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2 Days Trip to Ronda & Malaga
VISITS: 4th and 6th
GROUPS: Minimum 30 people
Maximum 30 people
PRICE PER PERSON: 130,00 eur
INCLUDES: Bus, official guides, entrance to monuments and accommodation in double rooms in a 4**** hotel, half board
STARTING TIME: 08:00 am (meals NOT included)
MEETING POINT: Conference and Exhibition Center - FIBES Center




The millennial city of Ronda has one of the most beautiful historical centers in Spain. Designated a Site of Cultural Interest in 1966, it is the site of a rich and diverse historical heritage.

The most important contribution by Ronda, and the reason for its fame, coincided with the Nazari Kingdom of Granada, because of its closeness to the territories conquered by the Catholics coming from Castille. That meant that the city and region of Ronda became a very important border zone.

Click to enlargeAfter the conquest of the city by the Catholic Monarchs (1485) deep economic and cultural changes happened which are reflected seen today in its urban structure: new squares, broader streets, etc.

However, it was in the 18th century when Ronda established its definitive role within Andalusia.

Click to enlargeIt was during this period that the most relevant and well-known monuments of the city - the New Bridge and the Bullring - where built, as symbols of the former aristocracy and modern.

Click to enlargeAt that time, and throughout the 19th century, the romantic image of the city soared, as well as the legend of its Serrania (mountains), a world of bandits and bullfighting, which created a deep and lasting impression in many famed visitors and travelers.

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Both aspects have since become symbols of our culture and tradition. The cultural wealth of Ronda, however, is much broader and more diverse than that portrayed by this image, clichéd as it is. This diversity is the major attraction of Ronda and its Serrania.

After lunch, we will head to MALAGA


Hotel Silken Puerta MálagaThe Hotel Puerta Málaga reflects the light and beauty of the Mediterranean that floods in from the Bay of Malaga, offering a welcoming and comfortable center from which to explore the beautiful city of Malaga. Its modern architecture and immaculate decoration make it an ideal place to stay, whether your trip is for business or pleasure.

The light-filled rooms, the fine restaurantand the magnificent public roomscombined with the expert and professional service in the Hotel Puerta Málaga will be sure to tempt you back to our city. The hotel is located next to the HSP railway station in the city’s commercial center.


The city was founded by the Phoenicians, who built a settlement near the hill on which the Alcazaba stands today. During Roman times, Malaga benefitted from being declared as a confederated city of Rome.

Under the rule of the Moors, the city enjoyed an era of great progress; however, in 1487 it was re-conquered by the Catholic Monarchs, after which it fell into relentless decline.

By the end of the 18th beginning of the 19th century a high. Thanks to them Malaga became the second most important industrial center in the country.

The development of the Costa del Sol as a major holiday destination has converted Malaga into a world capital of tourism. Today Malaga still continues to grow.

AlcazabaVista AlcazabaAlcazaba

Alcazaba: Period 11th - 15th century

This impressive construction, built mostly in the 11th century, was the palace-fortress of the city's governing Muslims. It was built on the summit of a hill, adapted to the relief. It is formed by two walled areas, the lower, which follows the topography of the hill and surrounds the upper part completely. The upper part, that houses the palace, is also adapted to the lines of the hill and has strong defensive elements at each end. It has a lift that runs from Guillén Sotelo street, behind the Town Hall.



Abstract submission deadline extended to
7 June
Sevilla is... Visit us!
Science in School
NMR in biology
Hinary B

Key Information

How to Reach Seville - Congress Venue
(Seville Convention Center - FIBES. Avda. Alcalde Uruñuela, 1 - Sevilla)

How to Reach FIBES (address, commuter train to FIBES, bus line...)

How to Reach your hotel in Seville (See the IUBMB-FEBS Seville 2012 Hotels at Google Maps)

Abstract Search

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Three Poster Sessions will take place throughout the Congress. To see more information and the detailed calendar sessions, please click here.

Biochemistry in Gastronomy

Saturday, September 8, 13:30 – 14:30
Venue: Auditorium
Andoni Luis Aduriz, Chef, Mugaritz
Presented by: Unai Ugalde
For more information, click here.