Venue & Travel


Museu Marítim de Barcelona

Av. de les Drassanes s/n
08001 Barcelona

Public transport

Bus: D20, H14, V13, 59, 120, 21
Metro: L2 (Paral·lel) and L3 (Paral·lel and Drassanes)

Car park

Drassanes (Portal de Santa Madrona, 10)
Moll de la Fusta (Passeig Colom, 23)


Taxi to and from the Airport 35 minutes

About Barcelona

In recent years, the streets of Barcelona have witnessed the discovery of several Neolithic sites. The urban reformulation of the city and the associated building work have highlighted the choice of this place for the settlements of the first farming communities. In fact, Barcelona is only one example of the interest of these Neolithic communities in settling in different areas of the north-eastern Iberian Peninsula, from the coastal plains to the high-altitude landscapes of the Pyrenees. Since the beginning of the 20th century, the relevance of the Neolithic evidence has caused a considerable number of researchers to devote their studies to this period.

Although the most remote history of Barcelona takes us back to the Neolithic, its urban planning, its monuments, its traditions and its people are also the testimony of a thousand-year-old history in which Roman communities, the Middle Ages, the Industrial Revolution, worker’s movements, Modernism and the new avant-garde have all left their cultural footprint. In the last century, the city was the scene of dramatic moments from the bombings during the Spanish Civil War and the exile of part of its population to the consolidation of democracy and its visibility to the world with events such as the 1992 Olympic Games and the 2004 Universal Forum of Cultures.

Currently, it is a host city for newcomers from all over the world. A cosmopolitan and multicultural city where coexistence with people of different religions and cultural traditions prevails. A Mediterranean city, with an exceptional climate and excellent communications. Undoubtedly, in Barcelona, nobody who participates in the congress should feel like a stranger.

Usefull information

Barcelona enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate. In October, average temperatures oscillate from 22 °C during day to 15 °C at night.

The currency in Catalunya and Spain is the Euro (€).

Banks are open from 8.30 am to 2 pm
Shops usually open from 10 am to 9 pm in the city centre and they close from 2 pm to 5 pm in other neighbourhoods.

Barcelona is a save city, but like in every large city in Europe you have to take some precautions.


  • Leave your passport and personal belongings in the safe of your hotel, but always carry some form of identification with you (national ID, driver’s car license, etc.)
  • Take care always of your personal belongings: suitcase, bags, computer, Mobile, etc.
  • When you leave the Conference venue, always take off your badge.
  • Be alert when people try to stop you.
  • Be alert on the subway

Travelling to Barcelona by plane

Barcelona – El Prat airport

The airport is located 16 kilometres south of the city and is also known as El Prat, the town where it is located.
Terminals T1 and T2 (A, B and C) are organized according to carriers and not the destination or place of origin.

Connections between Barcelona and the airport and back

Approximate journey time: 30 minutes
Single ticket price: 5.90 €

Check all the buses to and from the airport

Frequency: every 7 minutes
Single ticket price: 4.50 €

Check the metro stations at the airport

Approximate journey time: 20 – 40 minutes, depending on the final destination, the traffic conditions and the speed limits in force at the outskirts of Barcelona
Approximate price: 30 €; four fare types exist (usually displayed on a taxi window sticker); amount payable must be indicated on the taximeter. You can pay with credit card.

Check the city taxi services