On behalf of the chancellor of the University of Seville, and acting as Head of the Organizing Committee, I am honoured to present the the candidacy of the University of Seville to organize the 9th European Congress of Mathematics, of the European Mathematical Society, from July 15th to July 19th, 2024.
We would love to welcome you in one of the best-known historical cities in Europe, famous worldwide for its culture, monuments, traditions and artistic heritage. Seville is at the heart of Andalusia, the southern region of Spain comprising renowned cities such as Granada, Málaga, Córdoba and Cádiz.
The organization of this congress will benefit from the experience of the Institute of Research in Mathematics at the University of Seville (IMUS), and the Institute of Mathematics at the University of Granada (IEMATH-GR), the two institutions at the core of the Andalusian Institute of Mathematics (IAMAT).
The Organizing Committee is formed by sixteen Andalusian Mathematicians, eight women and eight men coming from different areas of Mathematics, having a high research activity, experience in organizing research events, and distinct skills and professional trajectories.
The Committee counts with the support of several institutions and organizations from Spain, Andalusia and Seville. The Royal Spanish Mathematical Society (RSME), the Spanish Society of Applied Mathematics (SEMA), the Spanish Society of Statistics and Operational Research (SEIO) and the Catalan Mathematical Society (SCM) have expressed their support to this candidacy. Other political, academic and social institutions are also supporting this candidacy. Of course, the University of Seville will provide all its facilities, expertise and advice, in order to make this Congress a big success.
This webpage contains information concerning the environment, our plans for the organization of the 9ECM, and our experience organizing large conferences. We commit to organize the 9th European Congress of Mathematics following the guidelines of this detailed bid, with the natural modifications that could eventually be proposed by the Executive Committee of the European Mathematical Society.
Juan González-Meneses Head of the Organizing Committee
Universidad de Sevilla
José Alfredo Cañizo
Universidad de Granada
Universidad de Sevilla
Universidad de Sevilla
Universidad de Sevilla
Universidad de Sevilla
Universidad de Sevilla
Clara Isabel Grima
Universidad de Sevilla
Universidad de Sevilla
Universidad de Málaga
Universidad de Almería
Universidad de Sevilla
Universidad de Granada
María Ángeles Rodríguez-Bellido
Universidad de Sevilla
Universidad de Sevilla
Universidad de Cádiz
Satellite conferences play an essential role among scientific activities surrounding the celebration of every ECM.
The Organizing Committee will encourage that members of the European mathematical community not only participate in the 9ECM, but also get involved in the organization of satellite conferences.
A call for proposals for satellite events will be done well in advance. In order for the proposals to be accepted, international projection will be required. In addition, participants of the 9ECM should enjoy some privileges in registering for the satellite conferences. For example, organizers of these conferences could commit to grant at least 20% discount on registration for participants of the 9ECM. Conversely, participants in the 9ECM could also enjoy some privileges in registering for the satellite events. Satellite conferences will be announced through the 9ECM channels.
Satellite conferences will be organized in the universities of Andalusia. For instance, some members of the Math Institute of the University of Granada (IEMath-GR) would propose at least two conferences: one on Differential Geometry/Geometric Analysis and one on Nonlocal Partial Differential Equations.
Furthermore, the Spanish government finances a number of Thematic Research Networks, under the call “Excellence Networks”. The main goal of these networks is to organize events and actions to increase the interaction between the distinct research groups belonging to them. There are currently 17 such Thematic Networks in Mathematics. The Organizing Committee will contact these Networks in order to encourage them to organize satellite conferences on their respective topics.
Finally, and taking into account the good location of Spain and specifically Andalusia with respect to many countries in the North of Africa, as well as the support of CIMPA to this candidacy, the Organizing Committee will promote one or two CIMPA research schools in those countries that would also be satellite events of the 9ECM and would facilitate its participants to attend the conference.
Program & Topics
The program of the congress will cover all areas of theoretical and applied mathematics and will be decided by the Scientific Committee of the Conference. We will host Plenary Lectures, Invited Lectures, Prize Lectures and several special Lectures and sessions, Mini-Symposia and Thematic Sessions, as well as Poster Sessions.
