Venue and accommodation

San Francisco Hotel Monumento

Campillo de San Francisco, 3
Santiago de Compostela
www.sanfranciscohm.com

 

 

 

For room reservations with special rates, please contact reservas@sanfranciscohm.com.

Arrival

BY TRAIN
You can walk to the hotel from Santiago de Compostela train station (around 20 minutes) or take a taxi (7-10 minutes).

 

BY PLANE
From Santiago de Compostela (Lavacolla) airport, situated 16 km from the city, you can take the Airport-Santiago bus and get off at Plaza de Galicia. From there, it’s only a 10-minute walk to the hotel.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

In 1985, Santiago de Compostela was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, owing to its urban beauty and monumental integrity as well as the profound echoes of its spiritual significance as an apostolic sanctuary and a destination for the most important religious and cultural movement of the Middle Ages: the pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James).

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The city’s cathedral, and the four squares surrounding it –Obradoiro, Quintana, Inmaculada and Praterías– together with the main historical streets, are a must see for first-time visitors, but there are many other gems that should feature on everyone’s touristic itinerary.

Spend some time ambling through the streets and squares in the historical centre before taking in the cathedral. The best time to visit the cathedral is at 12 noon, to catch the pilgrim’s mass. And while you’re there, don’t forget to visit the cathedral rooftop.

A regards gastronomy, don’t miss out on the traditional Galician dishes: pulpo á feira (boiled octopus)empanada (filled savoury pastry), razor fish, mussels, cockles, xoubas (small sardines) if in season, zorza (marinated pork) lacón (dry-cured ham), carne ao caldeiro (boiled beef) and, of course, pimientos de Padrón (small green peppers), also seasonal. They can all be enjoyed with a glass of Galician wine, followed by a slice of Tarta de Santiago for desert.

Another alternative is to visit the Cidade da Cultura de Galicia (CdC). It’s worth it just to see its magnificent and singular architecture, the work of New Yorker Peter Eisenman.

We also recommend taking a stroll through the main parks and gardens, which offer panoramic views of the monument area: San Domingos de Bonaval and Alameda. Bonaval Park is home to two interesting museums. The first of these is Galicia’s main ethnographic museum, the Museo do Pobo Galego (Museum of the Galician People), housed in the former monastery of San Domingos de Bonaval, which has an impressive Gothic church and a fantastic Baroque triple spiral staircase. The second museum is the Galician Centre for Contemporary Art (CGAC), notable for both its content and for the building itself, designed by the internationally acclaimed Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza. Both museums share San Domingos de Bonaval Park, situated in the former monastic complex, which offers unique views of historic Santiago.

Source: www.santiagoturismo.com

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Languages

Main languages: English and Spanish.

Certificate of Attendance

If you wish to receive a certificate of attendance you can request it during the event by filling out the form available at the Technical Secretariat.

Poster competition

As with previous editions, this III Symposium on Liquid Biopsy will include a poster competition and the entries will be exhibited during the three days of the Symposium.

The jury, formed by five experts, will select from all the works submitted in poster format 2 WINNING CASE STUDIES and 4 CASE STUDIES that will be PRESENTED ORALLY during the Symposium (these studies will be excluded from the awards).

The prizes will be awarded during the closing of the Symposium: €500 for first prize and €300 for second prize.

You can consult the competition rules here.

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San Francisco Hotel Monumento
Campillo de San Francisco, 3
Santiago de Compostela
www.sanfranciscohm.com