All the conferences and meetings will take place in Eurostars Hotel de La Reconquista in Oviedo. The venue is really particular. This historical baroque style building holds the prestigious annual awards of the Spanish Crown (Princess of Asturias).
The event is organised here as it has a big convention center inside a two courtyards to make cocktails and networking receptions. The hotel is located in the heart of Oviedo city, just at the point where the historic quarter and the financial district meet.
The Asturian capital is hospitable and dynamic, a place where you can experience something different every day. It also boasts an intense cultural and commercial life.
Human in scale, it is an easy city to stroll around, with every corner holding an unexpected sensation: the Fontán market, a Pre-Romanesque fountain called La Foncalada, a cathedral with both a Gothic and a Romanesque tower, a historic town that has been a source of inspiration for writers such as Clarín and Pérez de Ayala, contemporary civil architecture and an intense cultural agenda that includes the opera season and the Princess of Asturias Awards Ceremony, among other major events.
A walk around the Old Town, where the Cathedral, the Holy Chamber, some churches and monasteries such as Las Pelayas, and museums, including the Fine Arts Museum and the Archaeological Museum, are worth noting.
A tapa or two in the "Cider Boulevard". That's the name given to Calle Gascona, a street lined with restaurants and cider taverns, where you can enjoy cider and local cuisine.
Shopping in Calle Uría. This street is one of the city's main commercial precincts and sums up how the city has evolved throughout the 20th century. In the surroundings, an emblematic green space in the city: San Francisco Park.
The city of Art and the Princess of Asturias Awards. Pre-Romanesque Art - declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO -, contemporary art, sculptures, etc., and a rich cultural life that has its culmination in the Prince of Asturias Awards Ceremony.
Their songs and their dances are a sample of a very original folklore, being celebrated, during the summer many festivals and popular pilgrimages of great interest. Its wide offer in traditional craftsmanship is enriched nowadays with the new creative tendencies.
In Asturias there are several important buildings from the pre-Romanic epoch, such as the churches Santa Maria del Naranco, San Miguel de Lillo and San Julian de los Prados. These monuments have been declared "Human World Heritage" by the UNESCO.
The Principality of Asturias is constituted of a single province and its capital is Oviedo. It is limited by high mountain ranges called “Cordillera Cantábrica”, where you find some outstanding natural preserves such as the national parks “El Parque Nacional de los Picos de Europa” and “El Parque Natural de Somiedo”.
Asturias is well known for its green landscapes, and just at a few kilometres from high mountain peaks there is the Cantabric coast with great beaches and colourful fishing villages. The Asturian mountains and valleys have been a refuge for popular rites and liturgies, so that each Asturian region has its own peculiar beliefs and myths.
Regarding to its cuisine, Asturias has copious and rich raw materials, on which a delicious and fruitful cuisine has been created. Among its many traditional creations, the Fabada stands out for its fame, made with a special sort of beans, blood sausage, chorizo and lacón. The drink per excellence is cider, made from the apple; all an art and a tradition that in part define this land. Also, in a small territory there is an exceptional range of traditional cheeses, the best-known being Cabrales, delicious blue cheese, which heads a long and varied list of recommendations for the gourmet.