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Meteoroids 2007

an international conference at the

Cosmocaixa Museum

organized by the

Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya

Barcelona, Spain

June 11-15, 2007


CosmoCaixa, the new Museu de la Ciència established by Fundació "la Caixa", is located at 47-51, Carrer Teodor Roviralta, in Barcelona's Sarrià St. Gervasi district. For more details please read the directions given below or visit the CosmoCaixa homepage that gives you the exact location.

Some additional useful hints


1) Getting from the Airport to St Jordi’s: (a) Take Train at Airport to Sants Estació. (b) There, take Bus number 32 (see map). 2) From St Jordi’s to CosmoCaixa (Conference site): take Metro (Tibidabo Line) at Pça Molina (see map) and follow directions, or either walk directly (I’ve done it in less than 30’).  3) From St Jordi’s to Pça Catalunya and Ramblas: take Metro (Sarrià Line) at Muntaner (see map).  4) From the Airport to the other Residences: (a) Take Train at Airport to Pça. Catalunya (or either to Sants Estació). (b) There, take some Metro. With at most one additional change of line you’ll reach any of the Residences.

Where to eat near CosmoCaixa and in the city center

A list of restaurants, cafeterias, bars, and hotels closest to CosmoCaixa is available here. Find in this map the location of a few of them. CosmoCaixa Museum is here marked as "Museu de la Ciencia"

Here you’ll find a non-exhaustive list of restaurants in the city center where you can have a nice meal for less than 15 euros. You may ask for the set menu called "menu del dia" which consists of a first course, a second course, bread, wine, and dessert or coffee (sometimes the “menu” is only served at midday).




Barcelona is not a dangerous city, but there are quite a lot of pickpocketers and muggers active, especially downtown (Les Rambles, Barri Gòtic, etc.), at tourist attractions and places like train or metro stations, or at the airport. Please just pay a bit of extra attention to where and how you're carrying your wallet, bag or backpack, and this will spare you the ordeal of having your documents or money stolen, or your camera or notebook. A significant percentage of scholars visiting universities in Barcelona have suffered from this plague. None of them got actually injured, however. Please keep an eye on those items while you're walking in the street or sitting in public places. Don't do things like leaving sensitive items on the floor or on a chair while drinking something at a bar or on a terrace. You don't need to get obsessed with that, just a bit careful!


In case of emergency, you can call the central alarm number 112, which is free from any phone. Other numbers are: Health Emergency: 061, Police: 091, City Police: 092, Fire Brigade: 080.



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