The meeting will take place on the Oceanogràfic València, Europe’s largest aquarium.

Located in the avant-garde architectural complex of the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, the aquarium is a true tribute to the seas and oceans of the planet and contains large aquariums which faithfully reproduce the most important marine ecosystems.

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Valencia City

With a population of 700,000 people, Valencia is Spain’s third largest city. Considered as one of the best places to live in Europe, it lays on the Mediterranean Sea combining beaches with a beautiful medieval quarter, modernist architecture from the early 20th Century, and the hypermodern City of Sciences and Arts, where our meeting will take place. Its river bed has been transformed into a 14 km long park vibrant with runners, cyclers, and families. Excellent public transportation and a manageable size allow the visitor to enjoy the city easily. May is an excellent time to visit with long days and warm but mild temperatures.

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  • Taxi: You can arrive by taxi to the Oceanogràfic.

  • Bus: The regular EMT line stops at the doors of Oceanogràfic. Bus numbers 95 and 15 will connect you with different points of the city.

  • Metro: The closest metro station is Alameda, on Metrovalencia lines 3, 5, 7 and 9. From this station to the Oceanographic there is a 30-40 minute walk through the beautiful Turia Garden. The area is very safe to walk by, even at night.

  • Car: If you decide to come with your own vehicle, these are the coordinates to enter into your GPS: 39º 27′ 9” N, 0º 20′ 53” W.


The city of Valencia has a wide range of accommodation, some within walking distance of the Oceanographic, and others connected by public transport.

The following hotels are located very close to the Oceanografic and offer discounts to people attending the reintroduction meeting. There are a limited number of rooms available under this offer.

  • Hotel NH Las Artes
    c/ Avinguda de l’Institut Obrer de Valencia, 28, 46013, Valencia.
    Phone: +34 963 35 13 10
    Price for single/double room: €99/107/night

Hotel NH Valencia Las Ciencias
c/ Instituto Obrero de Valencia, 26-28, 46013, Valencia.
Phone: +34 96 3356062
Price per single/double room: €75-89/night

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