VALLADOLID - LOCATION AND HISTORY
The venue for the congress will be THE CITY OF VALLADOLID, a city located in the Autonomous Community of Castilla y León in Spain.
There are multiple reasons that make the city ideal for the celebration of this XVI edition of the 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 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 Alcázar Real.
This allowed it to become the seat of the court chatelaine and later between 1601 y 1606 capital of the Spanish Empire until the capital was definitively Madrid.
From then on, a period of decline begins that will only be saved with the arrival of the railway, in the XNUMXth century, and with the industrialization of the city, already in the XNUMXth 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 seat of the Cortes and the Junta of the autonomous community of Castilla y León.
The city and its alfoz, has more than 400.000 inhabitants, being the 13th most populated municipality in Spain and the first in the entire northwest of Spain.
It has an area of direct socio-economic influence of more than 600.000 people, only 39 km away from Palencia and other important municipalities.
In Valladolid, San Fernando was proclaimed King of Castile and the Catholic Monarchs were married, Enrique IV, Felipe II, Felipe IV and Ana de Austria, Queen of France, Magellan signed the capitulations of the first circumnavigation of the world and Columbus died.
In the Castilian city Cervantes finished writing Don Quixote and also wrote Quevedo. In addition, the greatest sculptors and goldsmiths of the Hispanic Renaissance established their workshops.
It preserves in its old town a historical complex made up of palaces, noble houses, churches, squares, avenues and parks, along with a museum heritage in which the National Sculpture Museum, the Patio Herreriano Museum of Contemporary Art or the Oriental Museum stand out. as well as the houses-museums of José Zorrilla, Colón and Cervantes.
Among the events that are held each year in the city are its Holy Week, the Valladolid International Film Week (SEMINCI), the International Interior Tourism Fair (INTUR), Penguins, the National Competition of Pinchos y 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 as a logistics 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 international association LUCI in 2011 with the City People Light Award for the Best Urban Lighting Project for the "Ríos de Luz Route" and in 2012 with the Popular Jury Award 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 2013, Valladolid was awarded the Reina Sofía 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, at the head, the presidency of the Junta de Castilla y León, The Cortes of Castilla y León, the Delegation of the Government of Spain, the Diputación de Valladolid, the Valladolid confederation of businessmen Fundación Teatro Calderón, The denomination of origin of Ribera del Duero, The denomination of origin of Castilla y León and the denomination of origin of Vinos de rueda, etc. All, have shown their institutional and logistical support to the celebration of the XVI INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF PROTOCOL, CORPORATE COMMUNICATION, PERSONAL IMAGE AND ORGANIZATION OF EVENTS.
Excmo.Sr. D. Oscar Puente Santiago. Mayor of Valladolid.
“Valladolid must be at the level of the most modern and competitive cities, as in fact 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 us to promote the talent and creativity that this city offers, putting the accent on caring for people, employment, social services, but without neglecting our tourism potential and great cultural concern ".
His Excellency Mr. Juan Vicente Herrera, President of the Junta de Castilla y León
"The citizens of any modern society are very clear about what they ask of their public administrations and that can be summarized in two basic concepts, such as efficiency and speed"
H.E. Mrs. Silvia Clemente Municio. President of the Cortes of Castilla y León
"Encouraging 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."
H.E. Mr. D. Jesús Julio Carnero García. President of the Valladolid Provincial Council
"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. "
H.E. Mrs. María José Salgueiro. Government Delegate in Castilla y León.
"Serving citizens implies listening to them and being attentive to their needs, but also dialogue"
THE REASONS AND THEIR INVOLVEMENT
All of Spain focuses its attention during 2017 on the city of VALLADOLID, taking into account the influence that this city has on the rest of the country and, as this year the two hundredth anniversary of the birth of the Spanish poet and playwright José Zorrilla is celebrated. Among other works by "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 an important number of events to commemorate this very important 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 by 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 reception of all its visitors.
El Calderón Theater It was inaugurated in 1864 according to the project of Jerónimo de la Gándara. The façade, of great development, moves within the classicist taste and its interior was decorated by the famous set designer of the time Augusto Ferri. Every October it becomes the main stage of the SEMINCI.
The reconstruction of the surroundings of the Plaza Mayor in Valladolid constitutes an exceptional event in the 1617th century. Francisco de Salamanca's project involves the implementation of modern urban planning concepts for the first time in Spain. The main squares of Madrid and Salamanca, which date from 1729 and XNUMX respectively, present a clear influence from the Plaza Mayor of Valladolid.
THE MEDIA IMPACT AND THE SPONSORSHIPS
For the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Zorrilla and for the media coverage that this commemoration will have, we have already had contact with different important Spanish companies that have supported the celebration of the XVI INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS in Valladolid.
The media repercussion that this city is going to have, means that the celebration of our congress can be endowed for the first time with sponsorships that allow this celebration with the lowest registration fees of the congressmen of all those of those that have been held.
Later in the Sponsorship section, 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 Castilla y Leon, Spain, to 10 km west of the capital province
El December 22 de 2007 the High-speed line that connects the 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 link 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 duration of the shuttle trip between Valladolid and Madrid is approximately one hour, with 28 daily connections.
The main access routes to the city are:
THE POSSIBILITY OF YOUR SOCIAL PROGRAM
Valladolid is in a privileged enclave that allows its visitors to take authentic tours of all kinds with almost infinite possibilities for the development of 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, designed in its current appearance by Miguel Iscar, Mayor of Valladolid between 1877 and 1880. It houses a great variety of trees that constitute a true botanical garden. They inhabit different birds and the Peacocks and, recently, squirrels.
