Location and contact

Institut of Marine Sciences
Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 37-49. E-08003 Barcelona (Spain)
Tel. (+34) 93 230 95 00
Fax. (+34) 93 230 95 55


Secretary: secredir@icm.csic.es


The Institute of Marine Sciences is located in Barcelona’s Villa Olimpica District between the Hospital del Mar and the Olympic Towers. To reach ICM, you can use:

  • Bus: The end of the lines 59, 45, 92, 71 and V21 are a few meters from the ICM. More information
  • Metro: The L4 line (yellow line) has a station (Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica) 300 metres from the ICM. More information

If you come from outside Barcelona arriving by:

  • Car: Use the Ronda del Litoral. Towards Bessós (north) take exit 21. Towards Llobregat (south) take exit 22.
  • Train (RENFE): Get off at one of these stations: Sants Estació, Clot, Passeig de Gràcia. And take the underground L4 line (yellow line) to Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica station.
  • Train (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Catalana FGCC): Get off at Plaça Catalunya station, and take the 59 bus or the underground.
  • Airplane: Directly from the Airport one may take train, bus or taxi.