The city of Zargoza was funded by the Romans more than 2000 years ago, under the name of Caesaraugusta. It lies in the north-east of the Iberian Peninsula, in the Ebro valley. Zaragoza is located between Madrid and Barcelona, and very well communicated with both of them through the high speed train (AVE). It has a population of over 700,000 (the fifth most populated in Spain). The city is famous for its folklore, local cuisine, and landmarks such as the Basílica del Pilar, La Seo Cathedral and the Aljafería Palace. Together with La Seo and the Aljafería, several other buildings form part of the Mudéjar Architecture of Aragon which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The conference has an agreement with the following hotels to offer reduced prices to LDK participants:
Hotel Palafox 5*
Hotel Silken Reino de Aragón 4*
Hotel Alfonso 4*
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How to arrive at Zaragoza
Direct Flights to Zaragoza
You can check all airlines that operate in Zaragoza Airpot in this web page: Airlines in Zaragoza Airport. This airport is located at 20 minutes from the city centre by taxi. There is also a bus connection every 30 minutes.
Flights to Madrid or Barcelona + High Speed Train AVE to Zaragoza
The fastest option to get to Zaragoza from Barcelona or Madrid is to take the high-speed train (AVE). Trains run hourly from 5:50 to 21:00 and arrive at Zaragoza in ~1h30min. Allow at least a 2h margin between flight arrival and AVE train departure.
We recommend that you buy and print your AVE tickets in advance here. If you are buying a return ticket, you can select fare type “IDA Y VUELTA” for both inbound and outbound trips, as it is usually the most economical option.
To take the AVE train, please follow these steps:
- If you arrive at Barcelona-El Prat Airport:
- Go to terminal T2 (there is a free bus connecting terminals), and follow the directions to take a commuter train (“cercanias”)
- Take the commuter train to Barcelona Sants. The commuter train takes around 20 min. You can buy the ticket at the vending machines. You can check the timetables of Barcelona commuter trains here.
- In Barcelona Sants station, take the high-speed AVE train to Zaragoza.
- If you arrive at Madrid-Barajas Airport, you can get to Atocha train station either by bus or by commuter train
- By bus:
- Take the Línea Exprés (the express bus). You can find the timetables, stops and fares here
- By train:
- Go to terminal T4 (there is a free bus connecting terminals), and follow the directions to take a commuter train (“cercanias”).
- Take the commuter train C-1 to Atocha Train Station. The commuter train takes around 25 min. You can buy the ticket at the vending machines. You can check the timetables of Madrid commuter trains here.
- In Atocha train station, take the high-speed AVE train to Zaragoza.
- By bus:
Paraninfo Building (Main conference)
Plaza Basilio Paraíso 4.
50005 Zaragoza, Spain.
EINA – Ada Byron building (Workshops day and post-conference day)
Calle de María de Luna 1
50018 Zaragoza, Spain
The “Ada Byron” building of the “Escuela de Ingeniería y Arquitectura” (EINA) is located in the “Río Ebro” Campus. This can be easily reached by public transport. The best option is the tram line, which connects the “Río Ebro” Campus passing through the City Center.
Please note that this conference follows the anti-harassment policy set forth by the Association for Computational Linguistics. You can read the policy here. If a situation should arise in which you feel that the anti-harassment policy is breached, please contact the PC chairs or organizers.