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Barcelona, Spain : 4 - 6 February 2019

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The conference will take place in the Auditori at Barcelona’s famous science museum, CosmoCaixa. It is among the most famous science museums in Europe as well as one of the largest museums in Barcelona.

CosmoCaixa Science Museum
C/Isaac Newton, 26
08022 Barcelona, Spain

Museum website


How to get to CosmoCaixa:

The nearest metro stop to the venue is Av Tibidado, which is on the L7 (brown) line. The metro journey from the city centre (Plaça de Catalunya) takes just 10 minutes. From Av Tibidado, it is easiest to walk the 900m to the entrance of the museum. Alternatively, you can take the 196 bus to minimise walking time. To plan your journey to CosmoCaixa, we suggest using the official TMB journey planner.

How to find the registration desk:

Aim for the main entrance of CosmoCaixa, which is at Carrer d'Isaac Newton, 26 (see photograph on the right). Enter the museum, go past the info point, and take the stairs on the left to floor -1. The EACR registration desk will be on the right, near the ticket barriers.

Travelling to and from the airport:

There are a few public transport options for travelling from Barcelona Airport into the city centre, starting at €2.20 each way. Full details can be found on the official Barcelona-El Prat Airport website. You can find taxi ranks outside arrivals at the airport terminals, and you can expect to pay €30-€35 to get into the city centre. Ride-sharing services such as Uber and MyTaxi also operate in Barcelona.

Looking for accommodation?

Barcelona has over 1,000 hotels and B&Bs in the city offering rooms in all price ranges and styles, so securing suitable accommodation should not present a difficulty.

The official Barcelona Tourist Board website provides all the information you need to plan your trip to Barcelona and can be found online at

Hotel accommodation search engines will provide competitive prices, see below for some examples. However, it is often worth checking the hotel’s own website or contacting the hotel directly as they may offer special deals to match or improve on the prices provided by online accommodation services.

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