ENBIS Spring Meeting 2019 in Barcelona

13 – 14 June 2019 Abstract submission: 15 January – 20 May 2019


Barcelona is easily reachable by plane, train, bus or car. For more information on how to get to Barcelona, check http://meet.barcelona.cat/en/visit-barcelona/how-to-get-to-barcelona

One option to get to the city centre from the airport is taking the Aerobus, which costs 5,90 € (single ticket). You can buy the ticket directly at the Aerobus stop (cash or credit card) or in the bus (only cash if you buy in the bus). More information: http://www.aerobusbcn.com/en. However, taking a taxi is obviously more comfortable (the price depends on where you go in the city, but it’s about 25-30 €).

Metro, buses and tram are the best way to move around the city. You can buy a T10 travel card in any metro or tram station (not at buses). This card gives you 10 trips, costs 10,20 € and can be used in all public transportation. Another option is buying the Hola Barcelona Travel Card, a unipersonal card that gives you unlimited trips during 2, 3, 4 or 5 days. More information about public transportation in Barcelona here: http://www.tmb.cat/en


The following is a list with possible hotels for your accommodation. These hotels are more or less close to the conference venue (less than 20-25 minutes on foot).

RESA Torre Girona
Senator Barcelona Spa Hotel ****
Hotel Madanis ****
Hotel Madanis Liceo ***
Catalonia Rigoletto **** (discount available, read below)
Arenas Atiram Hotel Barcelona ****
AC Hotel Diagonal L’Illa ****
Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I *****
Sofia Hotel *****
Abba Garden Hotel ****
Hotel Upper Diagonal ****
Hotel Pedralbes ***

You can locate all these hotels in the following map, where the conference venue is also shown: map with hotels near the meeting venue.

RESA Torre Girona is a university residence. Despite the low price, the quality of this accommodation is good (although decoration is somewhat spartan). It’s 10 minutes on foot from a metro station that will get you to the city centre in 20 minutes. It’s located in a residential area of the city, not many shops are available close to the residence. If you are interested, you should book this accommodation well in advance, as availability is usually scarce.

We've been able to get a small discount for hotels from the chain Catalonia. Click here to book any hotel from this chain with a 10% discount (note: this is not an affiliate link, we don't get any comission if you use this link). Hotel Catalonia Rigoletto is not far from the conference venue. This chain has many hotels in the city center, from where the conference venue is easy to reach by public transport.

In any case, our recommendation is that you choose the hotel you prefer, and use google maps to check directions from your accommodation to the conference venue. If you want to be in the city center, a good option is the eixample district (more info here).There are many restaurants, shops and tourist attractions in this area, and you can easily reach the meeting venue by public transport.

If you have any questions about your accommodation selection, feel free to drop a message to the meeting local organizers, xavier.tort@upc.edu or lluis.marco@upc.edu.