VALLADOLID - LOCATION AND HISTORY
The seat of the congress, will be THE CITY OF VALLADOLID, city located in the Autonomous Community of Castile and Leon of Spain.
There are many 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 the Middle Ages.
During the repopulation of the Plateau, Alfonso VI He ordered the earl Pedro Ansúrez Its population, granting him the dominion of the same one in 1072. From this date onwards, its growth began, with several institutions: Collegiate Church, University The Royal Alcázar.
This allowed him to become the seat of the court chatelaine And subsequently between 1601 y 1606 capital of the Spanish Empire Until the capital passed definitively to Madrid.
From then on, a period of decadence begins, which will only be saved with the Railway arrival, In the nineteenth century, and with the industrialization of the city, already in the twentieth 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 Castile and Leon.
The city and its alfoz, has more than 400.000 inhabitants, 13 being the most populated municipality of Spain and the first of all the Spanish northwest.
It has an area of direct socio-economic influence of more than 600.000 people, distant only 39 km to Palencia and other important municipalities.
In Valladolid, San Fernando was proclaimed king of Castile and the Catholic Kings were married. Henry IV, Philip II, Philip IV and Anne of Austria, queen of France, were born Magellan signed the capitulations of the first circumnavigation of the world and Columbus died.
In the Castilian city Cervantes finished writing El Quijote and also wrote Quevedo. In addition they established their workshops the greatest imagineros and goldsmiths of the Hispanic Renaissance.
It preserves in its old town a historical complex composed of palaces, noble houses, churches, squares, avenues and parks, along with a museum heritage in which the National Museum of Sculpture, the Museum of Contemporary Art Patio Herreriano or the Oriental Museum stand out, As well as the museum houses of José Zorrilla, Colón and Cervantes.
Among the events held every year in the city are its Holy Week, the International Film Week of Valladolid (SEMINCI), the International Fair of Interior Tourism (INTUR), Penguins, the National Pinchos and Tapas Competition "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 railroad, airport, and its logistical node in the European Atlantic Corridor, will continue to allow its specialization as industrial pole of Castilla y León.
Valladolid was awarded by the international association LUCI in 2011 with the Award for Best Urban Lighting Project City People Light for the "Ruta de Luz Route" and in 2012 with the People's Jury Prize for the Best City People Urban Lighting Project Light Awards.
In 2012 Unicef declares to Valladolid Child Friendly City.
In April 2013, Valladolid was awarded the Reina Sofía Prize for Accessibility of Spanish Municipalities for its efforts 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 of tourism, to the front, The presidency of the Board of Castile and Leon, The Courts of Castile and Leon, The Delegation of the Government of Spain, The Diputación de Valladolid, The Valladolid confederation of entrepreneurs, The Calderón Theater Foundation, The denomination of origin of Ribera del Duero, The denomination of origin of Castile and Leon and the denomination of origin of Wines of wheel, etc. All, Have shown their institutional and logistic support to the XVI INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF PROTOCOL, CORPORATE COMMUNICATION, PERSONAL IMAGE AND ORGANIZATION OF ACTS.
Excmo.Sr. Mr. Oscar Puente Santiago. Mayor of Valladolid.
"Valladolid must live 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 Talent and creativity that this city Offers, putting emphasis on caring for people, employment, social services, but without neglecting our tourism potential and great cultural concern. "
Excmo. Mr. Juan Vicente Herrera, President of the Junta de Castilla y León
"Citizens of any modern society are very clear what they ask their Public Administrations and can be summarized in two basic concepts, such as those of efficiency and speed"
Excma. Mrs. Silvia Clemente Municio. President of the Courts of Castile and Leon
"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."
Excmo. Mr. Jesús Julio Carnero García. President of the Provincial Council of 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. María José Salgueiro. Delegate of the Government in Castile and Leon.
"The service to citizens involves listening to them and being attentive to their needs, but also to dialogue"
THE REASONS AND THEIR IMPLICATION
All of 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, celebrating this year the two hundred anniversary of the birth of the Spanish poet and playwright José Zorrilla author Among other works of "Don Juan Tenorio" in 1844, gives a good opportunity to approach this city full of monuments and historical heritage.
