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Conference venue

Centro Joaquín Roncal (Fundación Cai-Asc)

Address: Centro Joaquín Roncal · San Braulio Street 5-7. 50003 Zaragoza.
Tlfn.: 976 29 03 01



You can check the location on these links:

How to get to the venue:

- You can reach San Braulio Street, where the venue is located, by walking down a long avenue called Calle Alfonso (a pedestrian-only shopping street). This is one of the main avenues in Zaragoza, which leads to the square where the Pilar Basilic is located. If you walk down Calle Alfonso towards the Pilar Square, turn right on Miguel Molino and keep walking into San Braulio.

- The nearest tram stop is that of Plaza España, but if you stay in one of the hotels we recommend below you can walk to the venue, as they are all within walking distance. Just in case, these are some taxi phone numbers: (+34) 976424242 and 976757575.

Zaragoza is the fifth largest city in Spain but it is very manageable. It is easy to orientate yourself in the city centre if you always bear in mind the key landmarks: Plaza del Pilar (where the Basilic, the town hall and the tourist office are located), Plaza de España (the main square where Paseo Independencia ends and where the tram may leave you if you choose this means of transport), and Calle Alfonso and Calle Don Jaime (the two main parallel avenues to the left and right of San Braulio Street).


Zaragoza is a city that offers a great variety of hotels and hostels, so you should not have any problem when booking your accommodation on websites such as Booking, Atrápalo, or Hostelworld.

However, the University of Zaragoza has accommodation agreements with several hotels in the city. We have pre-booked a limited number of rooms for conference participants at those hotels which are closest to the venue. Special rates will be applied if you make explicit reference to the conference and the University of Zaragoza when booking your room, so when you contact one of these hotels, please indicate that you are participating in the International Conference organised by the Department of English and German Philology of the University of Zaragoza (in Spanish "Congreso Internacional del Departamento de Filolología Inglesa y Alemana de la UZ"). These rates will apply to bookings confirmed one month before the conference at the latest (5 April). All rooms are en-suite. Rates (per room/per night) include VAT and breakfast.

HOTEL SAUCE: http://www.hotelsauce.com/es/
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(single room + breakfast: 45 euros)

HOTEL ZENIT DON YO: http://zenithoteles.com/
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(single room + breakfast: 65.97 euros)

HOTEL GOYA: http://www.palafoxhoteles.com/hotel-goya
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single room + breakfast: 65.97 euros)

HOTEL REINO DE ARAGÓN: http://www.hoteles-silken.com/hoteles/reino-de-aragon-zaragoza/.
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single room + breakfast: 65.97 euros)

HOTEL ALFONSO: http://www.palafoxhoteles.com/hotel-alfonso 
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(single room + breakfast: 65.97 euros)

* This is the hotel where the wine reception will take place on Wednesday, 6 May.

If you decide to book in another hotel, you’d better choose one in the city centre or in those areas of the city which are close to a tram stop (the stop that is closest to the conference venue is "Plaza España"). You can check all this on Google Maps.

This time we are not holding the conference in the facilities of the University of Zaragoza but if you are interested in getting to our main campus you could take the tram up to the stop in Plaza San Francisco.

Visiting Zaragoza

Zaragoza, the capital city of Aragón province in Spain, stands on the banks of the Ebro River. Its streets and small squares conceal a splendid array of monumental Roman and Mudejar architecture.

For useful tourist information about Zaragoza visit the Zaragoza City Council website.


Visit the Spanish Meteorological Office for weather forecast


Zaragoza is a safe city, even at night. However, we would expect all participants to take the appropriate measures and be responsible for their own security. We also advice you carry a copy of your Identification Card or passport at all times during your stay in Zaragoza.

Foreign exchange

The currency in Spain is the European Euro (€). We strongly recommend that you exchange your money before your journey as currency exchange services may not be available at your arrival time. Local taxis, public transport, and restaurants will not accept any other currency. 


