Gravitation and Cosmology Group
Our address is
which you can find in this local map , and you can see right at the center of this photograph. We are in the new wing of the Faculty of Physics
Building. Some of us (with room numbers 4.nn) are in the fourth floor, and
some others (rooms 3.nn) in the third floor.
transportation: Barcelona Airport,
Barcelona Metro, Local
Trains (Renfe), Local Trains
(Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat).
to get here
1. By public transportation
1.1 The most convenient way to come is to take Metro Line 3 (GREEN), towards ZONA UNIVERSITARIA and exit at the
previous to last station, called PALAU REIAL: the department is
in the building across from the exit (Facultat de Fisica i Quimica). The main
entrance to the Facultat is in the small street (Marti i Franquès)
perpendicular to the large avenue (Diagonal) -- see map.
1.2 Once you enter the building you should turn left to a long corridor, and
walk until the end of it. You will see two elevators of the old wing of the
building, which you can take to go to the 4th floor. As you come out, turn
left, enter the new wing of the building and look for a floor plan to locate
your guest's office. If you got lost, go to the 3rd floor and ask the secretaries
of our Department.
To get to a Metro Line 3 (GREEN) station:
From the airport
There is a bus (Aerobus; map here) which takes you downtown from the airport. You
will find the bus stop as you leave any of the airport terminals. It runs
every 10-12 min, approx. Take the bus to PLACA DE ESPANYA (first stop in
town). Once there, look for the metro station; take Line 3 (GREEN) towards
Alternatively, there is a train (Renfe) every 20 min which takes you downtown. The train
station at the airport is close to terminal A, about 10 min. walk from
terminal B (the usual one for EU arrivals) and pretty far away from terminal
C (Barcelona-Madrid shuttle). You want to exit at SANTS ESTACIO. Once there
look for the Metro station, Line 3 (GREEN) towards ZONA UNIVERSITARIA.
The rest is as explained in 1.1, 1.2 above.
If you decide to take a taxi, this may
cost around 30 euros, but it varies depending on traffic.
More useful info about the airport and about travelling from the airport (also here).
From Sants Train Station
Go to the main hall of the station and
look for Metro Line 3 (GREEN).
-Right by the entrance to the Metro there is an information booth
where you can get a free plan of the metro line.
-If you're carrying heavy luggage, you
should be aware that it's a fairly long walk from the hall of Sants Station
to the platform for line 3, through underground corridors with several
stairways and often without lifts nor escalators.
2. By car
The Faculty of Physics is right by the Diagonal Avenue, in the upper part of
the city, on the right sidewalk as you drive towards the city center. There
is a big parking lot (Parc de Bederrida, big empty square in photo), free of charge, behind the Faculty of Physics
building. Once you've parked, enter the building through the entrance in
Marti i Franquès street,
then follow the same directions as in 1.2 above. Beware: you should
never, ever, try to come by car if there's a football match at the nearby
stadium of FC Barcelona.
Accommodation for visitors
If you are visiting us you will probably
be staying at the college accommodation at
Col.legi Major Sant Raimon de Penyafort
Ph: +34 933390048
Metro: Palau Reial (Line 3, Green)
This is (at the center of this photo) within walking distance to the Faculty of Physics
so you can follow the directions above to get there. If you want to go
to your accommodation, from the PALAU REIAL metro station exit just follow
Av. Diagonal (the large avenue where the Facultat de Fisica i Quimica is)
direction downtown (the same direction as the traffic closer to the Facultat
de Fisica i Quimica) along the same sidewalk where the Facultat de Fisica i
An alternative accommodation is the CSIC residence at
CSIC-Generalitat de Catalunya
C/ Hospital 64
Tlf. +34 934438610
Fax +34 934428202
Metro: Liceu (Line 3, Green), Sant
Antoni (Line 2, Purple)
To get there from the airport, take the train or bus to Pl. Catalunya (see
above). Once there, take Metro Line 3 to Liceu (one stop). Close to the
station exit , on the left sidewalk of the Rambla (going uphill on the Rambla
from the sea to Pl. Catalunya), you will find the street Carrer de l'Hospital,
in which the residence is located. If you are travelling light you might
prefer to walk down the Rambla from Pl. Catalunya until you come across (to
your right) Carrer de l'Hospital.
The CSIC residence and the Faculty of Physics are connected via metro Line 3,
stops Liceu and Palau Reial, resp.