The Venue

The conference will take place at the Casa Convalescència, located on the historical site of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau in downtown Barcelona.



The conference site is located in the crossing between streets 'Sant Antoni Maria Claret' and 'Sant Quinti'. You can reach it by taxi, metro (stations 'Hospital de Sant Pau' [L5, blue Line] and 'Guinardo' [L3, yellow Line]), and several bus lines (see map below).



Transport from the Airport to the Hotels and Conference Venue: There are three options to transfer from the airport to the Hotels or Conference Venue:

  1. The 'Aerobus bus line will take you downtown in about 30 min (with a frequency of 5-15 min, depending on the hour). The fare is around 6 Euro. Stops are image009convenientlylocated at the T1 and T2 terminals of the airport. You should get off at one of the last two stops (Plaça Universitat or Plaça Catalunya), where you can take the metro (L1, L2 at Plaça Universitat; L1, L3 at Plaça Catalunya).

  2. Train departing from Terminal T2 every 30 minutes will take to the city center in about 30 minutes. Free shuttles connects Terminals T1 and T2. If
    you land at T2 this is the most convenient way to reach Barcelona downtown. Get off at ‘Barcelona Sants’ (connecting with metro L3, L5), ‘Barcelona – Passeig de Gràcia (connecting with metro L2, L3, and L5) or ‘Barcelona El Clot – Aragó’ (connecting with metro L1, L2; a 15 minutes walk takes you to the conference site as well).

  3. Taxi: A taxi ride should be around 30 Euro. See info on the Barcelona taxi system below.

Barcelona Metropolitan Transport TMB:

The Barcelona Metropolitan Transport agency (TMB) issues one trip (T-1) and 10 trip (T-10) tickets, which you can buy in the automatic machines located in all metro stations. Tickets are valid on all the means of transport enclosed in the TMB network (bus, metro, railway, etc), but NOT for the Aerobus line to the airport. The system is divided in Zones. To move around downtown, you need a ticket valid for one Zone.


Barcelona has seven metro lines which cover distance of 93.3 kilometres and serve 130 stations. The city also has a funicular rail-way.


Weekdays from Mon to Thus, Sun and public holidays… 5am - midnight

Friday…………..5am - 2am

Saturday……….5am - 5am


The TMB (Barcelona Metropolitan Transport) bus network operates a fleet of over 1000 buses. All of them are adapted for people with reduced mobility. Running times vary from route to route. Some services begin at 4.25am and end at 11pm. Information about the different bus routes and frequency is posted at the bus stops. Barcelona. There are a number of night bus services that run throughout the night.


For information about taxis in the Barcelona area, fares, etc., please check:

Institut Metropolità del Taxi de Barcelona, Tel. 932 235 151,

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