HCist - International Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies

The conference will take place at the TRYP Barcelona Apolo Hotel , located in the heart of Barcelona, only a 10 minute walk from las Ramblas (check the exact location here).

It is also very close to the port and Barcelona Trade Fair Centre. Its strategic central location, personalised service and excellent facilities make it the ideal hotel choice for visitors to Barcelona whether for business or pleasure.

Located in one of the city’s most iconic and liveliest avenues, near museums, theatres, restaurants, tapas bars, popular nightspots, the symbolic Sala Apolo and trendy clubs. It is a few minutes walk from the major shopping streets, international fashion stores and shopping malls such as Las Arenas and Maremagnum, and only 5 minutes on foot from a bus stop that goes directly to the well-known LA ROCA VILLAGE (chic outlet shopping). (source: hotel’s website).

General contact and location data

TRYP Barcelona Apolo Hotel
Avinguda del Paral·lel, 57-59

GPS coordinates:
41.3749, 2.1704

Tel: (34)93343 30 00
Fax: (34)93443 0059
Email: tryp.apolo@melia.com

Getting there from the airport

By taxi: A taxi from the airport should take about 25 minutes.

By train: The RENFE train leaves the airport (T2) every half an hour and will take you to Passeig de Gràcia station in about 25 minutes. From Passeig de Gràcia station you need to change for the Green Line Metro to Paral.lel and your hotel is right outside the metro stop.

By bus: The Aerobus departs from the airport every 10 minutes, and will take you to Plaça Espanya. From there, you can take the D20 bus to Paral.lel (every 10 minutes), and then leave the Paral.lel-Cabanes stop. You should walk about 50 m to reach the hotel in front of you. Alternatively, you can get into into the metro station in Plaça Espanya and take the green line to Paral.lel and your hotel is right outside the metro stop.

By car: if you rented a car and wish to drive, it should take you aprox. 15-20 minutes to get to the hotel (about 15km distance). Please check the driving directions here.

Check out a nice rome2rio illustration and prices of all these options here.

Staying in the Conference hotel

Conference participants are entitled to a special room fee.
Please make your hotel reservation only through this link.

We surely advise you to stay in TRYP Barcelona Apolo Hotel during the conference days, and take advantage of:
• A privileged location only a 10 minute walk from las Ramblas, the port and the Fira de Barcelona and a 10 minute drive from the beach at Mar Bella;
• Excellent international breakfast buffet: fresh, varied and healthy;
• Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel;
• Great communication: metro station, bus stop and taxi rank outside the hotel. Only 2 metro stops from SANTS (AVE) train and bus station and 15 minutes by car to the airport;
• Surrounded by restaurants, theatres, museums, tapas bars, nightspots and near the Sala Apolo;
• Near boutiques, shops and shopping malls (Maremagnum and Las Arenas) and only 5 minutes on foot from a bus stop that goes directly to LA ROCA VILLAGE, chic outlet shopping.


Barcelona is a vibrant city, with many attractions ranging from fine arts and culture to stunning architecture and unforgettable cuisine. The works of Gaudi, as Park Guell, Casa Mila, and La Sagrada Familia, and others from Lluis Domenech i Montaner, like Palau de La Musica Catalana and Hospital de La Santa Creu i de Sant Pau are inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List. The famous and busy Ramblas with its open markets, street artists and delicious tapas also contribute to a delightful and very cosmopolitan city that can surprise everyone.

Learn more about touring, entertainment, fine dining, and nightlife Barcelona has to offer at http://www.barcelona.com.

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