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La ciència a la ciutat

1. Natural Science Museum in Ciutadella Park
The Natural Science Museum in Ciutadella Park is a scientific and public institution which, since the year 2000, has incorporated the Geology Museum and the Zoology Museum. The Museum library specializes in Earth and Life Sciences. It also offers access to numerous in-house publications and monographs as well as to books, illustrations, maps and several collections that bring together pieces from the 18th century to the present time. There is also an Association of Friends of the Museum.   
What can we find there? The Museum offers a huge variety of activities addressed to the wider public. From talks to courses and exhibitions, both temporary and permanent. The best way to find out more is to consult the activities calendar, which never fails to surprise. The Geology Building presents a comprehensive permanent collection of rocks, minerals and fossils, alongside theme-based displays entitled “The Secret Colour of Minerals” and “The Big Block Collection”. The Zoology Building is home to an exhibition around the classification of the animal kingdom, as well as several thematic displays on apiculture, urban birds and the Darwin centenary.         
What research is taking place there? The Museum has initiated several lines of research aimed at bringing knowledge of Catalonia’s natural heritage closer to society. These range from mineralogy, biodiversity and molecular biology to evolutionary and behavioural ecology.    
Did you know that... here you can see one of Catalonia’s most comprehensive collections of cave-dwelling beetles and vertebrates found on the Iberian Peninsula?
Geology Building
Parc de la Ciutadella
08003 Barcelona
Tel. 93 319 69 12 / Fax 93 319 93 12

Zoology Building
Pg. de Picasso, s/n
Parc de la Ciutadella
08003 Barcelona
Tel. 93 319 69 12 / Fax 93 310 49 99
http://www.bcn.cat/museuciencies

A. MUSEUMS
2. Geology Museum of the Seminary of Barcelona
Inaugurated in 1875, this is Barcelona’s oldest museum. It specialises in fossils, essentially those of invertebrates, and currently boasts a collection of almost 70,000 fossil specimens covering all the geological periods. The Museum organizes series of conferences and also has an extensive library which is open to the public and contains some 13,000 published titles.
What can we find there? An exhibition hall brimming with fossils from the Primary period to the Quaternary. Of particular interest is the ape mandible from the Pliocene era discovered in the Cova Bonica in Gavà, together with a varied and singular collection of jellyfish, holothurians, molluscs, crustaceans, fishes and reptiles, all in the form of fossils found in the Prades Mountains.       
What research is taking place there? The Museum is dedicated to the study of palaeontology, mainly that of invertebrates, and publishes monographs on the different fossil groups of discovered, with the aim of stratigraphically dating and correlating the site on which they were found.
Did you know that... in this museum you can see the almost complete fossil of a Tetralophodon longirostris species of mastodon, an extinct mammal similar in appearance to the elephant and mammoth that roamed the earth over five million years ago?
C. de la Diputació, 231
Tel. 93 454 16 00
http://www.bcn.es/medciencies/mgsb

A. MUSEUMS
3. The Zoo
Barcelona Zoo is located in one of the city’s most privileged spaces, the Ciutadella Park. It presents fauna from all over the world which makes up a varied and dynamic collection of animals. The Zoo is especially devoted to protecting species in danger of extinction, and thus in addition to offering a chance to see some remarkable animals it also carries out significant activities in the field of conservation.  
What can we find there? In this zoological park with more than a hundred years of history we can find over 400 different species, both vertebrate and invertebrate, from every region in the world. There is also a Children’s Zoo, where the very young can come face to face with farm animals. The Zoo organizes a wide variety of activities, from courses and guided tours to zoological study visits, all aimed at fostering respect for nature through knowledge.   
What research is taking place there? The Zoo plays an active role in the conservation and reintroduction to the wild of animals in danger of extinction. To this end, it participates in various international programmes of reproduction and maintenance of species threatened with extinction as well as investigating the best way to reintroduce them into their natural habitat. The Zoo is, in fact, the institution responsible for coordination throughout Europe of the reproduction in captivity of the Iberian wolf, one of the most threatened species of mammal on the Iberian peninsula.
Did you know that... new arrivals are constantly being born at the Zoo? When animals are kept in good conditions they reproduce. This is the case of the bottlenose dolphins, which have given birth to calves for the last four years running. Another noteworthy event was the arrival of two baby gorillas, born in late summer and which, thanks to the bottle-feeding programme, have been reared for the very first time inside the Zoo installations without having to be separated from their mothers. This is an extremely important aspect of their development, as female gorillas need to grow up beside their mothers to enable them to learn behavioural elements that are vital for the survival of their species.
Parc de la Ciutadella, s/n
08003 Barcelona
Tel. 93 225 67 80
Fax 93 221 38 53
http://www.zoobarcelona.com

