ICUMT 2022


Venue and Travel

The ICUMT 2022 is hosted this time by the hotel Barceló Valencia, Spain. Address: Av. de França, 11, 46023 Valencia, Spain

About Valencia

Valencia (València in Valencian), pronounced /baˈlenθja/ (bahl-EHN-thee-ah) in Spanish, and /baˈlensia/ (val-ehn-see-ah) in Valencian, is a charming old city and the capital of the Old Kingdom of Valencia province of Spain that is well worth a visit. It is the third Spanish city in terms of importance and population, and the 15th in the European Union, with 810,064 inhabitants in the city proper and 1,832,270 in the Metropolitan Area (INE 2008). It is on the Mediterranean Sea approximately four hours to the south of Barcelona and three hours to the east of Madrid. Valencia is famous for its Fallas Festival in March, for being the birthplace of paella, for hosting the "2007 & 2010 America's Cup", and for the massive architectural project by Santiago Calatrava called The City of Arts and Sciences. The river Turia ran through the centre of the city, but it was redirected a while back and replaced by a beautiful park. This is a very nice place to spend any free time you have in the city on a sunny day.

Important Facts

Valencia was host to the 2007 & 2010 America's Cup. This fact, along with the construction of the "City of Arts and Science" by renowned architect and Valencian Santiago Calatrava have made Valencia a city in transition. Massive construction and transformation over the last 10 years have turned a once little-considered medium city into a meatier and more interesting destination.
Valencia's official languages are Valencian/Catalan, and Spanish. In the capital of Valencia, which is the third largest city in Spain, not many people speak Valencian and are not offended if addressed in Spanish. However, outside the capital, Valencian is often preferred.
September and October are more active months and the weather permits beach outings. Pavement cafes are still open until around the end of October. The average temperature in October is 24°C.

Get in

By Plane

Valencia Airport (IATA: VLC) is 9 km from the city center. The bus (Metrobus) to Plaza de Espana departs every 25 minutes and takes about 30-40 minutes (€1.45). The bus stop is a bit hidden, only a small sign in front of the parking lot at the level of the arrivals. Metro goes directly to the town centre and links the Airport to the main train station, Estación del Norte (beside Xàtiva metro stop), running every 8 minutes and taking about 20 minutes. The ticket card (Mobilis card) itself costs €1 for a paper option or €2 for a plastic card, and the fare from Airport (zone D) to Xàtiva metro (Zone A) cost €3.90 as of September 2019 (you can save yourself some money by walking to the next station, Rosas, from where the centre can be reached for €2.10 because it is in zone B).

By Train

Many trains come from Madrid (eg: Alaris), Barcelona (eg: Euromed or ARCO), and many other cities. The main train station, Estacion del Norte, is in the center of the city, near the Town Hall. Travel time by train from Barcelona Sants is about 3 1/2 hours while from Madrid by AVE (high speed rail) is 1 hour 33 minutes. The national train company is RENFE. The tickets can be booked online.

By Bus

There are also many buses coming from almost every big city in Spain and most of the cities in the Valencia region. The bus station is located by the river in Valencia, about a 15 minutes walk from the center.

By Boat

Direct ferry routes exist between Valencia and Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca, and Mahon.

Get Around

For easier getting around you can download the Official App of Empresa Municipal de Transportes de Valencia - a transport planner (EMT Valencia), which covers whole information you need to travel in the city of Valencia by Sustainable Transport (Bus, Metro, Tram, Valenbisi bike sharing, own bike or walking). There is the T1/T2/T3 unlimited 1, 2 and 3 day travel cards that include bus and metro for 4,00/6,70/9,70 € respectively. Also a Valencia Tourist card has unlimited travel and discounts to attractions. These cards are for only one person. You can find uptodate information about commuting cards and offers on the official website of EMT Valencia.

Transportation to the conference venue from the airport/city centre:


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