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CONGRESS VENUE

 Palau de Congressos de Catalunya (PCC)

Av. Diagonal, 661-671

08028 Barcelona

Telephone: +34 93 364 44 00

www.pcongresos.com

 

TRANSPORT

How to get to Palau de Congressos de Catalunya

 

From the airport: Barcelona Airport El Prat (13 km)

 

By train/metro

The train station is next to the Airport, Terminal 2. There are shuttle buses from Terminal 1 to 2. Take the train as far as Sants Estació, the city’s main train station. Once you arrive, take the subway train (Metro), Line 3 (green line) and get off at the Zona Universitaria stop (2 minutes walking distance from the Hotel).  (Takes approximately 40 minutes.) Train to Sants costs 4.10€, Metro costs 2.15€ single ticket, T-10 9.95€ (10 tickets, can be used for multiple people and on buses and metro)

By Aerobus

The Aerobus, express airport bus service, links the airport with key points of the city. The terminal for the Aerobus is just in front of each terminal. In order to get to the Hotel you must get off at the Plaça España (first stop within the city). Take the subway Line 3 from here (green line) and get off at the Zona Universitaria station (2 minutes walk from the Hotel). (Overall duration of trip: approximately 35.minutes.) Aeorbus costs €5.90 single ticket:  http://www.aerobusbcn.com, Metro costs 2.15€ single ticket, T-10 9.95€ (10 tickets, can be used for multiple people and on buses and metro)

By taxi

Yellow and black, 1-3 people, costs about 30€ (metre plus required supplements for leaving the airport and carrying luggage). Takes about 18 min

By limousine

1-3 people:  from airport on request (88)

By minivan

4-6 people: from airport on request (112€)

 

  From the city centre (Plaça Catalunya)

 

  

Metro 

Linea 3 (green line) 24 min from Plaça Catalunya to Zona Universitat (last stop)

  

Bus 

Nº 67- Plaça Catalunya to Zona Universitat, 28 min

  

 

DISTANCES

  • Nearly 6 km from Plaça Catalunya.
  • 13 km from the airport (15 minutes by taxi)
  • 2 minutes walk to the nearest Metro station (Line 3, green), bus (67) and tram.
  • 3 kilometers from Sants, the city’s main train station.

About Barcelona

 

Situated on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and backed by hills, Barcelona is a crowded, busy, attractive city. Two thousand years of history and a rich, vibrant culture have resulted in plenty to do and see. The climate and Mediterranean way of life means there is always a lot going on in the streets, squares, parks and seafront at almost all hours of the day and night. It has become a hallmark of fashion, fine dining, architectural wonders and cultural activity of all kinds. Despite its size, it is easy to move around by public transport or on foot.


Weather

The city of Barcelona, located in the Mediterranean shore, enjoys a privileged mild climate. The average temperature in October is around 21 ºC.


Visa

Spain is member of the European Union and most visitors can enter without a Visa.


Electricity

The type of voltage in Spain is 220 volts, 50HZ.


Currency

The currency in Barcelona is the Euro (EUR / €).


Bank

Schedules may vary between banks, but most of them open from Monday to Friday from 08:15-14:15. Most banks have ATM in the street or foyer.


Credit cards

Almost all establishments accept payments by credit card. The main credit cards can also be used to obtain cash from an ATM. ATMs are generally available 24h a day.  


Shopping

The opening hours for shopping establishments are from Monday to Saturday from around 09:30 to 13:30 and 16:30 to 20:00. Big shopping centres do not close at midday. The main shopping is along Diagonal from the Congress Centre and down Passeig de Gracia and Rambla de Catalunya.


Visiting the city

Barcelona has many attractions for all tastes. Some of the most popular are Antoni Gaudí’s buildings many of which are World Heritage such as Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera, Casa Batlló and Park Güell. There are also exceptional museums such as the Picasso Museum, Joan Miró Foundation, the finest collection of Romanic art at the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya and for football fans, Camp Nou, Barça’s famous stadium and museum.

Passeig de Gracia, Rambla Catalunya, the Rambla and the Gothic Quarter are choice spots for wandering around. There are Daily Tours from Plaça Catalunya http://www.barcelonaguidebureau.com/partner-ident?p=65818&i=0&d=daily-tours&s=0. We have managed to get a 10% discount for you.


Phone numbers of interest

 

Emergency phone number (police, fire ambulance) 112
Medical emergencies: 061
Palau de Congressos de Catalunya:  93 364 44 00
Taxi (one of the companies), TAXI ECOLOGIC BARCELONA

93 278 30 00