked to the venue and facilitating rapid movement around the city.
Promotion of measures to minimise the environmental impact of the trade fairs: design of ecological stands, calculation of the carbon footprint, electricity and water savings and waste reduction and recycling.

Click on the different halls to view the plans and see all the technical data regarding the facilities and entrances of the Gran Via venue.

Metro station
Ferrocarils de la Generalitat
Bus stop
Convention Centre
Taxi rank

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Overall view of the Gran Via fairground with the plans of the halls, entrances and convention centres.

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Section for downloading plans (in PDF format) of the halls, entrances, convention centres, conference rooms and general and technical information on the venue.

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How to get here

Gran Via venue

Av. Joan Carles I, 64
08908 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat

Transport and access to the Gran Via venue

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360º panoramic views of the Gran Via venue: entrances, halls and convention centres

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