Conference Location

Location

The KDE Developers and Users Conference, aKademy 2005 will take place at the E.T.S.I. Informática, Campus de Teatinos 29017 Málaga, in Málaga, a port city in Andalucía, southern Spain, on the Costa del Sol coast of the Mediterranean Sea.

Restaurants, Hospital, Residence, Hotels and other places in a (google) map here

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CheckIn

Please check in at the aKademy before 10pm on the days of the Contributor and Developer Conference and of the User and Administrator Conference, and before 7pm on Coding Marathon days. If you arrive after that time, please notify the aKademy staff at +(tlf).

Accomodation

Information about hotels and other accomodation is available here:

Accomodation for KDE Contributors

150 places are available in the Student´s Residence of University of Málaga from 26 (august) to 4 (september).
Cost: about 16 € per night. Accommodation and breakfast included.

Address: Plaza de Jose Bergamin 6
29007 Málaga
Tlf: 952 089200

The persons at the residence have a list of the registered persons who have booked and paid their rooms, so you can check in whenever you arrive to Malaga (they're open 24 hours) and get your room keys there.

Homepage, More info (spanish).

University Clinic Hospital

The University Clinic Hospital is located within 100m (330 feet) of major bus (line 20) and taxi stops and less than 15 minutes from Downton Málaga and Málaga public beach.

Address: c/ Teseo n. 12 (University Campus)
29010 Málaga
Tlf: 902 666 133

How to get from Airport to the Student´s Residence

Basically you have two options, either take a taxi, or a bus.
  • By taxi: Ask the driver to get you to the "Residencia universitaria Jimenez Fraud" at the "Plaza de José Bergamín" . Note that there are different university residences, so you should specify which one you're going to. A taxi can take around 20/28 euros for that travel.
  • By bus: Buses are much cheaper but much slower too. There's one bus going to the airport, so you'll have to take it in order to get you to the city and then take another bus that would get you to the residence.
    It would go as follows: Take the bus number 19 (you'll take it at the "Aeropuerto - Llegadas" stop, at the bottom-left corner of that map) and leave it either at the "Avda de Velazquez- Avda. de Moliere" stop, "Avda. de Velazquez - Los Guindos", "Avda. de Velazquez - La Paz", "Avda. de Velázquez - Vistafranca" or in the "Avda. de Velazquez - El Torcal" bus stop . Bus number 19 has all those bus stops in common with bus number 31 which is the one you should take next. In the map for the itinerary of bus number 31, go to the upper-left corner, there you'll see Plaza Jose Bergamin, which is where the university residence is, you'll recognize the plaza/square because there's a very big fountain in the middle. The bus will arrive upwards and then continue going to the right (according to that map), so you should leave the bus in the stop named: "Almogía - C.P. R. León" or in the "Cómpeta - Plaza de J. Bergamín"

If you want to see planes for the itinerary of other buses, you can get to all of them at this page. There you can also check the frequency and times of each bus line.

How to get from aKademy location to the Student's Residence

The main options are either walking or taking a taxi. There's no bus directly going to the university from the residence, but you may want to take bus number 20 since you have to walk less in order to get to that bus stop.

The akademy-team will also rent a car which will do a few trips each day in the morning and evenings, to get people from/to the university and the residence.

Open the map of bus number 20. In the top left corner, the white trapezoid below the text "Louis Pasteur" is the Faculty of Computer Science (the ETSI Informática). If you go to the right and a bit upwards, you can see the Plaza José Bergamín, which is where the residence is. So to get from the akademy location there, you just have to walk through the Boulevar Louis Pasteur (leaving all the faculties of the university at your sides) until the end of the boulevar, then turn left and walk a few meters until you reach a square with some columns in bright colours (painted in the map with a blue center), then turn right and pass over a bridge arriving then to the residence.

This is some bus interesting bus timings:

Línea 14 - Paseo de la Farola - Carranque - Teatinos

First Last Frequency
Monday - Friday Paseo de la Farola 06:35 23:00 12 min.
Teatinos 06:30 23:00 12 min.
Saturday Paseo de la Farola 07:05 23:00 12 min.
Teatinos 06:40 23:00 12 min.
Sunday Paseo de la Farola 07:05 23:00 15 min.
Teatinos 06:40 23:00 15 min.

Línea 19 - Paseo del Parque - Avenida Velázquez - Airport

First Last Frequency
Monday - Friday Paseo del Parque 06:30 23:35 30 min.
Airport 07:00 00:00 30 min.
Saturday Paseo del Parque 06:30 23:35 30 min.
Airport 07:00 00:00 30 min.
Sunday Paseo del Parque 06:30 23:00 30 min.
Airport 07:00 00:00 30 min.

