Welcome to Barcelona

We are very pleased to host the sixth edition of RustFest in Barcelona, Spain.

Barcelona, the second biggest city in Spain, is located at a strategic geographical point on the Mediterranean coast of the Iberian peninsula, protected by the Serra de Collserola mountain range, delimited by two river deltas and with privileged natural surrounding. Barcelona is an open, vibrant and creative city with a busy cultural, political, business and commercial life. It is a metropolis where every imaginable language can be heard, as well as a city that invites its residents and visitors alike to discover its culture and traditions. Strolling around the streets of Barcelona will bring surprises at every turn. Pedestrian streets in the old quarter, green spaces, and a splendid seafront with a range of modern facilities are a reflection of its multi-faceted character.

Barcelona by Night

Travelling to Barcelona

Barcelona is located in the northeast of Spain and reachable by air, train, bus or even by the sea.

By Train

Barcelona can be reached by high-speed or overnight trains from French and Spanish cities. It’s main station is called Barcelona Sants Station. Other regional and long-distance trains arrive and leave at França Station.

For most European citizens the Interrail pass is probably the most flexible and affordable ticket. For Non-EWR citizens there is Eurail.

More details on how to travel and the pre-/post events.

By Plane

You can reach Barcelona by plane and arrive at Barcelona El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport, located just 12 km southwest of Barcelona. You can reach the city by train or Metro quickly.

Entry requirements

Spain is part of the European Union (EU) as well as the Schengen Agreement. EU and EEA citizens can enter Barcelona without a visa, as long as a valid ID card or passport can be presented. As usual, a visa granted for any Schengen member is valid in Spain as well. For more information, check out Wikivoyage on Travelling around the Schengen Area.

Restaurants & Bars

See our map of restaurants, bars and parks.


Rustfest Barcelona 2019 is going to be held in the Vèrtex building at Campus Nord belonging to UPC - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.

UPC: Edifici Vèrtex
Plaça d’Eusebi Güell 6
08034 Barcelona

Vèrtex Auditorium

We’ll be using the two level Vèrtex auditorium with capacity for over 400 people which we think will make a great venue for the amazing talks we’ll be hosting this year.

The workshops and the Impl Days will take place in some of the university’s classrooms which are fully equiped to host workshops of almost any kind.

Barcelona by day picture by Rodrigo Paredes, CC BY.
Barcelona by night picture by Jorge Franganillo, CC BY.