|Palau de Congressos de Catalunya|
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The Palau de Congressos de Catalunya, otherwise known as El Palacio de Congressos de Cataluña is on the North Eastern side of Barcelona on Avenida Diagonal. Avenida Diagonal is a large road that runs right across the whole of Barcelona. The centre is located in up-town Barcelona, close to the Camp Nou football stadium and right next to the large Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I hotel. The nearest Metro Zona Universitaria on the (Green Line, L3) and is only 5 minutes walk from the metro stop.
Palau de Congressos de Catalunya
Avinguda Diagonal, 661-671
08028 Barcelona, España.
Tel: +34 93 364 4400
Fax: +34 93 364 4401
How to get to Palau de Congressos de Catalunya
Metro: Zona Universitaria (Green Line, L3)
Hop on hop off sightseeing tourist bus stop
Nearest stop for Palau de Congressos de Catalunya is "Plaça Pius XII, Palau Reial i Monestir Pedralbes" with the Barcelona City Tour "hop on hop off" sightseeing bus
Diagonal / Complex Esportiu Universitari: 54, 67, 113
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 Plaça España. From Plaça España it is necessary to take the Metro - catch the green line from España to Zona Universitaria.
Travel time approximately 50 minutes.
Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €5.90
Metro Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €2.40
Airport express bus Aerobus
2) RENFE Train and Metro
Catch the RENFE Train from the airport to Barcelona Sants and then change at Barcelona Sants for the metro (Subway) to Zona Universitaria. They are both on the green line.
Travel time approximately 40 minutes.
RENFE Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.60
Metro Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €2.40
Airport Train - R2 Nord RENFE train
There is a large taxi rank service directly outside the airport. Travel time approximately 20 minutes.
You can find more information on our Taxi service page.
Taxi fare: €30.00 - €40.00
Hotels Within Ten Minutes Walking Distance of Palau de Congressos de Catalunya Conference Centre
|Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I|
The following links are to hotels that are within ten minutes walking distance of the conference centre.
1) Hotel Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I - 5 Star hotel - 1 minutes walk from the conference centre
2) Husa Lilla - 4 star hotel - 10 minutes walk from the conference centre
3) NH Stadium Independent Review of NH Stadium Hotel, Barcelona, Spain - 3 Star hotel - 10 minutes walk from the conference 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 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 the modern conveniences of home with your own private lounge, kitchen and bathroom for the same price as a standard hotel room.
How to book an apartment for your visit.
For more info on the conference centre visit their website:
Website: Congressos de Catalunya
Attractions Close to the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya Conference Centre
The Palau de Congressos de Catalunya Conference Centre is located at the top end of Barcelona's financial and business district. It is a ten minute walk from Barcelona FC's Camp Nou stadium.
Close to the stadium you will also find many restaurants, cafes and a shopping centre. If you do not wish to take the walk, you can catch the Metro two stops, from Zona Universitaria to Maria Cristina.
Due to the congress centre location in the financial district, it is necessary to catch the Metro to head into Barcelona's city centre and the tourist attractions. A Metro journey to the heart of the city centre will take approximately 20 minutes.