There are three ways for coming from Madrid to Seville:
* By plane: If you arrive in Madrid by plane to Barajas Airport (MAD), the most comfortable way to reach Seville is by taking another plane to Seville Airport (SVQ). Your local travel agency can inform about the connections, otherwise you can see the flights timetable from Madrid to Seville at http://www.iberia.com/. The Airport of Seville is about 10 km. from the town. There is a good service of taxi and bus connecting the town and the airport. Information about both services are available at Sevilla Airport (AENA). The timetable of the bus service is available here .
* By train: The second way to come to Seville is by train. The trip lasts about 2 hours and 30 min. Trains to Seville leave from Atocha Train Station. The timetable and prices are available here. If you arrive in Madrid by plane and you want to came to Seville by train, you can go from the airport to the train station by taxi, but the cheapest and fastest way is the underground. You can take information about it at: http://www.metromadrid.es/. A general underground map is available here, and the recommended trip from Madrid airport to Atocha train station is available here.
* By bus: It is the cheapest way, but the trip lasts about six hours. The bus leaves from "Estacion Sur" (Mendez Alvaro s/n, local 3-4); which can be reached by taxi or underground, and the bus company is Socibus. The timetable and prices are in the company web: http://www.socibus.es/
How to get to the conference site:
JAF26 will take place at E.T.S. Ingeniería Informática (it's a big white building), located at Campus of "Reina Mercedes" (campus map). Bus line 34 is the best line number that we can advise, as it goes from the city center directly to the conference site (it stops exactly in front of the building). Many buses announce each stop through displays and loudspeakers. The bus stop is named "Avenida Reina Mercedes. Escuela Superior de Ingeniería Informática." You can find more information about buses at http://www.tussam.es/(in Spanish!) and maps of Seville at: http://callejero.paginasamarillas.es/home.asp or http://www.mappy.com./.
Seville is located in the SW of Spain and can be considered the fourth most important city of Spain in terms of population (it is of 704.114 in the metropolitan area). The city is the heir of diverse cultures that settled for thousands years along the shores of the river Guadalquivir. It owns an important artistic and monumental heritage, from which we can highlight the Cathedral of Seville (the third largest cathedral in the Christian world, built in the 15th and 16th century in Gothic style on the grounds of the former major Arab mosque) and the Alcazar of Seville (a monument of breathtaking beauty and with the additional merit of being the oldest preserved royal palace that is still in use in Spain and indeed in Europe).
In addition, two very important exhibitions which were held in the city (Iberoamerican Exposition in 1929 and Universal Exposition in 1992) have contributed to enrich even more the artistic heritage of Seville. It is also worth mentioning its huge number of churches and convents, and its bridges, so characteristic of the city. Both brilliant and proud, Seville keeps the key of a mystery that several romantic authors tried to describe in mythic masterpieces as Carmen, the Barber of Seville or Don Juan, among others.
For further information, please visit:
- Information about Seville: History, Events, general information and pictures.
- Official tourism web site of Seville and its surrounding towns.
- Official tourism web site of Andalusia.
In June the weather in Seville is normally sunny and hot. The mean minimum and maximum temperatures are 16.7 degrees Celsius (62.1 Fahrenheit) and 31 degrees Celsius (87.8 Fahrenheit).
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