Flights to and from Zaragoza can either be direct (with Ryanair) via Brussels, London (Stansted), Milan, Ibiza, Bucharest or Paris (Beauvais) or via Madrid or Barcelona.

Additional information on airlines and destinations from Zaragoza airport

The distance from Zaragoza airport to the city centre is about 10 km.

There is a taxi rank right outside Arrivals. Approximate fare from the airport to the city centre: 30 €.

There is also a bus link connecting the airport and the city centre (the last stop, closest to the centre, is at Paseo María Agustín; you can also take the bus here when travelling from the city to the airport).

From Zaragoza: Monday to Saturday: from 5:30 to 22:30 every 30 minutes. Sundays: from 6:00 to 22:00 every hour + a first bus at 5:30 and a last bus at 22:45.

From the airport: Monday to Saturday: from 6:15 to 23:15 every 30 minutes. Sundays: from 6:45 to 22:45 every hour + a first bus at 6:15 and a last bus at 23:15



Please be aware that travelling from the airport to the train stations in the city center of Madrid or Barcelona can take over an hour in both cases.

Madrid Airport to Madrid Train Station
(Atocha Station)

From the Adolfo Suárez-Madrid Barajas Airport to the Atocha-Renfe Train Station (there is another train station, so make sure you go to Atocha) you can:

  • Use the commuter train service to Atocha which departs from Terminal 4 (line C1). Travel time and frequency are both around 30 minutes. Renfe Commuter Train service

If you are flying into another terminal (T1, T2, T3), you can use the shuttle bus, a free bus transport service between all the airport terminals, 24 hours a day. Information on transport between terminals

  • Use the EMT public bus express service, which is available 24 hours. Travel time is about 40 minutes depending on traffic. You can buy your ticket from the driver (5,00 Euros) but they can accept cash only. Additional information is available at the EMT Bus Express website

Barcelona Airport to Barcelona Train Station (Barcelona Sants)

There is a direct train service from Barcelona-El Prat Airport to Sants Train Station. This service (line R2) runs every 30 min and it takes around 25 min to get to Sants Train Station. Terminal 2 and the train station at the airport are connected by a covered footbridge. If you are arriving into Terminal 1 you will need to take a free shuttle bus that connects T1 and T2.

Note: You are entitled to a free train ticket from Madrid airport if you use the commuter train departing from Terminal 4 when travelling on AVE (high speed) and long distance trains to your final destination (Zaragoza). The same applies to the return journey if you have travelled from Zaragoza by train and you then take the commuter train to the airport.

How to obtain a free ticket between Madrid airport and train station In case of trouble, go to the ticket office (you will have to show your train ticket to/from Zaragoza to get a free ticket to Atocha Train Station)

The information above is also valid for journeys from/to Barcelona airport (click on the link above as ticket machines are the same in both cities)

Trains from Madrid and Barcelona to Zaragoza
(Delicias Train Station)

There are train connections to Zaragoza from Barcelona and Madrid train stations. You can travel from both cities to Zaragoza in less than two hours.

The cheapest tariff is Tourist-4M only if 4 people are travelling together. Then it comes P (Promo) and P+ (Promo plus). The former is cheaper because changes and cancellations are not allowed, which you can do if you buy a P+

Additional information on schedules and prices from Renfe website

Buses from Madrid and Barcelona to Zaragoza (Delicias Bus Station)

You can also take a bus from Barcelona or Madrid to Zaragoza. The buses run almost every hour and cover the 300 km distance in 3hours 30min. Visit the Alsa Bus Company website Alsa website for additional information. Buses from Barcelona depart from Barcelona Nord Bus Station but, if you are flying to Madrid, buses to Zaragoza depart from the Airport itself (Terminal 4), so you may find this a convenient option all together. The same goes for the return journey, as you can travel from Zaragoza Delicias to Barajas Airport T4 by bus. Remember that there is a free shuttle bus service connecting all airport terminals (see above).