Locations

To keep our tradition of organizing conferences at unique places our workshops will take place at the "IED Istituto Europeo di Design"! Eventually, a World Heritage site will be the home for two conference days: the "Palau de la Música Catalana", an architectural jewel of Catalan Modernism.

Barcelona is a cosmopolitan city and the only major European city with beaches and a harbour in the city center. Flying to Barcelona is easy. Many airlines have direct connections to Barcelona. For further information on how to get to Barcelona, please check WikiTravel. If anything is missing, or you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact us!

Palau de la Música Catalana

palau

The home of the conference will be one of Barcelona's most magnificent buildings – the Palau de la Música Catalana – built in from 1905 to 1908. It was built by the architect Domènech i Montaner and his team of associates. The team included some of the foremost artists of the age, including Pau Gargallo and Eusebi Arnau, who created the sculptures.

The Palau a masterpiece of the Catalan modernist archictecture represents today an essential reference in the cultural and social life of Barcelona as well as an artistic landmark of outstanding beauty and a highly prestigious music venue.

Address

Palau de la Musica Catalana
C/ Palau de la Música, 4-6
08003 Barcelona
Google Maps

Website
http://www.palaumusica.cat/

IED Barcelona

IED-interior

Our workshops will take place at the IED - European Institute of Design located in the quaint neighbourhood of Gràcia. IED has excellent public transport connections via the underground metro system (Metro L3 - Green Line - to Fontana stop) and buses. Several bike hiring stations are located nearby, too.

The IED - European Institute of Design is located in the authentic neighbourhood of Gràcia at walking distance of many emblematic Gaudi's works like Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló and Casa Milà 'La Pedrera'.

Address

IED Barcelona
C/ Biada, 11
08012 Barcelona
Spain
Google Maps

Website
http://iedbarcelona.es/en/

Hotels

Thanks to its popularity as a touristic destination, Barcelona has a wonderful range of hotels on offer. We recommend to stay in the districts Ciutat Vella, Eixample and Born, which are close to the city centre. From these areas, our conference venue, Palau de la Música, is within easy walking distance.

Looking For Accommodation?

We've secured special rates for our attendees in several hotels nearby the conference venue. Please mention that you're booking for Smashing Conference! Rates are valid for 24th - 27th of October 2016. The room rates are limited, so please don't wait too long!

Barcelona accommodation tourist tax

The hotel rates don’t include the tourist tax, depending on the hotel, 10% VAT might be included.

The tourist tax is:

4* Hotels: 1.21 EUR per person and day
3* Hotels: 0.72 EUR per person and day

  • hotel-catalonia-ramblas

    Hotel Catalonia Ramblas

    Pelai, 28
    08001 Barcelona
    4 stars

    Pricing:
    180€ SGL – 200€ DBL
    (+ Touristic tax, 10% VAT included)

    On the web
    http://www.hoteles-catalonia.com/
  • hotel-catalonia-eixample-1864

    Hotel Catalonia Eixample 1864

    Roger de Llúria, 60
    08009 Barcelona
    4 stars

    Pricing:
    130€ SGL – 150€ DBL
    (+ Touristic tax, 10% VAT included)

    On the web
    http://www.hoteles-catalonia.com/
  • catalonia-diagonal-centro

    Hotel Catalonia Diagonal Centro

    Balmes, 142–146
    08008 Barcelona
    4 stars

    Pricing:
    150€ SGL – 170€ DBL
    (+ Touristic tax, 10% VAT included)

    On the web
    http://www.hoteles-catalonia.com
  • hotel-catalonia-passeig-de-gracia

    Hotel HC Passeig de Gràcia

    Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 664
    08007 Barcelona
    4 Stars

    Pricing:
    180€ SGL – 200€ DBL
    (+ Touristic tax, 10% VAT included)

    On the web
    http://www.hoteles-catalonia.com
  • hotel-catalonia-magdalenes

    Hotel Catalonia Magdalenes

    Magdalenes, 13–15
    08002 Barcelona
    4 Stars

    Pricing:
    170€ SGL – 190€ DBL
    (+ Touristic tax, 10% VAT included)

    On the web
    http://www.hoteles-catalonia.com/
  • hotel-catalonia-port

    Hotel Catalonia Port

    Ample, 1
    08002 Barcelona
    4 Stars

    Pricing:
    150€ SGL – 170€ DBL
    (+ Touristic Tax, 10% VAT included)

    On the web
    http://www.hoteles-catalonia.com
  • hotel-catalonia-portal-de-langel

    Hotel Catalonia Portal de l'Àngel

    Portal de l’Àngel, 17
    08002 Barcelona
    3 stars

    Pricing:
    160€ SGL - 180€ DBL
    (+ Touristic tax, 10% VAT included)

    On the web
    http://www.hoteles-catalonia.com/
  • hotel-suizo

    Hotel Suizo

    Placa de l'Àngel, 12
    08002 Barcelona
    3 Stars

    Pricing:
    110€ SGL – 120€ DBL
    (+ Touristic tax, 10% VAT included)

    When booking please state "Smashing Conference"!
    Email: reserve@gargallohotels.es

    On the web
    http://www.hotel-suizo.com
  • hotel-ciutadella-barcelona

    Hotel Ciutadella Barcelona

    Av. del Marquès de l'Argentera, 4
    08003, Barcelona
    4 Stars

    Pricing:
    140€ SGL – 150€ DBL
    (+ Touristic tax, 10% VAT included)

    When booking please state "Smashing Conference"!
    Email: reserve@gargallohotels.es

    On the web
    http://www.hotelciutadellabarcelona.com
  • hotel-del-mar

    Hotel Del Mar

    Plaça Palau, 19
    08003 Barcelona
    3 Stars

    Pricing:
    110€ SGL – 120€ DBL
    (+ Touristic tax, 10% VAT included)

    When booking please state "Smashing Conference"!
    Email: reserve@gargallohotels.es

    On the web
    http://www.hoteldelmarbarcelona.com
  • rentals

    Apartments Friendly Rentals

    Holiday apartments for rent

    On the web
    http://www.friendlyrentals.com/

Travel Directions

By plane

Barcelona is served by Barcelona International Airport in the town of El Prat de Llobregat, about 3 km from Barcelona. The airport is connected to the city by aerobus and taxis.

Aerobus

Aerobus is the bus service that connects the Airport with the centre of Barcelona leaving every 5 minutes, every day of the year. In approximately 35 minutes you can go from, or return to, Airport Terminals (T1 or T2) comfortably and economically, without having to change stations or stops. The route covers strategic stops in the city. The Plaza Catalunya stop leaves you within walking distance from the conference venue district. (Google Maps)

Taxi

A taxi from the airport to the city centre will cost about 25/28 Euros. All cabs are metered with additional charges from the airport and for baggage, which you can find detailed on the right rear passenger window. You will find taxi stops on outside each terminal. Please mind to ask the driver if Credit Cards are accepted before you start the ride.


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