A. MUSEUMS
4. Aquarium
Barcelona Aquarium is the most important in the world as regards Mediterranean species. In addition, it houses other, theme-based aquariums such as the tropical tank, that of great depths and another featuring poisonous and aggressive fishes. In all, the installations are home to more than 11,000 specimens of some 450 different species. To maintain all these creatures, the Aquarium facilities include a technical area with a laboratory, quarantine zone and feeding space, together with a complex filtration system for the six million litres of water necessary to fill the tanks.  
What can we find there? The main attraction is the 80-metre long transparent tunnel that crosses the Oceanarium and offers visitors the chance to see a variety of species such as sharks and rays from different vantage points. The upper floor houses the “Planeta Aqua” exhibition and the “Explora” space. The Aquarium has an education department that organizes guided tours and workshop-classes. We recommend you ask about the wide and varied range of activities.
Did you know that... you can spend the night surrounded by fishes? Barcelona Aquarium offers you the chance to see what fish do at night and wake up with them in the morning!
Moll d’Espanya del Port Vell, s/n
08039 BARCELONA
Tel. 93 221 74 74 – Fax 93 221 92 26
http://www.aquariumbcn.com

A. MUSEUMS
5. Agbar Museum
One of the fascinating characteristics of this museum is that it is situated in the Aigües de Barcelona Central Cornellà waterworks, the same installations as, even today, still provide water to a good deal of the metropolitan area of Barcelona. This mixture of dissemination and active industry transforms the museum into a space where the industrial past rubs shoulders with the fully operational machinery of today.
What can we find there? The Museum consists of several buildings, a chimney, collector wells for fresh water reserves and storage tanks. A permanent exhibition in one of the buildings features a boiler-room, a hall containing electrical exhibits and another displaying machinery, where it is possible to see how water is pumped electrically from the tanks to the urban water system, alongside the ancient steam pump that was formerly used for this task. The Museum offers a range of activities for schools which aim to promote the values of water culture and, in particular, to widen knowledge of how fresh water is supplied.    
Did you know that... the Museum’s oldest and most famous well dates back to 1905 and is still used to extract water from a depth of 34.35 metres?   
Ctra. de Sant Boi, 4-6
08940 Sant Boi del Llobregat
Tel. 93 342 35 14
http://www.museuagbar.com

A. MUSEUMS
6. Dr. M. Crusafont Palaeontology Institute, Sabadell
The Dr. M. Crusafont Palaeontology Institute has become the country’s leading palaeontology centre and one of the most prestigious in the world as regards the period from fifteen million to two million years before Christ.  It is an institution dedicated to research, dissemination and conservation of our palaeontological heritage, and boasts a library specialising in palaeontology and evolution as well a laboratory devoted to fossil restoration, where moulds of original pieces are prepared to enable the extraction of exact replicas for study, exhibition and exchange with other research centres.
What can we find there? The Institute conserves more than a hundred thousand pieces discovered in all the Iberian river basins, which are displayed in two permanent exhibition halls. One is dedicated to the succession of mammal fossils found in Catalonia, and the other to the evolution of life during the Mesozoic era.
What research is taking place there? The Institute is carrying out several projects which may be classified into three basic lines of research. The aim of the first is to study the fauna of terrestrial vertebrates, in other words, amphibians, reptiles and dinosaurs from the Mesozoic period (from 250 to 65 million years before Christ). The second studies the evolution of primates and hominids, and the third focuses on study of the evolution of fauna and climate in the geological periods from 24.6 million years before Christ to the present day.
Did you know that... the Institute conserves the most comprehensive collection of fossil vertebrates in the country and the most complete collection of fossil primates in Europe?
C. de l’Escola Industrial, 23
08201 Sabadell
Tel. 93 726 17 69/ 93 726 63 88
Fax 93 727 66 41
http://www.diba.es/museus/inspal.asp

 

A. MUSEUMS
7. CosmoCaixa Barcelona
CosmoCaixa is considered one of the most outstanding science museums in Europe. Demonstrating that nature knows no boundaries, in one single hall the Museum pays tribute to matter and examines it from different levels: from inert matter, where we can experiment with the laws of physics, we pass to living matter with living beings, to intelligent matter and the discovery of neurons, and finally to civilised matter, which shows us from the first hominids to Homo sapiens, the creator of invented matter.
What can we find there? CosmoCaixa is a museum in which you can experience science. Besides the Room of Matter, it offers a Planetarium, to explore the most spectacular phenomena of the Universe, an Amazonian forest with living species, and an original Geological Wall created out of real pieces of rock. In addition, the Museum organizes educational activities such as “Touch touch”, numerous workshops and temporary exhibitions, and series of conferences and courses around a variety of scientific themes. For more details consult the centre’s comprehensive activities agenda. 
Did you know that...? Have you ever seen the activity that goes on in an Atta ant nest? Do you know what a capybara is? If you venture into the Amazonian Jungle you can find out what life is like in a flooded Amazon forest and see more than a hundred species usually found only in the planet’s tropical zones. And in the Room of Matter you can observe the Sun through a telescope… What are you waiting for?
C. de Teodor Roviralta, 47-51
08022 Barcelona
Tel. 93 212 60 50
Fax 93 253 74 73
cosmocaixa

