Barcelona is the capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia in Spain and the country’s second largest city, with a population of 1.6 million within its administrative limits. Its urban area extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of around 4.5 million people, being the sixth-most populous urban area in the European Union after Paris, London, Madrid, the Ruhr area and Milan.
Barcelona is one of the world’s leading tourist, economic, trade fair and cultural centers, and its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world’s major global cities.
The best way to reach Barcelona is by plane, flying to Aeropuerto El Prat.
From the El Prat airport you can reach the Princesa Sofia hotel by bus or by taxi. Please refer to Google Maps transit directions for more details on bus connections.
Other options to travel to Barcelona include to fly to Madrid “Adolfo Suarez” Airport (formerly known as Barajas), go to the Madrid-Puerta de Atocha train station by metro and take a high-speed train (AVE) to Barcelona (2:30 hs approx). More information about the train link can be obtained in the RENFE website.
Further information about travel and getting to the venue can be found at the the hotel’s website for information on how to get to the hotel.