Practical information for attendees to the UERRA GA5

 

GA5 dates and timing: 28-29 November 2017, from 09:00am to 05:30pm

GA5 venue: Sala Tapies (Tapies meeting room) at the University Rovira i Virgili (URV) chancellorship building, Carrer de l`Escorxador, s/n, Tarragona: https://www.google.es/maps/place/Universitat+Rovira+i+Virgili/@41.1196609,1.260497,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xe3d1cb723b9662af!8m2!3d41.1196609!4d1.260497

Travelling options: from air and land. Most of the European airports are well connected with Barcelona airport and it’ll be likely the most suitable for most of you. However, from a few European cities there flights to Reus (Barcelona south) airport mainly operated by Ryanair. Please, check if your origin city is connected with Reus, since this airport is a 20 minutes ride by taxi with Tarragona city. For our French colleagues perhaps to drive down to Tarragona by car would be the quickest and easiest way to come.

Getting from Barcelona airport to Tarragona and back: Best option is using the public bus service (Plana bus), which departs from and arrives to Terminal 1 and arrives to/depart from Tarragona bus station, which is located in the same street than the hotel and to about 600 m going up. Timetable is attached. There is also a train option, although it is bit more complex, since from T1 (the most likely terminal to land in) you’d have to take the free bus transfer to Terminal 2 and there to take a train to Barcelona Sans’ train station. There you’ll have to move to another platform (normally 9 or 10) and take the train to Tarragona. Tarragona’s train station is, though, closer to the hotel (about 200 m going up).

Accommodation: A block booking of 23 bedrooms has been done at hotel Lauria (https://www.google.es/maps/place/Hotel+Lauria/@41.1140481,1.2552229,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xb56f6b3294956781!8m2!3d41.1140481!4d1.2552229 and http://en.hotel-lauria.com/) until October the 31st. Please, make sure you book your bedroom before this date. When booking your bedroom/s please quote the code UERRA2017 to get a better price. A double bedroom of single use with breakfast included costs 48 €. A double bedroom of double use, breakfast also included, costs 63€. Bedrooms can be up-grade to “Deluxe bedrooms” by an extra cost of 8€. These reservations are for the GA participants but are available until the Friday for those who attend the Workshop(s).

Email to the Dirección - Hotel Lauria This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. asking for the booking, quoting the code UERRA2017and stating you want to use one of the bedrooms blocked for it.

Following this link you’ll find your way from the hotel to the GA5 venue: https://www.google.es/maps/dir/Hfotel+Lauria,+Rambla+Nova,+20,+43004+Tarragona/Universitat+Rovira+i+Virgili,+Tarragona/@41.1155804,1.2527712,16z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x12a3fcd3501e3c33:0xb56f6b3294956781!2m2!1d1.2552229!2d41.1140481!1m5!1m1!1s0x12a3fcd1cf00598b:0xe3d1cb723b9662af!2m2!1d1.260497!2d41.1196609 Many other hotel options are available in Tarragona for those that misses the booking deadline. Look at: http://www.tarragonaturisme.cat/en/accommodation/field_tipus/hotels-4

Where to have lunch or dinner: As the venue is located in the historical medieval city, there is plenty of restaurants at walking distance from the venue and also from the hotel to have dinner. Look at to learn more about available restaurants and their food styles: http://www.tarragonaturisme.cat/en/restaurants

Tarragona tourist information: If you intend to extend a little bit your stay and want learn more about Tarragona city, please, look at: http://www.tarragonaturisme.cat/en For those loving wine, Tarragona is a good vineyards and wineries region, being worldwide famous the wines from Priorat, Montsant and Terra Alta. Many wine shops have many different options from small to medium size wineries, among others visit: Vinovi win shop: https://www.google.ie/maps/place/VinoVi+Vinoteca/@41.1149809,1.2557292,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xed0d05d98651103d!8m2!3d41.1149809!4d1.2557292 (very close to the hotel). Also in your way to the venue, in high street (carrer Major) going up on your left, there is another small wine shop with good local stuff.

Climate information for November: Monthly averaged daily mean temperature is: 12 Cdeg. Monthly averaged daily maximum (minimum) temperature is 16 (8) Cdeg. Monthly averaged daily sunshine hours is 5 hours. Monthly averaged sea surface temperature is 19 Cdeg. Monthly average rainfall (number of wet days) is 49 mm (4 days).

 

 

 

 

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