Conference City and Venue

Seville

According to legend, Sevilla was founded by Hercules and its origins are linked with the Tartessian civilisation. It is a dynamic tapestry of eastern and western architecture and culture. For hundreds of years it was the capital of Moorish dynasties with Arab names like the Abbasids, Almoravids and the Almohad. This 2.200 year-old jewel has undergone just as many changes with its culture, as it has with its architecture and even its name.

The historic city centre, lorded over by a colossal Gothic cathedral, is an intoxicating mix of resplendent Mudéjar palaces, baroque churches and winding medieval lanes. Flamenco clubs keep the intimacy and intensity of this centuries-old tradition alive whilst aristocratic mansions recall the city’s past as a showcase Moorish capital and, later, a 16th-century metropolis rich on the back of New World trade.

For all its important monuments and fascinating history, Seville is universally famous for being a joyous town. It is as much about the here and now as the past. It is about eating tapas in a crowded bar or seeing out the end of the day over a drink on a buzzing plaza.
It is the largest town in Southern Spain, the city of Carmen, Don Juan and Figaro.

Climate

Seville is with an average temperature of 18 degrees Celisus one of the warmest cities in Europe and its climate is described as Mediterranean. In September, temperatures are in average between 18 and 33 degrees Celsius (64-91.4 Fahrenheit).  

Conference Venue – FIBES Sevilla

ESRS 2020 will take place at the FIBES Sevilla Conference & Exhibition Centre.

The FIBES is located only 3 kilometres from the airport as well as from the city centre. The historic Old Town, the shopping areas and the many museums and parks can be reached comfortably by public transport.

FIBES Sevilla Conference & Exhibition Centre
Avenida Alcalde Luis Uruñela 1
41020 Sevilla / Spain
www.fibes.es

Currency

The currency in Seville, Spain is Euro. All major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops.

Language

The official language of Seville is Spanish, but English is widely spoken as well.

Restaurants - Spanish Cuisine

Seville is famous for its seafood and for traditional Spanish tapas. However, a wide range of international restaurants can be found as well.
People usually have lunch between 14:00 and 16:00 and dinner not before 21:00.

Shopping

Shops in Seville are usually open Monday through Friday from 09:30 – 13:30 and after Siesta at 17:00 – 20:00. Saturday usually the shops are open half a day. Several larger department stores are open all day, even on Saturday and Sunday. All major credit cards are accepted.

Tipping

Service is almost always included in hotel and restaurant bills. A further tip of a few coins in bars and restaurants is appropriate (5 – 10%). However, the waiter always will return the change and then the customer leaves the tip on the table.

Taxis

As a rough guide, from the city centre to selected destinations, a taxi will cost approximately as follows:

San Pablo Airport: EUR 17-20
Santa Justa Railway Station: EUR 4-6

For taxi rides we recommend to bring cash as not all taxis accept credit cards.

Useful Links

Seville Tourism
www.turismo.sevilla.org

FIBES Sevilla Conference & Exhibition Centre
www.fibes.es