Team-Building in Barcelona
Why choose Barcelona as a location for a team-building event?
It is one of the most start-up friendly cities worldwide, and the home of countless technology and innovation congresses and fairs. Blessed with an ideal location, with the Mediterranean at its feet and the Pyrenees over “its shoulder”, Barcelona offers a great variety of activities for companies wanting to build their team spirit!
Barcelona has a good public transportation system, and it is a joy to discover the various neighbourhoods on food. However, when a larger group travels together, it is always advisable to arrange for private transport in Barcelona, especially airport transfer makes for a smoother start and end to the stay.
Sightseeing and Tours
There are many tour operators with various profiles offering their services in the city, but for a homogenous group of travellers with common interests, the ideal option would be to get a private tour that is customised to the group’s specific interests (arts, sports, architecture, food etc.).
An option for larger corporate groups is to have friendly competitions between participants organized. This could be anything from sports activities, to informal games to more elaborate events like sailing regattas or participating in various runs, something that is a popular tradition in Catalonia.
Take a course
Learn new skills! Bring your team to a cooking class or a dance class. Stepping out of the comfort zone together builds team spirit and creates common memories of the experience.
Excursions from Barcelona
We mentioned the “blessed surroundings”, and it’s a shame to not explore this, if there’s time to dedicate a day to what lies beyond the city limits.
This “beyond” includes the spectacular Costa Brava coastline with rugged cliffs and sandy beaches, the Pyrenees with fantastic hiking areas and skiing resorts, some of Spains best wine regions like Priorat and the cava region, Penedés in southern Catalonia and Empordá to the North, as well as cities of cultural interest like Tarragona and Girona.
All of these options are within the scope of a team-building itinerary. Sailing along the Costa Brava, for instance, is a perfect team-building event. Charter a boat with crew, and see your team pull together as one, enthusiastic marine crew.
Day tour to Tarragona and Girona are other options that will peak cultural interest among the group. Tarragona is famous for its well-preserved Roman theatre and Girona for its splendid cathedral, known from the “Game of Thrones” series and charming old city.
So, there you have it, some ideas for your company’s team-building in Barcelona!