Practical Information

ACTIVA Congresos, Barcelona Spain
Phone +34 933 238 573 (also for the workshop days)
Lunches will be served everyday at Fresc Co Restaurant, a free buffet restaurant next to the venue (Carrer del Carme 16).
You will find in your badge, three coloured tickets, one per day. Each day you must deliver the corresponding ticket to the restaurant cashier. Drinks included are: refreshments and water, a glass of wine or a beer and coffee or tea. Any extra drinks should be paid for separately.
GUIDED TOUR: Sunday, 1st of September, 2013, 16.30-20.00h
Guided tour is included in the registration fee.
  • 16.30h. Departure from IEC (conference venue)
  • Bus jouney to Sagrada Familia
  • Stop at Sagrada Familia and explanations about the church from the façades
  • Bus journey to Park Güell and inside guided visit
  • Bus jorney to the dinner restaurant (back to the city downtown)
WORKSHOP DINNER: Sunday, 1st of September, 2013, 20.00-23.00h
  • Maritim Restaurant - Royal Barcelona Maritime Club
    Address: Moll d'Espanya (Maremagnum) – Barcelona
    Conference dinner is included in the registration fee.
    Metro: L4 (Barceloneta station) Yellow line
    Metro: L3 (Drassanes station ) Green line
  • Extra tickets (50 Euro) for accompanying persons can be purchased at the secretariat desk only on Saturday morning. We need to confirm the final number of guests to the restaurant, on Friday 30. So, if you wish to purchase an extra ticket, please inform us by email before Friday 30, otherwise we will not be able to sell you the ticket on Saturday morning. Payment will have to be made in cash and with the exact amount.


Public transport is the most practical way of getting around the city. The same ticket can be used for buses, tram and metro. Tickets can be purchased at the metro stations and on the buses. The price for a single ticket is 2 Euros.

Pitch 1 The T10 ticket (9.80 Euros) is a multi-person travel card valid for 10 intermodal journeys. The Zone 1 T10 is valid for the main city centre areas and can be used in metro, FGC (FGC run train lines similar to the metro around the city centre) buses, tram and RENFE regional rail. Passengers have 75 minutes between the first and last validation when changing lines or mode of transport. It can be purchased at the entrance to any metro station, at the train station of Airport Terminal 2, and some newsstands. Note that the T10 is not valid for the airbus (bus from the airport)

Besides the single ticket, and the T-10 you have other options:
If you're visiting Barcelona, choose the Hola BCN! 2-, 3-, 4- or 5-day travel card and plan your routes around the city and the metropolitan area on public transport: metro, bus (TMB), urban railway (FGC), tram (TRAM) and regional rail (Rodalies de Catalunya).

  • Two-day travel card that includes unlimited: 13,40 Euros
  • Three-day travel card that includes unlimited: 19,20 Euros
  • Four-day travel card that includes unlimited: 24,40 Euros
  • Five-day travel card that includes unlimited: 29 Euros

For further information:

Taxis can be recognized by their yellow and black paint. They are available at all times either by pre-booking or by hailing them in the street. Taxi from downtown to Barcelona airport takes about 20-30 minutes and costs approximately 30 € one-way.


The airport is located 12 kilometres south of the city and is known as "El Prat", the town where it is located.

    Frequency: every 5 minutes. Daily from the airport, from 06h00 to 01h00. Journey time: In approximately 35 minutes can go or return to either of the Airport Terminals (T1 or T2) comfortably and economically, without having to change stations or stops. The route covers strategic stops in the city. Fare: 5.a90€ (single). 10,20€ (return).
    Line R2 (Nord Aeroport - Sant Celoni / Maçanet Massanes).
    The airport station is situated opposite T2, and is connected to this terminal via an airbridge. There is also a Bus transit service between the Renfe station and T1. Frequency: every 30 minutes. Daily from the airport, from 05h42 to 23h38.
    Journey time: 19 minutes (from Sants Station to the Airport). Fare: 2.00€ (single). 9.80 € (T-10 which includes 10 journeys by train, metro and/or bus integrated fare).
  • NIGHT BUS (NITBUS) The N17 night bus operates from Barcelona Airport to Pl. Catalunya, stopping at Pl. d’Espanya. Frequency: every 20 minutes. Daily from Barcelona Airport, from 21h50 to 04h50. Fare: 2.00 € (single, integrated fare). For further information:
  • BY TAXI You can take them in front of any airport terminal at the taxi stop. The taxis can be easily recognized because all official Barcelona taxis are black and yellow colours, they all have meters and some of them accept credit cards.
  • BY CAR The C-31 Barcelona-Castelldefels road leads to Barcelona Airport, and connects with the C-32 Barcelona-Sitges road. From the Avinguda Diagonal, the Ronda de Dalt and Ronda Litoral ring roads also connect with the C-31. The estimated journey time from Barcelona city centre to the airport is about 20 minutes.


Shops in Barcelona open their doors between 09h00 and 10h00, and generally close for lunch at 13h30 or 14h00. They open again in the afternoon between 16h00 and 17h00 and remain open until 20h00 or 20h30 in the evening.
Nevertheless, it should be noted that many shopping centres and larger establishments do not close at midday. Many shops and all department stores and shopping centres open Saturday afternoons, while all shops close Sundays, except for a few dates when they are permitted to open.
Restaurants normally open for lunch from 13h00 to 15h00 and for dinner from 20h30 to 23h00. In the city centre some restaurants work non-stop.


Electricity is supplied at 220 V – 50 Hz AC


The climate in Barcelona is Mediterranean and mild. Please bear in mind that in August the temperature average is 25ºC (maximum can easily reach 30 ºC)


The phone 112 centralizes all emergency calls. It is unique in the European context and provides immediate response 24 hours a day. Used to allow citizens to request public emergency health services, firefighting and rescue, public safety and civil protection when in an emergency situation.


Mediterranean. Two thousand years of history. Open to every innovation. Welcoming, plural, diverse. A city to live and share.
Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia. Its inhabitants are open and welcoming. The people of Barcelona speak Catalan, their own language, and Spanish.
Almost 4.5 million people live in the Barcelona metropolitan area. The city enjoys a prime location, bathed by the sea and has excellent transport links with the rest of Europe. The Mediterranean and Europe are the defining characteristics of Catalonia.
Barcelona is a modern, cosmopolitan city, but has inherited many centuries of history. Its geographic location and the open character of its inhabitants are the reasons why the city is being culturally enriched all the time.
It has a valuable architectural and monumental heritage, the most splendid examples of which are its Gothic and Catalan Art Nouveau modernism buildings. Five of its buildings have been designated World Heritage Sites. The entire city guarantees that visitors will enjoy taking a stroll around its streets which are replete with charm.
Gaudí is the city’s most internationally renowned and emblematic architect. His buildings are a must-see attraction, in particular, Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell and La Pedrera.
There are many different museums, Museu Picasso, Museu d’Art Nacional de Catalunya, Barça Museum...
Barcelona is an open-air museum. You can visit it by bus, bicycle or on foot, and enjoy its bustling streets. There are many ways to discover the city and a whole host of things to do, for those interested in culture, for those in search of entertainment or for those thinking about where to do some shopping.

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Yours sincerely,

Olga Nunez
ACTIVA Congresos – Technical Secretariat

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