VALLADOLID - LOCATION AND HISTORY
The venue of the congress will be THE CITY OF VALLADOLID, a city located in the Autonomous Community of Castile and Leon of Spain.
There are multiple reasons that make the city ideal for the celebration of this 16th International Congress.
Valladolid goes back to the Middle Ages. Although there are indications of settlements belonging to the Lower Palaeolithic, Valladolid did not have a stable population until the Middle Ages.
During the repopulation of the Plateau, Alfonso VI commissioned the count Pedro Ansúrez its settlement, granting it the lordship of it in 1072. From this date, its growth begins, endowing itself with different institutions: Collegiate Church, University or Real Alcazar.
This allowed him to become seat of the court chatelaine and later between 1601 y 1606 capital of the Spanish Empire until the capital definitely went to Madrid.
From then on, a period of decadence begins that will only be saved with the arrival of the railway, in the 19th century, and with the industrialization of the city, already in the 20th century.
Valladolid is a municipality and a Spanish city located in the northwest quadrant of the Iberian Peninsula, capital of the province of Valladolid and headquarters of the Cortes and the Junta de la comunidad autónoma de Castilla y León.
The city and its alfoz, has more than 400.000 inhabitants, being the 13 municipality most populated in Spain and the first of all the northwest of Spain.
It has a direct socio-economic influence area of more than 600.000 people, being only 39 km to Palencia and other important municipalities.
In Valladolid, San Fernando was proclaimed King of Castile and the Catholic Kings were married, born Henry IV, Philip II, Philip IV and Anne of Austria, Queen of France, Magellan signed the capitulations of the first circumnavigation of the world and died Columbus.
In the Castilian city Cervantes finished writing El Quijote and also wrote Quevedo. In addition, the largest sculptors and goldsmiths of the Hispanic Renaissance established their workshops.
It preserves in its historic center a historical complex composed of palaces, noble houses, churches, squares, avenues and parks, together with a museum heritage in which the National Sculpture Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Patio Herreriano or the Oriental Museum stand out. as well as the houses-museum of José Zorrilla, Colón and de Cervantes.
Among the events that take place every year in the city are its Holy Week, Valladolid International Film Week (SEMINCI), the International Tourism Fair of the Interior (INTUR), Penguins, the National Contest of Pinchos and Tapas "Ciudad de Valladolid "or the Festival of Theater and Street Arts (TAC).
Its strategic position and communication through a wide network of highways, high speed (AVE), conventional rail, airport, and its character of logistic node in the European Atlantic Corridor, will continue to allow its specialization as an industrial pole of Castilla y León.
Valladolid was awarded by the LUCI international association in 2011 with the Award for the Best Urban Lighting Project City People Light for the "Rivers of Light Route" and in 2012 with the Popular Jury Prize for the Best Urban Lighting Project of the City People Awards Light Awards.
In 2012 Unicef declares Valladolid Ciudad Amiga de la Infancia.
In April of 2013, Valladolid was awarded with the Queen Sofia Award for Accessibility of Spanish Municipalities for its effort in the integration, normalization and active participation of all citizens regardless of their functional capacity.
All local institutions:
The City Council, with its mayor and the councilor for tourism, in front, The presidency of the Junta de Castilla y León, The Cortes de Castilla y León, The Delegation of the Government of Spain, The Diputación de Valladolid, The Valladolid Confederation of businessmen, Teatro Calderón Foundation, The denomination of origin of Ribera del Duero, The denomination of origin of Castilla y León and the designation of origin of Wines, etc. All, They have shown their institutional and logistical support for the celebration of the XVI INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF PROTOCOL, CORPORATE COMMUNICATION, PERSONAL IMAGE AND ORGANIZATION OF ACTS.
Excmo.Sr. D. Oscar Puente Santiago. Mayor of Valladolid.
