September 4th - 9th, 2012
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Social Program | Tour Information | 1 Day Trip to Cordoba

1 Day Trip to Cordoba
VISITS: 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th
GROUPS: Minimum 30 people
PRICE PER PERSON: 45,00 eur (working day)
48,00 eur (holiday)
INCLUDES: Bus, official guide and Mosque´s entrance fee
STARTING TIME: 08:30 am (lunch NOT included)
MEETING POINT: Conference and Exhibition Center – FIBES Center


Cordoba's Mosque is a Blend of Moorish and Christian Architecture

cordobaCordoba was founded by the Romans and due to its strategic importance as the highest navigable point of the Guadalquivir River, it became a very important port city, used for shipping Spanish olive oil, wine and wheat back to Ancient Rome. The Romans built the mighty bridge crossing the river, now called "El Puente Romano". But Cordoba's greatest glory arrived when it became the capital of the Moorish kingdom of Al-Andalus. This was when work began on the Great Mosque, or "Mezquita", which – after additions and enlargements over several centuries – became one of the largest in all of Islam.

When the city was reconquered by the Christians in 1236, the new rulers of the city were so awed by the Mosque's beauty that they left it standing, building their Cathedral in the midst of its rows of arches and columns, creating the extraordinary Church-Mosque we see today. As well as the unique Mosque-Cathedral, Cordoba's treasures include the Alcazar, or Fortress, built by the Christians in 1328; the Calahorra Fort, originally built by the Arabs, which guards the Roman Bridge, on the far side of the river from the Mezquita; and the ancient Jewish Synagogue, now a museum. Cordoba's Medieval Quarter, once the home of the Jewish community, is called "La Judería" (The Jewry), a labyrinth of winding, narrow streets, shady flower-filled courtyards and picturesque squares such as La Plaza del Potro. In early May, homeowners proudly decorate their patios with flowers to compete for the city's "Most Beautiful Courtyard".


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.