Location and venue

The annual meeting of the Academia Europaea and the Young Academy of Europe: Building Bridges 2018 will be held at two venues.


[28th November]

This will be the main venue, with an information desk and where participants will collect their credentials and the first-day sessions will take place.

Carrer del Carme, 47, 08001 Barcelona


The Barcelona Knowledge Hub is located at the Institut d’Estudis Catalans, the present-day Academy of Sciences and Humanities. This building dates from 17th century and used to be the old Convalescence Home. It is located near the Rambla in the Raval district of Barcelona. The building was part of the large health complex based around the old Santa Creu Hospital, which currently also houses the Library of Catalonia and the Royal Academy of Medicine of Catalonia.

The nearest metro stations to the venues are:

  • Liceu (5 min) L3
  • Sant Antoni (10 min) L2
  • Plaça Catalunya (10 min) L1, L3
    Also in Plaça Catalunya
    – FGC train station (Lines S1, S2, S5, S6, S7)
    – RENFE train station (Lines R1, R3, R4)


[29th November]

This will be the venue of the second-day sessions.
Buses to CosmoCaixa will depart from Hotel Regina (Carrer de Bergara, 4) at 9 am and return at 6 pm.

Carrer d’Isaac Newton, 26, 08022 Barcelona


Formerly known as the Science Museum of Barcelona, it closed for renovation in 1998 and reopened in 2004 under its current name. The museum features a variety of permanent and temporary exhibitions that showcase the environment, nature, science, and space.

The building was built between 1904 and 1909 by Josep Domènech i Estapà to serve as an asylum for the blind. This closed in 1979. The building was then renovated, retaining the original facade, and an extension was added, making it four times its original size. A further extension was added in 2004. CosmoCaixa has a large spiral walkway that takes visitors from the basement to the 5th floor. The centrepiece of the walkway is a tree from the Amazon basin.