In a privileged position on the north-eastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula and the shores of the Mediterranean, Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain both in size and population.
The capital of Catalonia is unequivocally a Mediterranean city, not only because of its geographic location but also and above all because of its history, tradition and cultural influences. The documented history of the city dates back to the founding of a Roman colony on its soil in the second century B.C.
Barcelona, more than just a single city, is really a collection of multi-faceted and diverse cities. The Barri Gotic (Gothic Quarter) is the centre of the old city of Barcelona. Modern Barcelona experienced spectacular growth and economic revival at the onset of industrialization during the second half of the 19th century, culminating in its landmark Eixample district, which showcases some of Barcelona’s most distinctive art-nouveau buildings. World famous landmarks are Casa Mila, Casa Batllo and the Sagrada Familia church.
Fabulous architecture, brilliant Spanish cuisine, flamboyant culture and wonderful weather combine to make Barcelona a truly magnificent city. Barcelona is easily accessible from anywhere in Europe with excellent air and rail links.
Palau de Congressos de Catalunya – Catalonia Palace of Congresses
Located in the finanical and business nerve center of Barcelona, the Diagonal Avenue, the Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I Business & City Resort is set in one of the most beautiful gardens in the city. An icon of the complex is the Catalonia Palace of Congresses, a modern structure offering the highest technology equipment and a maximum comfort.
The Palace is composed by different buildings grouped together which lend emphasis to its characteristic design. The main feature is the natural lightness that shines through its many lounges and makes the Palace an ideal place for hosting ENC 2010.
Technical Sessions and the ENC 2010 Industry Exhibition will take place on level 0 and -1 of the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya.
Palau de Congressos de Catalunya
Av. Diagonal, 661 – 671
How to arrive
From the airport: Barcelona Airport El Prat (11 km)
By car/taxi: Coming out of the airport take the B-17, in the direction of Barcelona (5 kilometers), follow the signs for B-20, Ronda de Dalt (blue). Once you are on the B-20, continue straight on until you see the exit sign for “salida” 11 (Les Corts - Zona Universitaria). From this point on you can see the hotel. Continue for 200 meters on the right hand side of the Avenida Diagonal and take the second street to the right that leads you directly to the Hotel. (Overall duration of trip: approximately 15 minutes.)
By train/metro: The train station is located just next to the Airport. Take the train as far as Sants Estació, the city’s main train station. Once you arrive, take the subway train (Metro), Line 3 (green line) and get off at the Zona Universitaria stop (2 minutes walking distance from the Hotel). (Overall duration of trip: approximately 40 minutes.)
By Aerobus: The aerobus, express airport bus service, links the airport with the main areas of interest in the city. The terminal for the Aerobus is just in front of airport itself and it stops at every terminal. In order to get to the Hotel you must get off at the Plaza España stop (first stop within the city). Take the subway Line 3 from here (red line) and get off at the Zona Universitaria station (2 minutes walk from the Hotel). (Overall duration of trip: approximately 35 minutes.)
By limousine: Limousine service from Airport on request (85 € + VAT)
20 minutes from the heart of the city.
10 kilometers from the airport (15 minutes by car)
2 minutes walk to the nearest subway station (Line 3, green), bus and tram.
3 kilometers from the city’s main train station.
5 minutes by car from the FC Barcelona Camp Nou.
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