Accommodation and travel


Gran Hotel Princesa Sofia *****, venue of EDULEARN13, offers special rates for EDULEARN13 participants.
The following prices are offered (only for reservations made before 4th June 2013):

  • Single Room: 110,00 €Hotel Princesa Sofia
  • Double Room: 124,00 €
  • Buffet Breakfast included
  • 10% VAT not included
  • City tourist tax (*) not included: 2,48 € per person and night
  • Rates per room and day

If you wish to book your accommodation at Gran Hotel Princesa Sofia, you have two options:

Contact person:
Ms. Carolina Belchi
Booking fax: (+34) 93 330 22 08
Booking email:

Gran Hotel Princesa Sofia *****, Congress Center
Pl. Pius XII, 4
08028 Barcelona (SPAIN)


(*) City Tourist Tax:

Pursuant to the provisions in Act 5/2012 of 20 March on tax, financial and administrative measures and the creation of the Tax on Rooms in Tourist Establishments, published in the Official State Gazette (BOE) number 83 of 6 April (the Official Gazette of Catalonia (DOGC) number 6094 of 23 March), the Tax on Rooms in Tourist Establishments will come into force from 1 November 2012, which will be charged per person and per night in 4* and 4*S hotels at €1.10 and 5* hotels at €2.25 (10% taxes not included), up to a maximum amount of 7 room units per person and is not applicable to minors under 16 years of age.


TRAVEL: Access to the city

by air

Barcelona airport is located in El Prat de Llobregat, 12 kilometers southwest of the city.
A train connects the airport with the railway station, Estació de Sants, every 30 minutes starting at 5:43 a.m. to 10:13 p.m.
The ride takes approximately 30 minutes.
Bus service is also available from the Plaça de Catalunya, departing every 15 minutes all year around. 
Barcelona is connected to Madrid by the Madrid-Barcelona air shuttle service. Flights depart every 30 minutes beginning at 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Barcelona Airport

☎ +34 93 289 38 38.
Main Offices of Iberia
C/ Diputació, 258.
902 400 500

by train

Talgo trains depart from Barcelona to Paris, Geneva, Zurich and Milan from the railway station Estació de França, located at the port.

Other stations with long-distance train service are the Estació de Passeig de Gràcia and the
Estació de Sants (main railway station).

Train Information (RENFE-Spanish National Railroad)
902 24 02 02.

by road

- A–7 (E-15) highway connects the Autopista del Mediterráneo (Mediterranean highway) with France and provides access to the tourist centers of the Costa Brava and Girona province.

- A–2 (E-90) highway connects Barcelona to Zaragoza (Aragón), Madrid and Bilbao in the Basque country.

Maximum speed limits:
120 Km/h on motorways
100 Km/h on main roads
90 Km/h on secondary roads
50 Km/h in the city

By Bus

The old bus station Estació del Nord is the main terminal for regular routes.
Some routes depart from the railway station Estació de Sants and other points.
Bus service also covers the regions of Girona, Tarragona and Lleida.

Estació del Nord. Ali Bei, 80.
☎ +34 93 265 65 08.
Julià Via. Estación de Sants.
☎ + 34 93 490 40 00.

by taxi

Here you can find the phones for some taxi services in Barcelona:

☎ +34 93 358 11 11.
☎ +34 93 330 03 00.
☎ +34 93 225 00 00.


by sea

☎ + 34 902 454 645