Rejuvenate your senses in this captivating destination.

Barcelona is full of modern architecture, but you’ll find hints of history around every corner. Fall in love with contemporary art, then fall in love all over again when you tour the gothic squares in old Barcelona. Notice the way ancient traditions and modern life fuse together as you stroll down bustling streets.

Summit 2014 will be held September 25-27 at the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya located in the heart of Barcelona’s business center. This contemporary building is touted for its natural lighting and versatility. This building is part of the Hotel Rey Juan Carlos where Summit attendees are welcome to stay for the event. About 10 minutes from the Palau de Congressos is Barcelona’s city center, where tourists flock, natives gather and festivals are always underway.

Barcelona will wrap up its world-renowned annual festival La Mercé on September 24. This festival began in 1871 in honor of Mare de Deu de la Mercé, the Patron Saint of Barcelona. Catch some of the excitement before Summit begins. See the awe-inspiring synchronized firework and fountain show, human towers or castellers, elaborate parades and fire-breathing dragons. You may happen across a large circle of people in Barcelona’s town squares dancing the Sardana, Catalonia’s national dance.

All the excitement is enough to work up an appetite for tapas, pintxos and fresh seafood available on almost every street corner. For dessert, try Spain’s version of crème brûlée called crema catalana or find a panellet worth drooling over in a bakery window.

Art lovers must see the original works of Pablo Picasso in the Museu Picasso. Sunbathers can soak up the last rays of summer on Barcelona’s ideal beaches. Fashionistas can fill their suitcases with clothing by designers who grace the catwalk at Barcelona’s fashion week. And no one should leave Barcelona without seeing Antoni Gaudí’s interesting and stunning architectural masterpieces. The most popular of his structures are the Sagrada Família and La Pedrera.

Barcelona’s enchanting streets will draw you in, offering endless entertainment and creativity. It’s the perfect setting to inspire new ideas and spur the will to reach your highest goals.

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