Travelling to Spain

1. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides detailed information on general entry requirements on its website.


http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Portal/en/ServiciosAlCiudadano/InformacionParaExtranjeros/Paginas/RequisitosDeEntrada.aspx

The Ministry also provides a list of countries whose nationals must be in possession of a visa in order to cross the external borders of the European Union according to Council Regulation (EC) No 539/2001. These countries are listed below for ease of reference. However, please refer to the website of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign affairs and/or contact the Spanish Consulate or Embassy in your home country for any possible updates or additional information.

List of third countries whose nationals must be in possession of a visa when crossing the European Union’s external borders:

AFGHANISTAN
ALGERIA
ANGOLA
ARMENIA
AZERBAIJAN
BAHRAIN
BANGLADESH
BELARUS
BELIZE
BENIN
BHUTAN
BOLIVIA
BOTSWANA
BURKINA FASO
BURMA/MYANMAR
BURUNDI
CAMBODIA
CAMEROON
CAPE VERDE
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
CHAD
CHINA
COMOROS
CONGO
COTE D'IVOIRE
CUBA
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
DJIBOUTI
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
ECUADOR
EGYPT
EQUATORIAL GUINEA
ERITREA
ETHIOPIA
FIJI
GABON
GAMBIA
GEORGIA
GHANA
GUINEA
GUINEA-BISSAU
GUYANA
HAITI
INDIA
INDONESIA
IRAN
IRAQ
JAMAICA
JORDAN
KAZAKHSTAN
KENYA
KIRIBATI
KUWAIT
KYRGYZSTAN
LAOS
LEBANON
LESOTHO
LIBERIA
LIBYA
MADAGASCAR
MALAWI
MALDIVES
MALI
MARSHALL ISLANDS
MAURITANIA
MICRONESIA
MONGOLIA
MOROCCO
MOZAMBIQUE
NAMIBIA
NAURU
NEPAL
NIGER
NIGERIA
NORTH KOREA
OMAN
PAKISTAN
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
PERU
PHILIPPINES
QATAR
RUSSIA
RWANDA
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE
SAUDI ARABIA
SENEGAL
SIERRA LEONE
SOLOMON ISLANDS
SOMALIA
SOUTH AFRICA
SOUTH SUDAN
SRI LANKA
SUDAN
SURINAME
SWAZILAND
SYRIA
TAJIKISTAN
TANZANIA
THAILAND
TOGO
TUNISIA
TURKEY
TURKMENISTAN
TUVALU
UGANDA
UKRAINE
UZBEKISTAN
VIETNAM
YEMEN
ZAMBIA
ZIMBABWE

 

2. Accommodation

On the occasion of the upcoming World Jurist Association Congress, the Organizing Committee of the Spanish Chapter of the WJA has pre-selected two hotels, Hotel Condes de Barcelona and Hotel 987, where guests attending the event will be provided with all needed facilities for their accommodation in Barcelona. Guests will have the opportunity to choose between the following special offers until April 1st at Hotel Condes de Barcelona, and until April 15th at Hotel 987.

1. Hotel Condes de Barcelona

Address:
Passeig de Gràcia, 73, 08008 Barcelona, Spain http://www.condesdebarcelona.com

Offer:
Urban Room: 150 €
Breakfast: 18 €
“Modern and confortable rooms which stand out for their contemporary design, brightness. Their size is approximately 25 m², with views to the outside or over a pretty Eixample courtyard.”

Room Details:
• Queen Size bed or twin beds
• Reading lamps
• Spacious desk
• Samsung TV 24”
• Free WIFI internet connection
• Safe Deposit that can hold laptop
• Full-length mirror
• Individual air-conditioning
• In-room Coffee and tea facilities
• Shower cabin
• Fine bath products by Rituals

2. Hotel 987 Barcelona

Address: C/Mallorca 288, 08037, Barcelona, Spain
http://www.987barcelonahotel.com

Offer:
Basic room: 130 €
Breakfast included.
“For those who love to be out in the streets. If you're one of those people who love to explore every last bit of a city, we offer you all of the basic comforts with cozy, noise-free rooms right in the heart of Barcelona. All equipped with 1.50m beds, a minibar, free Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV, a safe deposit box, amenities and a private bath within a surface area of 15 m².”

Room details:
• Minibar
• Internet connection free of charge
• Windows have double glazing
• Individual Air Conditioned
• Telephone

Standard room 140 €
Breakfast included.

“With or without company, what matters is that you're travelling. The key to enjoying a trip 100% is being able to rest. That's why, just for you, we've created atmospheres decorated in turquoise and green hues with large 1.50 beds or two 0.90 m beds, if you prefer. Plus, all of them are equipped with a minibar, free Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV, a safe deposit box, amenities and a private bath within a surface area of 24 m².”

Room details:
• Minibar
• Internet connection free of charge
• Windows have double glazing
• Individual Air Conditioned
• Telephone

Booking procedure

Rooms must be booked by filling out forms provided by the pre-selected hotels. These forms will be sent to guests once they state their interest in booking one of the hotel options on the congress registration form online.

After filling out all the necessary information on the hotel form, it should be scanned and sent to nkhalatyan@bsp-abogados.com, so we can forward it to the hotel.
Bookings must be paid on the last day of the guest’s stay at the hotel. However, credit card information will be required in order to ensure payment.
Cancelation policies will be stated on the forms and vary from one hotel to another. Nevertheless, if for any reason the Congress were to be canceled, cancelation costs would not affect our guests. Cancelation policies will only apply if it was the guest’s own decision to cancel the booking.

