Location and Venue

Location of the conference

TISLR 8 will be held at the Paranimf in the historic building of the Universitat de Barcelona, which is located in the centre of the city. For a detailed on-line map of the city, go to http://www.bcn.es/guia/welcomea.htm.

Campus Plaça Universitat
Gran Via Corts Catalanes, 585
08007 Barcelona

Public transportation
metro L1, L2 (UNIVERSITAT station)
bus9, 14, 24, 41, 50, 54,55, 56, 58, 59, 66, 124

Historic building of the Universitat de Barcelona

In order to access the Paranimf, go to the main entrance of the building. When in the main hall, follow the wide staircase on your right handside and you'll find the registration desk.


Workshop venue

The venue of the TISLR-related "Workshop on the Cross-linguistic Study of Classifier Constructions in Sign Languages" (September 29) will be the Sala Prat de la Riba of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans in Barcelona (Casa de Convalescència building).

It is at walking distance from Plaça Universitat (10' approximately).

Institut d'Estudis Catalans
C. del Carme, 47
08001 Barcelona

In order to reach the Institut d'Estudis Catalans by public transportation:

PLAÇA CATALUNYA (lines 1 and 3)
LICEU (line 3)

Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat:
PLAÇA CATALUNYA (tren de Sarrià)


41, 55, 141 (stop Pl. Catalunya)
14, 18, 59, 91 (stop Rambla)
For more information on public transportation services in Barcelona, visit:

Getting from the airport to the city centre

You can find relevant info about Barcelona airport in its official website. You have four reliable options for traveling between the airport and the city centre: by taxi, Aerobus, train or car. For more details, visit http://www.barcelona-tourist-guide.com/barcelona-airport.html.


You'll find the taxi rank on the left hand side when you leave the airport main exit. The journey to the city centre takes between 20 to 30 min. Expect to pay around 20 Euros for the journey into the centre. There will also be a small additional charge for each bag. You'll find the rates displayed inside the cab.


The aerobus service is a bus service that links Barcelona airport to the city centre. It runs every 15 min. You can catch the Aerobus from the airport and you have stops at Plaça Espanya, Plaça Universitat and Plaça de Catalunya.

Single ticket: 3.45 euros

For timetable information visit the Aerobus website.

RENFE train

The RENFE train service to and from Barcelona airport to the city centre runs approximately every 30 min's to and from Sants or Catalunya, in the centre of Barcelona. The journey is approximately 30 mins. Once at one of these stops you can change for the Barcelona metro.

Single ticket: 2.40 euros For timetable information visit

Car Hire

See this link for information, rates and booking.

Where to eat

Here you are a list of restaurants where you can have a nice meal for less than 15 euros.

It is rather common to have a set menu called "menú del dia" which consists of a first course, a second course, dessert, and sometimes coffee and wine.

La Valenciana Sandwiches and a choice of rich salads and snacks
Address: Aribau, 18

Address: Aribau, 1

Pato Loco
Address: Diputació, 222

Address: Enric Granados, 9

8 i vuit Sandwiches
Address: Floridablanca, 88 Tel: 93.424.19.89 y

Alt Heidelberg German beers
Address: Rda. Universitat, 5 Tel: 93.318.10.32

Address: Carrer de la Diputació, 164 Tel: 93.454.86.13

Baravins French
Address: Comte D'urgell, 196 Tel: 93.451.51.72

Berriketa Euskal Taberna. Basque Restaurant.
Address: Gran via Corts Catalanes, 596 , entre Balmes y Pza. Universitat Tel: 93.342.41.44

Bocatta Sandwiches
Address: Rbla Catalunya, 80 Tel: 934873326

Burger King
Address: Rbla Catalunya, 5 Tel: 93.304.00.23

Ca la Magda
Address: Enric Granados, 10 Tel: 93.451.89.97

Canela Restaurant
Address: Aribau, 14

Can Pep
Address: Muntaner, 124 Tel: 93.323.01.55

Casa Borja Paellas
Address: Arago, 334 Tel:

Cilantro Peruvian
Address: Carrer de Muntaner, 143 Tel: 93.451.75.14

Comme Bio Biological meals/Vegetarian
Address: Gran Via Corts Catalanes, 603 Tel: 93.301.03.76

Country Klan
Address: Carrer d' Aribau, 66 Tel: 93.453.10.19

Crêperie Les 3 Pommes
Address: Carrer Aragó, 150 , esq. Villaroel Tel: 93.451.54.09

Dionisos Greek
Address: Comte D'urgell, 90 Tel: 93.451.54.17

El Glop de la Rambla
Address: Rbla Catalunya, 65 Tel: 93.487.00.97

El Mediévolo
Address: Gran Via Corts Catalanes, 459 Tel: 93.325.34.80

El Mussol
Address: Casp, 19 Tel: 93.301.76.10

El Nou
Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 9 Tel: 93.302.02.75

El Racó (Rbla. Catalunya)
Address: Rbla Catalunya, 25 Tel: 93.317.56.88

El Viejo Pop
Address: Gran Via Corts Catalanes, 635 Tel: 93.302.75.62

Els Barrils
Address: Aribau, 89 Tel: 93.453.10.91

Embruix, 13
Address: Enric Granados, 13 Telf: 93.532.11.25

Address: Pl. Universitat, 1 Tel: 93.451.08.33

Fresc Co Eat as much as you can! Self-service: salads,pasta, pizza, hot dishes...
Address: Rda. Universitat, 29 Tel: 93.301.68.37

