Useful information

   1) Venue   

The workshop will take place in the University of Balearic Islands Campus. The lecture room will be the "Son Lledó" building Auditorium, and coffee breaks and meals will be served nearby. Please, click here for the location of Son Lledó and IFISC buildings in the UIB campus.

Transport from the city center to UIB Campus is made easier by the Metro line, departing from Plaça d'Espanya. Check further indications in 2. Transport/Metro.

   2) Transport   

Airport to the city

Palma de Mallorca is very well connected with the rest of Spain and Europe (specially Germany, the UK, Austria, Switzerland and Scandinavia) with its international "Son Sant Joan" airport (airport code PMI), the only airport in the island of Mallorca. The airport lies 8 kilometers east of Palma.

How to go from the airport to the city and back:
Bus: EMT Line 1 Bus, Harbour-Airport (The stop is outside the Arrivals' Hall and, on average, there is one bus every 12-15 minutes). Ticket price: 2 EUR.
For Hotel Palladium please get out at "Passeig Mallorca 38" and for Hotels Jaime III and Almudaina at "Passeig Mallorca 18". For "Palacio Avenida" and "Misión de San Miguel" and "Abelux" at Plaza Espanya
Line 21, departing also from the airport, does not go to Palma downtown, but rather to Arenal.
Taxi: can be found also outside the Arrivals Hall. Average price to Hotels: 25 EUR (plus supplements for luggage, night time and Sunday rides).

Metro: city to workshop venue

This is the recommended transportation between Palma downtown (Plaça de Espanya) and the UIB Campus.
Travel time to "UIB" (last station of the ride) is 13 min. There are four services per hour, at 0, 15, 30, and 45 minutes every hour from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Ticket price is 0.90 EUR. Please, keep the ticket until the exit. A return ticket can also be purchased for 1.70 EUR.
After arriving to the UIB Metro station, you have a five minutes walk to the "Son Lledó" building where the conference will take place.

Bus service to the UIB

It is also possible to go to the University by bus, using bus 19. Check here for further information, but the Metro is really the recommended transportation to the Workshop venue. Map of all Routes

   3) Campus   

The UIB Campus is located 7.5 km from Palma downtown, in the middle of a scenic landscape, and quite close to the mountains in the "Serra de Tramuntana" range. A map can be found here.

Google Maps have a nice bird's-eye view.

   4) Weather   

The average maximum and minimum temperatures in May-June in Mallorca are around 28 and 15 degrees Celsius, respectively. For more information visit, e.g. Weather Online

   5) Official Time   

The official time on the Balearic Islands is the same as the time on the Spanish mainland: During autumn-winter, GMT+1; During the spring-summer, GMT+2, following the Daylight Saving Time convention of the European Union.

   6) Tourist Information Offices   

Here you can find information on the Tourist Information offices.

Updated at: 2012-03-09 12:09:33