|Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona Conference Centre|
This page provides all of the essential information that you need if you are planning a visit to the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona Conference Centre or CCIB as it is more commonly known.
There are a number of different convention centres in Barcelona. Therefore it is important that you make sure that you have the correct name for the centre that you will be visiting.
|Herzog and Meuron's Blue Building|
The Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona Conference Centre is located in Barcelona's Forum area. The site sits at the end of the long beach, in Diagonal Mar and offers views of the sea. The building sits adjacent to the famous blue building designed by architects Herzog and Meuron.
The nearest Metro is El Maresme Fórum on the (Yellow Line, L4) and is only 5 minutes walk from the metro stop.
CCIB Conference Centre
Rambla Prim, 1 - 17
08019 Barcelona, España
Tel: +34 93 230 1000
Fax: +34 93 230 1001
Metro: El Maresme Fórum (Yellow Line, L4)
There are 3 main ways to get to the conference centre from Barcelona Airport
1) Aerobus (Express bus service) and Metro
You catch the Aerobus outside of any of the Airports 2 terminals and get off at Plaza Catalunya. From Plaza Catalunya it is necessary to take the Metro - catch the red line to Urquinaona and then the yellow line to El Maresme Fórum.
Travel time approx 1 hour.
Price of Aerobus
Price of single metro ticket €2.00
For more information see our detailed page on the Aerobus
2) RENFE Train and Metro
Catch the RENFE Train from the airport to Passeig de Gràcia and then change at Passeig de Gràcia for the metro (Subway) to El Maresme Fórum. They are both on the yellow line.
Travel time Approx 40 minutes Price €3.80 for RENFE ticket and €2.00 for Metro Ticket Total €5.60 .
For more information see our detailed page on the RENFE airport train
There is a large taxi rank service directly outside the airport. The price to the city centre is around €22.00 plus a small supplement for each suitcase that you have. Travel time approx 25 minutes.
For more information see our page on the Barcelona Taxi service
See our detailed page on Barcelona Airport for more information.
Hotels Within 10 Minutes Walking Distance of Palau de Congressos de Catalunya Conference Centre (CCIB)
|Barcelona Princess Hotel|
The following links are to hotels that are all within ten minutes walking distance of the conference centre.
1) Barcelona Princess Hotel - 4 Star hotel - 1 minutes walk from the conference centre
2) Attica 21 Barcelona Mar Hotel - 4 star hotel - 1 minutes walk from the conference centre
3) Tryp Barcelona Condal Mar Hotel - 4 Star hotel - 10 minutes walk from the cofrence centre.
An apartment offers an attractive alternative to a hotel room for your accommodation when visiting the conference centre.
An apartment can work out at a very competitive rate to a hotel and is cheaper than a hotel if there are more than 3 people in your group. You will also enjoy all the modern conveniences of home with your own private lounge, kitchen and bathroom for the same price as a standard hotel room. See our page on Barcelona apartments for more information.
|Diagonal Mar Centre Comercial|
For more info on the conference centre visit their website:
Attractions Close to the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona Conference Centre
The Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona Conference Centre is situated in the Diagonal Mar area of Barcelona. The major bonus to this location is the close proximity to one of the beach areas in Barcelona.
The Centre is also located directly across the road from the Diagonal Mar shopping centre. This centre has a plethora of shops and restaurants.
The Forum area itself is often the site of recreational events. During the La Mercè Festival in September, concerts and other free activities take place at the Forum. It is also the home of the Primavera and Summercase music festivals.
If you wish to head into the heart of Barcelona's city centre it is best to catch the Metro from El Maresme Fórum. It will take about 10 - 15 minutes to get to the city centre.