III International meeting on Lorentzian Geometry
Castelldefels (Barcelona, Spain) November 21-23, 2005

How to arrive

Castelldefels' beachCastelldefels is a seaside city near Barcelona, in the Mediterranean coast. It has a population of 60.000, and its beach is one of the most attractives in the area. Although the weather is benign (with about 300 sunny days per year), in Autumn it is common that it rains violently (with rates reaching 50 l/m2 in an hour!), so don't forget your umbrella.

The sessions of the meeting will take place in the Aula P001, located at the C4 Building of the Escola Politècnica Superior de Castelldefels (EPSC). You can arrive at the EPSC by car, bus, train or walking from Castelldefels. Here you will encounter some details.

By car, you can access the Castelldefels campus taking the exit #46 of the C-32 highway (formerly A-16), or also driving along the C-31 highway (formerly N-246). There is a car park beside the Canal Olímpic (inside the campus all the streets are pedestrian).

There are several bus lines departing from Barcelona that have bus stops near the campus (mainly in Castelldefels): Lines L95, L96, L97 and also the nocturnal line N14 (you can check the stops here). A map of the bus routes near the campus can be found here.

Accessing by train is one of the easiest options. The line C-2 of RENFE-Rodalies has a stop at 400m of the C4 Building, called "Castelldefels". From the train station to the campus there is a 7-minutes walk. It takes 25 minutes to arrive to Castelldefels from the main station Barcelona-Sants.

If you arrive at the El Prat airport, you can take the train line C-1 at the terminal, and then change to line C-2 at the El Prat de Llobregat stop (see the map here).


As a touristic city, Castelldefels has a lot of good hotels, but the most part of them are located at the beach. If you choose one of these hotels, you must know that walking from the beach to the EPSC campus takes about 30 minutes, but you can also go to the train station called "Castelldefels Platja" and then take the line C-2 (to Barcelona) and get down the next stop (Castelldefels). Then you are a 7-minutes walk away from the campus.

Here you can find a list of some hotels. We have an special offer for accomodation at the Barcelona Classic: 50 euros each double room (with the possibility of single occupation). The price includes breakfast and car parking. If you are interested in this option, please send a mail to the organizers.

Name Category Address Telephone
Apsis BCN Events **** Passeig de Can Rabadà 22-24 08860 Castelldefels 93 272 41 40
Best Western Hotel Mediterráneo **** Pg. Marítim, 294 08860 Castelldefels 93 665 21 00
Hotel Playafels **** Platja Ribera de Sant Pere, 1-9 08860 Castelldefels 93 665 12 50
Gran Hotel Don Jaime **** Av. de l'Hotel, 22 08860 Castelldefels 93 665 13 00
Ciudad de Castelldefels (antiguo Rancho Park Hotel) *** Pg. de la Marina, 212 08860 Castelldefels 93 665 19 00
Hotel Bel-Air *** Paseig Marítim 169 08860 Castelldefels 93 665 16 00
Hotel Luna *** Pg. Marina, 153-155 08860 Castelldefels 93 665 21 50
Hotel Hesperia Castelldefels *** Pg. Marítim, 138 08860 Castelldefels 93 636 24 50
Hotel Barcelona Classic (antiguo Catalonia) *** Av. Ginesta, 13 08860 Castelldefels 93 636 06 08
Hotel Carlets ** Av. dels Banys, 11 08860 Castelldefels 93 665 15 00
Hotel Flora Parc ** Av. Constitució nº44 08860 Castelldefels 93 636 19 90
Hotel Algaba ** Passeig de la Marina 139 08860 Castelldefels 93 665 20 82
Hotel Ibis ** Av. del Ferrocarril, s/n 08860 Castelldefels 93 634 21 75
Hotel Neptuno ** Av. dels Banys, 45 08860 Castelldefels 93 664 43 63
Hotel Arroyo ** Pg. Marítim, 114 08860 Castelldefels 93 664 59 84
Hotel Tiburón * Once, 1 08860 Castelldefels 93 665 24 79

There are also some hostals inside the city, which are cheaper but usually of lower quality. If you are interested in this option, contact with the organizers (José A. Vallejo).

Other info

There are some places of touristic interest in Castelldefels, like the castle that gives its name to the city (Castell de Fels), the Torre Barona, the masia de Can Gomar or the Santa María de Castelldefels' church. Inside the Cova Fumada there is an archeologic site.
On the other hand, the restaurants at the beach offer you a wide variety of gastronomical options, such as the fish based specialties and other typical dishes from the famous "cuina catalana".

Some useful phone numbers:

Policía Local 936 361 444 and 092
SOS Playas 936 360 320
Sistemes d'Emergències Mèdiques S.A. 902 111 444
Radio Taxi Castelldefels 936 653 557
Radio Taxi Castell 936 652 918
RENFE 902 240 202
Cruz Roja 936 658 251
Ambulancias (24 h.) 061
Comisaría de Policía - Policia Nacional 936 350 301 and 091
Mossos d'Esquadra (emergencias tráfico) 088

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Programme - Info about the talks and schedules

How to arrive and accomodation - Transportation and hotels in Castelldefels .

Registration - On line form to submit registrations and abstracts

Committees - Scientific and Organizing Committees.

Participants - List of people registered

Links - Web pages of the preceding sessions.

Photographs - Some shoots taken during the meeting.

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