The Congress will be held in the City of Logroño, Capital of La Rioja (Spain) very well-known by the Rioja red wines. The main venue and the exhibition site is the University of La Rioja (UR), located on a modern campus in Logroño, capital of La Rioja, where 7500 students are registered. The UR is the only public University in this small, quiet region in Northern Spain.
La Rioja offers three main points of interest to its visitors:
- The wine and the cellars. La Rioja was the first region with qualified designation of origin and is a World reference for the red wines quality. Its wineries combine modernity with history and tradition, and the wine museum is the world's largest dedicated to this food. Wine is the center of La Rioja's culture, economy and society.
- The monasteries, among which are Cañas, Valvanera, Santa Maria La Real, and of course the San Millán de la Cogolla monasteries (Suso and Yuso), cradle of the first words written in the Spanish language, included in UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1996 .
- The Santiago's Road, which for centuries has made constant and continuous the visit of pilgrims to the city, where they are always welcome. Logroño is one of the main cities of the main Santiago's road in Spain, known as the French route (Jaca, Pamplona, Logroño, Burgos, León, Astorga, Santiago).
In addition to these attractions of La Rioja, Logroño, its capital, with a historical helmet with four remarkable religious monuments (Santa María La Redonda, Santiago, San Bartolomé and Santa María de Palacio), is well known for Laurel Street, the most famous Street of Tapas in Spain
Of course, social events will reflect these interest points, as can be verified in the Program.
Additionally, the situation in Logroño allows visits to wonderful environments less than 2 hours away (San Sebastian, Burgos, Bilbao, Zaragoza, Pamplona, etc.).