We’re delighted to be bringing TV Rise to Barcelona, a city that we hope will prove to be more convenient for our international attendees. Barcelona is a city brimming with culture and as always, TV Rise will weave the local culture into the event.
Attendees will be able to appreciate the city’s love for art by simply strolling through its streets filled with history and charm. Barcelona had the enormous fortune of falling into the hands of Antonio Gaudí, an artist who dedicated his years to filling the city with life and magic through iconic works of architecture such as the famous Sagrada Familia, the beautiful modernist building of La Pedrera, and the amazing Park Güell. Apart from its museums and monuments, Barcelona is not only art, but also has a more relaxed side shown in the form of sunny beaches that combine perfectly with a delicious gastronomy, which is always a TV Rise highlight.
Casa Mila (La Padredrera)
This year’s event will conclude with a Town Hall Meet at Casa Mila (La Pedrera), where attendees will enter the world of Antoni Gaudi and discover for themselves how nature is the origin and inspiration of the building.
Casa Mila, popularly known as La Pedrera, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the architect’s last civic architectural project. It is a unique building, a masterpiece of nature that reveals Gaudi’s boundless imagination. La Pedrera is also the only Gaudi interpretation centre in Barcelona and is an essential place to visit in order to learn about the architect’s entire body of work and his inspiration. After the TV Rise programme concludes, attendees will enjoy a tour of the 4,500 square metre space which is divided across five floors.
The Codorniu Winery Tour
This year we will be going to enjoy one of Spain’s most important wineries and one of the oldest. Codorniu has produced wine back to 1551. And in 1872 the winery produced Spain’s first sparkling wine after copying the French champagnoise method (also referred to as the traditional method or méthode champenoise).
Codorníu is the producer of Spain’s most sold Cava, “Anna de Codorniu”, and produces around 50 million bottles a year. After this our guests will visit the winery with a local guide who will explain about the production, The tour ends with some local delicacies and a tasting of three of Codorniu’s best cavas.
The welcome dinner will take place at the Michelin-starred Fonda España restaurant. At Restaurante Fonda España, Martín Berasategui gets back to the old concept of the fonda (inn) by making a commitment to the most traditional style of cooking, while embracing modernity. In charge of the ovens of Fonda España is the chef, German Espinosa, with years of experience under the guidance of Martín Berasategui.
The restaurant is located in the Modernist dining room originally designed and decorated by Domènech i Montaner, a rich environment of historical value in which the older features enhance and inspire the new.
Hotel Miramar Barcelona
The main conference and roundtables will take place at Miramar Barcelona, which has a picturesque setting within gardens on Montjuïc Mountain, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
Housed in a former palace with a Neucentisme style, the hotel maintains many of the building’s original features and it is regarded as one of the city’s best-known landmarks. The interiors have a chic, contemporary design and it looks set to be the perfect setting for TV Rise.
The Tapas Tour
The tapas tour of the Gothic Quarter is where attendees start to let loose. The evening starts with attendees being divided into groups of 6-8 people and local guides will take each group around the interesting medieval quarter Barri Gotic and the Ramblas with a number of interesting churches, shops and wine bars.
On the tour, we will taste some of Spain’s “modern” wines from regions like Ribera del Duero, Priorat and Bierzo.
The tour also offers quality tapas, delicious Spanish ham & cheese and a visit to one of Barcelona’s finest markets. The tour ends at one of the city’s best tapas restaurants that offers Barcelona’s most exquisite pintxos (basque-style tapas) near the Cathedral of Barcelona.