Key Facts

Important information to be taken into account

For any emergency, dial 112, (hopefully you won't need this at all).

We strongly recommend you to use the bus and the subway (remember that subway is called 'metro' in catalan :)) rather than picking up a taxi. It may be a good idea to get a2-day travel cardor a3-day travel cardto be used with all public transports within the Barcelona area (subway, bus and train). You can also check formore options.

For all of you who are coming by plane we are pretty sure you would like to know a way to get to the city ASAP, if you prefer to leave taxis apart,Aerobusmay be the best option. Aerobus is a bus service that travels directly to the city from the airport (~35min) and has departures every 5min. A different cheap option would be taking the311px-cercanias_logo.svgRenfeline from Airport T2 to Plaça Catalunya.

How to get to CosmoCaixa
FromPlaça Catalunya(main square in Barcelona) follow this steps:
1. TakeLinklogo1FGC brown line 7 (towards Av. Tibidabo).
2. Get off at Av. Tibidabo (6 stops).
3. Walkabout 5 minutes.

How to get to the Beach Party
FromPlaça Catalunya(main square in Barcelona) follow this steps:
1. Walk towardsUrquinaona stop
2. Take theBarcelona_metro_logoMetro yellow line L4 (towards La Pau).
3. After 7 stops, get off at Selva de Mar.
4. You have to walk to Avinguda Litoral,about 10 minutes.

You can also check themapwith the 3 spots (CosmoCaixa, Plaça Catalunya & Bambu Beach), and downloadthe bus and train appsfor your smartphone.

Needless to say, for any question you may have feel free to contact us

Cosmocaixa Barcelona

New York, Paris, Roma... A lot of cities captivate people around the world. We don’t need to go out of our very city to experience something unique.

BaRuCo will take place at CosmoCaixa, one of the main centers of science and technology in Barcelona. Its large auditorium for 300 people will be our home during the conference.

The building was built in 2004 in the same place as the first science interactive museum of Spain.

CosmoCaixa offers fragments of reality: experiments, objects, animals, plants... All kind of things related with science and technology in both permanent and temporary exhibitions.

Different sensations, only one city.

Come and enjoy it with us!



Information about flying to Barcelona

Take into account some websites show GRO (Girona) or REU (Reus) as actually being Barcelona airports. That's not accurate: You would have to take a 2-hour ride by bus or train to get to Barcelona. We strongly recommend flying to BCN (Barcelona - El Prat).


Discounts and recommendations for your staying in Barcelona

Our sponsor Wimdu offers an special 20€ discount to the BaRuCo attendees. To take advantage of this offer use your ticket number as a coupon code when booking your accomodation with Wimdu.

Here's a list with some hotels in Barcelona that have offered special prices for the attendees. Note that we don't have any affiliation with any of these hotels - in case of doubt, please refer to the hotel staff.

All the hotels will ask you for your BaRuCo ticket number when checking in.

Hotel Ayre (Rosselló)


Discount price:10% discount

Note: In order to get the discount, you must call their phone number (+34 93 600 92 00) or send an email to with the coupon code "BARUCO".

Hotel Barceló (Sants)


Discount price:115 EUR/night.

Note: In order to get the discount, you must call the hotel (+34 935 035 300) and say you're attending "Barcelona Ruby Conference".

Hotel Barceló (Raval)


Discount price:160 EUR/night.

Note: In order to get the discount, you must call the hotel (+34 933 201 490) and say you're attending "Barcelona Ruby Conference".

ClassBedroom Apartments


Discount price:10% Discount

Note: In order to get the discount, you must introduce the code BARUCO 2012 into the observations field when filling in the application form.

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