Practical Information

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The meeting will take place at central building of the University of Barcelona.


The meeting will take place at the Aula Magna at the main building of the Universitat de Barcelona. The address is Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585, 08007 Barcelona. The building is on the square known as Plaša de la Universitat (University square). Click here for a detailed map.

The conference room (Aula Magna) is located on the first floor of the building, in the corridor joining the Mathematics Faculty with the Philological Faculty. You can ask for the exact location to the people in the front desk of the main entrance of the University of Barcelona.


  • By Bus: Numbers: 9, 14, 50, 54, 58, 59, 63, 64, 66, 67, 68, H12
  • By Subway: L1, L2 Universitat station (lines 3 and 4 have slightly less close stops)
  • By Train: RENFE
  • By Plane: Barcelona El Prat Airport

  • The cost of a taxi from the Airport is around 30 euros and takes about half an hour.

  • Alternatively, you can take the shuttle bus from the Airport (Terminal 1 or Terminal 2) (every 10 min) to Universitat.

  • Still another alternative from the Airport, is the train departing from Terminal 2 every 30min (20 min journey). From Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 there is a free shuttle bus every 6-7 minutes (Transit Bus). Get down at Barcelona-Sants stop and then take the metro up to Universitat stop.

  • Here you have an interactive map of the public transport in Barcelona.

Internet connection

  • The wifi available is
    • user: agjped.tmp
    • pass: rtzp77

  • Or, if you have an account, you can connect through eduroam


There is many cafes and bars nearby. You can find a map with some of them here.

Coffee breaks

Coffee breaks will take place outside the Aula Magna.

Social Dinner

You can find all the information here


Participants are invited to make their own hotel reservations. The venue is on the city centre which is full with all types of hotels. Some recommendations: an University Residence "Residencia d'Investigadors" near Metro Liceu. Early booking recommended as space is very limited. The address is:

Two hotels near the center:

More hotels:

If you prefer being near the beach, there is another residence somewhat further from the UB but near the sea.

Or you can find a list through "Tourism/Accommodation/Hotels" here. Hotels in the city center are those in the zone "BARRI GOTIC", and some of those in "DRETA EIXAMPLE", "ESQUERRA EIXAMPLE".

Topic revision: r10 - 2014-11-26 - LolaBalaguer
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