Venue

Map of Puigcerdà

The town

Puigcerdà, embedded in the heart of the eastern Pyrenees, is a small town of 9,500 inhabitants in the center of the Cerdanya district at an altitude of 1,200 m a.s.l. In this calm mountain setting, all the major attractions and conference venues will be within walking distance and in the city center. Most hotels are also within walking distance or otherwise served by a good public transport system. The Cerdanya district is also rich in monuments and local culture. A set of activities will be prepared for participants as well as accompanying persons.

It is considered the capital of the Cerdanya, and trade and tourism are the primary sources of income for the town. It has an important tourist and commercial center, gastronomy, and a wide range of cultural events, recreation, and festive activities. A paradise in the middle of the Cerdanya valley, with countless rivers, lakes, and ancient forests. With summits around 3,000 m high, the surrounding mountains are the main attraction for nature lovers. You can practice plenty of winter sports but also a variety of activities in summer, such as trekking, hiking, long-distance routes, and others such as the Romanesque Routes, MTB Circuits, excursions on horseback, balloon flights…. The options are endless!

Here we leave you the official Puigcerdà tourism website where you will find all the options, from cultural tourism to sports or family tourism.

 More information: https://www.puigcerdaturisme.cat

Venue of the conference

 EUCOP23 sessions will take place in different locations, all within walking distance around the city center. The venue of the conference will be the Casino Ceretà, a historical building from 1893 recently transformed into an elegant theater.

Travel information – how to get to Puigcerdà

The distance from Barcelona is about 2 h 30 min by bus and train, with frequent connections. The conference will take place during the week so that the attendants will have the possibility to have an enjoyable time in Barcelona during the weekend.

 By plane

You can book a flight to one of the nearest cities such as Barcelona, Girona, Toulouse or Perpignan.

By train

  • From Barcelona:

Barcelona-Puigcerdà Line from the RENFE company.

  • From Toulouse:

Toulouse-la Tour de Querol line of the SNCF company.

  •  From Perpignan:

Regular line Perpignan-Vilafranca de Conflent and from there, the famous Yellow train to the Tour de Querol passing through Montluís and Sallagosa.

 By bus

  •  From Barcelona, Girona, Lleida or Andorra: You can find bus schedules here, but keep in mind that on some trips, you may have to make some transfers and sometimes take two or three buses. 

By car

 Here we recommend some routes to enjoy the scenery but, if you are in a hurry, you can always look for the fastest route on Google Maps.

  •  From Barcelona (~140 Km):

Through the Llobregat axis and through the Cadí tunnel passing through Terrassa, Manresa, and Berga. The N-152 (Barcelona-Puigcerdà) road passes through Vic, Ripoll, Ribes de Freser, and the Toses pass. Although the route is longer, the landscapes and places of interest will compensate for the extra effort. Google Maps route

  • From Girona (~150 Km):

By the regional road C-150 through Toses mountain pass.

  • From Lleida (~220 Km):

Taking the regional road C-1313 from Lleida to Adrall, which passes through Artesa de Segre i Ponts. Then, with the national road 260 (N-260) from Adrall to Puigcerdà, crossing La Seu d´Urgell, Martinet and Bellver de Cerdanya.

  • From Toulouse (~180 Km):

Following the national road N-20 passing through Tolosa, Foix, Tarascon and Axs-les-Termes passing through the Pimorent tunnel or passing them through the mountain pass.

  • From Carcassonne (~180 Km): Through the national road N-118.
  •  From Perpignan (~100 Km): Through the national road N-116.
  •  From Andorra (~68 Km): Passing through the Envalira mountain pass towards the Pimorent mountain pass or through Andorra – La Seu d´Urgell and finally Puigcerdà.