Meeting venue, Hotel Barceló Sants

The Hotel Barceló Sants**** is the headquarters hotel for the 13th World Research Conference of the European Association of Palliative Care. It is the most comfortable option since no travel is required for the event. Moreover, you will enjoy a stay in a 4 stars hotel and a splendid buffet breakfast. The hotel counts with 15 function rooms spread over 3,000 square meters that makes it an ideal venue for this meeting. The hotel features a fitness centre for hotel guests, as well as two restaurants, a café, and a bar, offering something for everyone.

With an unbeatable location right by excellent transport links, state-of-the-art event spaces, and its space-themed, minimalist atmosphere, the Hotel Barceló Sants stands head and shoulders above the rest.

Sants Railway Station, the heart of the Sants-Montjuïc district: Overlooked by the busy Sants Railway Station, one of the largest connection and transport hubs in Barcelona, Sants is an urban district that was planned with business, entertainment, and shopping in mind.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any more rooms available at the Hotel Barceló Sants.However, we invite you to use the bed bank site where you will find an extensive offer of accommodation in the city.Explore all the hotels and take advantage of preferential rates!

Top attractions close to Hotel Barceló Sants


Airport ‘Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat’

The Barcelona International Airport is located 12 km southwest of Barcelona. There are two airport terminals: Terminal T1 is the main terminal, whilst the second, Terminal T2, serves mainly low-cost carriers. The C-31 is the main road directly connecting the airport with the city. The approximate journey time from the airport to Hotel Barceló Sants is 20 minutes, depending on traffic.

There are a variety of public transport options for going to or from the airport. However, they vary widely in convenience, efficiency, and schedule, so plan your trip accordingly. In particular, your options are more limited if you have a very early or very late flight. From the airport, you can reach the city center either by taxi or public transport (metro, bus, train).

The railway network line R2 Nord connects Terminal T2 with the Central Railway Station ‘Barcelona-Sants’. There is a complimentary shuttle bus from Terminal T1 to Terminal T2. The train operates every 30 minutes, approximately from 6.00 to 23.00 h. The travel time is less than 30 minutes. A single ticket (4,60 €) can be used for the entire trip.

More information: Rodalies de Catalunya

The Aerobus (express bus service) connects Terminal T1 (Aerobus A1) and Terminal T2 (Aerobus A2) with the city in approx. 30 minutes, 365 days a year, from approx. 5.00 to 24.00 h. The Aerobus A1 operates every 5/10 min and the Aerobus A2 every 10/20 min. Aerobus tickets cost 6,75 € one way and 11,65 € round trip.

More information: Aerobus Barcelona 

Metro Line L9 Sud connects the Barcelona International Airport with the Barcelona metro network. The subway station to the venue is ‘Sants-Estació’, subway line 3 (green) or line 5 (blue). A special ticket (5,15 €) must be purchased to leave the airport and use the metro network. More information: Barcelona Metro

You can find taxi points in front of both terminals T1 and T2. The transfer by taxi from the airport to the city takes approximately 20/25 minutes depending on traffic. The cost is between 25/30 € depending on the time of day.

Public transportation passes

Multiple public transportation passes can be bought in all metro stations. Passes can be used for both the metro and bus network. The most popular pass is the ten-ride card called ‘T-Casual’. With a T-Casual card, you may use several subway lines or buses if less than 1h15m have passed since you went through the turnstile. The current price for a single-ride ticket is 2,40 € and 11,35 € for a T-Casual card.

Barcelona travel cards (Hola BCN!)

These cards allow unlimited journeys on Barcelona public transport over 2, 3, 4, or 5 consecutive days on a single ticket. They also include subway journeys between the airport and the city centre. More information is here.

Metro network opening hours

  • Monday to Thursday       05.00-24.00
  • Friday                                 05.00-02.00
  • Saturday                             24 hours
  • Sunday                               05.00-24.00

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Open from Monday to Friday 8.15-14.00 h.

Major credit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants, shops, taxis, etc.

Euro (€)

220 volts and 50 Hz. European system of round pins with two holes.

Registration desk in the venue.

Barcelona is a safe city; however, pickpockets may be around the airport, trains and underground stations, and tourist areas. Do not leave your valuables unattended.

Monday to Saturday 10:00-20:00 h.

Barcelona taxis are black and yellow and show a green light when available. They charge the amount indicated on the meter. Payments by credit card are accepted. Please note there is a fee of 2,50 EUR to pick up a taxi from the train station.

Phone: +34 933 222 222 (24h service)

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Official VAT is charged at all prices and rates. Neither the Organization nor Bco Congresos accepts responsibility due to an official increase of VAT determined by the Spanish government.

The first week of May in Barcelona: average maximum temperature 24° C, average minimum temperature 17° C.