ALAN 2020 - Conference Venue
Institut d'Estudis Ilerdencs (Lleida, SPAIN)
Institut d’Estudis Ilerdencs (IEI) building is located in the historical center of Lleida. It is an historical gothic building of XV and XVI centuries used in the past as Hospital and converted in the XX century as the main building of Institut d'Estudis Ilerdencs (Institute for Studies of Lleida). This Institute is managed by Province Public Administration (Diputació de Lleida) who is partner of this event.
Dates and times
The conference has been postponed until 2021. Further information will be available in the future.
We recommend that you arrive in Lleida by June 15, as the conference will start in the morning of the 16th. The conference will run the full day on June 18. We are also tentatively planning an excursion on June 18, which will run until late in the evening (we expect to return to Lleida around 2am). So we recommend that you depart from Lleida in the late morning or early afternoon of June 19. Note that it takes around two hours to travel to Barcelona airport, and the earliest train runs shortly after 7 am. So we recommend you do not book a flight that leaves Barcelona before 11:15 am on June 19.
Lodging and traveling for ALAN 2020 Conference
Lodging in Lleida
It will be a supporting venue located in the Hotel Parador Nacional.
It is located in Lleida city center in a former monastery/convent of XVII century and just five minutes walking from the main venue.
The organization has prebooked a limited number of rooms in Hotel Parador Lleida with special rates that include both accommodation and breakfast.
This prebooking will expire the 15th of April 2020. So we recommend fast booking to get these special prices.
Alternatively you can book in other Lleida facilities.
Traveling for ALAN 2020 Conference
Lleida is a Spanish High-Speed train (AVE) city, so it is directly connected with Barcelona and Madrid city centers. Lleida has a small Airport called Lleida-Alguaire airport but it is focused to charters, training, cargo and technical tests.
In any case there are some regular flights mainly connecting Lleida with Palma de Mallorca and some other possible destinations are available during summer. Almost all international travellers to Lleida use the options below:
* Traveling to Lleida via Barcelona.
We strongly recommend flights to Barcelona-El Prat (BCN) International airport. It is close to the city of Barcelona and it is the main airport of Catalonia region. Barcelona airport is connected worldwide with many airlines, so it is easy to find direct flights or easy travel connections from any airport around the world and Barcelona. This airport is connected by bus/metro/train service with city center and especially train goes to Barcelona central station (Barcelona-Sants-Estació) in around 30-45’ where High speed trains to Lleida depart.
There is different kind of High Speed trains. Travel time from Barcelona to Lleida with these trains is around 1 hour.
For more information on these services and booking you can visit RENFE website (choose Barcelona-Sants as departure station for High Speed Trains in Barcelona).
If you prefer to rent a car to travel to Lleida. There are many rent-a-car facilities in Barcelona-El Prat (BCN) airport and in Barcelona-Sants central train station.
* Traveling to Lleida via Madrid
If your option to travel is using Madrid Barajas (MAD) International airport you can reach Lleida with High Speed train. From Madrid airport is easy to reach by metro/train the high speed train station of Madrid called Madrid - Puerta de Atocha in around 30-45’. In Puerta de Atocha station departs AVE trains that have stop in Lleida-Pirineus train station. Normally these are some of the trains (not all) that travel form Madrid to Barcelona. Other trains go direct to Barcelona and then you need to move from Barcelona to Lleida (see above). Normally around 2h-2.15h are needed from
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Lleida-Pirineus.
For more information on these service and booking you can visit RENFE website.
* Travelling to Lleida via secondary airports (Girona and Reus airports)
Some low cost airlines have direct flights to Girona-Costa Brava and Reus (sometimes
appears as Barcelona-Reus) airports. Both airport are more than one hour by shuttle service to Barcelona city center to connect with trains to Lleida (see above). If you land at Girona airport there is also the option to go to Girona city train station and use a High Speed Train from Girona to Madrid with stop in Lleida (less than 2 hours). If you land at Reus airport there is the same option but with Camp de Tarragona High Speed Train station and take there an AVE train to Madrid with stop in Lleida or an AVANT train to Lleida (30 minutes). Both options are not very comfortable because it is complicated the public transportation from Girona or Reus airport to these train stations.
Transportation inside the city
* Local transportation in Lleida
The venues (IEI and Parador buildings) are located 10 minutes walking from High Speed Train Station of Lleida-Pirineus. Many accommodations are at similar walking distances. In Lleida-Pirineus station there is a taxi stop if you prefer to take a taxi to your accommodation.
Lleida has local public transportation with bus services.
* Destination Lleida, Catalonia, Spain
Lleida City tourism, click here.
Institut d'Estudis Ilerdencs (Lleida, SPAIN)
Hotel Parador Nacional (Lleida, SPAIN)
Parc Astronòmic Montsec
Consell Comarcal de la Noguera
Balaguer, Lleida, Spain
Local Organising Committee
Ramon Canal-Domingo, Marta Cañellas, Mireia Carrera, Nieves Gordón, Fernando Jáuregui, Hector Linares, Eduard Masana, Anna Paüls, Salvador J. Ribas (chair) and Carlos Sancho
Institut d'Estudis Ilerdencs (Lleida, SPAIN) [http://www.fpiei.cat]
Website maintained by Johanne Roby