32nd Meeting of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Welcome to Barcelona


History of Barcelona

The cradle of Catalan culture, amongst many other cultures and civilisations, and a witness to major transformations such as the Industrial Revolution or the Civil War amongst many others, Barcelona has a fascinating history. Find out more about it!


Climate in Barcelona

When is the best time to visit Barcelona? The answer is "always". Here you'll find everything you need to know about every season's climate to help you prepare your trip.


Safety, coexistence and health

Barcelona is a safe, welcoming and open city. Below you'll find a set of recommendations about staying safe, rules of coexistence, and health protocols to ensure you enjoy your stay. Welcome to Barcelona!


Responsible tourism guidelines

Sustainability is one of the watchwords of Barcelona. We must be aware that sustainability is not an option but a commitment, no matter if you are at home or travelling. Small daily actions are also important. Therefore, we encourage you to follow the recommendations of this guideline for a responsible visit to Barcelona.



Prices and long hours to shop and eat… and to work! Get an insight into the routine and the way people live in Barcelona.



There are two official languages in Catalonia: Catalan and Spanish, and there are more and more people in the region who understand and speak English. You're sure to get by.