WHY YOU HAVE TO COME TO BARCELONA:
Barcelona is just the right size: not too big, not too small. You can nip between the most interesting sights , by cycle, walking or public transport , and you can soon get to the must-see sights in your free time. In Barcelona, everything is close at hand!
Thanks to its great weather, diet, and above all, its character, you will see the true meaning of the word 'Mediterranean' in Barcelona. You can feel its cosmopolitan and dynamic spirit in the air and you actually live the Mediterranean experience. This magic draws you out onto the streets to stroll and enjoy the city's five kilometres of Mediterranean beaches.
It has over 2000 years of history! You´ll come across Roman ruins , Gothic treasures and surprises from the Renaissance age. As well as the imprint of Picasso, Miró, Dalí, Gaudí, Tàpies... That creative flair and typical Catalan restlessness is very much part of the city today and this is reflected in the buildings, exhibitions , and the design and art that you'll find in the most unexpected places.
Barcelona has excellent air connections to the vast majority of Spanish, European and major intercontinental destinations. As well, the airport is just 15 minutes from the city centre. You make the most of your time when you come to Barcelona!
Come and experience it!
- Visa & Useful information
Visitors from non-Schengen countries must possess a passport valid for at least a three-month stay. To begin with the procedure, participants are advised to locate their respective diplomatic missions or embassy. As offices aren’t available in all countries, it is necessary to either apply at an embassy representing Spain (listed here) or to travel to an assigned embassy in another country. Please note that the visa procedure can take up to one month.
It is necessary that the applicant applies in person at the embassy. This is due to a new Visa Information System, which requires the collection of fingerprints.
There are additional documents requested in order to apply for a visa at the embassy: please check with your embassy which documents are necessary.
Reimbursement requests caused by visa denial or expatriation of the delegate will be handled on an individual basis.
Conditions for obtaining an invitation letter are as follows: