Social Activities

Sunday 17th April: Enjoying Sevilla Fair!

We invite you to join us for the last day of Sevilla April Fair 2016, at 8 pm. We will walk around the Feria and stop by a caseta, where we will have some rebujito and enjoy a typical pescaíto diner. Finally, at midnight, we will enjoy fireworks, indicating that La Feria de Sevilla 2016 is just over.

The fair officially begins at midnight on Monday 11th, and runs six days, ending on Sunday 17th. For the duration of the fair, the fairgrounds and a vast area on the far bank of the Guadalquivir River are totally covered in rows of casetas (individual decorated marquee tents which are temporarily built on the fairground). These casetas usually belong to prominent families of Seville, groups of friends, clubs, trade associations and political parties. From around nine at night until six or seven the following morning, at first in the streets and later only within each caseta, there are crowds partying and dancing sevillanas, drinking Sherry, manzanilla or rebujito, and eating tapas.

So you may want to come to Seville few days before de conference and enjoy the Feria!

NOTE: This activity is subjected to a minimum of 30 confirmed participants.

Monday 18th April: The Royal Alcázar of Seville

All participants of HAIS 2016 are invited to join us at 18:00 to walk around the historic city center. The meeting point is Metrsol Parasol Sevilla (Plaza de la Encarnación). A bus for all participants being at the conference until the last session at 5 pm is scheduled. It will depart at 17:30 (further information will be provided by local organizers at the conference site itself).

At 20:00, we will privately visit the Royal Alcázar of Seville (Spanish "Reales Alcázares de Sevilla"). It is a royal palace originally developed by Moorish Muslim kings. The palace is renowned as one of the most beautiful in Spain, being regarded as one of the most outstanding examples of mudéjar architecture found on the Iberian Peninsula. The upper levels of the Alcázar are still used by the royal family as the official Seville residence and are administered by the Patrimonio Nacional. It is the oldest royal palace still in use in Europe, and was registered in 1987 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, along with the Seville Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies.

After the visit, we will enjoy a cocktail at the, again, private Jardín de la Puerta de Marchena.

You can't simply miss this unforgettable night!

Tuesday 19th April: Guided tour and Gala Diner

At 20:30, Gala Diner will take place at Abades Triana, a wonderful Sevillian restaurant with beautiful views.