A. MUSEUMS
8. Barcelona Maritime Museum
Since 1929, the BarcelonaMaritimeMuseum has been gathering together a significant group of collections that illustrate Catalonia’s maritime culture and history. Installed in the Drassana, the 13th century shipyardbuilding, BarcelonaMaritimeMuseum is considered one of the best of its kind in the world.
What can we find there? A comprehensive series of vessel models, nautical instruments, offerings and nautical charts – all making up the material evidence of a long cultural tradition linked to the sea. Especially interesting is the replica of John of Austria’s Royal Galley or Galera Reial, a ship of some sixty metres in length. In addition to the permanent collections, the Museum also offers a wide variety of activities for children and temporary exhibitions.
Did you know that... if you walk through Barcelona’s Port Vell (Old Port) you will find a three-masted schooner? Stop a moment and take a good look. You are standing in front of the Santa Eulàlia, a vessel dating back to the year 1918. Following a series of restorations, the ship is today the setting for the comprehensive range of educational activities organized by the Museum and may be visited every day, except when it is sailing the high seas.
Av. de les Drassanes, s/n
08001 Barcelona
Tel. 933 429 920
Fax 933 187 876
http://www.museumaritimbarcelona.com
           
A. MUSEUMS
9. National Museum of Science and Technology of Catalonia (MNACTEC), Terrassa
The former factory that is now home to the MNACTEC represents one of the finest examples of Art Nouveau industrial architecture in Catalonia. In such a setting, it is hardly surprising that one of the Museum’s main interests is to preserve Catalan industrial heritage and explain the history of the Catalan industrialisation process. The MNACTEC currently offers a range of activities with one common goal: to display the country’s scientific, industrial and technological context in a single space. One of the Museum walls is covered with solar panels made up of photovoltaic cells, producing 42 MWh a year of electricity supply for the centre. 
What can we find there? Apart from the spectacular aeroplanes hanging from the ceiling of the main building, visitors can also enjoy a tour of the permanent exhibition of the textile mill with its impressive collections of machinery and settings from the industrial age. Every Sunday morning the Museum organizes different activities, including demonstrations of the factory’s textile machinery and of experiences with electricity involving Faraday’s Cage. A number of activities are also carried out on the sun terrace, and the Museum even has a solar telescope.   
Did you know that... you can venture inside the Museum chimney through the ventilation shaft? The route passes along a brick tunnel which, at a certain point on the journey, forms a sharp bend which leaves everything beyond that point in darkness and leads directly to the inside of the chimney.
 
Rbla. d’Ègara, 270
08221 Terrassa
Tel. 93 736 89 66
Fax 93 736 89 60
http://www.mnactec.com

B. UNIVERSITIES
Barcelona always looks to the future. For that reason it sets out to offer its citizens a huge variety of studies in all areas of knowledge. The city has numerous universities through which to achieve this aim, both public and independent, which in turn comprise faculties in the areas of humanities, the sciences and technology. This is not the universities’ only goal however. Besides teaching, they are also centres dedicated to scientific investigation and have become a meeting point between education and research.  

10. University of Barcelona
http://www.ub.edu/
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585
08007 Barcelona
Tel. 93 403 54 17

B. UNIVERSITIES
11. Autonomous University of Barcelona. Bellaterra Campus
http://www.uab.es/
Pl. Cívica
08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès
Tel. 93 581 11 11
Fax 93 581 32 54

B. UNIVERSITIES
12. Polytechnic University of Catalonia
http://www.upc.edu/
C. de Jordi Girona, 1-3
08034 Barcelona
Tel. 93 401 73 96
Fax 93 401 68 95

B. UNIVERSITIES
13. Pompeu Fabra University
http://www.upf.edu/
Pl. de la Mercè, 10-12
08002 Barcelona
Tel. 93 310 71 84
Fax 93 319 44 36

B. UNIVERSITIES
14. Open University of Catalonia
Av. del Tibidabo, 39-43
08035 Barcelona
Tel. 902 141 141
http://www.uoc.edu

B. UNIVERSITIES
15. Ramon Llull University
http://www.url.es/
C. de Claravall, 1-3
08022 Barcelona
Tel. 93 602 22 00
Fax 93 602 22 49

B. UNIVERSITIES
16. International University
http://www.unica.edu/
Barcelona Campus
C. de la Immaculada, 22
08017 Barcelona
Tel. 93 254 18 00 - Fax 93 418 76 73
Sant Cugat Campus
C. de Josep Trueta, s/n
08195 Sant Cugat del Vallès
Tel. 93 504 20 00 - Fax 93 504 20 01

C. LIBRARIES
17. Sagrada Família Library

Though specialised libraries are to be found in most research centres, Barcelona also has an extensive network of public libraries distributed throughout all the city districts. Libraries abounding in culture and resources, created with the aim of strengthening knowledge, in which you can read, surf the Internet, borrow books, films and music or enjoy the many activities organized for the wider public. A new activity has been introduced this year coinciding with Barcelona Science 2007 and consisting in scientific talks open to all. Another special feature this year will be the inauguration of the Sagrada Família Library, specialising in Science and Technology.

