Social Events

Visit to Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), Marenostrum and welcome cocktail (Wednesday 4th, 18h)

We will move to Campus Nord (instructions TBA), to visit the Barcelona Supercomputing Center home of Marenostrum, the most powerful supercomputer in Spain and 12th in Europe. After the visit, a welcome cocktail will be held in FIB (Facultat d'Informàtica de Barcelona), next to BSC.

Visit to Palau Güell (Thursday 5th, 18h / 18:30h)

Palau Güell is one of Gaudí's masterpieces. Palau Güell is a remarkable example of domestic architecture in the context of Art Nouveau. It was the home of the Güell i López family until they moved to Park Güell. Gaudí designed a functional palace adapted to the family's needs in both their private life and the intense cultural and social life they led. The building is noteworthy for its innovative conception of space and light. In building Palau Güell Gaudí used a variety of solutions based on very personal approaches and created exceptional expressive forms, the fruit of his imagination, using noble traditional materials (stone, wood, wrought iron, pottery, glass, etc.). It was declared a historical-artistic monument by the Spanish Government (in 1969), Cultural Asset of National Interest by the Catalan Government and a World Heritage Site by UNESCO (in 1984). As an early work, the building contains the essence of Gaudí's later works and is fundamental to understanding his architecture.

We will visit Palau Güell in two groups. The first group will enter at 18:00. The second group at 18:30. You need to be 10 minutes in advance at the Palau main door. Late arrivals will not be allowed as strict rules hold when visiting Palau Güell. Also, please, take a look at the visit rules.

Gala Dinner (Thursday 5th, 20:30h)

Gala dinner will take place at restaurant Citrus. Find the address and a map to get there. Citrus is conveniently located in Passeig de Gràcia, probably the most famous street in Barcelona. You can walk from Palau Güell in around 20 minutes. By public transport, take L3 at Liceu stop (towards Trinitat Nova) and get off at Passeig de Gràcia stop. The restaurant is just there.