Practical Info.

Welcome to Barcelona!

The capital city of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain, with a population of over 1,600,000 people. It is an exciting city overflowing with culture, character and variety, whose architecture ranges from Roman buildings to the modern works of Gaudi, from the windy paths of the Barrio Gotico to the gridded streets of the elegant Eixample district. It sits right on the coast, and is surrounded by mountains.  We recommend you spend at least three nights there to enjoy the many attractions on offer.

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  • Barcelona Airports

Girona Airport

  • is located in a small city near Barcelona,  the Barcelona Bus is the easiest and cheapest way to travel between Girona airport and Barcelona city centre. The company is not owned by Ryanair, but its timetables are tailored the coincide with the arrivals and departures of Ryanair flights. The bus goes directly from the airport to Barcelona Estacio Nord, Barcelona´s main bus station. Journey time is approximately 1 hour 10 minutes. It´s five minutes walk from the metro stop Arc de Triomf (red line 1). A single ticket costs 12 Euros, and a return is 21 Euros. It´s not possible to buy your tickets in advance.

Prat de Llobregat airport’s two adjoining terminals are 12 km (7 miles) south of the city centre.

  • One of the most convenient ways from the airport to the city centre is by Aerobús, which depart every 12 minutes and make various stops, terminating at Plaça de Catalunya. RENFE trains leave the airport every 30 minutes, stopping at Estació de Sants, Plaça de Catalunya, Arc de Triomf and El Clot-Aragó, which all link up with the metro. A taxi from the airport into the city centre costs €18 to €20.

Reus Airport

  • Some low-fare airlines use Reus Airport in place of service to Barcelona, as the city is 75km to the north and can be reached by public and private transport.The airport is now a Ryanair base (since October 2008) and has 2 aircrafts based there (3 from June 2009).There are currently 3 bus routes from the Airport. One bus goes directly to Barcelona, another runs on circuit between the Airport – La Pineda – Salou – Cambrils and back to the airport again. The last route goes directly into Tarragona City.The bus timetables vary slightly throughout the year but the buses are laid on to coincide with the flight arrivals and departures. As there are only a limited number of flights arriving and departing each day, this system works quite well.Some flights are below operate on a seasonal basis & some are Charter flights during the Summer Months.

THE ARENA

For a larger map, click on “view larger map” below

Badalona Arena1The arena is located at Av. Alfons XIII, s/n 08921 BADALONA

The best ways to go to Pavelló Olímpic de Badalona are:

  • METRO – L2 PARAL·LEL / PEP VENTURA (Purple) and get of at GORG station, you can see the arena when you get out of the metro and it is 5 minutes walking.
  • TRAM – Take the line T5 : Glóries – Gorg of Tramvia , you get off at GORG station, from there you can see the arena and is 5 minutes walking.
  • TAXI – from Barcelona center to Pavelló Olímpic de Badalona is 15 mintutes by Taxi and costs around 12 euros.

hiltonTHE HOTEL

The ADCC Barcelona 2009 is very proud to announce that the athletes and the staff are going to stay at the hotel Hilton Diagonal Mar, the hotel is 15 minutes away from the arena and also 15 minutes to Barcelona city center.

If you are coming to Barcelona because of the sun,  the beach is just 100m away and there is an open swimming pool if you don’t want to leave the hotel.

The hotel is at the newest area of Barcelona with many other hotels around and a big shopping mall just in front.

This map have the main hotels around the Hilton Diagonal Mar (F).

See you soon in Barcelona!

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