Gran Via (Barcelona)

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Gran Via (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈɡɾam ˈbi.ə]) is the second major business district of Barcelona, after Diagonal Mar. It forms part of the Fira de Barcelona, the second largest trade fair and exhibition centre in Europe. It straddles the borders between Barcelona, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat and El Prat de Llobregat. The Gran Via business centre consists of the following subdivisions: Gran Via, which has 240,000 m² of exhibition floor space divided into 8 pavilions;[1] the Gran Via Convention Centre, with capacity for 5,600 delegates and a surface area of 14,000 m²;[2] the more than ten skyscrapers alongside Plaza de Europa; also Gran Vía 2 near Barcelona International Airport, which has a shopping centre with 200 shops, 20 restaurants, 15 cinemas and a hypermarket.[3] Gran Via is also adjacent to Ciutat de la Justícia de Barcelona i l'Hospitalet de Llobregat which hosts most of the legal departments of the Barcelona metropolitan area.

Public transport[edit]

The "Gran Via" center is served by line 8 of the Barcelona Metro and FGC commuter train network, at the Europa-Fira station, and also by the bus line 79.

Skyscrapers[edit]

No Name[4] Height Floors Year Used
1 Hotel Porta Fira 113 m 28 2010 Hotel
2 Torre Realia BCN 112 m 24 2010 Offices
3 Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel 105 m 25 2011 Hotel
4 Torre Inbisa 104 m 26 2010 Offices
5 Torre Zenit 104 m 26 2008 Offices
6 Torre Europa III 75 m 19 2009 Residencial
7 Torre Europa IV 75 m 19 2009 Residencial
8 Torre Europa V 75 m 19 2009 Residencial

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fira de Barcelona, Venues - Gran Via".
  2. ^ "Fira de Barcelona, Venues - Convention Centre Gran Via".
  3. ^ About Gran Vía 2 - granvia2.com
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-04. Retrieved 2011-09-12.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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