Palma (Mallorca) from 3 to 7 October 2011
6th European Conference on Severe Storms


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Getting to Mallorca:

Transport and communication routes:

Palma International Airport, located 8 km from the city center, is the main gateway to the island of Mallorca. Some 20 million passengers use this airport annually.

There is a regular bus line that connects Palma to the airport and whose journey takes 20 minutes.  MORE INFORMATION

Next to the exit of the arrivals terminal, there is a taxi rank.

By sea, more than 800.000 passengers a year arrive to Mallorca. The two most important ports are Palma and Alcudia. MORE INFORMATION


Travel time to Palma  by air form
London 2,30 h.
Paris 2,00 h.
Berlin2,30 h.
Amsterdam2,25 h.
Zurich2,25 h.
Barcelona
50 min.
Madrid
1,15 h.


                           
Buses

The EMT (Municipal Transport Company) offers a comprehensive transport system to make communication easier among the different municipalities. There is only one ticket. EMT offers a ten-trip ticket that can be bought at tobacco shops and in their own offices. Several people can use this card at the same time and it is valid for urban lines.


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Metro

The line starts at the main station located in the Plaza de España and covers a distance of 7.2 km. up to the Campus of the University of the Balearic Islands. The subway takes 13 minutes to cover that distance. It is the easiest way to get to campus. Recall that the Conference venue is not located in UIB Campus but in Palma down town.

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Taxis

RADIO TAXI           
Tel. 971 755 440. Fax. 971 764 545
Languages: Spanish, Catalan, English, German and Italian. Taxis adapted for handicapped persons. Credit card payment accepted.


TAXI PALMA RADIO
Tel. 971 401 414. Fax. 971 401 010
info@taxispalmaradio.com
Languages: Spanish, Catalan and English. Taxis adapted for disabled people (Tel: 971 703 529) Credit card payment accepted.

 

Tourist Information Offices

Here you can find information about Mallorca and Palma city.

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Culture and Traditions:

The sea has been the main mean of communication with the island until recently. That is why the first inhabitants of Majorca were the Sea Peoples and specifically those from the Marenostrum. The first settlements, dating back to 4000 BC, were at the numerous natural caves of the coast of Mallorca. Subsequently, other groups arrived and settled in the interior of the island's gigantic stone constructions called Talaiots and more than a thousand are listed. Long before knowing the beaches, visitors to the "Island of Calm" as was called by Santiago Rusiñol, showed their admiration for the huge number of monuments, outstanding buildings and museums, comprising the well-deserved reputation monumental Palma Cathedral, Bellver Castle, Royal Palace, Sa Llotja, Grand Hotel, Museo de Mallorca and noble patios as Ca'n Vivot, Ca'n Oleza and Ca'n Solleric. Monasteries, defense towers, cloisters, churches, town halls and museums, make up the geography of the 52 villages in Mallorca.

 

Geography and climate:

The total area of the Balearic Islands is 5014 km2, 3640 km2 of which correspond to Mallorca. The Balearic Islands enjoy a Mediterranean climate, characterized by moderate temperatures throughout the year. The average temperature in October is about 19.7 º C (maximum temperature = 23.4 °C / Minimum temperature = 16.1 °C). Average annual rainfall is moderate or low, more frequent in autumn, usually in October. MORE INFORMATION


 

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