Local Information

The local organizing committee is Teresa Marques (Marie Curie Fellow) and Chiara Valentini (Ramón y Cajal Fellow), Universitat Pompeu Fabra. They can be contacted at: mariateresa.marques [AT] upf.edu and chiara.valentini [AT] upd.edu.

The rest of this page has information about local attractions. For useful general information about visiting Barcelona, see Barcelona Tourist Guide and Trip Advisor . Google Maps provides details for how to get to any of the locations below from any location in Barcelona.

A few key attractions are the following:

In the center:

Maritime Museum (contains exhibits illustrative of Catalan seafaring culture) (open 10-20:00). Av. De les Drassanes.

Mares Museum (Hispanic sculpture and other items collection assembled by Federic Mares (1893-1991)) (open Tue-Sat 10-19:00; Sun 11-20:00). Placa de Sant lu, 5.

Gaudi Architecture (Antoni Gaudi, 1852-1926, was an architect and the best known representative of Catalan Modernism):

La Sagrada Familia (Antoni Gaudi’s unfinished church and UNESCO World Heritage Site) (Nov-Feb 9-18:00/March 9-19:00/ April to September: 9: 20:00/ October 9-:19:00). Carrer de Mallorca, 401. Advisable to book online.
Casa Mila (or La Pedrera) (modernist building and UNESCO World Heritage Site) (Mon-Fri 9-22:00; Sat/Sun 10-14:00). Carrer de Provenca, 261-265,
Casa Batlló (modernist building and one of Gaudi’s masterpieces) (Mon-Sun 9-21.00). Passeig de Gracia, 43.

Catedral Basilica de Barcelona (Santa Eulalia), 14th Century Catalan Gothic Church, (for visiting times, please consult website, as they change depending on when services are held) 5 minute walk from Placa Catalunya. Pla de la Seu.

Catedral del Mar (Santa Maria del Mar), Another 14th Century Catalan Gothic church, about 15 minutes from Placa Catalunya towards the sea. (open 9-13:00 – and 17:00-20:30). Placa de Santa Maria, 1.

Other areas:

Montjuic is a small hill close to the sea and just off the city centre and the area of Poble Sec (in the opposite direction, along the sea and relative to the city centre, from the UPF Ciutadella campus). It is mostly a green space with several sculpted gardens (including the small old and the new botanical gardens), beautiful views of the city and the sea, and it hosts several museums:

Montjuic Castle (old military fortress dating back to 1640) (open 10-18:00), Carretera de Montjuic, 66;

Miró Foundation (Museum of modern art honoring the Catalan artist Joan Miro (1893-1983) (open 10-19.00). Parc de Montjuic.

MNAC (National Museum of Catalan Visual Art) (Mon-Sat 10-20:00; Sun 10-15:00). Palau Nacional – near Placa Espanya.

Parc Guell (park and gardens designed by Antoni Gaudi and UNESCO World Heritage Site) (open 8-18:15). Carrer d’Olot. Beautiful views of the city.