Tourist Information


Barcelona is the capital city of Catalonia in Spain, and it is the second largest city in the country of Spain. It is a Roman city and has population of about 1.6 million, being the sixth-most populous urban area in the European Union after Paris, London, Madrid, the Ruhr area, and Milan. It is also the largest metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea.

Barcelona is rich in architectural ensembles, including unique buildings such as the Casa Milà, the Casa Battló, or the Sagrada Familia Church, built by Antoni Gaudi.

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Arriving in Barcelona By…


The Barcelona airport (code BCN), with several terminals, is located 16 kilometers south of the city and is also known as Barcelona-El Prat. Barcelona can also be reached by transport links from other regional airports, including Girona, Reus and Lleida -Alguaire.

The Aerobus is the direct bus from Barcelona Airport, El Prat, to Barcelona city center. It is approximately a 35 minute trip that will cost you EUR 5.90. Bus 46 is approximately a 40 minute trip to Plaça de Catalunya, and will cost you EUR 4.

By taxi it is approximately 20 minutes to Plaça de Catalunya, and will cost you around EUR 40. However, traffic can be dense in the city center and it might take much longer to reach your destination. Please note not all taxis accept credit cards, and Uber does not operate in Spain.

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Barcelona has direct railway links with a number of important cities, including Paris, Zurich and Milan, and the high-speed train runs to Madrid, southern and eastern Spain. The city’s major railway stations and metropolitan rail network ensure you can travel to Barcelona and anywhere by train without any difficulties.

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Barcelona is well connected and has a large amount of car parks. The motorway and road network will take you anywhere in the city by car although it’s worth bearing in mind that traffic can be heavy at the main entry points of Barcelona during rush hour.

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The bus station in Barcelona that has the most national and international connections is Barcelona Nord Bus Station. Buses also depart from Barcelona Sants station and other areas of the city.

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Barcelona has become the Mediterranean’s foremost cruise ship harbor. It has nine passenger terminals, seven for cruise liners and four for ferries. It has connections with the Balearic Islands and the main Mediterranean harbors.

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Traveling to the Congress Venue…

There are several very efficient direct public transport options to access the CCIB.

Street Address:
Plaça de Willy Brandt, 11-14,
08019 Barcelona


Taxis are plentiful in Barcelona and can be found all over the city. All taxis are black and yellow and are metered.

The taxi ride takes about 20 minutes. The rates change depending on the schedule. Please note not all taxis accept credit cards, and Uber does not operate in Spain.

You can book a taxi in some of the following websites: BarnaTaxi or Radiotaxibarcelona.

 Hailo Barcelona

Private car service available within the city of Barcelona and fares are typically lower than taxis fares. Download the app in advance via iTunes or Google Play.


Delegates arriving by car can use one of the 3 parking close to the venue 1. Pl. Forum 2. Garcia Faria or 3. C.C. Diagonal Mar

Simply enter these coordinates into your GPS device: Latitude: 41.408825 / Longitude: 2.218208, they will bring you straight to the main entrance of the CCIB.

 Urban Public Transport

The best options for traveling within the urban area of  Barcelona are: train, bus, metro and tram. Visit the following websites: 

Next to Plaça Catalunya there is Urquinaona station or the metro yellow line (L4)  that leads directly to the CCIB byMaresme-Forum station. 
You can also get to the CCIB by bus: lines 7, H16 and tram: Forum station. 
All these means of transport  leave you just few minutes away from the CCIB by foot.

NOTE: All times and fares are subject to change.

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ICN 2017
27 May - 1 June 2017
Barcelona, Spain

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