Barcelona and the conference venue

The city

Capital of the autonomous region of Catalonia and a major port, Barcelona is Spain’s second largest city, a bustling, modern metropolis of over 4,000,000 inhabitants. Its Roman and medieval remains, the iconic works of Gaudi, its attractive seafront, beaches, shopping and dining opportunities also make it a favourite tourist destination.

Information about Barcelona 


Main conference venue - Barceló Hotel Sants

The 4 star Barceló Hotel Sants is very centrally situated in Barcelona, a short metro or tram ride from the historic centre. There are direct buses (25-30 minutes) and trains (20 minutes) to the airport.
Visit our accommodation page to view special delegate rates at the Barceló Hotel Sants.

Address: Barceló Hotel Sants, Pl. dels Països Catalans s/n. 08014, Barcelona
Telephone: +34 93 503 5300
Nearest metro: Sants - green line 3 / blue line 5
Location map

Official Reception -  Palau Reial de Pedralbes

The Official Reception will be hosted by the Generalitat of Catalonia and the Diputació of Barcelona. It will take place at 20h00 on Monday 21 June 2010 at the Palau Reial de Pedralbes (Royal Palace of Pedralbes) which is also the new headquarters for the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean.

Address: Avinguda Diagonal 686, Barcelona
Telephone: +34 93 280 1364
Nearest metro: Palau Reial (green line 3)

Gala Dinner - Maritime Museum of Barcelona

The Gala Dinner will take place on Tuesday 22 June 2010 from 20h00 in the Marqués de Comillas Hall of the historic Maritime Museum, located in Barcelona’s Royal Shipyards, on the city's waterfront and at the foot of the Montjuïc mountain.



Address: Av. Drassanes, 08001, Barcelona
Telephone: +34 93 342 9920
Nearest metro: Drassanes (Portal de Santa Madrona exit) - green line 3
Bus lines: 14, 18, 36, 38, 57, 59, 64 and 91
Car parking: Drassanes and Moll de la Fusta