All conference sessions will be held at the University Pompeu Fabra located in the center of Barcelona, very close to one of the largest park of the city.
C / Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27
About the City of Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona is a Mediterranean city located on the Northeast of Spain, very close to France. It is the second largest city in Spain both in size and population. Barcelona is the only European capital with over four kilometers of beaches where you can enjoy the most modern amenities, the beaches are not far form Barcelona's historical and cultural landmarks, and they have opened up our modern and cosmopolitan city to the sea.
The documented history of the city dates back to the founding of a Roman colony on its soil in the second century B.C. Romans, Arabs and Christians passes through the city, The traces of this history and diversity of cultures can be found as you walk through the city. The old town, comprising the Gothic Quarter, the Ribera and Raval districts, and famed for its historical monuments, narrow streets and bohemian atmosphere, is a perfect place for a stroll. A wander through the maze of streets is essential in order to understand the different periods in the history of Barcelona and to admire its finest monuments. Traces of the Roman wall glimpsed between well-preserved Gothic buildings, the remains of the Jewish Quarter, witnesses to the industrial expansion of the 19th century and the design of the 20th. Musicians in the medieval streets provide the ideal accompaniment.
The city also has the biggest selection of modernist architecture: a genuine open-air museum. Most of the buildings, built in this unique style, are in the Eixample, a district planned in 1860 by the engineer Ildefons Cerdŕ which constitutes a unique model of European urban planning. The Sagrada Família, the Casa Batlló, the Casa Amatller and the Casa Milŕ are some examples of this.
Artsist as Miró, Picasso and Dalí have links to this fashionable city. Enjoy the Gothic quarter, the Art Noveau buildings and some world-class museums including the Museu Picasso and the Fundació Joan Miró. Discover the city just walking the streets, stopping at bars and cafes and savoring its imaginative cooking.
There are two official languages spoken in Barcelona: Catalan, generally spoken in all of Catalonia, and Spanish.
In Barcelona mealtimes are usually a little later than in the rest of Europe. Breakfast is between 8 am and 11 am and is similar to other countries on the continent. Lunch is served in restaurants between 1 pm and 3 pm and dinner from 8:30 pm until 10 pm. The working day usually begins between 8 am and 9 am and people break for lunch at 2 pm.
The Euro (€) is the currency of the European Union. You can change money at the city's banks as well as at the exchange booths located in the city center and at tourist sights. Cash machines, which accept most bankcards, are located at the airport and throughout the city of Barcelona.
Although Spain classifies many countries as Visa-exempt it is suggested that you contact the office of the nearest Spanish representative (an Embassy or Consulate) in your country for current information. Your travel agent should also be able to advise you about Visa requirements.
The conference fees will not include provisions for the insurance of participants against personal injuries, sickness, theft, or property damage. This applies to any event held during the conference period. Participants are advised to take out whatever insurance they consider necessary.
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