"Valladolid must be up to the most modern and competitive cities, as indeed its people are, and for that reason, we will strive to attract, with all the resources at our disposal, a thriving and innovative industry that allows promoting the talent and creativity that this city offers, putting the accent in taking care of people, in employment, in social services, but without neglecting our tourism potential and great cultural concern. "
HE. Mr. Juan Vicente Herrera, President of the Junta de Castilla y León
"The citizens of any modern society are very clear what they ask their public administrations and that can be summarized in two basic concepts, such as efficiency and speed"
Excma Mrs. Silvia Clemente Municio. President of the Cortes of Castilla y León
"To encourage the municipalities to exercise legislative initiative in a Community like ours, which has 2.248 municipalities, will also be one of our most important goals."
HE. Mr. D. Jesús Julio Carnero García. President of the Diputación de Valladolid
"We want it to be the showcase that shows the world the quality of life of our peoples, our heritage, our gastronomy, our culture, our resources, our potential and the present and future projects of our province. "
Excma Mrs. Doña María José Salgueiro. Delegate of the Government in Castilla y León.
"Citizen service involves listening to them and being attentive to their needs, but also to dialogue"
THE REASONS AND THEIR INVOLVEMENT
All Spain, focuses its attention during the year 2017 in the city of VALLADOLID, given the influence that this city has in the rest of the country and, to be celebrated in this year the two hundred anniversary of the birth of the Spanish poet and dramatist José Zorrilla author among other works of "Don Juan Tenorio" in 1844, there is a good opportunity to get closer to this city full of monuments and historical heritage.
The city has been prepared for the celebration of a significant number of events to commemorate this anniversary, but the most important thing has been the creation of an inter-institutional commission whose main mission is that throughout the year, 2017, not only from the public institutions, but for the totality of its almost 300.000 inhabitants there is an absolute implication of all with the objective of the best welcome to all its visitors.
El Calderón Theater It was inaugurated in 1864 according to project of Jerónimo de la Gándara. The facade, of great development, moves within the classicist taste and its interior was decorated by the famous set designer of the time Augusto Ferri. Each October it becomes the main stage of the SEMINCI.
The reconstruction of the surroundings of the Plaza Mayor de Valladolid constitutes an exceptional event in the 16th century. Francisco de Salamanca's project involves the implementation of conceptions of modern urbanism for the first time in Spain. The major squares of Madrid and Salamanca, which date from 1617 and 1729 respectively, present a clear influence from the Plaza Mayor of Valladolid.
THE MEDIA IMPACT AND THE SPONSORSHIPS
For the celebration of the 200 anniversary of the birth of Zorrilla and the media impact that this commemoration will have, we have already had contact with several important Spanish companies that have supported the celebration of the XVI INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS in Valladolid.
The media repercussion that this city will have, means that the celebration of our congress can be endowed for the first time with sponsorships that allow this celebration with the registration fees of the lowest congressmen of all those that have been held.
Later in the section of Sponsorships, they are detailed.
Valladolid, is perfectly and easily communicated with the entire Iberian Peninsula.
El Valladolid airport (IATA code: VLL, ICAO code: LEVD), formerly known as Villanubla Airport, Valladolid-Villanubla Airport o Villanubla Air Base, is located in the municipality of Villanubla in the province of Valladolid, autonomous community of Castile and León, Spain, to 10 km west of the capital province
El December 22 de 2007 the inauguration High-speed line that connects Campo Grande station with Madrid98 in fifty-six minutes at speeds of 300 km / h and with the use of trains Talgo from series 102, nicknamed "duck". From the 26 de Enero de 2009, there are train services Avant, known as «shuttles», which unite Valladolid with Segovia y Madrid at prices much lower than those of the former, and even more so with the use of travel vouchers. The shuttle duration of the trip between Valladolid and Madrid is approximately one hour, with 28 daily connections.
The main access roads to the city are:
THE POSSIBILITY OF YOUR SOCIAL PROGRAM
Valladolid is in a privileged enclave that allows its visitors to perform authentic tours of all kinds with almost infinite possibilities of developing cultural and social programs.
