Conference venue: Gijon Convention Centre (Palacio de Congresos de Gijon). Recinto Ferial Luís Adaro - Av. Dr. Fleming, 481. Gijon. Spain.
Gijón Convention Centre is right in front of one of the green lungs of the city (Isabel la Catholica Park), five minutes away from the nearest beach (San Lorenzo), at the foot of widely used sports facilities and tracks, and surrounded by hotels within a walking distance of 5-10 minutes. Depending on where you staying, you will be able to reach the Building by foot enjoying a 10-min walk around some of the most charming parts of the city. However, some hotels might not be close enough for our participants to do so.
Walks to the Conference Centre can take you through the beautiful city center, or maybe along the scenic beach of San Lorenzo, as well as through the full-of-life Isabel la Catholica park. Additionally, Gijón has a reliable, regular public transport network. You can easily travel to the main nearby cities by train or bus, and there are frequent buses that allow you to move faster around the city. Most of these buses have a 15 min frequency and the ticket price is 1'25 €.
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TRAVEL TO GIJON
Asturias airport is located 40 km West of Gijón. This airport is connected to Gijón by regular buses (daily departures from the airport use to be between 6:00 am and midnight approximately every hour). Official taxis are also available outside of the arrivals terminal with a cost of approximately 48 €. Renting a car is also possible. Alternatively, you reach Gijón from other Spanish airports:
All the aforementioned bus services are operated by ALSA. You can get all the information about prices and timetables at ALSA website.
Spain’s train company information is available here
SPAIN ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Citizens from any State of the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein only need a valid national identity document or passport. Citizens from the United Kingdom and North Ireland will require a passport since their countries are not members of the Schengen Area.
Being in possession of a valid visa is required for the rest of foreign countries. To obtain the visa you will need an invitation letter that will be provided by the Conference Secretariat once you have get registered paid the registration. For more info please check the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
If you require a letter of invitation for Visa application purposes, you can ask for it at the time when you are submitting an abstract. Please send an email to ISLS-ISBC 2020 Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org) to ask for it. The conference organizers, or its agents, cannot accept any responsibility for visa applications. Where a delegate is unable to attend because of failure to obtain a visa on time, the normal cancellation policy for registration fees will apply.
Gijón has a truly extensive range of hotels. You may choose the hotel that suits you best. Here, we have collected a few of them, indicating walking distances to the Conference Centre for your convenience. The hotels are marked over the map below; if you click on the Hotel names on the table underneath you will access the Hotel webpage to look at all the available information.
Center (by foot)
|1 Parador Gijon ****||www.parador.es/en/paradores/parador-de-gijon||5 min|
|2 NH Gijón ****||www.nh-hotels.com/hotel/nh-gijon||7 min|
|3 Abba Playa Gijón ****||www.abbahoteles.com/en/destinations/abba-playa-gijon-hotel/hotel.html||7 min|
|4 Tryp Gijón Rey Pelayo ****||www.melia.com/en/hotels/spain/gijon/hotel-gijon-rey-pelayo-by-melia/index.htm||8 min|
|5 Hotel Principe de Asturias ****||www.hotelprincipeasturias.com/en/||12 min|
|6 Hotel San Miguel **||www.hsanmiguel.com||23 min|
|7 Hotel Hernán Cortés ****||hotelhernancortes.es||26 min|
|8 Hotel Alcomar ***||www.hotelalcomar.com||26 min|
|9 City House Pathos Gijón ***||en.hotelpathos.com||28 min|
|10 Santa Rosa Blue Gijón ***||www.bluehoteles.es/santa-rosa/en/||28min|
|11 Hotel Costa Verde *||www.hotelcostaverde.es||34 min|
|12 Santa Catalina Suites Aparthotel||santacatalinasuites.com/en/||35 min|
The city of Gijon is a large coastal city in the north of Spain. Lapped by the sea, welcomes the visitor with open arms, offering a wide variety of services, places to visit, rich gastronomy… All oriented to make visitors feel at home.
Walking through Gijon is a pleasure for the senses. It’s a city in perfect symbiosis with the sea, nature, culture and architecture of characteristic buildings that are worth visiting.
In Gijon, in June, the temperature fluctuates between 15-22ºC (50-68º F)
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