* Barcelona Libraries Consortium www.bcn.cat/biblioteques
* Consortium of Academic Libraries of Catalonia http://www.cbuc.es/
* Barcelona Libraries Networkhttp://www.diba.es/biblioteques/

D. IEC
18.
Institute of Catalan Studies (IEC)
The Institute of Catalan Studies (IEC) is an academic, scientific and cultural institution established to study the diverse elements that make up Catalan culture. The IEC is entrusted with the task of publishing and disseminating Catalan culture as well as carrying out multidisciplinary scientific and academic activities ranging from history to language and the social and biological sciences. It is made up of several sections, notable among which are those of Biological Sciences and Science and Technology. From its creation in 1907 until the present time, the Institute has progressively incorporated a number of affiliated societies, including the Catalan Technology Association, the Catalan Physics Society and the Catalan Institution of Natural Sciences, to name but a few.   
What can we find there? Each section of the IEC is responsible for organizing symposiums, conferences, debates and round tables with a view to placing information on current topics of special interest to the wider Catalan society within the reach of all.
What research is taking place there? There is a wide variety of different research groups and programmes at the IEC undertaking projects to develop scientific knowledge, from publications in Catalan to research. All scientific investigation carried out by the IEC is publicised through its collections and journals. The institution has an extensive catalogue of publications. 
Did you know that... the IEC has created the Scriptorium project, with the aim of translating academic books with scientific and technical content into Catalan and publishing them?

C. del Carme, 47
08001 Barcelona
Tel. 93 270 16 20
Fax 93 270 11 80
www.iecat.net

E. Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC)
19. Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC)
The Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) is one of the most important public bodies in Spain. It comprises over a hundred centres, distributed throughout the country. Due to its multidisciplinary nature, the CSIC has divided its research into eight scientific-technical areas: humanities and social sciences, biology and biomedicine, natural resources, agrarian sciences, physical sciences and technologies, chemical science and technologies, materials science and technologies, and food science and technologies. Each research centre possesses its own specialised library and some organize a range of activities aimed at bringing science closer to society.    
Egipcíaques, 15
08021 Barcelona
Telephone 93 442 65 76 / 93 442 91 23
http://www.csic.es/
http://www.dicat.csic.es/ucentccat.html

CSIC CENTRES:
Centre for Cardiovascular Research
Barcelona Institute of Molecular Biology
Barcelona Institute for Biomedical Research (IIBB)
Plant Molecular Genetics Laboratory
Blanes Centre for Advanced Studies (CEAB)
Barcelona Botanical Institute
Mediterranean Centre for Marine and Environmental Research (CMIMA)
Jaume Almera Institute of Earth Sciences (ICTJA)
National Centre for Microelectronics (CNM)
Institute of Space Sciences
Institute of Research into Artificial Intelligence (IIIA)
Institute of Robotics and Industrial Informatics (IRI)
Centre for Research and Development  

Josep Pascual Vila Institute of Chemical and Environmental Research in Barcelona

F. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PARKS
20. The Mediterranean Technology Park
Castelldefels has become one of the most important technological spaces in Catalonia. The Mediterranean Technology Park (PMT) is a convergence zone for organizations from the fields of education, innovation, research and the business world with one common aim: to foster technological development. It is located in the countryside of the Llobregat Delta, alongside the Olympic canal.    
What can we find there? The Mediterranean Technology Park is home to two university schools, various research centres and a number of companies. Notable among the institutions dedicated to investigation that form part of the Park are the Institute of Photonic Sciences, the Telecommunications Technology Centre of Catalonia, the Aeronautics and Space Technology Centre and the Institute of Geomatics.   
What research is taking place there? The following specialities may be found in the Park: information and communications technologies, aeronautics and space technologies, geoinformation technologies, optical and photonic sciences and technologies, biological engineering, biotechnology and agri-food engineering, technologies associated with the environment and numerical methods in engineering. 
Did you know that... during Science Week you can visit the research laboratories specialising in instrumentation and biomedicine, microgravity and telematics, at the Higher Polytechnic School of Castelldefels?  
 http://www.pmt.es

F. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PARKS
21. Barcelona Science Park (PCB)
Barcelona Science Park (PCB) is a centre created by the University of Barcelona to enable knowledge being generated at the university to be transferred more easily to the business sector. To achieve this aim the Park hosts private businesses and public research groups and offers a wide range of services equipped with high-tech instruments.  
What can we find there? The PCB has created the Research in Society Programme aimed at publicising the scientific investigation being carried out in the Park and fostering public participation.  The Programme includes activities such as the Live Research Fair, open days in which you can do an “express doctorate”, experimental workshops for everyone, exhibitions, conferences and tutors for secondary school projects. 
What research is taking place there? The Barcelona Research Park is largely devoted to biomedical research, in other words, investigation of the mechanisms that lead to illnesses, as well as to new therapeutic strategies and the development of new diagnostic tools. To this end, research is being conducted in such emerging areas of medicine as nanotechnology, in which projects are being carried out to manufacture nanocapsules that direct medication specifically to the therapeutic target, and technologies to differentiate stem cells for the regeneration of tissue, among others.  
Did you know that... the only white room in Spain for the development of nanobiotechnology is to be found in the Barcelona Research Park, along with one of the most powerful Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectrometers in Catalonia (800 MHZ)?  
C. de Baldiri Reixac, 10-12
08028 Barcelona
Tel. 93 402 90 60
http://www.pcb.ub.es

F. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PARKS
22. Research Park (UAB)
The Autonomous University of Barcelona Research Park is made up of a group of research centres and consortia specifically dedicated to research at the UAB campus. Though the centres work as independent units they maintain strong links with the UAB faculties, departments and scientific-technical services while remaining open to working in conjunction with other universities, administrations, the CSIC and private companies.
What can we find there? The Park, which has a primarily university-oriented air, hosts a number of research centres, some of them members of the CSIC, such as the National Centre for Microelectronics, the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia and the Institute of Research into Artificial Intelligence.  
What research is taking place there? A broad, multidisciplinary spectrum of lines of research is being carried out in the UAB Research Park, from biomedicine to biotechnology and nanotechnology, and from Earth Sciences to those of Space.
Did you know that... the Synchrotron Light Laboratory is being constructed from the Institute of High Energy Physics? This is a huge, cylindrical-shaped particle accelerator some 250 metres in perimeter which, once completed, will facilitate study of the microscopic properties of certain materials involved, for example, in biomedical research, among many other possible uses. It is anticipated that work on the project will finish in 2008.  
http://www.uab.es

F. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PARKS
23. Barcelona Technology Park (PTB)
Barcelona  Technology Park (PTB) is a space for investigation into industrial technologies and a meeting point for companies and university research centres. The Park’s aim is to increase knowledge generation and transfer capabilities in the area of industrial technologies.
What can we find there? With an area of some 3,000 m2, Barcelona Technology Park comprises centres for research and support for over fifty companies.
What research is taking place there? The Park’s areas of research are oriented to offering services to industry and other sectors. Such diverse services as virtual reality, mechanics and mechatronics, fluid dynamics and vibrational diagnosis, chemical engineering, bioengineering, computational geometry, artificial vision and mobile robotics.
Did you know that... robots are in fashion in the Barcelona Technology Park? Projects currently in course include design of a mobile robot that will act as the surgical assistant in surgical operations, a robot named Marco, which will be capable of identifying and following  a person, and a six-legged machine, the Argos, an all-terrain robot.  
Campus Sud, edifici U.
C. de Llorens i Artigues, 4-12
08034 Barcelona
Tel. 93 401 71 61
web PTB

F. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PARKS
24. UPC North Campus
This is one of the main campuses of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona.  
What can we find there? The campus currently hosts three faculties, the Rector Gabriel Ferraté Library and a large number of research centres.
What research is taking place there? Several research centres have been established on the North Campus of the UPC following different lines of scientific investigation, from information technology to marine resources and advanced communications.

Did you know that... the National Institute of Supercomputing boasts the most powerful computer in Europe and the fifth in the world? Baptised with the name Marenostrum, it has provided support to some two hundred research projects in such diverse areas as life sciences, biomedicine, materials sciences, engineering, Earth sciences and astronomy.  

F. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PARKS
25. Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB)
Located in a unique, innovative building, the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB) has succeeded in bringing together a number of public research centres and technological platforms to form a large, European infrastructure. Located in front of the Passeig Marítim and beside the Del Mar University Hospital, the PRBB specialises in basic and clinical biomedical research and offers a range of advanced scientific and technical services that are run by the Park or by the different centres that form part of it. It also organizes scientific conferences and symposiums with researchers from all over the world.   
What can we find there? The building is equipped with a highly advanced computing and communications infrastructure, as well as an auditorium and one of the most technologically modern animal facilities in Europe.   
What research is taking place there? Several lines of research focussing on the development of biomedical research are being conducted in the Park, such as biocomputing, genetic and epigenetic regulation, cellular and developmental biology, epidemiology and public health, and human genetics.  
Did you know that... one of the PRBB centres, the Municipal Institute of Medical Research, has an Anti-doping Control Laboratory? It carries out anti-doping control of both national and international sports events and was the laboratory responsible for this task during the 1992 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Barcelona. Another installation, the Centre for Genomic Regulation, has a Genotyping Unit that provides support to genotyping projects from the planning stage to the extraction of DNA, genotyping and interpretation of data through the biocomputing unit.
C. del Dr. Aiguader, 88
08003 Barcelona
Tel. 93 316 0000
Fax 93 316 0019
 http://www.prbb.org

