It has received an investment of 11 million euros.
The President of the Junta highlighted Córdoba’s potential as a congress destination and the importance of diversifying the local economy through events.
After a decade of negotiations and 42 months of work, the President of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, has announced the completion of the restoration of the Palacio de Congresos de Córdoba. This significant endeavor, which involved an investment of approximately 11 million euros, has transformed the former San Sebastián hospital into a restored space of great relevance for congress tourism in Andalusia.
With the full restoration of the venue, Juanma Moreno emphasizes that Córdoba has become a prominent option in the field of congresses, capitalizing on the Palace’s strategic location in the historic center and its proximity to iconic monuments like the Mosque-Cathedral.
The Mayor of Córdoba, José María Bellido, also celebrates the conclusion of this project and considers it a joint achievement between the Junta and the city. He underscores the importance of the restored space in attracting national and international events, highlighting its monumental character and privileged location. Bellido emphasizes the need for a project to connect the Palacio de Congresos with the Campo Santo de los Mártires through a large square, underscoring its significance in the Action Plan of the Historic District.
The restoration of the Palacio de Congresos de Córdoba, led by Juanma Moreno, is considered a notable success for the city and the region. It is anticipated that this venue will revitalize the congress industry, attract events, and enhance the economic impact and international projection of Córdoba. Despite challenges such as archaeological findings, administrative procedures, and a pandemic, the official inauguration witnessed the presence of distinguished local and regional leaders.
Situated in the Historic Center facing the Mosque-Cathedral, the Palacio de Congresos offers a distinct competitive advantage in Spain. Mayor José María Bellido praises the unique location of the palace in the Historic Center and its proximity to the Mosque-Cathedral, making it appealing for congress events and fairs. He highlights the city’s capacity to host international meetings and the importance of Córdoba’s infrastructure and ambiance for such events.
Carlos Jaén, the director of the restoration efforts, highlights three key aspects of the restoration: the incorporation of the Italian Courtyard for modern access, the adaptation for use as a congress palace, and the restoration of protected architectural elements.
Investment in the congress sector is proving to be a source of wealth and employment throughout the year. It is expected that this year will host around 150 congresses with over 70,000 participants, representing a 20-30% increase compared to 2022.