The social part of the program includes a Congress banquet and a tourist visit to the Alcázar. The Alcázar of Seville is a UNESCO world heritage site, and it is the oldest royal palace currently in use in Europe
Registrations will be open a few months before the event
The congress fee will cover the delegate's bag, the tourist visit, coffee breaks, reception cocktail and lunches at the conference venue, so that participants can stay at the building during warmer hours, and enjoy the great selection of bars and restaurants at the city centre for dinner. The Congress Banquet will be optional, hence not covered fully by the Congress fee, although the Organization will cover part of the cost: Participants will enjoy a reduced price of 50€ for regular participants and 20€ for students..
The Congress fee for an accompanying person will cover the Congress Banquet, but neither the lunch meals nor the coffee breaks.
Delegate’s bag, note pad and pen
Pen-drive (full programme and abstracts)
City bus card
Reception cocktail at Maestranza Theater
Lunch meals from Tuesday to Friday
2 coffee breaks /day (except Monday morning)
City bus card
Welcome cocktail at Maestranza Theater
Around 150 grants will be offered to mathematicians from less favoured countries. Each grant will cover the registration fee and travel and accommodation expenses.
The venue of the Congress would be the School of Engineering of the University of Seville (Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería de Sevilla - ETSI). A magnificent building located at walking distance from the city center, at Isla de la Cartuja, the area of the city in which the Universal Exposition of 1992 took place, and which later became the Technological Park of Seville. It was built for the 1992 Exposition as the Pavilion of 16 American countries, and it hosts the School of Engineering of the University of Seville since 1997.
The School of Engineering, founded in 1963, has nearly 6,000 students and about 400 academics. The Department of Applied Mathematics II, with more than 40 academics, is located at this School.
Several large conferences, and many smaller ones, have been organized at this building. A particularly important example being the 1st Joint Meeting of the American Mathematical Society and the Royal Spanish Mathematical Society, held in June 2003, which had about 1,100 participants and 39 special sessions. This conference was a big success, and their organizers are actively collaborating with this candidacy. The building has a total built surface of 46,000 m2.
The Main Hall, on the ground Floor, will be used for registration desks, areas for lunch and coffee breaks, and stands for companies and mathematical societies.
This distribution of the ground floor has already been used for a similar event: The First Joint Meeting of the RSME and the AMS, in July 2003.
It will host all Plenary Talks, and the Closing Ceremony. It has capacity for 710 people.
The Online Television of the University of Seville ( http://tv.us.es/ ) will broadcast all Plenary Talks and major events, live and online. In case the Auditorium has not enough capacity for a particular event, it will be possible to follow it in other conference rooms by closed–circuit television, and also online in any personal computer.
The building has 48 conference and lecture rooms with a total capacity of 5,231 people. They include:
The Auditorium, for 710 people.
A conference room for more than 200 people.
6 conference rooms, each one for more than 160 people.
The graduation room for 138 people.
8 lecture rooms, each one for more than 100 people.
29 lecture rooms, for between 60 and 99 people.
There are also some meeting rooms available, in particular the ‘sala de juntas’, for 50 people.
There is wifi access in the whole building. Those participants using EDUROAM will have immediate access. The organization will provide wifi connection to all participants.
Plus other 29 lecture rooms, for between 60 and 99 people
BARCELÓ CONVENTION CENTER
In case it is needed, the plenary talks, as well as some of the invited talks would be scheduled at the secondary venue: Barceló Convention Center.
Barceló Convention Center is placed at Hotel Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento, which is at 5 minutes walking (450m) from the main venue of the Congress.
The congress would use the main Conference Hall, with capacity for 1,200 people. This hall can be divided into 3 modules, with capacity for 300, 300 and 400 people, respectively. Simultaneous invited talks and prize winners’ talks can take place at these three modules, which could be converted into a single auditorium to host the plenary talks. The conversion takes 30 minutes and would be done, if necessary, during coffee breaks.
