Parc del Fòrum | Barcelona Bus Turístic

23/04: the celebrations taking place to mark the Diada de Sant Jordi, or St. George’s Day, may affect the Barcelona Bus Turístic service in the city centre throughout the day.

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Parc del Fòrum

A sea of facilities on the Mediterranean

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A large site on the seafront groups a series of facilities and open spaces where concerts, conferences and trade fairs are held. Parc del Fòrum is a zone recovered from the sea that was built to house the Universal Forum of Cultures, which was held in Barcelona in 2004.

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Why visit the Parc del Fòrum?

Even though it is called a park, it is not strictly a green space but an area full of all kinds of spaces:

  • The Esplanade: the central location of the Fòrum, with a total surface area of 84,000 m², where trade fairs, music festivals and other large-scale events are held. There you can also find the forest of columns and the roofed structures known as the Ocellets (Little Birds).
  • The Fòrum building: built by the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, its triangular floor plan is an icon of Barcelona’s new architecture. It is home to the Blue Museum of natural sciences.
  • The CCIB: Barcelona International Convention Centre, a modern enclosure with the capacity for 15,000 people, designed by Josep Lluís Mateo, which is linked by means of an underground passage to the auditorium in the Fòrum building.
  • Parc dels Auditoris: an open-air concert venue.
  • The solar farm: designed by Elías Torres and José Antonio Martínez Lapeña, it is a sloped, suspended pergola that supports 3,780 m² of solar panels.
  • The port and the bathing zone.


For the most curious of you

  • Did you know? The solar panels generate enough power for 1,000 homes and prevent the emission of 440 tonnes of CO2 per year.
  • Local’s tip: Apart from being a concert venue, the Fòrum also plays host to numerous recreational areas, such as an urban forest with acrobatic circuits and zip-lines for all ages. It is also home to Europe’s largest escape room and Café del Mar.
  • A must: To contemplate the last area of Barcelona to be developed.