Getting to the ISPOR 21st Annual European Congress
The ISPOR 21st Annual European Congress will be held 10-14 November 2018 in Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona is the capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, located on the northeast coast of the Iberian Peninsula. The 39.2 square mile city is known for its art, culture and architecture. Home to the Sagrada Familia cathedral and other modernist landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudi, as well as the Picasso Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA), Barcelona is a contemporary city that offers a variety of dining selections and a lively nightlife.
The meeting presentations and the Exhibit- Poster Hall will all be held in the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona, Placa de Willy Brandt, 11-14, 08019 Barcelona, Spain.
Designed by the respected Catalan architect Josep Lluis Mateo, the Convention Centre (CCIB) was built to maximize the use of natural light. Located in the new and bustling Business District of Barcelona, its unique seafront location is complemented by conveniently located hotels and excellent public transportation connections.
From Barcelona Airport:
All detailed information: https://www.tmb.cat/en/visit-barcelona/public-transport/metro-airport
GETTING AROUND THE CITY
Metro, Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat (FGC) and Tram:
Public transport such as the metro, tram and FGC are the quickest, simplest and most convenient way of getting around Barcelona. You can choose from the different ticket types and travel cards.
Metro and FGC:
Barcelona currently has eight metro lines that can be identified by the number and color of the line: L1 (red), L2 (lilac), L3 (green), L4 (yellow), L5 (blue), L9 (orange), L10 (light blue), L11 (light green) and serve most of the city. It also has an urban and metropolitan rail network the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat (FGC), run by the Catalan government, which supplements Barcelona’s metro network. There are three urban lines: L6, L7 and L8.
The metro operates an integrated fare system enabling passengers to obtain a free transfer from one means of public transport to another within a period of 1 hour and 15 minutes. There are different types of travel cards and transport passes in Barcelona that are valid throughout the public transport network (metro, buses, tram and suburban rail), including the T-10 card which is valid for 10 journeys, or day passes (2, 3, 4 and 5 days).
Single Ticket: 2,20€
T-10 Card: 10,20€
Day passes: Click here.
Metro (TMB): Weekdays from Monday to Thursday, Sunday and public holidays: 5am-midnight. Friday and evenings before public holidays: 5am-2am. Saturday and evenings before public holidays on 1/1, 24/6, 15/8 and 24/9: continuous service. 24/12: until 11pm.
Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat (FGC): Weekdays from Monday to Thursday, Sunday and public holidays: 5am-midnight. Friday: 5am-2am. Saturday and evenings before public holidays on 1/1, 24/6 and 24/9: continuous service.
For additional information:
TMB: Tel. 933 187 074 | www.tmb.cat
FGC: Tel. 932 051 515 | www.fgc.cat
The Tram route provides easy access to Barcelona's major industrial areas, shopping centers and residential zones. There are two Tram lines in Barcelona: the Trambaix (T1, T2, T3) which runs from Francesc Macià to the towns of Sant Just Desvern, Sant Joan Despí, Sant Feliu de Llobregat and Cornellà. The Trambesòs (T4, T5, T6) covers a route from the Olympic Village to Sant Adrià de Besòs via the Forum site and arriving to Badalona.
Weekdays from Monday to Thursday, Sunday and public holidays: 5am-midnight. Friday, Saturday and evenings before public holidays: 5am-2pm.
For further information call 900 701 181 or visit http://www.tram.cat/
Barcelona has a service of 11,000 taxis which can be easily identified by their yellow and black livery. A green light on top of the taxi indicates its availability. There is also a service of taxis adapted for people with reduced mobility. For further information, call 932-235-15.
A fleet of over 1,000 fully adapted buses serve all areas of Barcelona. The integrated fare system means that travel cards can be used on the metro, trams, FGC and Renfe trains (zone 1).
Barcelona's bus network operates an integrated fare system enabling passengers to obtain a free transfer from one means of transport to another within a period of 1 hour and 15 minutes. There are different types of travel cards and transport passes that are valid throughout the public transport network (metro, buses, tram and suburban rail), including the T-10 card which is valid for 10 journeys, or day passes (2, 3, 4 and 5 days).
Single ticket: 2,20 €
T-10: 10,20 €
Day passes: Click here
Running times vary according to the bus route. Most services begin at 4.25am and end at 11pm. Average frequency of service is between 20 and 30 minutes at weekends. (The running times and frequency of service are posted at the bus stops). For more information, call 933 187 174 or visit www.tmb.cat
Night Bus Service:
Barcelona has a night-bus service (Nit Bus) which serves most of the city and its suburban area. Most of the night bus services begin between 10.40pm and 11.40pm and end between 5am and 6am. They all stop at, or depart from, Barcelona's Plaça de Catalunya. For additional information about Barcelona's night bus network, methods, prices and times, visit https://en.redtransporte.com/barcelona/nitbus/map.html
A number of hotels in different categories have been pre-booked at preferential rates for the Congress. Rates include breakfast, local VAT and city tax.
Currency: The Euro (€)
Time Zone: Central European
Language: Catalan and Spanish
Electrical Voltage: 230 volts AC
Telephone Country Code: +34 € 93 (B)
Weather: The month of November is transitional; sometimes the temperature exceeds 20 °C (68 °F), with an average temperature of 18–19 °C (64–66 °F) during the day and 11–13 °C (52–55 °F) at night.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO
Barcelona is filled with attractions for every age and interest. Visitors can enjoy the city’s rich history and traditions, art, culture, dining, museums, shopping, night life and more.
Museums & monuments
Sagrada Familia: Gaudí's famous unfinished cathedral. The church is the most visited monument of Barcelona.
La Pedrera: An impressive Gaudí building at the Passeig de Gràcia. Known as “The Stone Quarry,” this free-flowing modernist building was completed in 1912.
Areas to walk & visit
Las Ramblas: formerly the flower market, where visitors can stroll amidst street artists and living statues.
Gothic Quarter: the Barrio Gótico is the medieval center of Barcelona with ancient remains, monuments, museums, a cathedral, and antique dealers.
Port Vell, Barceloneta & Port Olimpic: a coastal area offering seaside dining, beach, water sports, discos and more.
Camp Nou: the excitement of a professional football (soccer) game is easily accessible at the Camp Nou stadium, home to the FC Barcelona football team.
For more highlights of Barcelona visit the official website from the Barcelona at www.visitBarcelona.com