The different sessions of the of SMM will take place at the School of Law of Sevilla University. Its address is: Facultad de Derecho; Av. Enramadilla 18-20; 41018 Sevilla.
This building is located at a walking distance from the historic center of Sevilla and can be easily reached by Metro, tramway, city bus (C1, C2, 5, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29, 70, A5), and intercity bus [M-121, M-122, M-123 (Sevilla-Alcalá), M-124 (Sevilla-Carmona), M-126 (Sevilla-Mairena del Alcor-El Viso del Alcor), M-130ª, M-130B (Sevilla-Montequinto)], “Cercanias” train (San Bernando station).
About the city
The conference will take place in Sevilla (Spain).
Sevilla, the capital of Andalucía, was founded, according to myth, 3000 years ago by the Greek god Hercules. It is a city rich in history, cultural traditions and famous for its flamenco, tasty tapas and orange trees.
Easily explored on foot, Seville is peppered with spectacular architecture. Its opulent Moorish, Renaissance and Baroque buildings are vestiges of its illustrious past. The Guadalquivir river, the reason for its status as the gateway to the Americas, flows through the heart of the city. Seville’s spiritual and historical centre is on the river’s eastern bank, with the Unesco World Heritage-listed Cathedral and its Giralda or bell tower at the heart. The Alameda and Macarena districts of Seville offer an alternative from the city’s usual tourist sights, with their cool cafe-bars, art spaces, independent boutiques and markets.
Seville can also be considered a city of art. For a brief but golden 50 years, starting in the 1620s, Seville’s painters boldly defined world art. The so-called “Seville School” was spearheaded by a trio of baroque masters: Bartolomé Murillo, Francisco de Zurbarán, and Velázquez. The city’s biggest collection, the Museo de Bellas Artes, is located since 1839 in the old La Merced convent in the central district. The Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC), an institution for the research, conservation and promotion of contemporary art, should not be missed either.
Recently, it has become one of the best cities in the world to use the bicycle. The city has a very extensive line of bikeways (there are 170 km of bikeway with protection separated from the road). You may use the public rental bike service Sevici to go over this route, a service that has more than 250 stations (open 24 hours a day), which has turned Seville into the fourth best city in the world to use the bicycle.
For more information, visit http://www.visitasevilla.es/en
How to get here
- By plane:
Sevilla has an international airport (SVQ) with direct connections to major European airports.
Alternatively, you can land at the nearby airports of Malaga or Jerez and arrive to Sevilla by train or bus.
Airlines flying to Seville:
- British Airways
- TAP PORTUGAL
- Smart Wings
- Brussels Airlines
Getting to the city from the airport:
- Taxi: The fare of a taxi from the airport to any point in Seville (and viceversa) is 24.41€ (there is a reduced rate of 21.89€ Monday to Friday; From 7.00 to 21.00 h).
- Bus: There is a regular bus service (Linea AE) that will take you from the airport to the center of Seville from 5:20 to 00:30. This can be taken in front of the main entrance of the Floor 1 (Departures) and its fare is 4 € ( http://www.visitasevilla.es/en/transporte/bus-airport-ea for details). This line has several stops.
- By train:
Sevilla has good rail links to Madrid, Barcelona, Cádiz, Córdoba, Jaén, Jerez de la Frontera, Granada, Huelva, and Málaga. The fast-track AVE railway line provides a 2h 30 min connection to Madrid every hour. For more information, you can go to the train company web page: http://www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/index.html.
Sevilla-Santa Justa train station is connected to the city center by local bus lines C1, C2 and 32.
- By bus:
There are two bus stations with bus services to most of the main cities in Spain:
- Prado de San Sebastián bus station.
- Plaza de Armas bus station.
The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Sevilla is by intercity bus Socibus. For more info visit http://www.socibus.es/
Moving around the city
- Local buses
Red painted city buses are the predominant public transportation. Information about bus lines (and tramway line) is available at Transportes Urbanos de Sevilla (TUSSAM) web page http://www.tussam.es/.
You can get a one trip ticket (1,40 Euros) directly from the driver (from the machines in the tramway shelters) but it is cheaper if you buy a rechargeable travel card (they can be bought at most magazine stores you find in sidewalks all around the city): 6,90+1,50 Euros for 10 trips with the one-trip travel card (called “tarjeta sin trasbordo”) and 7,76+1,50 Euros for the multiple-connections travel card (called “tarjeta con trasbordo”). There are also tourist travel cards for one day (5,00 Euros) and for three days (10,00 Euros) which do not have a limit of trips during their period of validity. You can download a PDF with a map of the city with the local buses lines here (1,4 MB): http://www.tussam.es/index.php?id=237
A usual taxi fare from the North to the South of the city center is around 10 Euro. (Radio–Taxi Giralda Tel: (+34) 954 675 555; – Radio–Taxi Tel: (+34) 954 580 000; –Tele–Taxi — Tel: (+34) 954 622 222).
- Rental bike
Seville has bike lanes and a public rental bike system, known as Sevici, which is very convenient to move around the city (especially if the weather is gentle). The fare for subscription for seven days: 10€ + 150€ (refunded unless lost or stolen bicycle). The first 30 minutes free. If you need to use it more time, you have to leave it and take it again. If you pass the limit, you´ll have to pay the first hour: 1€, and after 2€/hour. There are many rental stations throughout the city, in particular close to hotels and in many spots in the City Center. However, it can be tricky to obtain or leave a bike during peak hours.
More information: www.sevici.es