Congress Venue – DONOSTIA-SAN SEBASTIÁN: A vibrating city…


… with the mild climate and the beauty of a landscape dominated by the Concha’s bay , unfolds around the river mouth of the Urumea unique spaces, as Igeldo, Peine del Viento, Ulia, Mounte  Urgull or the  small port resting on her hillside

…with a modern architecture, which began in the second half of the nineteenth century, combining masterfully  the design Belle Époque of the Victoria Eugenia Theatre and the Hotel Maria Cristina with the rationalism of the Real Club Nautico and forward elements like cubes Moneo’s Kursaal.

… with the charm of its parks and gardens –form Alderdi Eder to Miramon, through the Plaza de Gipuzkoa, Aiete and Cristina Enea-whose accessibility allows escape from the city without leaving it.

… with a very  Finger Lickin gastronomy , that you can taste as comfortably sitting in a restaurant or t leaving the palate pecking by any of the routes of varied and traditional “pintxo”, which reaches its peak in the early evening Thursday, with the picturesque “pintxo -pote “.

… with a cultural offer that shines in events like the International Film Festival, the Film Festival Terror, the Jazz Festival, La quincena musical  or the Kutxa Kultur Festibala and this year, under the designation of the city European Capital Culture 2016 (DSS2016), multiplies in a host of events, among which are those organized by the AEIP and EFIB: the XI International Congress of Soil and Water Bioengineering with various activities held throughout the year with the bioengineering  in our river Urumea as protagonist.



The XI International Congress of Bioengineering Landscape has chosen the Miramar Palace, located in the Antiguo Quarter , where the first human settlement in the city emerged as Congress Venue.

English-style palace with neogothic decorative elements, built in 1893 by order of the Spanish Royal House, facing the Bay of La Concha. Its  interior rooms  retains the original design, as the White Room, the Music Hall, the Hall Wood, the Petit Salon, the Library and the Royal Dining Room. The rest of the palace has undergone several renovations in order to increase its  functionality.

Its gardens, between the beaches of La Concha and Ondarreta descend gently into the sea and provide one of the most beautiful views of the city.

Address: Paseo Miraconcha, 48 20008 Donostia

Telephone: +34 943 219 022

Interesting Links:



Followed the River Urumea course of its various sections, the XI International Congress of Bioengineering Landscape reaches the sea which has been viewed from its Venue. We say goodbye of our congress at the Aquarium, one of the landmarks of the city, built in the pier in the picturesque fishing village and very close to the Old Town.

With two plants dedicated to maritime heritage of Gipuzkoa and its famous tunnel 360º , it is one of the most visited tourist spots in Donostia. In it  we can find more than 200 Cantabrian species and a variety of tropical species.