Parks and gardens
The oldest and most emblematic park in the city is the Campo Grande; It is a large garden Romantic, located in the heart of Valladolid, conceived in its current physiognomy by Miguel Íscar, Mayor of Valladolid between 1877 and 1880. It hosts a great variety of trees that constitute a true botanical garden. They inhabit different birds and are famous Peacocks and, recently, squirrels.
Along the course of the Pisuerga there are also plenty of green areas. Starting from the north, the Ribera de Castilla Park (inaugurated the 20 of March of 1988), with an area of 12 hectares, is populated by different species of poplars, Poplars o Linden. Following the flow of water, the The Moreras Park It has several walks, sports areas and a river beach. Next to him is the Rosaleda Francisco Sabadell, a small garden exclusively formed by roses.
Other green areas are the Pinar de Antequera, the main natural resource of the Valladolid capital: the Forest Park of La Fuente del Sol, a historic green space next to the La Victoria neighborhood, the Las Norias de Santa Victoria Park, which occupies the old facilities from the Santa Victoria sugar factory, the Victoria Botanical Garden, which has 30 different tree species together with a sample of native species, the Los Pajarillos Neighborhood Health Park, the Canterac Park and the Peace Park. The Delights or the Park of the Noon in Parquesol.
Following the course of the river Pisuerga, it is crossed by the following bridges:
- Puentes del Cabildo (two parallel bridges)
- Bridge of Santa Teresa
- Condesa Bridge Eylo
- Punte Mayor
- Poniente Bridge
- Bridge of Isabel la Católica
- Bridge of Adolfo Suárez
- Suspension bridge
- Juan de Austria Bridge
- Gateway to the Science Museum
- Arturo Eyries Bridge
- Pasarela Doctor Don Pedro Gómez Bosque
- Bridge of Hispanidad
El National Museum of Sculpture It has international relevance, for having the most important sculptural collection of the Peninsula and being one of the most outstanding in Europe in its field.
Inside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption is the Diocesan and Cathedral Museum.
In the Museum of Valladolid (Palace of Fabio Nelli), which is part of the so-called "provincial museums", Archeology sections that show a complete chronological sequence of pieces of the province of Valladolid from the Paleolithic to Middle Ages (like the Roman mosaics found in Villa del Prado)
El Patio Herreriano Museum of Spanish Contemporary Art, important reference in the diffusion of contemporary art, since its foundation, and inaugurated in June of 2002.
Anatomical Museum. Founded 1917 by Salvino Sierra in the anatomical pavilion of the Faculty of Medicine. In it you can admire natural and artificial human anatomy pieces, skeletons of animal skulls, as well as instruments and devices related to medicine.
Museum of Natural Sciences. It has 5.102 pieces distributed for a fortnight of rooms, conformed with essentially scientific and pedagogical criteria. There are collections of Natural Sciences, Botany, Zoology and Geology.
La House of the River: located next to the Science Museum is the first fluvial aquarium in Spain.
Cavalry Academy Museum. It is created from 1976 thanks to the initiative of several professors of the Academy.
El Oriental Museum, In the Convent of the Filipino Augustinians, Work Ventura Rodríguez. Started in 1759, it ends in 1930 with the blessing of the temple.
Museum of Science: built on the facilities of the old flour factory The Palero (only the façade remains) assembles several buildings, which are architectural elements designed by the architects Rafael Moneo y Enrique de Teresa in collaboration with Francisco Romero and Juan José Echevarría. Among these elements are the pedestrian footbridge on the river Pisuerga and the tower.
La Cervantes House Museum. It is located in the property that the writer occupied Miguel de Cervantes during his stay in Valladolid between the years 1604 and 1606, which coincided with the publication of the first edition of Don Quixote in 1605. The building is also the headquarters of the Ra.
La House of Zorrilla. It is the house where the poet José Zorrilla was born on the 21 of 1817 in February and where he lived continuously throughout his early childhood, and sporadically throughout his life, as during his return from Mexico at 1866. The House of Zorrilla collects the atmosphere of the era of romanticism in which the playwright's life developed and has personal memories and original furniture donated by his widow after his death.
