Venue, accommodation & transport

Symposium Venue

 

2015 IAPRI Symposium will be held at Bancaja's Cultural Centre, located in Valencia City Centre (Plaza de Tetuán nº23).

 

 EMBLEMATIC BUILDING

The Bancaja Cultural Centre is a reference point and landmark building in the city of Valencia, not only for its activity in welfare projects and cultural programmes, but also for its emblematic value.This building is the result of the union of two historic buildings: the headquarters of the former Monte de Piedad de Valencia savings bank, dating back to the beginning of the XX century, and the former residence of Manuel Gómez Fos, at the end of the XIX century. The renovation project, undertaken in 2007 by the architects Pablo Martínez Montesa, José Ricardo Martínez Montesa and José Alberto Jordá Albiñana, gave rise to the union of both these buildings and gave birth to the present Bancaja Cultural Centre as it is today, with a surface area of 12,000 square metres.

 

 

Suggested Accommodation

We identified a number of hotels with competitive rates within a short distance of the Bancaja's Cultural Centre. We remind you to indicate you are attending the IAPRI Symposium when doing your reservation.

 

VINCCI PALACE HOTEL (200m to Bancaja's Cultural Centre)

Calle de la Paz, 42, 46003, Valencia

Phone: +34 962 06 23 77

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See website: www.vinccihoteles.com

Early Bird Rates: (30th April 2015)

101 € + 10%VAT  for a double room individual use (Breakfast included)
110 € + 10%VAT  for a double room (Breakfast included)

 

SWEET CONTINENTAL HOTEL (800m to Bancaja's Cultural Centre)

Calle Correos, 8, 46002, Valencia

Phone: +34 963 53 52 82

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See website: www.sweethotelcontinental.com

Rates:

12% of discount using ISTA promotional code when you make the online booking. Breakfast is included.
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AYRE ASTORIA PALACE HOTEL (650m to Bancaja's Cultural Centre)

Plaza Rodrigo Botet, 5, 46002

Phone: +34 963 98 10 00

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See website: www.ayrehoteles.com

Early Bird Rates:  (30th April 2015)

80 € + 10%VAT  for a double room individual use (Breakfast included)
95 € + 10%VAT  for a double room (Breakfast included)

 

SH INGLÉS HOTEL (500m to Bancaja's Cultural Centre)

     

Calle Marqués de Dos Aguas, 6, 46002, Valencia

Phone: +34 962 45 30 15

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See website: www.inglesboutique.com

Rates:

94 € + 10%VAT  for a double room individual use (Breakfast included)
108 € + 10%VAT  for a double room (Breakfast included)

 

PURPLE NEST HOSTEL (120m to Bancaja's Cultural Centre)

     

Plaza de Tetuán, 5, 46003, Valencia

Phone: +34 963 53 25 61

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See website: www.nest-hostels.com

 

RED NEST HOSTEL (200m to Bancaja's Cultural Centre)

Calle de la Paz, 36, 46003, Valencia

Phone: +34 963 42 7168

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See website: www.nest-hostels.com

 

Valencia Connections

 Valencia airport international connections

 

 Valencia via Madrid

  • By rail: 98' by high speed train-AVE (every hour) from Atoche station. Around 2h from Barajas airport (local train+AVE)
  • By air: 50' direct flight from Barajas airport (6 flights a day)

 

Valencia: 5 reasons to come

Valencia, dynamic city on the cutting edge of science, arts and architecture has become the destination of choice for those seeking leisure time and bussiness.

 

1) Science, Research and Innovation

 

The city of Valencia gathers:

  • 32 research centers and organisations (9 Spanish National Research CounciL- CSIC among them)
  • Several organisations supporting technology, scientific and technological dissemination.
  • A technology park made up of near 450 organisations, where ITENE is based.
  • 9 universities
  • Sciences Museum "Principe Felipe" at the City of Arts and Sciences.

 

2) Avant-garde architecture: the City of Arts and Sciences

 

The biggest recreational and cultural centre in Europe, sitting along and axis nearly 2km long in the former Turia river bed, has been created by two renowned Spanish architects: Santiago Calatrava and Feliz Candela. This city contents:

 

3) Mediterranean Gastronomy


 

Coming to Valencia means savouring those charming places that everyone hopes to discover when visiting a new city. Gastronomy, lifestyle, Mediterranean essence, traditions and cultural heritage... Everything in one city.

 

4) Weather

 

Valencia's weather is warm in summers and mild in winters.

  • Ave. number days with sunny spells per year: 2217
  • Days with temperature above 25º: 154
  • Average temperature: 18.7º
  • Average relative humidity: 66%

 

Also, Valencia's beaches and the Marina Real (the harbour) are the best place to cool off, enjoy water sports or rest all around the year. Just a few kilometres from Valencia center there are sandy beaches and blue waters. Easily accesible and with a lively Mediterranean athmosphere. Playa de la Malvarrosa and Playa del Cabanyal (Las Arenas) are the valencian urban beaches.

 

5) Tradition and old customs

 

Valencia is a city with over 2.000 years of history, which is displayed through various popular celebrations both of a religious and a non-religious nature. The Plaza de la Virgen, the heart of the old city, holds two heritage treasures, the Valencian Cathedral and the Basilican of the Virgin.

 

Other interesant places in Valencia:

Barrio del Carmen

 

This ancient district of the city grew between two walls; the Islamic and the Christian city walls. A wander through these labyrinthine cobbled streets, lined with towering mediaeval buildings transport you back in time to another era in history.

 

Plaza del mercado y Lonja de la Seda (Silk Exchange)

 

One of Europe’s biggest markets, the Mercado Central, situated inside a jewel of pre-modernist architecture, and enter into one of the most iconic examples of Gothic architecture in Europe, the Lonja de la Seda, declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO. As well as these, make sure you squeeze in the Santos Juanes Church.

 

Museums

 

34 museums to choose from, offering art, history, architecture, etc. Museo Nacional de Cerámica (National Ceramics Museum), situated in the Palacio del Marqués de Dos Aguas. Museo de Bellas Artes San Pío V (shows pieces of Sorolla, Goya or Zuloaga), Museo Fallero and contemporary museums IVAM and the MUVIM.

 

Plaza del Ayuntamiento

 

In a triangular layout, eclectic architecture, a central fountain and colourful flower stalls brighten the landscape. It’s surrounded by some of the city’s most iconic buildings, such as the Plaza de Toros (Bullring), the Estación del Norte, the Ayuntamiento de Valencia (town hall), the Edificio de Correos (post office) and Plaza Redonda, etc.

 

The Albufera Nature Park

 

The Albufera Nature Park transports you to pure nature where the only sounds you’ll hear are the birds singing and the sound of the water. Unspoiled by and protected against man, the reserve is located just 10 km out of the city. A visit here shows you the Valencian passion for the environment and help you to discover the origins of our gastronomy. Bathed by the warm waters of the Mediterranean, Valencia enjoys temperatures that are pleasant all year round, rarely falling below 18 degrees (among 20-30 degrees in June).

 

Further information:

  • Check the Valencia Tourist Guide to find out more about the city lifestyle: the most popular buildings, restaurants, social and sport events, shopping areas, etc.