Attendee Information

General information for registered attendees.

Venue Details

Cisco Live 2019 is taking place at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona. The Fira Gran Via is located just 3 km from the city center and with its interesting modern design is one of Barcelona’s most prestigious conference venues.


Access to Cisco Live is via the North Access:


Fira Barcelona

Fira Gran Via (North Access)

C/ Foc, 37

08038 Barcelona, Spain


Cisco Live 2019 are working with BCD Meetings & Events and HotelMap* to suggest hotels for your stay in Barcelona. Please note that it is your responsibility to book your accommodation directly with your preferred hotel – we recommend that you do this as soon as possible. The registration process and the hotel booking process are not linked. To enter HotelMap and book your accommodation, please click the button below.


Enter HotelMap


If you would like assistance with your hotel booking, you can contact Sarah, your dedicated hotel adviser. Her email address is Send your requirements, telephone number and Event Reference Code M7ZLM, and she will get back to you with hotel suggestions for your stay. You can also call seven days a week on +44 (0) 207 870 4100.


Please note: Cisco Employees should request accommodation via the employee registration process.


*Any contract for accommodation will be between you and the third party supplier, and Cisco is not responsible for such contract in any way. Cisco does not supply any personal data to such third party supplier.

Visa Information

Do I need a visa to attend Cisco Live?

Visitors from non-Schengen countries must possess a passport valid for at least a three-month stay. To begin with the procedure, attendees are advised to locate their respective diplomatic mission or embassy. As offices aren’t available in all countries, it is necessary to either apply at an embassy representing Spain or to travel to an assigned embassy in another country. Please note that the visa procedure can take up to one month.


How do I obtain a visa invitation letter?

During the registration process you will be asked if you require a visa letter. In order to request a visa letter from the Cisco Live team, please be prepared to provide the following information:


  • Your local embassy’s name (Embassy to whom you are submitting the request)
  • Embassy address
  • Embassy fax number
  • Full name on passport (first name, middle name and last name)


Visa invitation letters will be submitted for approval for attendees who have requested a letter and have completed registration data for a Main Conference, IT Management or full week Explorer pass, including payment. Please allow sufficient time in requesting your letter as most embassies can take up to one month to process your request.




By Metro
The Fira metro station is the closest station to the venue. Fira station is a 7 minute walk from the North Access of the Fira Gran Via.


The L9 Sud metro line runs directly from Zona Universitària to the Fira station.


Alternatively take either of the metro lines below from the city centre:

  • Take the L1 metro line (towards Hospital de Bellvitge), exit at Torrassa and change to L9 Sud to the Fira.
  • Take the L3 metro line (towards Zona Universitària), exit at Zona Universitària and change to L9 Sud to the Fira.
  • Take the L5 metro line (towards Cornella Centre), exit at Collblanc and change to L9 Sud to the Fira.


Fira Station is more convenient when going to the North Access of the Fira Gran Via. Use the Ferrocarrils line (FGC) only if your hotel is near Plaça Espanya but bear in mind that walking to the North Access takes approximately 12-15 min.


Full details on the metro route can be found here.


Find out more about metro and bus fares here.


By Bus

The H16 bus line runs from a lot of the central city locations, exit at stop PL del Nou. The North Access to the Fira is then 500m from there.


Full details of the bus route can be found here.


By Taxi

A taxi from the city center to the Fira Gran Via will cost around €25-30 dependant on your exact location within the city and will take approx. 15-20 mins, or possibly longer during peak times. There is a taxi rank outside the Fira on North Access in carrer Foc, 37, 08038 Barcelona.


Car Parking

The Fira Barcelona Car Park is located at Fira Barcelona Gran Via – North Access, Del Foc street, 37, 08038 Barcelona.


The designated Cisco Live Car Park is Parking F and is open from 06:00 – 22:00. This is a cash only car park and costs €3.00 per hour per car. Please note cars cannot be left overnight.




By Taxi
Travel time by taxi from the airport to the Fira Gran Via is approximately 15 minutes (dependant on the time of day). Please note there is a minimum charge for taxis from the airport.


Taxi fare: approx. €30.00 – €40.00

Minimum taxi fare from the airport: €20.00


By Metro
The L9 Sud metro line runs directly from the airport terminals 1 & 2 to the Fira Gran Via every 7 minutes on weekdays. You will need to exit at Fira station, it is then a 7 minute walk from there.

Cisco Events Mobile App

The event app provides the best way to access your personal schedule and recommendations, network with other attendees, and navigate Cisco Live like a pro. Get all of the keynote and session details, exhibitor and sponsor profiles, surveys, venue maps and more all through your mobile device.


Features include:

  • Agenda and Session Management
  • Surveys
  • Interactive Venue Maps
  • Exhibitor Listings and Descriptions
  • Conference Information
  • Contact Information Sharing
  • Games and Contests
  • Attendee Networking
  • And a few more surprises!




The Cisco Events app is available now in the Apple App Store and on Google Play. Cisco Live 2019, Barcelona will be added to the multi-event picker the week before the event.


Logging In


Use your Cisco OneIdentity credentials to log in to the app. This allows you to access all the personalized features of the app.


Get around easily!


Connect your phone to conference wifi and use our maps to find your location and get custom routing to your next destination!


Network with other attendees!


Networking is easy at Cisco Live! Send and receive messages within the app. Opt-out anytime from your settings screen.


Need Recommendations?


The Cisco Live app is personalized just for you with recommendations for sessions, demos, and exhibitors. So if you are looking for something to do, get the most out of your Cisco Live experience and check out the recommendations we created for you.


Never Miss a Thing!


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