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Badajoz


There are a number of reasons for including Badajoz on your next list of business tourism destinations. Infrastructures, gastronomy, culture, leisure… This city in Extremadura has everything you could possibly need. Would you like to know more? Make a note.

Venues and infrastructures. You'll find the perfect venues for events of any kind and size: conferences, fairs, seminars, conventions, meetings… You have the Badajoz exhibition centre (IFEBA) at your disposal, with an area of 30,000 m² both under cover and outdoors, and equipped with all the latest most advanced technology. You can also opt for the Badajoz conference centre, an avant-garde building located inside the 17th century San Roque bastion. This was one of the architectural projects selected by the MoMA in New York for the exhibition "On-site: New architecture in Spain", which in 2006 reviewed the 53 most representative contemporary buildings in Spain designed in the last 30 years. Other facilities include the University of Extremadura and the hotel infrastructure throughout the city, featuring one five-star hotel and five four-star hotels, all perfectly equipped to cover the needs of the MICE sector. Activities and events. Given its nearness to Portugal, Badajoz is frequently the venue for cross-border events such as the Spanish Portuguese Fair (FEHISPOR) held in November. There are also a number of fairs and professional meetings linked to the productive sector in the region, as is the case of the Horse and Bull Fair (ECUEXTRE) in June, and the Hunting, Fishing and Iberian Nature Fair (FECIEX) in September. Communications. Badajoz airport has direct scheduled flights to Madrid and Barcelona. Other options are the international airports of Seville and Lisbon, accessible by road in a little under two hours. The A-5 and A-66 motorways provide easy access by car from cities like Madrid, Seville and Salamanca. Culture. Art and culture are another of Badajoz's attractions. Some of the monuments that are well worth a visit include the Alcazaba fortress, the Espantaperros tower and the cathedral of San Juan Bautista, among others. Other highlights include its museum offering. Gastronomy. This is one of Badajoz's strongest suits. Don't leave without trying the Iberian cured pork products, particularly the Dehesa de Extremadura Iberian ham. Other specialities include dishes made with lamb, game and salt cod. And to accompany them we suggest the local "Ribera del Guadiana" wine. Shopping, festivities and recreation. The old quarter is one of the best shopping areas in Badajoz, along with the areas of Menacho and Conquistadores. Its most popular festivals include the carnival festivities and the Easter week commemorations. Finally, very nearby –around 60 km away– is Mérida, whose architectural site has been declared a part of our World Heritage by the UNESCO, and which also hosts the famous International Classical Theatre Festival in summer.   More information: Badajoz, business city.




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