Practical information (N048)

Management Committee Meeting
Working Group meeting
Barcelona, Spain
20th – 21st April 2015
1 General about Barcelona
Barcelona is the capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia in Spain and the country's 2nd largest city,
with a population of 1.6 million.
Founded as a Roman city, in the Middle Ages Barcelona became the capital of the County of Barcelona. After
merging with the Kingdom of Aragon, Barcelona continued to be an important city in the Crown of Aragon. Besieged
several times during its history, Barcelona has a rich cultural heritage and is today an important cultural centre and a
major tourist destination.
Visit the official website of the city to find out more about Barcelona.
For any urgent question please contact María Pilar Giraldo +34 649001885, [email protected]
2 Local transportation
2.1 General
Barcelona has an extended and efficient public transport network, have a look at this link:
Barcelona has an integrated fare system enabling passengers to obtain a free transfer from one means of public
transport to another within a period of 1 hour and 15 minutes. There are different types of travel cards and
transport passes in Barcelona that is valid throughout the public transport network (metro, buses, tram and
suburban rail).
A single ticket costs € 2.15, this is an individual non-integrated ticket, so it’s valid only for a single journey. If you are
staying different days in the city consider buying:
a T-10 card which is valid for 10 journeys and can be shared among more than one person. The T-10 card costs €
or day passes available for 2, 3, 4 and 5 days. You’ll find the tariffs and conditions here:
To learn how to get to every place in town by public transport please check out the website:
Metro map:
Bus map:
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2.2 To and from the airport
An eco-friendly and cheap way to travel from Barcelona’s airport to downtown is by bus. The “Aerobus” leaves from
Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 every 5’ and it costs € 5.90 (one way) and € 10.20 (round trip). It takes about 35’ from the
airport to Plaza Cataluña. The Aerobus has two stops more: Urgell metro station and Plaza Espanya metro station.
The Aerobus has two lines: A1 to terminal 1 and A2 to terminal 2. For more information please have a look at:
From Terminal 2 a train service is also available.
You’ll find information about other means of transportation from the airport to downtown in this link:
We recommend using the Aerobus, is the most practical option.
3 Practical information-venues
To see the location of all the meeting interest places, please check out:
3.1 Meeting venue
School of Building Construction of Barcelona
Escola Politècnica Superior d'Edificació de Barcelona
Polytechnic University of Catalonia
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya UPC
Av. Doctor Marañón, 44
Phone: (34) 93 401 63 00
Fax: (34) 93 401 25 80
Metro station: Zona universitaria (Green line)
3.2 Technical Tour
Ca la Dona building
Carrer de Ripoll 25
08002 Barcelona BARCELONA
Metro station: Urquinaona (Yellow line)
Catalunya (Green line)
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3.3 Welcome Dinner
ATTIC Restaurant
Les Rambles, 120, 08002 Barcelona
Metro station: Catalunya (Green line)
Liceu (Green line)
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