Barcelona is the capital city of Catalonia with a population of 1.6 million, around 4.7 million in the metropolitan area. Founded as a Roman city, Barcelona has a rich cultural heritage and is today an important economic, financial and cultural center, and a major tourist destination. The University of Barcelona (UB) will host the 15th edition of the Workshop on Information Optics. This event will be held at the Aula Ramon y Cajal (Ramon y Cajal Lecture Hall) of the UB historical main building in downtown Barcelona, just 500 m away from Plaça Catalunya and Les Rambles.


Universitat de Barcelona Historical Building
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 585 (Plaça Universitat)
08007 Barcelona

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How to reach the University from the airport

  • Metro: Line L9S connects terminals T1 and T2 with Barcelona since February 2016. The cost of the ticket is 4.50 €
  • Taxi: There are taxi stands at terminals T1 and T2. Estimated fare is around 30 €. Some surcharges can apply (luggage, etc).
  • Bus: A direct bus service links terminals T1 and T2 with the city center (stops at Plaça Universitat and Plaça Catalunya) in 35'. The cost of the ticket is 5.90 €
  • Train: A commuter train service links terminal T2 with Plaça Catalunya in 40'. The cost of the ticket is 4.10 €

Public transportation

The subway is the most convenient way to travel within the city. Plaça Universitat is served by metro lines 1 (red line), 2 (purple line) and 3 (green line, Catalunya station). Multiple bus lines and commuter trains also serve this area.
Single ticket: 2.15 €. 10 journey card: 9.95 €