L´Edifici Històric of the Universitat de Barcelona

The conference venue at Plaça d´Universitat, the old historical building of the University of Barcelona, is a design with strong mediaeval influence made by the Catalan architect Elies Rogent i Amat. Although officially opened to the public in 1873, its construction was only completed in 1882, two decades after its start. The slideshow shows images of the façade and the clock tower, the central entrance hall (marked with a blue dot in the map in Gran Via Street),  the Letters Court Yard, the Noble Hall (Paranimf) and the Noble Passage (Passadís Noble), the last of which leads to the Aula Magna (our main conference room on the first floor). At the back of the university building there is a quiet and peaceful botanic garden (see slide show ).

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Reaching  the main conference room and registration desk:

Walk through the central entrance doors on Plaça d´Universitat (left photo below) into the columned entrance hall and climb the stairs on your right towards the back (central photo below), and turn left at the top: the registration desk and Aula Magna will be right in front of you (right photo below).


Food and drink in the university area

A series of attractive and affordable bars and restaurants with lunch menus are directly adjacent to the university building. The following are just a selection:

In Aribau Street: Canela (Catalan fusion, nr 16), La Valenciana (café-restaurant:salads and tapas, nr 16), La Flauta (Catalan fusion, nr 23);

In Enrique Granados Street: La Cordial (tapas and wine, nr 1), Cosmo (café: sandwiches and cakes, nr 3), Fondue (nr 13), DelaCrem (vegan café, nr 15), Flamant (Catalan fusion, nr 23).

In Balmes Street: Ghandi (Indian, nr 21), Cen Focs (Catalan fusion, nr 16).

In Gran Via: Bar Estudiantil (basics: sandwiches and tapas, nr 592)

food map


More foodlinks around the university building.


UPDATED:                 29 September 2017