The Maestranza Theatre is located on the banks of the River Guadalquivir, between the Real Maestranza Bullring and the Torre del Oro. It is a privileged environment which has become one of the most prestigious places of Spain, occupied the most famous opera companies in the world with the greatest singers.
Opened in 1991, it has a seating capacity of 1,800 people and a volume space of about 20.000 m3. The theatre has the best machinery available to a European opera house, making it possible to stage the most sophisticated of productions. Its superb acoustics is suitable for any kind of performance, from opera to classical music, popular music and ballet. It has also become a venue of choice for performances by leading figures of flamenco.
The General Manager of the Maestranza Theatre is delighted to host the opening ceremony of the 9 European Congress of Mathematics, where the Otto Neugebauer Prize, the Felix Klein Prize and ten EMS prizes will be awarded. The ceremony will be followed by a reception cocktail held at this wonderful location.
The council meeting will take place at the Carmen de los Chapiteles, located in a unique setting under the Generalife gardens in The Alhambra and facing the charismatic and popular neighborhoods of Albaicín and Sacromonte. Its origins date back to the 14th century, and six centuries later, we can still admire its original coffered ceilings and enjoy the beauty of its Nasrid Gardens.
Meeting facilities will be available for Saturday 13th (in the afternoon) and Sunday 14th July.Around 90 guests are expected to attend the council meeting.
Before the start of the Council Meeting, a guided visit to the Alhambra with a mathematical theme is programmed on Saturday morning. After this visit, lunch will be served at the venue.
On Saturday night dinner will be organized at Carmen de la Victoria, in the Albaicín neighbourhood. This Carmen (a typical house with garden in the historical neighbourhood in Granada) has been owned by the university since 1945 and is currently a student residence and meeting venue. It has an outdoor garden with stunning views of the Alhambra, and it caters to both informal and formal dinners.
Palacio de la exposición
The Congress Banquet will take place in one of the emblematic venues of the city. Like in previous conferences, as the First Joint Meeting RSME-AMS, in July 2003, the Banquet will be held at the ‘Casino de la exposición’, which is close to the city centre and to the Main historical building of the University of Seville.
In Baroque style, this building was, together with the Lope de Vega Theatre, the Pavilion of the City of Seville at the Iberian‐American Exposition of 1929.
Andalusian Institute of Mathematics
University of Seville
Mathematics Institute University of Seville
Institute of Mathematics of the University of Granada
With support from
Royal Spanish Mathematical Society
Spanish Society of Applied Mathematics
Spanish Society of Statistics and Operations Research
Catalan Mathematical Society
National Association of Students of Mathematics
Accommodation A number of hotel rooms will be blocked to guarantee accommodation for EMS 2020 participants. Special care will be taken in selecting hotels with an easy reach of the venue.
How to Get There Andalusia is easily accessible through its two main international airports and excellent high-speed train connections. [Read More]
HOW TO GET THERE
The airport is ten kilometres north of the city, close to the A-4 motorway. Its facilities were designed by the prestigious Spanish architect Rafael Moneo. Almost five million passengers currently use this airport each year, mainly arriving from other Spanish cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia, but also making numerous connections to European cities such as London, Paris, Rome, Milan and so on.
When going from the airport to the city centre, visitors can opt for a taxi or take a special bus service, connecting the Plaza de Armas in the centre of the city with the airport, stopping off at places such as the Santa Justa train and AVE station. The journey takes approximately 35 minutes. A one-way ticket costs €4 and a return ticket €6.
Seville has been served by the high-speed train since 1992. These trains offer some twenty daily services (in each direction) between Seville and Madrid, with a maximum journey time of around two and a half hours. The AVE also connects with Barcelona, by way of Zaragoza, in around five and a half hours, and with Valencia in a little less than four hours. Santa Justa Station is located on Avenida de Kansas City, just a few minutes' walk from the old town. Seville also has of a long-distance railway lines. There are also regional services connecting Seville with the other provincial capitals in Andalusia, and with numerous towns and villages.
