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Barcelona Travel and Restaurant information


Barcelona has become one of the first tourist destination of Spain, it knows how to please the big majority: with a history among the oldest in Europe, a capital, Barcelona, which never sleeps and an inland full of charm not to forget beautiful beaches in La Costa Brava. The variety of artistic treasures, the Romanesque churches and the great names in modern art and architecture, Dali, Gaudi, Miro, Picasso ...

Barcelona, situated between the sea and the mountains, has found a formidable balance: a foot in the traditional things and the other in the avant-garde. Barcelona has the reputation of being the most cosmopolitan, modern and avant-garde city in Spain and it was renewed for the 1992 Olympic Games.

We have arranged some special discounts for the following:

Renfe- train:
For 30% discount: click here. To book go to: http://www.renfe.com

Skyteam Airlines:

Special link for ESE: click here.

Iberia Airlines:
15% discount
For Spanish click here: http://www.iberia.com/ESE/es/.
For English click here: http://www.iberia.com/ESE/en/.

Barcelona “El Prat” Airport

El Prat Barcelona airport is 13 km southeast of Barcelona and 20 km from the CCIB.

The main road artery C-31 connects the airport directly with Barcelona. To enter the city, take either of the avenues Gran Via or Avenida Diagonal – these offer the most direct road access to the city centre. Alternatively take either of the two ringroads, the Ronda de Dalt (upper) or Ronda Litoral (coastal), which circle the city.

  • Airport Bus
    The bus shuttle service between the airport and Barcelona city centre (Plaza Cataluña) runs from 06.00 a.m. to 01.00 a.m. (airport → Barcelona) and from 05:30 to 00:15 (Barcelona → airport) every day. Buses leave every 10-12 minutes and the trip takes around 30 minutes.
    More information available: http://www.aerobusbcn.com
  • Taxi
    The trip by taxi takes approximately 20 minutes. Fares change according to the time of day (officially established fare timetable). Cost aprox. 35 Euros.

Public transport in the city

To find out the best ways of moving around the city of Barcelona by train, bus, metro and tram, please visit the following websites:

Passport and Visas

Participants are strongly advised to make sure they fulfill all legal requirements to enter Spain. 
Besides a valid passport, an entry visa may also be required. Please visit the official website of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to find out whether, depending on your citizenship, country of long-term residence, and the duration and reasons for your stay, you need a visa to enter Spain. 

It is highly recommended to start the process a minimum of 2½ months prior to your arrival in Spain. Please contact your nearest Spanish consulate or embassy in your country of residence for further information. 

Invitation letters to assist in visa formalities will be sent by the conference organization to people who request it in order to help you in obtaining the visa.

The attestation letter to assist in visa formalities will only be sent on request and only to participants who have paid their registration fees in full by emailing (using our contact form) – include your registration confirmation number in the email.

A valid passport (or identity card for European Community nationals) is required. Visas are not necessary for citizens of EU countries.


With more than 20 Michelin-starred restaurants, gastronomy has become a special ingredient of Barcelona’s cultural heritage.
More info on Barcelona Restaurants

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