Along the course of the Pisuerga there are also green areas. Starting from the north, the Ribera de Castilla Park (inaugurated on March 20, 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 promenades, sports areas and a river beach. Next to him is the Rosaleda Francisco Sabadell, a small garden exclusively made up of roses.
Other green areas are the Pinar de Antequera, the main natural resource of the Valladolid capital: the La Fuente del Sol Forest Park, 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 Botanical Garden of La Victoria, which has 30 different species of trees along with a sample of native species, the Fuente de la Salud Park in the Los Pajarillos neighborhood, the Parque de Canterac and de la Paz in Las Delicias or the Parque del Mediodía 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
- Isabel la Católica Bridge
- Adolfo Suárez Bridge
- Suspension bridge
- Juan de Austria Bridge
- Gateway to the Science Museum
- Arturo Eyries Bridge
- Catwalk Doctor Don Pedro Gómez Bosque
- Bridge of Hispanidad
El National Museum of Sculpture It has international relevance, for having the most important sculpture collection in 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", sections of Archeology are exhibited that show a complete chronological sequence of pieces of the Valladolid province from the Paleolithic to Middle Ages (like the Roman mosaics found in Villa del Prado)
El Patio Herreriano Museum of Spanish Contemporary Art, an important reference in the dissemination of contemporary art, since its foundation, and inaugurated in June 2002.
Anatomical museum. Founded in 1917 by Salvino Sierra in the anatomical ward of the Faculty of Medicine. In it you can admire pieces of natural and artificial human anatomy, skeletons of animal skulls, as well as instruments and devices related to medicine.
Museum of Natural Sciences. It has 5.102 pieces distributed in fifteen rooms, conformed with essentially scientific and pedagogical criteria. There are collections of Natural Sciences, Botany, Zoology and Geology.
La River House: located next to the Museum of Science, it is the first river aquarium in Spain.
Museum of the Cavalry Academy. 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 premises of the old flour factory The Palero (only the facade 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. These elements include the pedestrian footbridge over the Pisuerga river and the tower.
La Cervantes House Museum. It is located in the building that the writer occupied Miguel de Cervantes during his stay in Valladolid between 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 February 21, 1817 and where he lived continuously throughout his early childhood, and sporadically throughout his life, such as during his return from Mexico in 1866. La Casa de Zorrilla reflects the atmosphere of the romantic era in which the life of the playwright developed and has personal memories and original furniture donated by his widow upon his death.
La Colon House Museum. After the demolition in the 1968s of the building in which Admiral Cristóbal Colón died, on the street of the same name, in 2006 the current building was inaugurated, a replica of the Colón Palace in Puerto Rico. It has been remodeled and reopened with multimedia and interactive content in XNUMX, on the occasion of the V Centenary 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 XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries of Juan de Juni, Gregorio Fernandez o Francisco del Rincon, many of them exhibited 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, thus being the first celebration of Holy Week in Spain to display this declaration. In 2014 the procedures began to obtain its 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 scene. The "Ciudad de Valladolid" National Pinchos and Tapas Competition, held since 2005, brings together representatives of all the autonomous communities of Spain around the most characteristic discipline of Spanish gastronomy: the making of tapas and pinchos. The meeting takes place in the first half of November. Top-level specialists and the Valladolid hospitality industry participate in it, which offers, in its establishments, the creations of the finalists. Also at the beginning of June the Provincial Contest of Tapas and Pinchos is held.
HEADQUARTERS OF THE CONGRESS
One of the most emblematic buildings in the city, such as the CALDERÓN THEATER, will host the Congress.
Inaugurated on September 28, 1864, what was then considered the best theater in Spain was inaugurated due to its location in the historic center of the city and the modernization of the environment with its image and functionality.
It is located in the city center a few meters from other significant monuments such as the Cathedral, the Penitential Church of Nuestra Señora de las Angustias or the Church of Santa María La Antigua. Every year it is the headquarters of the Valladolid International Film Week (SEMINCI).
It has an eclectic design and a neoclassical trend, influenced by the work of the German architect Friedrich Schinkel. It follows plans by the architect Jerónimo de la Gándara. It consists of a large arcade on Angustias Street and large windows, and inside a majestic room, in the shape of a horseshoe, Italian style, with stalls, low boxes, stalls, amphitheater, gallery and paradise or chicken coop. It is decorated with luxurious paintings due to Augusto Ferri. The side lamps, in a modernist style, date from the early 1200th century. It had capacity for about XNUMX people. On the stage there was an ingenious stage set due to the Italian engineer E. Piccoli.
There were other rooms, dedicated to coffee, a library (richly decorated with paintings) and rooms in the Círculo del Calderón. The sumptuousness and magnitude of the building made it one of the main ones in Spain.
It is the best example of the lifestyle of the bourgeoisie, enriched with the city's first industries, which wanted to emulate the customs of the European upper classes. These expectations, which were not covered with 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 was subjected to a deep remodeling, and on April 9, 1999 it was reopened, with the presence of Queen Sofia.
In the room, the huge central lamp, designed in the Royal Glass Factory of La Granja, was added, weighing 1.000 kilograms, three meters in diameter, 30.000 pieces of glass, 153 light points and 9.280 watts.
In 2001 the II International Congress of the Spanish Language was held in the theater.
It currently has a capacity for 1.141 people and its premises 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. .
Apart from the main hall, which has about 1.141 seats, the theater has alternative rooms such as the hall of mirrors or the Delibes hall, the so-called "press room" as well as the curtain room.
It also has different spaces for the meeting between congressmen as well as the office for attention to the congressman and the corresponding cafeteria.