G. PUBLIC RESEARCH BODIES, PRIVATE ENTITIES AND FOUNDATIONS
26. Institute for Food and Agricultural Research and Technology (IRTA) (M)
The Institute for Food and Agricultural Research and Technology (IRTA) is a publicly-owned body belonging to the Catalan Government, the Generalitat de Catalunya. The Institute has been dedicated to scientific research for the last twenty years, as well as to fostering technological development in the agro-food sector and offering businesses a wide range of consultation and technological services.
The IRTA has created a number of experimental networks monitoring varieties of maize and other cereals which gather production information from the different trial groups it has established around Catalonia. The aim of these networks is to trace a map of Catalonia’s agrodynamic zones with a view to offering advice on the eventual choice of one variety or another.        
What research is taking place there? IRTA activity is focused in four lines of work: aquiculture, plant production, animal production and the food industry. All four are carried out in spaces scattered all over Catalonia, from the Aquiculture Centre of the Delta de l’Ebre, specialised in developing and improving marine cultures, to the Meat Technology Centre of Girona, and including the Cambrils Centre, which specialises in horticultural technology, plant genetics and the protection of plants from horticultural pests.      
Did you know that... the Cambrils Centre is equipped with a weather station which has been gathering data on the area’s solar radiation, wind speed and direction, humidity and temperature since 1981? It currently forms part of the Catalan Meteorological Service. 
http://www.irta.es

G. PUBLIC RESEARCH BODIES, PRIVATE ENTITIES AND FOUNDATIONS
27. Santiago Dexeus Foundation http://www.fundaciondexeus.org

G. ORGANISMES PÚBLICS D’INVESTIGACIÓ, ENTITATS I FUNDACIONS PRIVADES
28. Institut Barraquer http://www.co-barraquer.es

G. PUBLIC RESEARCH BODIES, PRIVATE ENTITIES AND FOUNDATIONS
29. Barraquer Institute http://www.co-barraquer.es

G. PUBLIC RESEARCH BODIES, PRIVATE ENTITIES AND FOUNDATIONS
30. Guttmann University Institute of Neurorehabilitation http://www.guttmann.com

G. PUBLIC RESEARCH BODIES, PRIVATE ENTITIES AND FOUNDATIONS
31. Parc Taulí University Institute Foundation http://www.cspt.es

G. PUBLIC RESEARCH BODIES, PRIVATE ENTITIES AND FOUNDATIONS
32. August Pi i Sunyer - Hospital Clínic Institute of Biomedical Research
http://www.idibaps.ub.edu

G. PUBLIC RESEARCH BODIES, PRIVATE ENTITIES AND FOUNDATIONS
33. Vall d’Hebron University Hospital Research Institute Foundation http://www.ir.vhebron.net

G. PUBLIC RESEARCH BODIES, PRIVATE ENTITIES AND FOUNDATIONS
34. Catalan Foundation Institute of Pharmacology http://www.icf.uab.es

G. PUBLIC RESEARCH BODIES, PRIVATE ENTITIES AND FOUNDATIONS
35. Catalan Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences (ICCC) http://www.iccc.cat

G. PUBLIC RESEARCH BODIES, PRIVATE ENTITIES AND FOUNDATIONS
36. Hospital de la Santa Creu i de Sant Pau Research Institute
http://www.santpau.es/rec_presentacio.asp

H. HOSPITALS
37. Hospital Clínic
C. de Villarroel, 170
08036 Barcelona
Tel. 93 227 54 00
Fax 93 227 54 54
http://www.hospitalclinic.org

H. HOSPITALS
38.Hospital Vall d’Hebron
Passeig de la Vall d’Hebron, 119-129
08035 Barcelona
Tel. 93 489 30 00 / 93 274 60 00
http://www.vhebron.es

H. HOSPITALS
39. Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau
C. de Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 167
08025 Barcelona
Tel. 93 291 90 00
http://www.santpau.es

H. HOSPITALS
40. Hospital del Mar
Pg. Marítim, 25-29
08003 Ciutat Vella
Barcelona
Tel. 93 248 30 00 / Fax 932483254
http://www.imasbcn.org/c/hospitals/mar

H. HOSPITALS
41. Hospital de l’Esperança
C. de Sant Josep de la Muntanya, 12
08024 Barcelona
Tel. 93 367 41 00
Fax 93 367 42 66
http://www.imasbcn.org/c/hospitals/esp

