2023 Venue & Accomodation
Welcome to Córdoba, Spain! Come join us in Córdoba, the third largest city of Andalusia. The city is rich in history, architecture and Spanish charm and is not to be missed!
The 2023 MCAA Annual Conference and General Assembly will be held in the beautiful Palacio de Congresos, a unique cultural environment dating back to the 16th century.
How to get to Cordoba? Click here for more info.
Flying to Cordoba
There is no international airport in Cordoba. The best option is probably to fly to Seville, the airport being located 1.5 hours along the A4 motorway from Cordoba but there is a 45 minutes train connection (see below). Malaga airport is 2 hours away by road but is also an option since it is the main airport in Andalucía. Alternatively, Madrid is 2 hours away by train.
You can travel to Cordoba using the AVE high speed train (acronym for Alta Velocidad Española; curiosity: “ave” is also a word for “bird” in Spanish) from Seville (45min, 32.40 euro single) and Madrid (2h, 66.90 euro single). The train station is located in the northwest of the city. You can also get regular trains to and from Granada (2h20, 34.60 euro single), Malaga (1h, 21.20 euro single) and other seaside destinations.
We have a Renfe 10% discount code to share with participants of the 2023 MCAA Annual Conference and General Assembly, to use from 22nd to 27th February to/from Cordoba Central. To benefit from it please follow the instructions:
1.- Go to www.renfe.com and select the train of your choice.
2.- Select the Congress/Events (Congresos/Eventos) fare in the fare drop-down menu.
3.- Enter the code that will be provided by email to all registered participants in the box indicating the authorization number (do not enter the code in the discount code box).
4.- Finalize purchase.
5.- Conditions: Not combined with any other commercial offer. Non stopovers are allowed, except when a change of train is mandatory. VERY IMPORTANT: in addition to your ticket you need to keep the RENFE discount voucher allocated to the MCAA with you, printed or on mobile phone, and show it along with your ticket both at check-in the point and to the Controller. You can download the RENFE discount voucher HERE.
Bus and coach services are one of the cheapest ways to travel in Spain. The Estacion Central de Autobuses de Cordoba, the main bus station, is located near the RENFE train station, in Glorieta de las Tres Culturas s/n (phone +34 957404383). You should be able to connect with many places, from Spanish main cities to rural Andalucian towns and local villages.
Driving inside Cordoba can be tricky, especially in the old town. You should have no difficulty in finding a taxi if you need it, though you should not expect the driver to speak English. The meter marks up the basic fare but a supplement may be added after midnight and during public holidays. Some taxi drivers may try to charge you a higher price, especially if you don’t speak the language, but there is an official price list which you should ask the taxi driver for.
Cordoba urban transport is managed by the bus company Aucorsa. Single tickets costs 1.10 euro but the company offers the usual discounts, such as travel cards (6.50 euro for 10 trips). Many bus stands have clear route maps and diagrams but the bus company website also provides handy information. From the Coach or RENFE train station a no 3 or 13 bus should get you to the city centre. For more information, check out the company website. A few companies also operate to the nearby villages. You can find more at the Estacion Central de Autobuses de Cordoba itself.
How to get to the Palacio de Congresos
The Palacio de Congresos is located at Cordoba Calle Torrijos, 10 14003
Meeting attendees can use the following codes for discounts on accommodation booking:
Hotel Hesperia Cordoba: please use the code PALACIOCONGRESOS for 15% discount on top of the “flexible” price option
Hotel Eurostar: please use the code EUROEUCO2023 for 10% discount (please choose the option 2 adults even if only one occupant)
More info coming soon.