PALAU CONGRESSOS BARCELONA
The Barcelona Conference Centre has positioned itself as the preferred venue of international firms and organizations looking for a large, versatile, central space in which to hold their events in the Catalan Capital. The 1,000-seat auditorium, 5,600 sq. of multipurpose space, 10 break-out rooms and an impressive terrace with stunning views over the Magic Fountains of Montjuïc and their legendary show of water, light and music are the most distinguishing features of this historical venue. The original building was created for Barcelona’s Universal Exposition in 1929 and housed the Projection Palace. In the 1960s it was converted into the Palace of Nations and the in the 1990s it was remodelled to create the Conference Centre. In 1992 it served as the Press Centre for the Barcelona Olympic Games and replaced the main Opera Hall of Barcelona during its refurbishment. One of its most highly-rated features is its position which, apart from being central, is next to one of the most enchanting sights of the city – the Montjuic Magic Fountains – as well as being surrounded by some of the city’s most iconic buildings such as the National Palace, the Alfonso XIII and Victoria Eugenia Palaces, the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion and Las Arenas shopping mall.
Transportation from the airport
Aerobus is the oficial shuttle bus service that connects Barcelona Airport (terminal 1 and 2) with the city center (Plaza Cataluña) in 35 minutes.
The bus runs every day of the year with departures every 5 minutes.
Ticket Price: 5.90€
Official aerobus website.
The daytime bus 46 leaving from Barcelona-Plaza España destination Barcelona Airport terminals T1 and T2.
They are encompassed within the Barcelona Metropolitan Transport network (TMB) and are a cheap and popular way of transport.
You can pay cash or use an integrated card of transportation from TMB, which allow travel in more than one mode of transportation, such as bus and subway, or train and bus, in a specific time frame.
R2 train line is currently the only line that arrives at the airport from Barcelona or other cities from Catalunya.
But those passengers coming from Estación de Francia (Estació de França) should use R2 Sud line (south) trains to go to any stations of Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona Sants or el Prat de Llobregat.
Ticket price: 4.50€
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Taxis from Barcelona Airport offer their services 24 hours, waiting for passengers at the taxi ranks located in both terminals.
A journey from the airport to the city center usually takes between 20 and 40 minutes, depending on several factors: a ride from terminal T1 will be longer than from T2, the final destination, the traffic conditions and the speed limits in force on the outskirts of Barcelona.