Renfe Spain Pass This pass offers the chance to travel around Spain for all non-residents. This system is very practical, as it can be used on all AVE long-distance and mid-distance high-speed trains. The Renfe Spain Pass is valid for one month from the first trip and comes in two formats (Business/Club and Tourist). It can be purchased up to six months in advance
A good way to get to Seville is by road there is a good road network with several motorways (toll and free). The most important are the A-4, which connects Andalusia and Madrid, and the A-66 which goes to Mérida and connects with the A-5, which also goes on to Madrid. Granada and the Costa del Sol are linked with Seville by the A-92 motorway. Travel to Portugal is on the A-49 motorway. Finally, Seville and Cadiz are linked by both the A-4 and the E-5 roads. All access to motorways and main roads is from the SE-30 ring road around Seville, with numerous points of access into the city centre.
There are two bus stations in the city. The main one is in the Plaza de Armas, and operates daily national and international services. The Prado de San Sebastián bus station operates scheduled regional services.
Spain, the Country Spain (or the Kingdom of Spain) is the second largest country in Western Europe and the European Union after France, and covers an area of 504,030 km². [Read More]
SPAIN THE COUNTRY
Spain (or the Kingdom of Spain) is the second largest country in Western Europe and the European Union after France, and covers an area of 504,030 km². It is a country of autonomous regions and its territory (mainly located at the Iberian Peninsula) also includes the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, off the African coast, and two autonomous cities in North Africa, Ceuta and Melilla, that border Morocco.
Spain is a democracy organised in the form of a parliamentary government under a constitutional monarchy. It is a developed country with the ninth largest economy by nominal GDP, and high living standards (16th highest HDI) and is a member of the United Nations, European Union, NATO, OECD, and WTO. For further information, please, follow this link.
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Foreign Visitors The Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation establishes some requirements for entry into Spain for a stay not exceeding ninety days in any six month period according to:...[Read More]
The Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation establishes some requirements for entry into Spain for a stay not exceeding ninety days in any six month period according to:
Art. 5 of the Schengen Borders Code
Art. 25 of the Aliens Act
Arts. 4 ff. of the Aliens Regulation
These requirements can be summarized as:
Possess a valid travel document allowing him or her to cross borders.
Possess a Visa when required.
Show documents justifying the purpose and conditions of the planned stay and have sufficient means to support themselves, both during the period of their planned stay and for their return to their country of origin or passage to a third State where their admittance is guaranteed, or they must be in conditions such that they can legally obtain such means.
Not be banned from entering into Spain or any other country in the Schengen Space.
Not represent a threat to Spain's public order, national security, or international relations, or to those of any other member country of the Schengen Space.
Further information regarding these requirements and as well as the Visa issues can be found through this link and/or directly through the Spanish Embassies or Consulates whose addresses can be found through this link.
Visa arrangements should be handled by the participants at their own responsibility. The Technical Secretariat will issued an official congress letter signed by the President of the Committee to those participants who require it to present it at the Spanish embassy/ consulate. This letter will indicate that the participant is registered to attend the congress, but all expenses associated with travel, registration and accommodation will be borne by the participants.
Seville, The City Situated on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, Seville has a rich Moorish heritage, and used to be a prosperous port that carried out trade with the Americas. [Read More]
SEVILLE, THE CITY
Situated on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, Seville has a rich Moorish heritage, and used to be a prosperous port that carried out trade with the Americas.
The streets and squares in the historic quarter of the capital of Andalusia are lively and busy. They treasure many constructions that have the World Heritage designation, and many districts are full of traditional culture, like Triana and La Macarena.
Seville is a prominent business and service centre in the south of Spain and has many hotels distributed all over the city which enable visitors to discover endless attractions. Museums and art centres, theme parks, cinemas, theatres and clubs are some of the many leisure options that a great city like Seville holds. Without forgetting, of course, the numerous terraces, inns and bars where visitors can practise one of the most deeply-rooted and tasty traditions in the city: "Going out for tapas".
Another good excuse to come to the Sevillian capital are the festivals. The celebrations of Easter Week and Feria de Abril (the April Fair), which have been declared of National Tourist Interest, reflect the devotion and folklore of the people of Seville, always open and friendly to visitors. But Seville's appeal does not end there, as the city is also the starting point for the many cultural routes the province offers, such as the Roman Bética Route or the Washington Irving Route.
