VENUE AND TRAVEL
The conference will take place at the Occidental Atenea Mar Hotel in Barcelona, Paseo García Faria 37-47, 08019 Barcelona , Cataluña, España
Barcelona is the capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia in the Kingdom of Spain, as well as the country’s second most populous municipality, with a population of 1.6 million within city limits. Being the sixth-most populous urban area in the European Union after Paris, London, Madrid, the Ruhr area and Milan. It is the largest metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea, located on the coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs, and bounded to the west by the Serra de Collserola mountain range, the tallest peak of which is 512 metres (1,680 feet) high.
It is a major cultural and economic centre in southwestern Europe and has a rich cultural heritage being today an important cultural centre and a major tourist destination. Particularly renowned are the architectural works of Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Domènech i Montaner, which have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The city is known for hosting the 1992 Summer Olympics as well as world-class conferences and expositions and also many international sport tournaments. The city attractions include Barcelona Cathedral, Santa Maria del Mar, Parc de la Ciutadella, Casa Batlló, Palau Nacional, CaixaForum Barcelona, Magic Fountain of Montjuïc, Montjuïc Castle, Camp Nou, Palau de la Música Catalana, Tibidabo Amusement Park, Casa Milà, Park Güell, Sagrada Família, Barcelona Aquarium, Arc de Triomphe and many more.
- Occidental Atenea Mar Hotel in Barcelona, Paseo García Faria 37-47, 08019 Barcelona , Cataluña, España