 

3. TOURISM

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Welcome to Barcelona

In a few days you will arrive at one of the liveliest cities in Europe. Barcelona, the Capital of Catalonia, has so many things to offer that it can be difficult to choose from the richness of the attractions. You will arrive in Barcelona as a Congress participant and we believe that working together is one of the main reasons for you to come to our beautiful city. But we also hope that you will wish to discover the secrets of our heritage, the atmosphere and the treasures hidden in the narrow streets of Barrio Gótico, thousands of crossways of Eixemple, courtyards of Las Ramblas or in our ports.
The WJA would like to provide you with a number of exciting, organized and private tours and travel services exclusively prepared for our Congress participants.
We hope you enjoy your stay in Barcelona.

Airport Transfers

Make your first moments in Barcelona safe and comfortable. For as little as 10,00 EUR per person, you will be welcomed by our travel staff at the exit of Barcelona El Prat Airport’s arrival area and accompanied to a private shuttle that will take you directly to your hotel. It is a fast and comfortable way to save your time and money and perhaps even a great occasion to meet some of your colleagues arriving at around the same time. Our driver will be ready to answer your questions about the city and give you some advice for your first steps in Barcelona. There will also be refreshing towels and mineral water at your disposal.
Do not forget to book your arrival and return transfer with our travel staff. Booking will be available by May 6th.

Hospitality Desk

Our travel experts will also be waiting for you at the Congress venue, at our hospitality desk, to answer all your questions and requests regarding your stay in Barcelona. You will be providedwith information regarding tickets’ booking, transport organization, guided tours, concerts, theater and many more.
We will be pleased to cater to all your needs.

Organized exclusive tours

The best way to avoid missing the important sights is by following your English-speaking guide, someone with a real passion for the city. Let’s discover the most important places of the Catalonian capital city.
The tour includes Pl. Catalunya, Las Ramblas, a walk in the old town (Barri Gotic), Old Port, splendid panorama from Montjuic Hill, Olympic Stadium, Passeig de Gracia and the façades of the Gaudi houses as well as a visit to Sagrada Familia Church.
Duration - 5 hours
Price: 50,00 eur / pers (35,00 EUR) if not entering Sagrada Familia Church)

2) ART TOUR

Special tour for art lovers. Barcelona gives you the opportunity to "touch" the masterpieces of the greatest Spanish and Catalonian artists. Let's take a tour of the most interesting museums in Barcelona and discuss the different styles from the end of 19 century to the present.
The tour includes a guided visit of Museum Picasso, Foundation Miró and National Museum of Catalonian Art, as well as selected art installations in public spaces.
Duration - 5/6 hours
Price: 50,00 EUR/ person

3) GAUDI TOUR

There has never been an architect that can compare to Antoni Gaudí. His imagination and creativity surpassed the imagination of his time. Unique in style, mysterious in detail and symbols, creator of structural secrets, and technical innovations, his masterpieces are sights that Barcelona is very proud of.
The tour includes a visit to Parc Güell, Sagrada Familia Church and Casa Batlló.
Duration – 3,5 hours
Price: 65,00 Eur/ pers (50,00 eur if not entering Sagrada Familia Church)

4) LICEO (OPERA) TOUR

Walking down the Las Ramblas avenue it is so easy to miss one of the most spectacular European opera houses: Liceo Theater. The façade, which matches the architecture of surrounding houses, holds a masterpiece that is definitely worth a visit. The best voices from all over the world have had the honor of performing on its stage. If you are an opera fan, it is a place not to be missed.
Duration - 1 hour
Price to be confirmed

5) CAMP NOU VISIT

FC Barcelona is "más que un club" (“more than just a club”) and the Camp Nou Stadium is a legend. You are welcome to visit the inside of FC Barcelona museum, touch the field, sit on the bench, visit the players’ cloakroom and talk from behind the desk in the post-games conference room. The official FC Barcelona Store awaits you at the end for souvenir shopping.
Duration 2,5 hours
Price: 35 EUR/person

6) GIRONA AND FIGUERES

It is not uncommon to find Salvador Dali admirers. It is impossible to be indifferent to his work. FIGUERES’ Dali Museum is a special place to discover his work. Special because it is Dali himself who made the project and planned all the details of the exhibition. GIRONA: As for this town, it had all the chances to beat Barcelona in the ranks but lack of luck has pushed it into second place. Nevertheless, today it is still a very beautiful town where time seems to have stopped a few centuries ago. It is like a nice time travel machine.
Includes entrances to: Dali Museum, Girona Cathedral and Arabian Baths
Duration - 8 hours
Price: 90,00 eur/ pers (lunch not included)

7) MONTSERRAT TOUR

One of the most important places for Catalonian identity is Montserrat Monastery, which encloses a lovely statue of the Black Madonna. This center of Catalonian Catholicism is surrounded by the extraordinary mountains of Montserrat National Park. Unforgettable views are guaranteed.
Duration: 4 hours
Price: 40,00 Eur/pers

All tours include transportation services matching the number of participants and English-speaking guide.

 

4. CONGRESS VENUES

The Congress will take place at two different venues. Events on May 19th and 20th will be held at the Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB) and the congress will close on May 21st with activities to take place at Círculo del Liceo, the Barcelona Opera House’s private club.

Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB):

You can get a glimpse of the Barcelona Bar Association prior to your visit by watching the following institutional video.


You can also visit the Bar Association’s website for further details.


www.icab.cat/

Círculo del Liceo:

Círculo del Liceo (The Opera House Club) is a private club in the English style, with a unique artistic heritage and around one thousand members. It offers a series of elegant salons, a conference room, library, restaurant and many other services in an iconic building of the city of Barcelona, which the Círculo shares with the Gran Teatro del Liceo.

http://www.circulodelliceo.es/en/bienvenida