The visitor will also discover the immense natural wealth of this region, which sits halfway between two continents, in natural treasures such as the Doñana Nature Reserve, declared a World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, and the Sierra Norte Nature Reserve. They will be the ideal setting for practising outdoor sports, including hiking, horse riding, and cycling routes. If, on the other hand, golf is your sport of choice, then you will be glad to know that Seville has four excellent golf courses in its vicinity.
Useful Information Most shops open between 09.30 and 13.30h in the morning and 17.00 to 20.00h in the afternoon on weekdays. During the summer months... [Read More]
BUSINESS HOURS & SHOPS
Most shops open between 09.30 and 13.30h in the morning and 17.00 to 20.00h in the afternoon on weekdays. During the summer months, many establishments will stay open much later in the evening. On Saturday opening hours are restricted to the morning shift and Sunday is literally the day of rest. However there are some department stores that remain open all day long until 22:00h.
Spain's standard electricity supply is 220 Volts (V), 50 Hertz (Hz) AC. The plugs are round two pin, European standard.
CURRENCY AND BANKS
The national currency of Spain is the European euro (€). Exchange facilities are available at Barajas airport, most banks and also along central streets. Many visitors to Spain have commented on the advantage of bringing debit cards rather than credit cards, since the exchange rate is generally much better and commissions lower. However, it would be prudent to check this with your bank before travelling.
TIPPING AND CONSUMER TAX
At almost all restaurants, service is included, but it is common practice to leave a tip or around 5%, as it is with taxi drivers (depending on how you liked the driving!).
Tipping is not obligatory anywhere, but much less in bars or cafeterias. However, if you leave a small tip it shows your appreciation of the service - a good rule of thumb here is 10 to 20 cents per round of drinks. Never leave tips in pubs or discotheques. A tip of 1 euro may be used in many other occasions, such as with hotel porters.
There are two different tax rates in Spain 10% and 21%. You will pay 10% tax on your hotel and restaurant bills, as well as other items considered "essential". This tax is not refundable. Most physical items purchased in shops will be taxed at the 21% rate.
Emergency & Medical Care Emergency phone: 112 No medical assistance is covered by the Organization. We strongly recommend to bring your own insurance.
The University of Seville is the second largest Spanish university and the first one in Andalusia in number of students. The University community consists of more than eighty thousand people including students, professors, researchers and administrative professionals.
With over 500 years of history, the University has a long tradition of international and institutional academic collaboration, which is supported by its recognition as a Campus of International Excellence, and its participation in major international programs and projects for exchange of knowledge, experiences and resources in order to deepen the study, teaching, research and institutional relations.
The valuable human capital at the University of Seville, with its nearly 5,000 researchers and more than 400 research groups, has made it possible not only to be the third university in Spain in terms of patent generation and founder, creator and promoter of many important Technological companies, but has also allowed research to become the spearhead of its strategic plan, having being recognized its International Excellence in 13 (out of 22) research fields. Mixed centers such as the National Accelerator Centre (CNA), the Institute of Biomedicine of Seville (IBIS),Institute of Biomedicine of Seville the Andalusian Center for Research in Molecular Biology and Regenerative Medicine (CABIMER) and the Scientific Research Centre of Isla de la Cartuja are facilities in which excellent quality research is made and transferred, with the the Advanced Technology Transfer Center at the University of Seville (CENTRIUS) being the most innovative and advanced instance of the Science-Technology-Company-Society integration system.
The US has the largest Library of Andalusia, with more than 1,600,000 volumes, and has been awarded the European Seal of Excellence 300+. The recently inaugurated Center of Learning and Research Resources (CRAI) combines physical resources (consisting of twenty thematic libraries) with virtual spaces, where you can borrow, consult the combined catalog (journals, electronic resources, digitalized old repository and scientific production) for each of the eight university libraries of Andalusia.
