BARCELONA Useful Information
Barcelona is a modern and cosmopolitan city. The documented history of the city dates back to the founding of a Roman colony. Modern Barcelona experienced spectacular growth and economic revival at the onset of industrialization during the second half of the 19th century and today is an important cultural centre.
Barcelona enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and warm summers. It is a coastal city and has over four kilometers of urban beaches and large areas of nearby forest.
The city has an enormous number of sites and tourist attractions worth visiting. The old city (Ciutat Vella) offers the visitor a wide range of routes to follow and reconstruct the history of Barcelona by starting at the Roman walls, moving to the medieval streets of the Gothic Quarter and going to the popular promenade know as La Rambla. Barcelona is best known for its architectural treasures, featuring many unique buildings from the "Modernist" period, seven of which have declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
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HOW TO GET AROUND?
Transport from Barcelona-El Prat Airport to City Center
Barcelona-El Prat airport is located just 12 kilometers from the city. The airport has two terminal buildings: T1 and T2. Barcelona airport follows the criteria of terminal used by company, regardless of the destination or origin of the flight, so flights may depart from either of the two terminals.
Transfer options from El Prat Airport to Barcelona CIty Centre and Poblenou campus
By train (Renfe)
The train service operates from terminal T2. From T1, there is a shuttle bus service linking the two terminals.
Take the train to Passeig de Gràcia station (city center). The journey takes 30 minutes and the ticket is bought at the train station paying in cash or by credit card.
From the train station at Passeig de Gracia to Poblenou campus, take the metro, L4 (yellow line), at Passeig de Gràcia station and stop at Urquinaona station (one station), change to L1 (red line) from Urquinaona station to Glòries station. The journey takes around 20 minutes. From here to the campus, 3 minutes walking.
By Bus (Aerobús)
Aerobús is a bus service that connects the Barcelona airport with the city centre. The journey takes 35 minutes and the ticket can be bought on the bus in cash.
Take the Aerobus in front of your arrival terminal (T1 or T2) and stop at Plaça Catalunya bus stop (end of the lines and city center).
From Plaça Catalunya to Poblenou campus, take the metro, L1 or red line, and stop at Glòries station. The journey takes around 10 minutes. From here to the campus, 3 minutes walking.
TIP: From the city center to the airport, bear in mind the departure terminal of your flight and take the Aerobús, line A1, to terminal 1 or Aerobús, line A2, to terminal 2.
In Barcelona, taxis are black and yellow. They may be ordered by phone, found at authorized taxi rank or flagged down in the street. Taxis must usually be paid in cash although some accept credit cards.
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