The city has been prepared for the celebration of a significant number of events commemorating this anniversary, but the most important has been the creation of an inter-institutional commission whose main mission is that throughout the year 2017, not only by the Public institutions, but by the totality of its almost 300.000 inhabitants there is an absolute implication of all with the aim of the best welcome to all its visitors.
El Calderón Theater Was inaugurated in 1864 according to project of Jeronimo de la Gándara. The façade, of great development, moves within the classicist taste and its interior was decorated by the famous scenographer of the time Augusto Ferri. Each October becomes the main scene of the SEMINCI.
The reconstruction of the surroundings of the Plaza Mayor of Valladolid is an exceptional event in the 16th century. The project of Francisco de Salamanca supposes the implementation of conceptions of modern urbanism for the first time in Spain. The larger squares of Madrid and Salamanca, which date from 1617 and 1729 respectively present a clear influence from the Plaza Mayor of Valladolid.
THE MEDIATIC REPERCUSSION AND THE SPONSORS
For the celebration of the 200 anniversary of the birth of Zorrilla and for the media repercussion that will have this commemoration 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, makes that the celebration of our congress can be provided for the first time of sponsorships that allow such celebration with the registration fees of the lowest congressmen of all those who have been celebrated.
Later in the section of Sponsorship, they are detailed.
Valladolid, is perfectly and easily communicated with the entire Iberian peninsula.
El Airport of Valladolid (: VLL, ICAO code: LEVD), Formerly known as Airport of Villanubla, Airport of Valladolid-Villanubla o Villanubla airbase, 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 Line of High Speed that connects the station of Campo Grande with Madrid98 In fifty-six minutes at speeds of 300 km / h and with the use of trains Talgo of series 102, Nicknamed "duck". From the 26 de Enero de 2009, There are train services Avant, Known as "shuttles", linking Valladolid with Segovia y Madrid At prices much lower than those of the former, and even more with the use of travel bonds. The shuttle duration of the trip between Valladolid and Madrid is approximately one hour, with 28 connections daily.
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 make authentic tours of all kinds with almost endless possibilities of 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, devised in its current physiognomy by Miguel Íscar, Mayor of Valladolid between 1877 and 1880. It welcomes 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 also the green areas abound. Starting from the north, the Ribera de Castilla Park (inaugurated 20 in 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 Moreras Park Has several walks, sports areas and a river beach. Next to him is the Rosaleda Francisco Sabadell, A small garden formed exclusively by roses.
Other green areas are the Pinar de Antequera, the main natural resource of the capital of Valladolid: the Forest Park of La Fuente del Sol, historic green space next to the neighborhood of La Victoria, the park of Las Norias de Santa Victoria, which occupies the old facilities Of the Santa Victoria sugar factory, the Victoria Botanical Garden, which has 30 different species of trees together with a sample of native species, the Parque Fuente de la Salud in the Los Pajarillos neighborhood, the Park of Canterac and La Paz in Las Delicias or the Parque del Mediodía in Parquesol.
Following the river course Pisuerga, Is crossed by the following bridges:
- Bridges of the Cabildo (two parallel bridges)
- Santa Teresa Bridge
- Bridge Condesa Eylo
- Punte Mayor
- Bridge of the West
- Bridge of Isabel la Católica
- Bridge of Adolfo Suárez
- Suspension bridge
- Bridge of Austria
- Gateway to the Science Museum
- Bridge of Arturo Eyries
- Footbridge Doctor Don Pedro Gómez Bosque
- Hispanidad Bridge
El National Sculpture Museum Has international relevance, to have the most important sculptural collection of the Peninsula and to be 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 forms part of the so-called "Provincial Museums", sections of Archeology are shown showing a complete chronological sequence of pieces from the Valladolid province from the Paleolithic to Middle Ages (Such as the Roman mosaics found in Villa del Prado)
El Patio Herreriano Museum of Contemporary Art Spanish, Important reference in the diffusion of the contemporary art, from 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 can be admired 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 by fifteen rooms, conformed by essentially scientific and pedagogical criteria. There are collections of Natural Sciences, Botany, Zoology and Geology.
