For the participants of the TOOLS 2010 Federated Conferences a wide variety of social events have been planned, so that they can meet in a friendly and informal environment. Participants will have the opportunity to visit and explore some of the most interesting and historical parts of the host city, Málaga. The scheduled events are:
- Monday, June 28. Welcome Cocktail. - Málaga Town Hall 20:30
A welcome cocktail and finger buffet will be served in the Town Hall. The historic building was built in the early twentieth century, between 1911 and 1919, on an area of land which was originally covered by the sea. It is a beatiful spot, close to the city harbour and surrounded by the Pedro Luis Alonso and Puerta Oscura Gardens. It is also positioned at the foot of the old morish castle (the Alcazaba) and also the Gibralfaro castle. Picture 1, Picture 2.
- Tuesday, June 29. Night on the beach. – Rest. “Gutierrez Playa” 21:15
Perhaps one of the best known dishes of the local cuisine is the delicious fried fish, caught fresh daily. This outing will be a very informal dinner in a typical beach restaurant, where a variety of local fried fish and seafood will be served, including the famous "espetos". These are sardines, skewered on a stick, grilled over a fire, in an old fisherman’s boat filled with sand, right on the beach.
Everyone is invited to bring their towels and swimming gear so that they can enjoy an after dinner swim in the sea.
Restaurant “Gutierrez Playa”
Paseo Marítimo Antonio Banderas, Local 6. 29002 Málaga.
Tel. 952118908, 619 03 70 74
The restaurant is 3 Km away from the hotels, in the Eastern beaches of the city. Check its location at http://bit.ly/a7RlRK. If you prefer to take a bus, line#16 takes you there.
- Wednesday, June 30. Gala banquet. Castillo Santa Catalina 21:15
The gala banquet will be served in a wonderful setting, the Castle of Santa Catalina military fortress, which was originally converted into a private palace for one of the wealthiest local families and later converted for use as a top quality restaurant and hotel. The dinner will be served in the beautiful gardens which have outstanding views over the city and the bay of Málaga.
Buses will depart from the AC Malaga Palacio hotel at 20:45. The cocktail prior to the dinner will start at 21:15. The Castle is 2,8 Km away from the AC Málaga Palacio hotel (http://bit.ly/b7cH73), so you can also walk if you wish. The exact address is:
Castillo Santa Catalina.
Calle de Ramos Carrión, 38. (29016) Málaga.
- Thursday, July 1. City walk and "tapas" route. - 20:00
Thursday's events are oriented to help the participants to get to know the city in two different ways. First, a guided walk around the city center streets followed by a “gastronomic” tour. For this, a selection of local restaurants has been chosen so that the participants have the opportunity to taste a variety of well known tapas small, tasty snacks. A map with a list of the restaurants on the tour will be given to the participants, along with vouchers which can be used to pay in those restaurants. Some local tour guides will be available to take the visitors around,, but participants are also free to explore on their own and follow their own route based on the restaurants listed..
Further social activities
An extensive social program has been arranged during the conference so that those attending the conference will enjoy thier visit to Málaga as much as possible. Free activities for companions are available as well, since this can be an excellent opportunity to bring your partner and/or family and to enjoy the trip to Spain. Should you need further assistance on this matter, apart from the excursions and trips already organized, do not hesitate to contact us.