MODNET Barcelona Conference
3-7 November 2008.
Final Conference of the research training
network in Model Theory MODNET
MODNET is an FP6 Marie Curie Research Training Network in Model Theory and its Applications, funded by the European Commission under contract number MRTN-CT-2004-512234
The conference venue is located at the fourth floor of the Facultat de Filosofia of the University of Barcelona. It is located in the Raval quartier, in the center of the city (see the University centers' map).The address is: street Montalegre 6.
Here is a convenient map for locating addresses in Barcelona. For a general map of Catalunya see the hypermap.
Transportation: The methods of transportation are described at: http://www.spanish-fiestas.com/barcelona/transport.htm
Here are the most important points:
The transportation company in Barcelona is called Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) and it operates metro, buses, RENFE trains, and touristic buses.
The most convenient way for moving around Barcelona is to use the metro. You can buy a multiple-trip T-10 ticket, which costs 7.20 Euros (for Zone 1, which most likely covers all the places you might want to go) and it can be used in metro, buses, and RENFE trains (but not in Aerobus, nor in touristic buses). Here you can find a map of the metro. Metro stations close to the conference venue are Catalunya (lines 1 and 3), Liceu (line 3), and Universitat (lines 1 and 2).
The most usual transportation method to and from the airport is taking the Aerobus. There are a couple of stops with the sign of Aerobus right outside the terminals. The route is Airport - Plaça Espanya - Plaça Catalunya, and reversely, the single trip costs 4.05 Euros, and you purchase it from the driver when you enter the bus. Taking a taxi costs 20-25 Euros from the airport to Plaza Catalunya. One can also use the RENFE trains (follow http://www.spanish-fiestas.com/barcelona/airport-transfers.htm) or the city buses (follow directions from the TMB site).
In Barcelona there are plenty of attractions to visit, and places to dine. These are best described in links such as: http://www.spanish-fiestas.com/barcelona/gaudi.htm or http://www.barcelona-tourist-guide.com/en/general/barcelona-tourist-attractions.html.
The city center, Barceloneta, Vila Olímpica, and Gracia are typical areas for spending your evening, to mention a few. There is a touristic bus going on three routes that offers you an overall impression of the city. The touristic bus has the advantage that you can get on and off your journey as many times as you like.
If you are planning to visit art places, you can purchase the Art Ticket.
Visit the web site of the City Council for complementary information. Or enjoy a virtual flight over the city.
Barcelona weather is usually mild, but sometimes air coming from the north arrives down here. See current weather, radar, and Meteocat.
Although Barcelona is a quite safe city, one should be aware of potential pickpocketing. To avoid any unfortunate incidents, please NEVER leave your items (such as cell phone, camera, purse, laptop, etc.) unattended or easily targeted. Taking simple advices, such as keeping your wallet in the front pocket, or hanging your bag on the shoulder but around the neck, would suffice. You are not in any danger, just be cautious.