Cuadro de texto: School of Engineering LibraryBiblioteca.jpgIts clear vocation of openness to society, has provided the US throughout its history with a rich historical heritage, among which it is worth noting the seven buildings which have been declared of Cultural Interest (BIC). Its renewed cultural offers enrich the program of the city. The University’s commitment to society manifests itself with the offices for Sustainability and Development Cooperation, as well as its wide range of accommodation, dining and day care options. We can also highlight, for its social impact, the best University sports facilities in Spain (with a 5,859 m2 multi-function pavilion), which have the quality certification +400 and recognition from the Sports Center of Andalusia.
For its firm commitment to internationalization, its organizational capacities and its resources, the University of Seville is usually a reference, in the European and global context, as a meeting point of scientists, teachers, researchers and experts from around the world in various fields of knowledge, who come to Seville attracted by its wide range of conferences, seminars, meetings, conferences and international congresses organized by members of the University community.
THE ROYAL SPANISH MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY
With almost 2,000 members, the Spanish Mathematical Society (RSME) is one of the largest ones in Europe. Founded in 1911, it has recently celebrated its first centennial. It serves as the fundamental backbone of the Spanish mathematical community and main promoter of many mathematical activities in Spain, the most important ones from the research point of view being the biennial RSME Congress and the (also biennial) RSME Congress for Young Researchers in Mathematics.
The RSME has a privileged relationship with many other European and Latin-American societies, as demonstrated by the numerous joint congresses such as the biennial Iberian Meetings (with the Portuguese Mathematical Society), the joint meeting of the Spanish (RSME-SCM-SEMA) and Italian (UMI-SIMAI) Societies in 2014, the joint meeting with the Belgian and Luxembourgian societies (2012, 2016), the well-established triennial joint meeting with the Mexican Mathematical Society or the joint meeting with the Brazilian societies in December 2015, and later with the Argentinian Mathematical Union in 2017. These meetings represent fundamental events for the exchange of ideas and collaboration between mathematicians from Spanish institutions and other countries.
Congress "RSME 2015". Granada. February 2-6, 2015 SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE: Magdalena Rodríguez 450 participants More info
2nd Young Researchers Conference, Seville, September, 16-20, 2013 Head of the SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE: Francisco Gancedo ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Victoria Martín 275 participants More info
Congress “RSME 2013”, Santiago de Compostela, January 21-25, 2013 SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE: Isabel Fernández 400 participants More info
Research Programme on Automorphisms of Free groups: Algorithms, Geometry and Dynamics. CRM Barcelona, September-December 2012 Organizing and SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE: Juan González-Meneses 100 participants More info More info
RSME Imaginary. Exhibition, Universidad de Sevilla. November 18, December 13, 2011 ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Juan González-Meneses More than 5000 visitors participants More info
National Congress of Differential Equations and Applications (CEDYA), Seville, september 24-28, 2007 ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: María Angeles Rodríguez Bellido 280 participants More info
Cordoba and its Mosque, unique in the world tell the history of one fascinating period. It was started in 780, where the Visigoth church of San Vicente was first placed. It was extended several times until 987, when it reached the size it has nowadays. Alter the Reconquest, when Christians had the power again in Cordoba, they built a Gothic Cathedral on it. The Mosque is a master piece of the Muslim art. Another monument, the Synagogue of Cordoba is placed in the core of the city. It was built in 1315 (5075 in the Jewis h Calendar) in mudejar style.
GRANADA Granada is one of the pearls of Spain, most visited by tourists from all the world. The long-time capital of Moorish Andalusia has to offer the most important reminds of this epoch in Spanish history, with the world-famous “Alhambra” at the top of the list. Walk through beautiful gardens, charming narrow streets filled with flowers, sit down in one of those typical taverns to have some of that famous “Trevélez” ham and local wine, and breath the centuries of history around you anywhere. There are gypsies singing “Flamenco”, and don’t miss to visit their famous “Cuevas” - caves - in the mountain of the monastery of Sacromonte where some of them really live still nowadays making magnificent artisany. Granada’s popular festivals, based as well on Moorish as Christian tradition, are most attractive.
