The city of Barcelona, capital of Catalonia, has an urban population of about 1.7 million and a metropolitan area population of about 4.8 million, making it the sixth-most populous urban area in Europe. It is also one of the most densely populated European cities, with nearly 16,000 people per square kilometer.
Barcelona is a regional and national center for sports, tourism, arts, fashion, commerce and start-up businesses. Twenty percent of all companies created in Spain each year are started in Catalonia, and Barcelona attracts about 25 percent of Spain’s foreign direct investment. High levels of tourism and consumption drive demand for logistics and warehouses.
The port of Barcelona is one of the Mediterranean’s main ports. It is also the fourteenth-largest cargo port in Europe. A network of highways, bullet trains and freight rail connect Barcelona to cities across Spain and France. Industrial properties and warehouses adjacent to the port and at key transport nodes serve regional, national and international shipping and freight companies.
Prologis operates industrial properties and warehouses in the Barcelona area.