B A R C E L O N A…. The City of Gaudi (and the 5-Continent Congress)

Dr Liliana, Dr Faye, Danielle and Emma have returned home from a weekend in beautiful Barcelona where they were attending the 11th 5-Continent Congress (5CC) which focuses on all aspects of dermatology and aesthetic medicine.

As a clinic we pride ourselves on continued professional development and being able to attend international conferences is an ideal way for us to network and keep up to date with the latest innovations worldwide as well as developments of new techniques in our specialist fields.

Our medical experts and social media/marketing team were excited to be attending 5CC which is an exclusive boutique conference with numbers limited to 2000 delegates. With cutting edge content and a world class faculty bringing 300+ presentations, masterclasses and teaching courses from 200 expert speakers, there’s a wealth of knowledge to be gained.

It has been a very intensive business trip with lots of information for us to bring back to share with our patients and colleagues, however we did manage to fit in a few of the city sights and top eateries.

Here are some of our Barcelona highlights:

The Sagrada Família is the most famous landmark in Barcelona. Gaudi began to build this spectacular Cathedral in 1883. When he died 43 years later only less than a quarter had been completed. To this day the Cathedral is still under construction and it is said that the Holy Cathedral will be finished in the 100th anniversary of the death of Gaudi (2026)

Park Güell has always been known as one of Barcelona’s great tourist attractions, originally owned by Eusebi Güell who commissioned Gaudi in 1900 to design the house and gardens. It has a large square which is often let for staging Catalanist events, traditional Catalan sardana dancing and other civic and social events. We had a lovely afternoon wandering around the beautiful gardens and the panoramic views from the top were certainly worth the visit.

Cerveseria Cataluña is considered one of the best places in the city to try lots of tasty tapas. With over 9000 reviews and 4.4-star average it certainly didn’t disappoint, however as they don’t take booking you will need to get there early or be prepared to have around an hours wait.

Terraza Martinez is a beautiful restaurant which is located within the mountains of Montjuic; with a unique view of the port, city and sea. Dr Liliana’s university friend had recommended that we try this restaurant and it was the perfect place to end our Barcelona trip enjoying some amazing food with spectacular views we would come again. Thank you Dr Eva Muiños for telling us about this little gem.

*** Keep an eye out for further blogs on the 5-Continent Congress