The 19th International Conference on
Modeling Decisions for Artificial Intelligence

Sant Cugat, Catalonia, Spain
30 August - 2 September, 2022



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Here we offer you some options for accommodation in Sant Cugat or Barcelona.

NOTE: closure date of discount rate is 15 July 2022.

Sant Cugat:

Agreed Hotel rates (for 20 rooms) BOOKING CODE: MDAI2022 closure date of discount

From the Hotel it is a 5-minute walk to ESADE.

Impression of the Sant Cugat

Barcelona hotels with negotiated rates through Viatges Corte Ingles:

Barcelona hotel alternatives:

Student accommodation:

Alternative options for your hotel stay:

Also a couple of other hotels we recommend, but which are a little more expensive:

Your time in Barcelona!

Transportation (metro)

If you are planning to stay in Barcelona a few more days, then the most convenient option you can opt for is a T-CASUAL travel card. This card is valid for 10 trips using public transport. A zone 1 T-Casual will carry you all around Barcelona city and costs 11,35€.

Remember that this will NOT be valid for getting to Sant Cugat, which is zone 2. You can buy a T-10 zone 2 but this is much more expensive (22.40€), and it would be better to buy separate single tickets Barcelona-Sant Cugat (4,10€).

Geography and Climate

Barcelona is a coastal city with over four kilometers of urban beachfront and large areas of nearby forests. The city’s location makes it the ideal departure point from which to discover new landscapes and enjoy natural environments. Within a radius of a little over 200 Km, you will find charming towns and resorts offering a wealth of cultural as well as historic and recreational attractions such as ski resorts or magnificent beaches.

Barcelona´s Mediterranean location means it enjoys a warm and welcoming year-round climate. Its five kilometers of beachfront offer all the latest amenities, including an Olympic marina used by local inhabitants to practice water sports throughout the year. With sunshine on the shores of the Mediterranean practically guaranteed, dining in open-air restaurants or stopping off for a drink at one of city´s many pavement cafés is always an option.

Some tips to get to know Barcelona

For those with a passion for Arts!

Palau de la Música Catalana (c/Sant Francesc de Paula 2;
Domènech i Montaner´s extraordinary concert hall is the epitome of Modernism: the explosion in tile, sculpture and glass makes any event here special!

Park Güell (C/Olot)
An incomplete, fantasy vision of Gaudí's ideal world. Gaudí's fascination with natural forms found full expression in this park (1900-1914), where he blurred the distinction between natural and artificial forms in a series of colonnades winding up the hill.

Church Sagrada Família (c/Mallorca 401;
Modernism’s most eccentric, ambitious monument. Gaudí, who is said to have joked “My client is not in a hurry” is buried beneath the nave, he dedicated more than 40 years to the project.

Pre-booking tickets is HIGHLY recommended as it is a popular tourist destination, and the queues are otherwise exceedingly long!

Picasso Museum (c/Montcada 15-23;
A record of the vital formative years that the young Picasso spent nearby at la Llotja art school.

The Cathedral (Pla de la Seu;
The present-day Cathedral is the third church to stand on this site. The first one, destroyed in 985, was rebuilt in Gothic style but not ended until 15th century.

Escape from urban hustle!

Montjuїc (access from Plaça d´España)
Offers a precious escape with spectacular views of Barcelona and its port.
The long axis from Plaça d´España is still the most popular access to the park, with the climb now eased by a sequence of open-air escalators.

Tibidabo (Tramvia Blau and funicular railway;
Thousands of people head to the top of the hill to whoop and scream at the funfair!
Splendid views of Barcelona!

And for the football fans!

Nou Camp – FC Barcelona (Avda Aristides Maillol, access 9, Les Corts;
The Nou Camp. Where FC Barcelona has played since 1957, is one of football´s great stadiums. It holds 98.000 spectators. The guided tour takes you through the players’ tunnel to the changing rooms, President´s box and the club museum.

Do not miss!

La Boqueria (La Rambla 89, Raval)
A wave of fascination of Barcelona´s gastronomy, the most famous food market is a must-stop for any visitor.

We wish you a pleasant stay!