H. HOSPITALS
42. Bellvitge University Hospital
C. de la Feixa Llarga, s/n
08907 Hospitalet de Llobregat
Tel. 93 260 76 00
Fax 93 260 75 33
http://www.csub.scs.es

H. HOSPITALS
43. Hospital de Sant Joan de Déu de Barcelona
Pg. de Sant Joan de Déu, 2
08950 Esplugues de Llobregat
Tel. 493 253 21 00
Fax 93 203 39 59
http://www.hsjdbcn.org

 

I. ROYAL ACADEMIES

The Royal Academies bring together specialists in their scientific area with a view to promoting and publicizing scientific and technological advances related to their field of knowledge. In general, the Academies have an archive and a library with extensive documentary resources. An outstanding example may be found in the library of the Royal Academy of Science and Arts of Barcelona, which conserves more than one hundred thousand volumes and is one of the most important in Spain in terms of documents from the second half of the 18th century.  

44. Royal Academy of Science and Arts of Barcelona (Fabra Observatory)
Rbla. dels Estudis, 115, 1a planta

08002 Barcelona.
Tel. 93 317 05 36
Fax 93 301 16 56
http://www.racab.es

           
I. ROYAL ACADEMIES

The Royal Academies bring together specialists in their scientific area with a view to promoting and publicizing scientific and technological advances related to their field of knowledge.  In general, the Academies have an archive and a library with extensive documentary resources. An outstanding example may be found in the library of the Royal Academy of Science and Arts of Barcelona, which conserves more than one hundred thousand volumes and is one of the most important in Spain in terms of documents from the second half of the 18th century. 
45. Royal Academy of Pharmacy
C. de l’Hospital, 56
08001-Barcelona
Tel. 93 443 00 88
Fax 93 324 81 57
http://www.rafc.es

I. ROYAL ACADEMIES

The Royal Academies bring together specialists in their scientific area with a view to promoting and publicizing scientific and technological advances related to their field of knowledge.  In general, the Academies have an archive and a library with extensive documentary resources. An outstanding example may be found in the library of the Royal Academy of Science and Arts of Barcelona, which conserves more than one hundred thousand volumes and is one of the most important in Spain in terms of documents from the second half of the 18th century. 
46. Royal Academy of Medicine
C. del Carme, 47
08001 Barcelona
Telephone: 93 317 16 86
Fax: 93 412 05 98
http://www.ramc.cat

J. NATURAL SPACES
47. Collserola Park
Collserola Park possesses remarkable interest in terms of landscape and ecology. It is a space that combines urban concentrations and natural environments in which almost all Mediterranean woodland animal species are present. One aim of the Park is to ensure the compatibility of two of the zone’s needs: the conservation of natural resources and the provision of space for leisure and other activities that foster awareness of the natural environment. 
What can we find there? In addition to offering fascinating naturalist itineraries, the Park possesses a significant historic and architectural heritage, including several Iberian Neolithic remains, Roman buildings, an astronomical observatory (the Fabra Observatory), the communications tower, the 53-metre high water tower, the Vallvidrera reservoir, a church and an amusement park.  
Did you know that... the woods are full of traces of their animal inhabitants? Every Saturday, other than bank holidays, the Park organizes free, one-hour long thematic walks through the surroundings of the Information Centre. Depending on which tour you take, you can learn to identify the tracks of a wild boar, recognise squirrel paw prints or discover badger sets.

Collserola Park Information Centre
Ctra. de Vallvidrera a Sant Cugat, km 4,7
Tel. 93 280 35 52
 http://www.parccollserola.net

J. NATURAL SPACES
48. Parc del Garraf
The action of water on calcareous rock has transformed the Garraf massif into a geologically unique location. It forms a landscape abounding in such karst formations as cavities, dolinas and sinkholes. Cavities are underground caves formed by vertical shafts and throughout the massif there are more than three hundred examples. The main plant community here is the Mediterranean maquis, made up of shrubs and bushes, in which Europe’s only autochthonous palm tree, the Mediterranean fan palm, predominates.    
What can we find there? A huge variety of naturalist and cultural routes, notable among which is one of the first sensorial itineraries for the blind to be organized in Catalonia. On this tour participants are invited to come closer to nature through touch, hearing and smell, following a wooden, tactile guide-rail. The excursion begins and ends at the Can Grau School of Nature. If you like depths, you must see the Esquerrà Cave. At 290 metres it is the deepest cave in the Park. Taking the Olesa trail, it s easily found as a beautiful holm-oak grows next to the entrance.
Did you know that... if you go to the Information Centre you can see live images of the nest of the Garraf’s most characteristic bird of prey, the Bonelli’s Eagle? The best time of year to see this unique coverage is in February, when the egg incubation phase begins.

