Wednesday 6th September 2017
Visit to the city center of Valencia and welcome cocktail at the Botanical Garden of the University of Valencia
Guided walking tour visiting the most noteworthy streets, squares and monuments of Valencia’s historical center, such as the Gothic "Lonja"(World Heritage Site by UNESCO), the Modernist Central Market, the City Hall Square, the Baroque Palace of the "Marques de Dos Aguas", the Ancient Universtiy, the Cathedral and the Medieval "Torres de Serranos" Gateway, among others.
The visit will end with an open air welcome cocktail at the Botanical Garden.
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Thursday 7th September 2017
Gala Dinner at the Ayre Astoria Palace Hotel
The Gala dinner will take place on the roof terrace of the iconic Ayre Astoria Palace Hotel which offers wonderful views of the city’s historical center. With an emblematic history and location (only five minutes walking from the conference’s venue) the hotel –which was partially renovated in 2013 with a contemporary style- proffers an impeccable service and exceptional cuisine (it is specialized in rice dishes and Mediterranean cuisine)
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Friday 8th September 2017
Visit to the City of Arts and Sciences & boat trip on the Albufera lake
If you come to Valencia a visit to the City of Arts and Sciences is a must. It is a scientific and cultural leisure complex, covering around two kilometres of the former riverbed of the River Turia. The work of Valencia’s own Santiago Calatrava, this is an example of architecture at its most futuristic. The colossal structure houses an IMAX cinema (situated in the Hemisfèric), as well as Europe’s largest aquarium – the Oceanogràfic, interactive educational exhibits in the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum and the avant-garde opera house - Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía. Furthermore, the impressive l’Assut de l’Or bridge and the Agora are all a delight for the senses.
Later, we will visit the Albufera lake, the largest lake in Spain and one of the most important wetland areas in the Iberian Peninsula. It is a place of great ecological interest with rare species of wading birds and a rich variety of wildlife. There is nothing more relaxing than a boat trip on the Albufera lake contemplating the red and amber tones of the setting sun dancing across the water.