Casa Pacaya or commonly known as Palau Macaya is a beautiful modernist building designed in 1901 by one of the most famous architects of his era, Josep Puig i Cadafalch. Palau Macaya was built in the Gothic style with beautifully engraved designs on the walls and intricate carved arches. The building was restored in 2012 to become a centre for thought and debate, furthering knowledge and intellectual reflection, as well as being a flagship for ”la Caixa” Foundation's commitment to sustainability and human development. There are four conference rooms along the upper level and a large central court which will be used for food & drink during breaks.
Complimentary Lunch and coffee breaks will be served within the conference venue. A generous 1.5hrs is given for lunch each day for particpants to take time to enjoy lunch and discuss the morning's presentations. Hundreds of restaurants and bars are within a 5 minute walk, from local tapas to middle eastern, American, Indian and many more.In the evening the city becomes alive with lively discussion at the hundreds of bars and restaurants. The majority of the hotels suggestions are also within 5-10 minutes walk of the conference venue and these bars and resturants.