La Pleta Information Centre of the Garraf Park
Ctra. de Rat Penat a Plana Novella, km 3,5
08870 Sitges
Tel. 93 597 18 19
web Parc del Garraf

J. NATURAL SPACES
49. Montjuïc Park
Montjüic Mountain is Barcelona’s green lookout point. An open space where culture, history and nature rub shoulders and Mediterranean climate species make up the predominant vegetation.   
What can we find there? Montjuïc Park boasts a number of different spaces and facilities, including sports areas, the Mirador del Migdia lookout spot, the Miró Foundation and the Castle. It also encompasses several theme-based gardens, such as the Mossén Jacint Verdaguer, situated at the foot of the Castle and specialising in aquatics plants, and the Costa i Llobera, which presents a wide variety of cacti and other succulent plants from all over the world.
Did you know that... the Viver dels Tres Pins nursery, a plant propagation centre, has been in operation since the nineteen-twenties producing basically seasonal plants, perennials and bushes to be planted in the city’s green zones?
web Parc de Montjuïc

J. NATURAL SPACES
50. Barcelona Botanical Gardens
The Botanical Gardens are located in Montjuïc Park, an open space remarkable for its urban naturalist routes. One the main aims of the Gardens is to conserve and document Catalan Mediterranean flora. Its unique Mediterranean setting makes this the perfect spot in which to experiment with Mediterranean climate vegetation. There is also an Association of Friends of the Botanical Gardens.
What can we find there? A huge collection of singular Mediterranean plants from every region of the planet that enjoys a Mediterranean climate. So you can see the typical flora of South Africa, Chile, California and even Australia.  
What research is taking place there? Mediterranean plants and innovative techniques for the development of sustainable gardening. The Gardens also have a compost plant and germplasm bank.
Did you know that... the Gardens offer a plant surgery? No need to make an appointment, just go along on the last Sunday of the month, the only day with free admission, from eleven in the morning to two in the afternoon. You can ask anything about the world of plants, and even take your sick plant for a diagnosis. 
Barcelona Botanical Gardens
C. del Dr. Font i Quer, 2
08038 Barcelona
Tel. 93 426 49 35
http://www.jardibotanic.bcn.es

J. NATURAL SPACES
51. Cervantes i Roserar Park
It could be said that the Cervantes is the most romantic park in Barcelona. Situated at the junction of Ave. Diagonal and the Esplugues road at the western entrance to the city, the space is home to a four-hectare rose garden.
What can we find there? A theme-based tour of the rose gardens aimed at discovering not only species of wild rose but also crossed varieties produced by grafting. Every year, the Cervantes rose gardens organize an International Rose Competition. In autumn, gardeners from the municipal department of Parcs i Jardins begin planting the different varieties that arrive from all over the world to compete, in order to ensure the roses are at their best the following spring. There is also a space reserved for cultivation of the award-winning rose varieties from previous editions.
Did you know that... the Park has a Scented Garden, an area of more than 250 rose varieties renowned for their fragrance, be it intense, subtle or abounding in delicate hues?
web Parc de Cervantes

J. NATURAL SPACES
52. Ciutadella Park
This is one of the most historic parks in Barcelona. It was among the first to be established in the city and a pioneer in being especially designed as a public park. Today, it has become a refuge for those who seek a little peace and quiet in middle of the city. Furthermore, thanks to its central location Ciutadella Park is the green space which hosts the widest variety of leisure and culture activities in Barcelona.
What can we find there? Ciutadella Park is home to numerous monuments, such as the Dama del Paraigua, and several institutions, including the Modern Art Museum, the Zoo, and the Natural History Museum. The municipal Parcs i Jardins department regularly organizes classical music and jazz concerts in the Park.
Did you know that... the Park has an example of the bald cypress tree? If you look across the lake you will see a tree outstanding for its shape and dimensions. It is an example of the Taxodium distichum, which only grows in water. Another unusual variety to be found in the Park is the Constantinople acacia Albrizzia julibrissim, also known as the silk tree, a species originating in Japan and rarely featured in public gardens. See if you can find it!
web Parc de la Ciutadella

H. OTHERS
This section refers to both private and public institutions that share a common interest in scientific knowledge. They seek to awaken scientific curiosity in the wider society, be it through scientific reporting, promoting development of the Catalan Research and Innovation System, or by providing support to research-related activities.
53. Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation (FCRI)
 www.fcri.es

H. OTHERS
54. Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA)
http://www.icrea.es

H. OTHERS
55. Science Communication Observatory (OCC)
http://www.upf.es/occ

H. OTHERS
56. Catalan Association of Scientific Communication (ACCC)
 http://www.acccnet.net

H. OTHERS
57. Ciutat Mediterrània Scientific Observatory
 http://www.bcn.es/medciencies

H. OTHERS
58. El Far Consortium. Sea Study Centre
http://elfar.diba.es

 


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