La House of the River: Located next to the Museum of Science is the first aquarium fluvial of Spain.
Museum of the Academy of Caballería. 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 former flour factory The Palero (Only the facade remains) assembles several buildings, which are architectonic elements designed by the architects Rafael Moneo y Enrique de Teresa In collaboration with Francisco Romero and Juan José Echevarría. These include Footbridge On the river Pisuerga and the tower.
La House Museum of Cervantes. It is located in the building occupied by the writer Miguel de Cervantes During his stay in Valladolid between the 1604 and 1606 years, which coincided with the publication of the first edition of El Quijote in 1605. The building is also the seat of the Ra.
La House of Zorrilla. It is the house where the poet José Zorrilla was born the 21 of February of 1817 and in which he lived continuously all his early childhood, and sporadically throughout his life, as during his return from Mexico in 1866. The House of Zorrilla gathers the atmosphere of the period of romanticism in which the life of the playwright developed and has personal memories and original furniture donated by his widow to the death of this.
La Colon Museum House. After the demolition in the 1920s of the building in which Admiral Christopher Columbus died, in the street of the same name, 1968 inaugurated the current building, a replica of the palace of Columbus in Puerto Rico. It has been remodeled and reopened with multimedia and interactive contents in 2006, on the occasion of the V Centenary of the death of the sailor in Valladolid.
The Holy Week
La Semana Santa Is the most important cultural event of 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 Sculpture Museum, annually attracting visitors from all over Spain and the rest of the world.
This celebration was declared International Tourist Interest In 1980, being in this way the first celebration of the Holy Week in Spain in bearing this declaration. At 2014, procedures were started to obtain recognition as Intangible cultural heritage of mankind.
Valladolid, stands out for its enormous gastronomic offer being one of the cities reference of the Spanish gastronomic panorama. The National Tapas and Tapas Competition "Ciudad de Valladolid", held since 2005, brings together representatives of all the autonomous communities of Spain around the discipline most characteristic of Spanish cuisine: the production of tapas and tapas. The meeting takes place in the first half of November. It includes top-level specialists and the Valladolid hotel industry itself, which offers the creators of the finalists in their establishments. Also in early June the Provincial Tapas and Pinchos Contest is held.
One of the most emblematic buildings of the city, as it is the theater CALDERÓN, will be the seat of the Congress.
28 was inaugurated in September of 1864, which was then considered the best theater in Spain for its location in the historic quarter of the city and the 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 Nuestra Señora de las Angustias or the church of Santa María La Antigua. Each year it hosts the International Film Week of Valladolid (SEMINCI).
It is of eclectic design and neoclassical tendency, influenced by the work of the German architect Friedrich Schinkel. It follows plans of the architect Jerónimo de la Gándara. It has a large portico in the street Angustias and large windows, and in the interior a majestic hall, in the form of horseshoe, Italian, with patio of seats, bass boxes, platea, amphitheater, gallery and paradise or chicken coop. It is decorated with luxurious paintings due to Augusto Ferri. The side lamps, of modernist style, date back to the beginning of the 20th century. It had capacity for 1200 people. On stage there was an ingenious plot by Italian engineer E. Piccoli.
There were other rooms, dedicated to coffee, library (richly decorated with paintings) and lounges of the Círculo del Calderón. The magnificence 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 upper European classes. These expectations, which were not covered with the Teatro Lope de Vega, 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 deep remodeling, and 9 of April of 1999 was reinaugurado, with the presence of queen Sofía
In the room was added the huge central lamp, designed in the Royal Crystal Factory of La Granja, of 1.000 kilograms of weight, three meters in diameter, 30.000 glass pieces, 153 light points and 9.280 watts.
In 2001 was held in the theater the II International Congress of the Spanish Language.
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 congresses are held as alternative rooms .
A part of the main hall that has about 1.141 squares, the theater has alternative rooms such as the hall of mirrors or Delibes room, 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 to attend the congressman and the corresponding cafeteria.