Accommodation & Venue

On hotels, languages, the venue and getting there

Simultaneous translation: English, Catalan & Spanish

The GEN Summit working language is English. All sessions in the main theatre will also have simultaneous translation into Spanish and Catalan.

Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona

CCCB Foyer

 The summit will be at Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona (CCCB), just off Las Ramblas, in Barcelona. It is a meeting place for dialogue between academia and citizens; a platform for innovation on the part of groups and creators, and a laboratory open to the cultural change underway.  We are pleased to return to the CCCB for the GEN Summit 2015. 

CCCB Location

C/ Montalegre 5, 08001 Barcelona

Getting to the CCCB

Metro: lines 1, 2 and 3 (Catalunya and Universitat)

Transport Barcelona

Bus: 7, 9, 13, 14, 16, 17, 20, 24, 37, 41, 42, 50, 54, 55, 58, 59, 62 63, 64, 66, 67, 68, 91, 120, 121, 141, H12, Aerobús

 FGC: L6, L7, S1, S2, S5, SS5 

Car parks: Plaça Castella, Carrer dels Àngels, Plaça Catalunya


Getting to Barcelona

Barcelona-El Prat airport is situated 14 km away from the city centre. The airport bus, Aerobύs, departs T1 every 5 minutes and T2 every 10 minutes and takes approximately 35 minutes to get to Plaça Catalunya in the centre of Barcelona. The cost is €5.90 one way and €10.20 for a return ticket.

A taxi from the airport to the city centre costs around 25 euros.

More information about getting to and from Barcelona, plus airport information can be found at: www.barcelona-airport.com

About Barcelona

Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain, situated on the East of the country, on the Mediterranean sea. It is a leading touristic and economic city in Europe. It is known as a cultural centre with entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts.

For more on Barcelona:

-        The offical tourism page

-        Barcelona.com

-        Time Out Barcelona 

-        BBC Travel and Lonely Planet

Credits: Head picture by Moyan Brenn on Flickr