La Columbus Museum House. After the demolition in the twenties of the building in which Admiral Cristóbal Colón died, in the street of the same name, in 1968 the current building was inaugurated, a replica of the Columbus Palace in Puerto Rico. It has been remodeled and reopened with multimedia and interactive contents in 2006, on the occasion of the V Centennial of the death of the sailor in Valladolid.
The Holy Week
La Semana Santa It is the most important cultural event in the city, due to its valuable polychrome carvings from the 16th and 17th centuries. Juan de Juni, Gregorio Fernández o Francisco del Rincón, many of them exposed during the rest of the year in the National Museum of Sculpture, annually attracting visitors from all over Spain and the rest of the world.
This celebration was declared of International Tourist Interest in 1980, being in this way the first celebration of Holy Week in Spain in showing such declaration. In 2014 the procedures were initiated to obtain their recognition as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Valladolid stands out for its enormous gastronomic offer, being one of the reference cities of the Spanish gastronomic panorama. The National Contest of Pinchos and Tapas "City of Valladolid", celebrated since the year 2005, gathers the representatives of all the autonomous communities of Spain around the most characteristic discipline of the Spanish gastronomy: the elaboration of tapas and pinchos. The meeting takes place in the first half of November. It involves specialists of the highest level and the hotel industry of Valladolid itself that offers, in its establishments, the creations of the finalists. Also at the beginning of June the Provincial Contest of Tapas and Pinchos is celebrated.
HEADQUARTERS OF THE CONGRESS
One of the most emblematic buildings of the city, as is the CALDERÓN THEATER, will be the seat of the Congress.
Opened 28 September of 1864, was inaugurated what was then considered the best theater in Spain for its location in the historic center of the city and modernization of the environment with its image and functionality.
It is located in the center of the city a few meters from other significant monuments such as the Cathedral, the Penitential Church of Our Lady of Sorrows or the Church of Santa Maria La Antigua. Each year it hosts the Valladolid International Film Week (SEMINCI).
It has an eclectic design and neoclassical tendency, influenced by the work of the German architect Friedrich Schinkel. Follow the plans of the architect Jerónimo de la Gándara. It consists of a large arcade in Angustias street and large windows, and inside a majestic room, in the shape of a horseshoe, Italian, with stalls, low boxes, stalls, amphitheater, gallery and paradise or chicken coop. It is decorated with luxurious paintings by Augusto Ferri. The side lamps, modernist style, date from the early twentieth century. It had capacity for a few 1200 people. In the scenario there was an ingenious tramoya due to the Italian engineer E. Piccoli.
There were other rooms, dedicated to coffee, library (richly decorated with paintings) and rooms of the Círculo del Calderón. The sumptuousness and magnitude of the building made it one of the most important in Spain.
It is the best example of the lifestyle of the bourgeoisie, enriched with the first industries of the city, which wanted to emulate the customs of the European upper classes. These expectations, which were not covered by the Lope de Vega Theater, will be reflected in this project. The type of theater inspired by the great operas of the continent was developed to the maximum, and became the center of the cultural life of the city.
It underwent a profound remodeling, and the 9 of April of 1999 was reopened, with the presence of Queen Sofia
In the hall was added the enormous central lamp, designed in the Royal Factory of Crystals of La Granja, of 1.000 kilograms of weight, three meters of diameter, 30.000 pieces of glass, 153 points of light and 9.280 watts.
In 2001 the II International Congress of the Spanish Language was held in the theater.
At present it has a capacity for 1.141 people and its dependencies are not limited to the theater, but also has an exhibition hall, the Sala Delibes and its Hall of Mirrors, places where congress activities are held as alternative rooms .
A part of the main hall that has about 1.141 seats, the theater has alternative rooms such as the hall of mirrors or room Delibes, the so-called "press room" as well as the living room curtains.
It also has different spaces for the meeting between congressmen as well as the office for attention to the congressman and the corresponding cafeteria.