Bilbao is located in the Iberian Peninsula, in its eastern Atlantic watershed -latitude: 43º 15′ 42″ N, longitude: 2º 55′ 43″ W-, 19 metres above sea level, and it covers an area of 41.6 square kilometres. Its impressive transportation infrastructure connects it to the rest of Europe by air, land and sea. Bilbao is the core of a metropolitan area with more than one million inhabitants. Since its foundation, more than 700 years ago, it has been the fundamental factor and the main socio-economic axis around which the Vizcaya region has set its modernisation process in motion. From Burdeos to La Coruña, Bilbao’s hegemony is undisputable. No other city has better reasons to be the economic, financial, cultural and tourist capital of the region.
The Venue: Bizkaia Aretoa
BIZKAIA ARETOA building is located in one of the most emblematic parts of Bilbao. L-shaped, it opens out onto the estuary and the Guggenheim Museum, right in the centre of Avenida Abandoibarra, between the Padre Arrupe footbridge and the bridge known as the Puente de Deusto. It is an emblematic building designed by the architect Álvaro Siza, who has given priority to «maintaining the scale of the place, respecting cornices and placing the ground floor at the service of the pedestrian, open and permeable, offering views inside with huge wings that integrate the private space in the public area and vice versa».
An accessible city
Bilbao International Airport is just 10 km from the city centre. It’s holds more than 400 flights a week, including direct flights to many major Spanish and European cities. Most European cities are between 1 and 3 hours’ flying time away. Airlines operating in Bilbao. Arriving by road.
Bilbao is an easy city to move around in. Its Metro underground railway system is one of the most modern in the world. A new tramway has recently joined the efficient city bus network , local trains and inter -city buses . All authorised taxis carry a clearly visible public service badge (SP).
We have arranged a special room rate for FOODINTEGRITY CONFERENCE attendants in HOTEL BARCELO BILBAO NERVIÓN.
It is situated right in the center of Bilbao next to the city hall and a 10 minute walk from the Guggenheim Museum, the old quarters (tapas bar area) and the Gran Vía (shopping district)
SINGLE ROOM RATE/NIGHT: €75,00
DOUBLE ROOM RATE/NIGHT: €80,00
VAT and breakfast included
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