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Palacio de Congresos de Barcelona

Congress Venue

Barcelona, one of the most dynamic and modern European cities, occupies a strategic position as capital of a Mediterranean region. It is very well connected by several transport systems

Montjuïc, the historic venue, constantly renovated, includes the Barcelona Congress Centre. This flexible complex combines the elegance of halls built at the start of the 20th century with a modern infrastructure which adapts to all types of events.

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Palau de Congressos de Barcelona (Fira de Barcelona) – M1

Avda. Reina Maria Cristina s/n

08004 Barcelona

Lat/Lon Coordinates

41.37237, 2.15170

How to get there

By air: More than 80 European cities have direct flights to Barcelona, with a daily frequency in many cases. There are also flights from many cities of North and South America, Africa and Asia. The Barcelona-El Prat International Airport is at a short distance from Barcelona. It is linked to the city centre by rail (Sants and Catalunya Stations), every 30 minutes, and by bus, every 15 minutes, with several stops in the city, including Plaça d’Espanya, which is the closest stop to the Congress venue and some of the main hotels.

By rail: International direct lines to Barcelona-Sants Station come from the main European cities. There are also many trains from Madrid, some of them overnight. From Barcelona Sants there is metro line (green) direct to Plaça d’Espanya.

By road: Motorway A-17/7 from La Junquera (at the French border) links up with the French motorway network. Motorway A-7 to the west and south connects Barcelona with the rest of Spain. Motorway A-2 connects motorway A-7 with the south entrance to Barcelona: Diagonal Avenue

Taxi service: Taxi service is available 24 hours a day and it is located at the exit of the airport main building and also out of the train station. Taxis in Barcelona are easily recognizable by their colours (yellow and black). They are equipped with official taximeters and fares are charged in Euros. There is usually a supplement for luggage loaded in the back trunk of the car. A taxi from the airport costs an approximate amount of 25,00-30,00€, depending on the traffic conditions.

Transportation within the city

Barcelona enjoys an excellent public transport system, served by a network of buses, the metropolitan subway and a large number of taxis. The nearest subway station to Palau de Congressos (Congress venue) is Plaça d’Espanya (line 3 – green and line 1 - red)