TBTN:Logistics

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Event Venue

Barcelona Tech University North Campus in the Agora Room (B3 building)
The building is located in a grid of campus buildings, off of Carrer Santa Maria Cervello. If you are arriving by metro, the metro is located on Carrer de Jordi Girona. See the map below for further instructions.
Tel: +34 93 401 62 00
Barcelona Tech University North Campus map in which we have pointed out key buildings for the APC events.

Please note that lunch and coffee will be provided during the meeting.

Getting to the venue

  • For those coming from Casa Felip Neri, it is quickest to walk to the venue. It is 1.5 km away.
  • For those coming from Investigadors, take the L3 line from Liceu metro station as we have indicated in the logistics advisory.
  • For those coming from Torre Girona, I've pointed out your location on the map. It is walking distance to the venue.

Here is a useful website if you need further directions on how to navigate in the city using public transport: http://www.tmb.cat/en/atencio-al-ciutada. Scroll to the bottom to "Going to/where am I" and you can input the address of where you are and where you want to go, and it will give you a route. You can also use Google maps for this.

Accommodation

Accommodation has been arranged at the following 3 venues for participants. Availability is limited. Click [ https://www.upc.edu/sri/congress/accomodation-upc-barcelonatech/hotels_in_barcelona here] for more recommendations.
Residencia Investigadors This is a UPC residence, in the heart of Barcelona, close to the attractions. It is easily accessible by subway.
Email: investigadors@resa.es
Rates:
Single Room - from 55.00 €
Double room (single use) - from 72.00 €
Double (double use) - from 84.00 €

Torre Girona This is a UPC residence, walking distance from the venue.
E-mail: torregirona@resa.es
Rates:
Single room - prices from 45 €
Double space room(single use) - prices from 55 €
Double space room (double use) - prices from 65 €

Casa Felip Neri This is a UPC residence, walking distance from the venue.
Tel.: (+34) 686076732 Rates (including breakfast):
Single room with private bathroom - 36 €
Single room with shared bathroom - 29 € Double room with private bathroom - 68 €
Double room with shared bathroom - 56 €

International Travel

Please call your airline or access its website before you travel to request your seat and meal preferences.
When travelling please remember to bring your passport, a copy of your electronic plane ticket, your letter of invitation, this logistics advisory, and remember to bring your own medication for all your known needs.

Visas and travel insurance

Spain is a Schengen member. Not sure if you require a visa to enter a Schengen country?

In general, Schengen visas requirements are as follows:
- Passport valid for at least 6 months after return date
- Proof of accommodation
- Invitation letter from local host
- Employment letter
- Bank statements
- Valid travel insurance
- Passport photographs
- Airline ticket

As a Schengen member, Spain requires a specific travel insurance to issue a visa. We strongly advise you to double check that your travel insurance matches Schengen requirements. Schengen visa insurance requirements are as follows:
- Medical coverage of at least Euro 30,000
- Must cover emergency medical evacuation and repatriation of remains
- The insurance company must have a representative office in Europe
To meet these insurance requirements, travellers will need to provide a letter from their insurance company that confirms that coverage meets the minimum level of coverage. The duration of coverage will need to match the period of travel stated on your visa.

Airport Transfers

You can take the Aerobus, train or a taxi from the airport to your accommodation. We advise you to take public transport as much as possible. Google Maps gives excellent directions for public transport and provides many options. You can choose which fits your needs best.
Check out your options here.

Local Transport

Participants staying at the Residencia d'Investigadors are a 25-minute commute by subway from the venue.
How to get to the venue from Residencia d'Investigaodrs? The station closest to the residence is Liceu. Take the L3 (green line) towards Trinitat Nova. Ride the Metro for 9 stops (12 min.) to Palau Reial. From here, the venue is a 5-minute walk.

We recommend that participants purchase a T10 Travel Card.The T10 Zone 1 travel card costs €10.30. Each trip lasts for 1 hour and allows you to use unlimited buses and subways within this hour. This ticket is the one most used on a tourist visit since it covers the city centre area where most of the tourist attractions are.

Map of all public transport in Barcelona can be found here.

Dietary, health, and other special requirements

If you have any special dietary or health requirements, please make sure it is brought to the attention of alexandra@apc.org.

Local Currency and Foreign Currency Exchange

The currency in Barcelona is Euro. The exchange rate is 1 USD = 0.72 Euro.

Electricity

Electricity supply is 220 volts throughout Spain with 2 pin wall sockets.

Weather

Barcelona is positioned on the Mediterranean and, as a result, it experiences a moderate climate all year long. June is one of the summer months in Barcelona and therefore enjoys some of the best weather of the year with pleasant temperatures and abundant sunshine throughout. Light summery clothes will be sufficient as the average daytime temperatures are around 24°C (that is about 75°F), whereas the average minimum temperatures tend to drop down to 16°C (that is about 60°F).

Safety

Exercise safety precautions like you would in any big city. Be wary of pickpockets in public places.