Pompeu Fabra University – Balmes building
Carrer de Balmes 132, Barcelona
Emblematic and majestic, the Balmes Building owes its name to its strategic location on Calle Balmes, one of Barcelona’s most symbolic streets, located in the heart of the city’s business district. Built by Enric Sangier in 1926, the Balmes Building formerly housed the Fòrum Vergés, one of the city’s key cultural centers. After passing through the hands of various owners, UPF took over the ownership and renovation of the building in 1990. All rooms are accessible to mobility-impaired people, with individual air conditioning and fully-equipped.
How to access:
- Metro: Diagonal (line 5)
- Bus: Balmes – Rosselló (line 7, 67 and V15)
The documentation you need to enter Spain will depend greatly on where you are coming from:
- If you are a citizen of any nation in the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, or Liechtenstein, you will only need your National Identification Document or a current passport. For minors, the National Identification Document must be accompanied by written parental permission.
- If you are from Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, the United States, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, the Republic of Korea, Romania, San Marino, the Vatican, Singapore, Uruguay, or Venezuela you will need to show a valid passport to enter Spain. Your stay may not exceed 90 days.
- If you are coming from any other country, in accordance with EU regulations, you must apply for a visa at the Spanish Consulate for your country. You must also show an official passport. In this case, Spanish authorities may require proof of accommodation, reservation confirmation by an official travel agency, a return ticket, tour agenda, or personal invitation. Likewise, you may be required to provide proof of sufficient funds to cover your stay in Spain. As the conditions stated above may vary, in case you need a visa please contact the Spanish Embassy or Consulate in your country of residence to ensure you meet all requirements before traveling.
It is the responsibility of each participant to obtain a visa if necessary.
The average time for obtaining a visa can be between two and six weeks depending on the application date.
Check the Spanish embassy and consulates in your country:
More information from the Foreign Affairs Ministry