Fresc Co Eat as much as you can! Self-service: salads,pasta, pizza, hot dishes...
Address: Valencia, 263 Tel: 93.488.10.49

Fresh & Ready Natural fast food
Address: Pg. de Gracia, 46 Tel:

George & Dragon
Address: Diputacio, 269 Tel: 93.488.17.65

Gino's Bona pasta e pizza!
Address: Rbla Catalunya, 7-9 Tel: 93.317.43.10

Ginza Japanese
Address: Calle Provença, 205 Tel: 93.451.71.93

Julivert Meu
Address: Carrer Bonsuccés, 7 Telf: 93.318.03.43

La Càtedra
Address: Gran Via, 578 Telf: 93.454.84.29

Address: Muntaner, 109 Tel: 93.454.59.25

L'Hostal de Rita Catalan
Address: Aragó, 279 Tel: 93.487.23.76

Address: Muntaner, 108 Tel: 93.323.29.48

La Brochette
Address: Balmes, 122 Tel:

La Flaca Colombian
Address: Carrer de Villarroel, 227 Tel: 93.322.30.63

La Flauta Long and delicious sandwiches
Address: Aribau, 23 Tel: 93.323.70.38

La Gírgola Pizzas
Address: Carrer de Villarroel, 57 -59 Tel: 93.323.62.20

La Gramola
Address: Carrer d' Aragó, 277 Tel: 93.487.42.31

La Gran Bodega
Address: Carrer Rosselló, 282 Tel: 93.457.09.47

La Toscana-Trattoria Ristorante
Address: Calle Mallorca, 235 Tel:

La Vaca Paca Gran buffet
Address: Pg. Gracia, 21 Tel: 93.488.12.82 y 93.488.19.05

La Vall de Boí
Address: Pl. Doctor Letamendi, 37 Tel: 93.323.40.10

Los Conquistadores Peruvian
Address: Carrer del Rosselló, 290 Tel:

Los Locos
Address: Carrer de la Diputació, 200 Tel: 93.451.11.81

Macrobiotic Zen
Address: Carrer de Muntaner, 12 Tel: 93.454.60.23

Marcelino (Enric Granados)
Address: Enric Granados, 41 Tel: 93.453.10.52

Marcelino 2000
Address: Consell de Cent, 236 Tel: 93.453.10.72

Address: Rbla Catalunya, 102 Tel: y

Address: Carrer del Comte D'urgell, 42 Tel: 93.424.04.61

México D. F.
Address: Carrer de València, 329 Tel:

Monserrate Colombian
Address: Carrer de Floridablanca, 130 Tel: 93.325.03.07

O' Retorno Galician
Address: Comte D'urgell, 168 Tel: 93.453.11.04

Pans & Company Sandwiches
Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 39 Tel:

Pelai Tapas, menus and drinks
Address: Calle Pelai, 9 Tel: 93.302.67.83

Pitel.lo Pasta and pizzas
Address: Calle Consell de Cent, 313 Tel: 93.487.68.70 y 93.487.74.29

Address: Enric Granados, 89 Tel: 93.453.10.37

Potala Tibetan
Address: Carrer d' Aragó, 397 Tel: 93.459.28.54

Address: Gran Via de Les Corts Catalanes, 618 Tel: 93.342.41.74

Qu Qu
Address: Pg. Gracia, 24 Tel: 93.317.45.12

Restaurant Koping
Address: Aribau, 14

Rodilla Sandwiches
Address: Rambla de Catalunya, 57 Tel: 93.487.31.47

Address: Consell de Cent, 211 Telf: 93.451.11.38

Address: Carrer de Balmes, 24 Tel: 93.301.54.39

Templo de la Cerveza
Address: Gran Via, 618 Telf: 93.317.09.21

The Philharmonic
Address: Carrer de Mallorca, 204 Tel: 93.451.11.53 y 93.451.50.43

Address: Carrer d' Aribau, 110 , entre Provença y Mallorca Tel: 93.454.89.63

Txapela Basque restaurant
Address: Pg. Gracia, 8 -10 Tel: 93.412.02.89

Address: Mallorca, 211 Tel: 93.453.10.23

Address: Rbla Catalunya, 7 -9 Tel: 93.317.43.10 y 93.317.48.05

Cyber cafés

Pl. Universitat, 1

Easyinternet cafe
Ronda Universitat, 35

Useful Information


Barcelona is not a dangerous city, but there are quite a lot of pickpockets and muggers active, especially downtown (La Rambla, Barri Gòtic, etc.), at tourist attractions and places like train or metro stations, or at the airport. It only takes a minimal effort to pay a bit of extra attention to where and how you're carrying your wallet, bag or backpack, and it spares you the ordeal of having your documents and money stolen, you camera or your notebook. Please keep an eye on those items while you're walking in the street or sitting in public places. Don't do things like leaving sensitive items on the floor or on a chair while drinking something at a bar or on a terrace. Then you'll be on the safe side.

You don't need to get obsessed with this, just a bit careful!


In case of emergency, you can call the central alarm number 112, which is free from any phone. Other numbers:

Deaf participants should know that, if they should get involved in an emergency situation, there exist two special procedures they can resort to:

In both cases, you will receive a quick answer with instructions.

Copies of the standardized fax form (procedure i) and a leaflet with the number codes to be used in the emergency SMS (procedure ii) will be made available at the conference registration desk.