Barcelona will host the 2017 edition of the European Society of Cardiology Congress between the 26th and the 30th of August this year. This event takes place in a different European Capital every year and, since 1950 when the first congress was held, it has visited cities such as Vienna, London, Rome, Stockholm, Munich, Paris or Amsterdam. The city of Barcelona has already hosted the congress in several occasions: in 1992, 1999, 2009 and 2014.
The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) is non-profit medical society that unites Member National Cardiac Societies, Affiliated Cardiac Societies, cardiovascular ESC sub-speciality communities, distinguished Fellows of the ESC and individual members. It is led by expert volunteers and it represents more than 90.000 workers of the field. This organisation works to reduce the impact of the biggest health burden in Europe: cardiovascular disease.
The European Society of Cardiology Congress is the largest cardiovascular congress, with more than 500 experts sessions, 30.000 attendees, and nearly 11.000 abstracts submitted. The 2017 edition will discuss 150 different cardiovascular related topics and it will focus on the PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Interventions) and areas of great importance: scientific research, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
The congress will take place, like the previous editions held in Barcelona, at the Gran Via venue of Fira de Barcelona, in Hospitalet de Llobregat. This is one of the largest venues in Europe and one of the most modern as well. It was designed by the prestigious Japanese architect Toyo Ito, who is also a winner of the Pritzker prize. Gran Via is famous for its amazing features, such as its architecture, its functionality and its commitment to sustainability, with one of the largest rooftop photovoltaic installations. This venue is located very close to Barcelona, in a business development area.
As we mentioned, the European Society of Cardiology Congress will take place the last week of August, which means it is still high season in the city of Barcelona. The congress will also gather thousands of people, turning the look for accommodation in Barcelona into a complicated task. At Feelathome Apartments, we recommend you to book your accommodation in advance to avoid any issues related to availability. We know events like this one can be exhausting for the attendees: days are really long, you are walking around and standing up most of the time, and you have to speak to a lot of people and be the best at networking. After a day like this, you probably want to relax and rest somewhere nice and comfortable, you want to feel at home. So why not book a comfortable and nice apartment with a great location?
The Feelathome Plaza Apartments are less than 10 minutes away by foot from Plaza España, from where you will be able to take public transport to Gran Via. It will only take you 10 minutes to get there by train (S8, S33, R6, R5, S4 -"Europa/Fira" station). You can also get there by bus (TMB Lines: H12 and 79) or by road (AP-7, AP-2, A-2, C-16, C-58, C-31, C-32, C-33).
The Plaza apartments can host from 4 to 8 people and they are fully equipped and tastefully organised and decorated to guarantee the comfort of every guest. Staying at one of these Feelathome Apartments you will be able to be in Barcelona, in case you want to use this visit to do some tourism, but you will still be really close to the event venue.