Lodging and directions

The city of Tarragona is located in Catalonia, by the Mediterranean Sea, approximately 100km southwest of Barcelona. Capital of the province of Hispania Tarraconensis in Roman times, numerous ruins are still visible today and have been named World Heritage by UNESCO.

Should you require any assistance in getting to Tarragona please do not hesitate to contact the program assistant Núria Juanpere at this email address, or the program coordinator, Marta Sales, at this email address.

Lodging

Invited speakers are usually housed in the Hotel Husa Imperial Tarraco:

Passeig Palmeres, s/n
43003 Tarragona (Tarragona)
Tel. +34.977 23 30 40
Fax. +34 977 21 65 66

You can use this Google maps link to get driving or walking directions from wherever you are.

The hotel Hotel Husa Imperial Tarraco is located in the centre of Tarragona, in front of the sea and surrounded by roman monuments. You can get there by bus or by taxi from the central bus station or the train station.

Getting to Tarragona and the ETSEQ

The Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Química (ETSEQ) is located at:

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Campus Sescelades
Av. dels Països Catalans 26
Tarragona 43007, Catalonia

You can use this Google maps link to get driving or walking directions from wherever you are.

By plane

The nearest airports are the Barcelona-Reus Airport, which has connections only to Madrid, London, Dublin and Frankfurt, and the International Barcelona Airport, which has extensive international connections.

There are regular shuttle services from both Airports to Tarragona (companies PLANA and ALSA). The bus lines will leave you at the Bus Station in the Plaça Imperial Tarraco in the centre of Tarragona, from where you can easily get to the ETSEQ (by regular bus service, lines 4, 14, 24 and 46) and to Hotel Husa Imperial Tarraco (by taxi or walking about fifteen minutes).

An alternative from the Barcelona International Airport is to take a train to Barcelona Sants and, from there, a second train to Tarragona. In general, this is slightly slower than the bus, but trains run more frequently than buses (see train schedules). From the Tarragona Train Station you can get to ETSEQ by taxi and to Hotel Husa Imperial Tarraco by taxi or walking about 10 minutes.

Driving from Barcelona or València

If you are driving from Barcelona or València by the E-15/AP-7 tollway:

  • Take exit 33 (Tarragona / N-240).
  • After 2.6km, exit right toward Sant Pere i Sant Pau / Universitat Rovira i Virgili.
  • At the roundabout, take the third exit toward Sant Pere i Sant Pau / Universitat Rovira i Virgili.
  • Go under the bridge.
  • At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Av. dels Països Catalans.
  • Continue straight for 400m to ETSEQ.