Almeria city is a lively, modern commercial city. It is very Spanish, with few expats residing in the centre. There is a ferry port where you can take a trip over to North Africa, a sports marina and a fishing port. A visit to the city is definitely worthwhile: it has a good selection of galleries, museums and shops, as well as lots of picturesque squares along the main central avenue Las Ramblas.
The little town of Nijar, just outside Almeria city, produces handmade clay ceramicware and is definitely worth a trip to watch the artisan process and to pick up a unique holiday souvenir.
West of the city of Almeria you find the towns of Roquetas de Mar, Aguadulce and Almerimar. They are well-developed tourist destinations, which offer all the facilities that you would expect to find in a modern tourist area. Almerimar boasts marinas and a golf course of 27 holes, making it the ideal destination for an active holiday.
Browse these villas and apartments in Almerimar and enjoy the best golf course on the Costa de Almeria.
Even further west, you come to the old fishing town of Adra, in the area known as ‘El Poniente’. The city has some extremely interesting archaeological sites dating from the 8th century BC. There are many Phoenician, Roman and Arab remains that are often missed by the crowds of tourists.
To the east, Mojácar is a charming village and beach resort with excellent beaches such as the famous El Playazo, as well as lots of traditional festivals (los Moros y Cristianos in June and the San Juan festival in July for example). Explore this whitewashed village and its beautiful natural surroundings with one of these holiday villas in Mojácar as your base.
In Cadiz, the Mediterranean Sea ends and the Atlantic Ocean starts. It’s capital city, Cadiz, is the oldest inhabited city in the Iberian Peninsula and possibly in all of south-western Europe. The city juts out on a peninsula and is completely surrounded by sea; you can catch a boat across a stretch of water to the beautiful village of Puerta Santa María.
The old city has a very Moorish feel. It’s a very easygoing city; the Cadiz Carnival in February is famous throughout Spain and the city is very popular with language students who come to learn Spanish and soak up the local culture.
However, the largest city in the province is in fact not its capital, but the city of Jerez de la Frontera, the home of Sherry; also famous for horse and cattle breeding and flamenco.
The hip and trendy town of Tarifa is also found in Cádiz. The town and surrounding beaches are very popular with wind and kite surfers due to the strong winds from the straits, because of the high winds in the area; the landscape is dotted with Wind Turbines, creating natural energy in the region.
The province comprises of 100 municipalities stretching from the Eastern towns and sierras of the Axarquía, inland to Antequera and the Serranía de Ronda and down to Estepona at the most western point, before entering into the province of Cadiz.
Malaga city itself has a population of over half a million and has a rich history spanning back 2700 years to the Phoenicians in 770 BC and is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso and Antonio Banderas.
The coastal towns of Torremolinos, Benalmádena, Fuengirola and Marbella which were once just small fishing towns with very little to offer, now count as amongst the most important touristic destinations in Europe.
Inland Malaga paints a completely different picture; white washed rural villages, kilometre upon kilometre of olive and orange groves, rolling countryside and ancient settlement ruins dating back to Roman and Neolithic ages.
In terms of gastronomy, Malaga is noted for the great variety of fish and fish dishes offered. The famous ‘pescadito frito’ (fried mixed fish) and ‘Sardinas el Espeto’ (Sardines on the Spit) are two favourites.
Seville has the particularity to have three UNESCO world heritage sites in close proximity of one another: Cathedral, Alcázar and “Archivo de Indias”, with almost 300 years of unique documents on the relation between Europe and America (whc.unesco.org/en/list/383/). In the tourist visit one of them will be visited, the Alcázar of Seville. .
The Alcazar of Seville is one of the oldest royal palaces still in use in the world. A palace that has lived through different eras, from the late eleventh century to the modern day, and from its walls we can appreciate the influence of the cultures that have passed through the city of Seville. The visit promises an opportunity to appreciate the beauty and the secrets of this palace; a stroll through the palace paths, in the shade of the orange and myrtle trees; a walk through history by discovering each corner of this architectural wonder.(see www.alcazarsevilla.org/en/).