Barcelona, Catalonia. July 2013

Travel information


Participants are expected to arrive in the afternoon of Sunday, July 14, and leave in the afternoon of Thursday, July 18.

If you need to arrive or leave on different dates, please let the organizers know as soon as possible. Any extension of the stay beyond the dates covered by the Registration fee will be charged accordingly.

Address of the Conference Venue

The address of Hotel Mon is: Cami de Sant Benet de Bages, s/n. CP: 08272, Sant Fruitos de Bages.

GPS: 41.744669, 1.900313 - Hotel Mon.
GPS: 41.744258, 1.901893 - Monestir de Sant Benet.

Directions to the Conference Venue from Barcelona

From the airport, take the Aerobus to Placa Catalunya (the last stop). Once in Barcelona, you have several options to go to the Conference Venue:

  • By bus: A special free-of-charge bus to the Conference venue will depart on Sunday July 14 at 18:00 h from downtown Barcelona, Placa Catalunya, in front of the Hard Rock Cafe (see map).

    There will also be a bus, free-of-charge for all participants, that will depart on Thursday, July 18, from the Conference venue to downtown Barcelona and the airport.


  • Regular bus lines:

    You may also take a bus with Bages Expres to Manresa from the bus stop at Ronda Universitat in Barcelona.

    The bus leaves on Sundays at 10, 11:30, 15:30, 17:30, 19, 21 and 22:30 and arrives at Manresa in about one hour and ten minutes. It is recommended to confirm the trip at the information number of Bages Expres: (+34) 93 261 58 58. The ticket is bought in the bus, and costs 7,1 euros.

    Once in Manresa take a taxi to Mon Sant Benet (18 euros, approximately).


  • By taxi: About 90 euros (or 76 on a work day, approximately) and 55 minutes from Placa Catalunya. Click here for the source of the estimation.

  • By train:

    Take the train (Renfe-Rodalies train system) from the underground train station at Placa Catalunya, to Manresa.

    The trains to Manresa can also be taken at the Sants-Estacio train station, as well as at the Arc de Triomf and Sant Andreu Arenal train stations.

    The approximate schedule of the trains to Manresa can be found in the website of Renfe (Departure point: Barcelona-Placa de Catalunya, Destination: Manresa). The ticket costs 5,7 euros.

    Once in Manresa, take a taxi to Mon Sant Benet (18 euros, approximately).

City lockers

If your flight arrives early and you wish to spend the day in the city of Barcelona before catching the bus you can leave your luggage in a locker. Here are a few suggestions: