Ayre Hotel Rosellón

First solution

Ayre Hotel Rosellón, a four-star hotel in Barcelona with an urban and cosmopolitan design, is located in a privileged location in the vital commercial and tourist hub of the city, in the heart of the Eixample quarter. Barely 200 metres from the majestic Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, the hotel’s panoramic terrace and a number of its rooms provide guests with unique and exclusive views of Antoni Gaudi's as yet unfinished temple.

Ayre Hotel Rosellón is very close to other points of interest, such as Barcelona’s Zoo, the Mercado de los Encantes Viejos, Barcelona’s Monumental Bull Ring, the National Theatre of Catalunya, Casa Batlló, La Pedrera and other works along the Paseo de Gràcia.

Located in the beautiful cosmopolitan city of Barcelona, Ayre Hotel Rosellón invites you to revel in its history, culture, and art, offering spectacular views of Antoni Gaudí's architectural treasure, the Expiatory Church of the Sagrada Familia. Note that Ayre Hotel Rosellón is one of a kind. No other hotel in Barcelona has such direct and exclusive views of Gaudí's unfinished modernistic work, which is the city's main tourist attraction, and the most visited monument in Spain.

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  • Barcelona's El Prat airport is just 17.6 km from the hotel. There are various ways of getting to Ayre Hotel Rosellón
  • Underground (Metro): take line 9, more specifically line L9 Sud to Collblanc station. Change here to line 5 and get out at the Sagrada Familia station. The station is an easy 260-metre walk from the hotel.
  • Bus: the A1 line of the metropolitan bus service runs from the airport to Plaza Universitat. From this square, you can walk to the Universitat metro station, then take line 2 to the Sagrada Familia station. Ayre Hotel Rosellón is just 290 metres away, perfect for walking.
  • BUS

  • There are numerous bus stops less than 500 m from Ayre Hotel Rosellón. From the different bus stops you can reach practically every strategic point of the city.
  • Train

  • Barcelona’s Sants station, an AVE high-speed train station, is 4.2 km from Ayre Hotel Rosellón
  • Underground (Metro): walk to Plaza de Sants, take line 5 to the Sagrada Familia station. Ayre Hotel Gran Vía is just 260 metres away. The entire journey should only take about 14 minutes.
  • CAR

  • Auto The address of Ayre Hotel Rosellón is Calle Rosellón, No. 390. You can leave your car in the hotel car park. Auto

  • Just 260 m from the hotel and served by lines 2 and 5, the closest metro station is Sagrada Familia.

The Amrey Sant Pau Hotel

Second solution

The Amrey Sant Pau Hotel**, located in the city of Barcelona and overlooking the architectural ensemble of the Sant Pau Hospital.

The Hotel offers facilities and services of high quality at a very competitive price.

The Amrey Sant Pau Hotel is a landmark hotel in Barcelona. It offers quality facilities and comfortable accommodations with views of the iconic modernist building of Sant Pau Hospital. Some rooms also have a terrace where you can enjoy beautiful views of the city of Barcelona.

The hotel offers free Wi-Fi to customers in all its facilities, function rooms for meetings and parking in the same building.

Do not miss visiting our restaurant and try our delicious menus with Mediterranean recipes, as well as a cafe where you can relax in a warm and friendly atmosphere. We also offer a buffet breakfast to start the day with energy.

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  • Hotel Amrey Sant Pau is ideally located with direct access from the A-7, entering Barcelona by Meridiana Avenue, and a perfect communication by public transport. It is few minutes from the Sagrada Familia and opposite the Sant Pau Hospital.

  • Metro L5 - Blue: Hospital de Sant Pau - Sagrada Familia - Diagonal - Sants station (with airport connection).
  • Metro L4 - Yellow: Guinardó - Plaça Catalunya - Cathedral Area - Olympic Village - Beaches in Barcelona.

Conference Venue - The Casa de Convalescència

The History

The Casa de Convalescència, one of the last great works of Catalan Modernism, forms part of the complex of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau. The complex was designed in the late 19th century to alleviate the shortage of hospital space in Barcelona. The hospital of Santa Creu, dating from 1401 and situated in the old city centre (Casc Antic) had become obsolete due the city's growth and breakthroughs in medicine. The construction of the Casa was supervised by Pere Domènech i Roura. Initially he worked with his father, Lluís Domènech i Montaner, and then took over as supervisor after the latter's death in 1923. The building, which was used for convalescent patients, with a maximum capacity for 100 residents, featured stunning glazed solariums and a chapel, which split the building into two wings, one for men and one for women. The Casa was independent of the Hospital, having its own kitchen and pharmacy, as well as its own financial management. The project was funded with the proceeds from the sale of the former Casa de Convalescència in carrer del Carme, which brought in 1,750,000 pesetas. In 1930, on the occasion of the visit by King Alphonse XIII to open the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, the Casa de Convalescència was opened. The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona was granted use of the building in 1969 to develop different academic activities and to consolidate the university's presence in the city. The renovation and refurbishing of the Casa, undertaken in 1998, and managed by the Tusquets-Díaz & Associats firm of architects, constituted an ambitious project to restore it to its original form, and was completed in October 1999, when it was officially reopened. The whole hospital complex, including the Casa, was declared Historical Artistic Monument in 1978 and World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997. UAB-Casa Convalescència is currently the headquarters of the Foundation of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (FUAB).

The Building

The Casa is a unique building rich in modernist elements. It has a surface area of 6,245 m2 distributed over four floors and a basement. In structural terms it maintains the Catalan modernist tradition of ceilings comprised of brick vaults and metal girders that tense the flattened arches, made of bare-brickwork rowlock arches. The monumental entrance leads into the vestibule, where the columns and capitals are made of natural stone, the arches and walls of bare brickwork and the banisters, parapets and balustrades are made of artificial stone. There are four murals with polychromed tiles that tell the story of the families that donated funds to build the old Casa in carrer del Carme: the coats of arms of the Gualba, Astor and Soler and Ferran families. The latter, expressed through a motif of a six-nailed horseshoe, is repeated on the floor tiles of the building in memory of the main benefactor of the first Casa de Convalescència. On the ground floor, all the rooms are decorated with banisters of majolicas, and tiled soffits are also conserved. These were manufactured in factories in Esplugues and Manises and depict the legends of the virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity and other religious allusions. The stairs that lead to the upper floors are made of marble or calcareous stone. The former chapel, now the Aula Magna, has a markedly vertical proportion with a large dome in the centre sustained by shells, bare-brick rowlock arches and polished stone columns. The original high altar boasted an extraordinary altarpiece representing Saint George. It was made of Baroque-like sculpted alabaster, with spiralling columns and a multitude of decorative embossed work.

How to get there

Access to Casa Convalescència

  • Underground

  • Yellow line (L4) - GUINARDÓ – HOSPITAL DE SANT PAU station
  • Blue line (L5) - SANT PAU – DOS DE MAIG station
  • By bus

  • Lines: 15, 19, 20, 45, 47, 50, 51, 92 and 192.
  • For the GPS

  • Introduce the following coordinates:
  • Latitude: 41.413702 (41° 24' 49.33'' N)
  • Longitude: 2.177482 (2° 10' 38.94'' E)
  • From the airport

  • * Train + Underground. At the RENFE station, take the train to Sants-Estació. Once there take the Underground's blue line (L5) till SANT PAU – DOS DE MAIG station.
  • * Bus + Underground. Outside the airport terminal, take the AEROBUS to Plaça Catalunya. Walk one corner till Plaça Urquinaona and take the Underground's yellow line (L4) to GUINARDÓ – HOSPITAL DE SANT PAU station.

For more information see Casa de Convalescència

I3M 2017 Welcome Ceremony

The I3M 2017 Organization Committee would like to invite the conference attendees to join the I3M Welcome Ceremony that will be held at Palau Robert on September 18, 2017 from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

I3M 2017 Welcome Ceremony

Barcelona’s Palau Robert is an exhibition center run by the Government of Catalonia. With more than one thousand square metres devoted to its activities, the centre is housed in a neoclassical building at the junction of Avinguda Diagonal and Passeig de Gràcia, two of the most important thoroughfares in the Catalan capital. We look forward to welcome you in Barcelona for the I3M 2017 Multiconference!



  • By Barcelona Undeground

  • Diagonal (3 line and 5 line).
  • By FGC Underground

  • Provença (6 line and 7 line).
  • By bus


Conference Social

Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is a Mediterranean and cosmopolitan city with Roman remains, medieval quarters and the most beautiful examples of 20th century Modernism and avant-garde. It is no surprise that emblematic constructions by the Catalan architects Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Doménech i Montaner have been declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

The city's origins are Roman, and its long history and economic dynamism have made Barcelona a cultural city, which can be seen in the historic-artistic heritage and the promotion of the most innovative artistic trends. A wide cultural programme will take visitors to museums, exhibitions, open-air sculptures… and many concerts, plays and dances. Popular culture also has its manifestations in this city, which still conserves its most cherished traditions, like the fiestas of La Mercè or the festivities in the neighbourhoods of Gràcia, Sants and Poblenou. These are all exceptional opportunities for getting to know the city's more festive side.

Tradition and modernity can also be seen in its innovative and imaginative gastronomy, based on fresh garden produce, fresh fish, a wide variety of sausages and olive oil. Traditional handmade cakes and pastries and sparkling wines are some of the other highlights in this brief overview of Barcelona's gastronomic culture.

Strolling around the streets of Barcelona will bring surprises at every turn. Pedestrian streets in the old quarter, green spaces, and a splendid seafront with a range of modern facilities are a reflection of its multi-faceted character. Barcelona has cleverly succeeded in embracing its past without forgetting its commitment to the future. The city is endowed with some exceptional infrastructures which are in demand as venues for seminars, symposia and international events. Its exceptional transport connections, the Mediterranean climate and the multitude of attractions for visitors make Barcelona one of the world's leading business cities. Business parks and exhibition and conference centres host a wide range of initiatives.

Visitors coming to Barcelona for pleasure or on business can also enjoy the city's Mediterranean character, which can so clearly be seen on the Barc elona coast. The city also has lovely urban beaches, marine resorts, and golf courses on the seashore. Nature lovers will not have to go far to explore the mountains in the Cordillera Litoral range and the Catalan Pyrenees.

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