Getting a visa to visit Spain
- - People living on the countries of the Schengen area can enter Spain with their passport.
- - Countries like the USA or Canada have bilateral agreements with Spain, allowing their citizens to visit Spain without visa.
- - People from other countries may need a short stay visa.
For more information, please visit the Spanish Foreign Ministry website or check with a local Spanish consulate about visa requirements for your country of residence and/or nationality.
The OpenMPCon/IWOMP events are hold in the UPC/BSC Campus, Jordi Girona street, 1-3, 08034 Barcelona. See the location on the map.
How to get here
From the Airport
Barcelona airport (El Prat) is at 12 Km from the city, on the south side. More information about Barcelona Airport - El Prat and at AENA.
You have several options for getting from the Barcelona Aiport to the UPC/BSC Campus:
From both Terminal 1 (T1) and Terminal 2 (T2), you will find taxis collecting people in the arrivals zone. You can check fees at AMB Taxi.
If you rent a car from the Airport, please leave "El Prat de Llobregat" and take the highway C-32B. Continue along this route and head towards Ronda de Dalt / Lleida / Girona. When getting closer to Barcelona, take route C-32 passing close to Cornellà de Llobregat and l'Hospitalet. Take B-20 and then the Exit 10 to "Carretera d'Esplugues". Take the street "carrer del Gran Capità" and turn left towards Jordi Girona street. You will be in the south side of the UPC/BSC Campus.
There is a direct connection from the Airport to the UPC/BSC Campus: Take the Line 9 (L9). You will exit the metro at the last station ("Zona Universitària") and have a 5 minutes walk to the Campus.
The RENFE suburban station is situated opposite of Terminal 2 (T2), and it is connected to this terminal by an airbridge. There is also a Bus transit service between the rail station and Terminal 1 (T1). From the airport to Barcelona Sants, there is approximately a 25 minutes journey. From this station, take the L3 (green line) towards "Zona Universitària". You can get out of the metro in "Palau Reial" or the at the last station ("Zona Universitària"). You will have a 5-minutes walk to arrive to the UPC/BSC Campus, facing north.
By bus (aerobus):
Airport stops: Bus stops at Terminal 1 (T1) and Terminal 2 (T2)
Barcelona Downtown stops: Aerobus ends at Plaça Catalunya (city center). Once there, you can take the Metro L3 (green line) to "Palau Reial" or "Zona Universitària" stations. You will have 5 minutes walk to the Campus.
From the City Center
Campus Nord of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya is located at the North-West corner of the city, at the end of the L3 Metro line (green line). In order to reach the Campus by public transport, it is advisable to use the Metro. There are two stations near the Campus, "Palau Reial", and "Zona Universitària", both on L3.
Residència Universitària Torre Girona (on Campus)
Psg. dels Til·lers, 19 - 08034 Barcelona
Phone +34 93 390 43 00 - FAX: +34 93 205 69 10
Other university residences in Barcelona: RESA.
Hotel Bonanova Park (close to the Campus)
c/Capità Arenas, 51 - 08034 Barcelona
Phone: +34 93 204 09 00 - FAX +34 93 204 50 14
Hotel Atiram Arenas (close to the Campus)
c/Capità Arenas 20 - 08034 Barcelona
Phone: +34 93 280 03 03 - FAX: +34 93 280 33 92
Hotel Sansi Pedralbes (close to the Campus)
Av. Pearson 1-3 - 08034 Barcelona
Phone: +34 93 206 38 80 - FAX: +34 93 206 38 81
AC Hotel Victoria Suites (close to the Campus)
Avda. Pedralbes 16 bis - 08034 Barcelona
Phone: +34 93 206 99 00 - FAX: +34 93 280 5267
Hotel Madanis and Madanis Liceo (20 minutes walking from Campus)
Riera Blanca 10 - 08903 Barcelona
Phone: +34 93 447 00 06
Hotel Catalonia Castellnou
C/ Castellnou 61 - 08017 Barcelona
Phone: +34 93 203 05 50
C/ Pintor Fortuny 9 - 08001 Barcelona
Phone: +34 93 302 48 12