Meeting venue
How to get here
Weather
Problems
About Málaga

Meeting venue

E.T.S.I. Informática
AmI-10, the First International Joint Conference on Ambient Intelligence will be hosted by the School of Informatics (ETSI Informática) of the University of Málaga. Located in the "Campus de Teatinos", it has an easy access from Málaga downtown by bus or taxi (see the map page for details on how to get here). Once you arrive to the School of Informatics (ETSI Informática) of the University of Málaga you will find indications to the meeting.



How to get here


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By Bus

The campus can be easily reached by bus. Public buses from lines 8, 20 and 22 take you to the campus from the city center (main bus stop: "Alameda Principal"). Average commuting time is about 20 minutes from the city center, and buses run every 15 minutes.
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Buses are also available from Torremolinos to the city center, for those of you that decide to stay at any of the Torremolinos hotels. They usually take 30 minutes from the center of Torremolinos to Málaga downtown. There is also a very convenient train that connects Torremolinos and the city center of Málaga, that runs every 30 minutes and takes about 20 minutes.

By car

Taking you own car, or hiring one, is a sensible option if you plan to stay around before or after the meeting, and visit the rest of Málaga province and Andalucía (Granada, Córdoba, Sevilla, ...).

From the city center From the east (i.e. airport, Torremolinos,...)
car map from city center car map from the east

By taxi

Taxis are not very expensive in Málaga, and they may become a good option to move around. The usual taxi fare for taking you from the city center to the University campus (or the other way round) is about €8-10 (the trip takes 15 minutes aprox). To and from Torremolinos it becomes about €15 (20 minutes).

Taxi considerations

Taxis are a very convenient way for moving around in Málaga, especially if you are in a hurry, or get lost. Taxi drivers are accustomed to tourists and you do not have to worry too much about they ripping you off (which happens very rarely, despite all negative publicity about this). However, some considerations must always be taken into account:

Connections to the airport

Málaga airport is one of the busiest in Europe. It moves more than 12 million people every year. Moreover, the airport is being completely renewed and this may cause inconveniences especially to travel to and from the city. There are both buses and trains connecting the airport with the city center, which run every half hour. However, taxis are the easiest and most convenient transportation method. The fare from the airport to and from the city center is less than €15 (excluding extras: Sundays, late at night, extra baggage, etc).


Weather

Málaga is the capital of the Costa del Sol (Coast of Sun), so temperatures will not be as low as in central Europe. April is typically a rainy month but this usually refers to some light showers. In any case temperatures expected during the meeting are: High 20°-25ºC, Low 9°-15ºC.


Problems?

Outside the meeting hours, or if you are away from the meeting venue, please dial (+34) 659905687 for contacting us. In addition, the usual emergency and help numbers are always available: Please do not hesitate to ring them in case of trouble. Málaga is a tourist resource used to deal with tourists and their problems, and normally very friendly to foreigners.


Málaga

Malaga is the capital city of the Costa del Sol and its international airport provides the gateway to all of the other Andalusian towns. Malaga airport is one of the largest in Spain and in a typical year can welcome up to 10 million visitors. Malaga also serves as a major port and an industrial centre for Southern Spain. Entrance to and exit from Malaga is made easy by the N340 highway and the coastal rail service. There is a wonderful Three Kings Festival in Malaga each year at the beginning of January, so if you're visiting during this time don't forget to take the kids along.
Malaga is a city steeped in more than 3,000 years of history. Excavations have discovered evidence of the Carthaginians, the Romans and the Moors. As a result, there is a large selection of historical monuments in this city. Malaga’s cathedral is known as La Manquita, meaning “the little one armed lady”. Due to the length of time, which it took to build the cathedral, it denotes Renaissance, Baroque and Neo-classical styles.
foto de Málaga

Close to Malaga cathedral is the Alcazaba, which is a fifteenth century Moorish fort and is one of the most important in the area. The roof of the Alcazabar offers panoramic views of Malaga city and the port. Further on from the Alcazabar is Malaga’s Castle, which stands on Monte de Gibralfaro. At the foot of the hill, Malaga’s ayuntamiento (town hall) is located, next to the city’s museum in the Palacio de la Aduana. In fact, Malaga has so much to offer as a result of its history, that the best way to see it is by open top bus and there are many in the city.
Malaga is also well worth a visit during one of its many festivals. The Fiestas here are numerous and each one is celebrated with the vigour that is synonymous with Andalucia. The main Fiesta is the Feria, which takes place in the middle of August.