Línea 20 - Alameda Principal - Avenida Andalucía - University

First Last Frequency
Monday - Friday Alameda Principal 06:45 22:15 11 min.
University 07:00 22:30 11 min.
Saturday Alameda Principal 06:45 22:00 20 min.
University 07:00 22:20 20 min.
Sunday Alameda Principal 06:45 22:00 20 min.
University 07:00 22:20 20 min.

Línea 20 - Alameda Principal - Avenida Andalucía - University

First Last Frequency
Monday - Friday Alameda Principal 06:45 22:15 11 min.
University 07:00 22:30 11 min.
Saturday Alameda Principal 06:45 22:00 20 min.
University 07:00 22:20 20 min.
Sunday Alameda Principal 06:45 22:00 20 min.
University 07:00 22:20 20 min.

Another option is to take the bus number 20 in the stop marked as "Louis Pasteur" and leave it at the stop "Plaza de Manuel Azaña". From there, you can go walking to the residence going first until the street "Almogía" and then following that street until the "Plaza Jose Bergamín".

Travel

  • By car:
    • Driving a car in Andalucia or Spain is very similar to driving in other European countries. The roads are reasonably well maintained. The following points should serve as a guide. You will need a good map. Michellin 446 of Southern Spain is the best.
      Traffic General Info
      More info.
  • By plane:
    • Internacional Airport of Málaga Pablo Ruiz Picasso: The best way to get to Málaga from the airport is by train (side: "Fuengirola to Málaga").
      From Airport train station it is only a 5 minutes to Málaga Center. A one-way ticket costs less than 2 Euro.
      Please note that the last train from the airport with connection to Málaga Center is going 23:59pm, the first one in the morning at 07:09am.
      More info of Airport:
      Address: Ave. Comandante García Morato, s/n
      Postal Code: 29004
      Telephone: 952048484 952048838
      Fax: 952048777
      Url: http://www.aena.es/
      Information: 952 048 804
      Telephone for domestic reservations: 902400500
      Telephone for international reservations: 902400500
      More info.
  • By train:
    • From Barcelona or Madrid you can take the train.
      Info from renfe.es (train company).
      Address: Explanada de la Estación, s/n
      Postal Code: 29002
      Description: Opening hour:From 6a.m. to 12p.m.
      Telephone: 952 360202
      E-mail: atencionviajero@renfe.es
      Url: http://www.renfe.es
      Telephone for domestic reservations: 902 240 202
      Telephone for international reservations: 934 901 122
      More info.
  • By Boat:
    • Address: Muelle de Cánovas, s/n
      Postal Code: 29071
      Telephone: 952 210 596 952 223 067
      Fax: 952 219589
      More info.
  • By Bus:
    • Address: Paseo de los Tilos, s/n
      Postal Code: 29006
      Telephone: 952352956
      Fax: 952352956
      E-mail: estabus@emtsam.es
      Url: http://www.estabus.emtsam.es/
      Information: 952350061


Tourism in Málaga

The inner city of Málaga is just behind the harbour. The quarters of El Perchel, La Trinidad and Lagunillas surround this centre. The city has much revenue from the agricultural sector and from tourism. The painter Pablo Picasso and the actor Antonio Banderas were born in Málaga.

The city is a very popular tourist destination and as such has large numbers of visitors each year. There are various very cheap charter flights to and from Málaga from cities like Amsterdam and London. Many people come to appreciate the good weather and fine beaches of the Costa del Sol.

fot_turAndalucia1.jpg The Costa del Sol boasts the highest density of golf courses in Europe, many designed by celebrities such as Gary Player or Severiano Ballesteros, among others. There is also an abundance of well equipped public and private tennis courts.

The traditional tourist infrastructure along the coast is ideal for the practice of water sports, such as sailing, wind-surfing, water skiing and diving in the waters of the Atlantic and the Mediterranean.

The numerous pleasurecraft harbours and diving centers are proof of this.

fot_turAndalucia2.jpg A beautiful walk leads up the hill to the castle, which is called the Castillo de Gibralfaro (Parador). From here there is a very beautiful view over the city, as the pictures show. The castle is next to the Alcazaba, which in turn is next to the inner city of Málaga. By taking the Paseo del Parque, a promenade that runs alongside a park with many palm trees and statues, one can walk from the Alcazaba to the harbour.

Notes:

  • Spoken languages: Spanish (Official Language).


Sights in Málaga

  • Alcazaba (Arabic fortress)
  • Gibralfaro Castle
  • Harbour, one of the most important in Spain.
  • The Picasso Foundation - Native Home Museum of Picasso
  • Museo Picasso Málaga
  • CAC Málaga (museum of modern art)
  • Museo Municipal (city museum).
  • Museo de Artes y Tradiciones Populares (Arts and People's Traditions Museum)
  • Cathedral of the Encarnation, neoclasical, in the inner city.
  • Palacio Episcopal (Bishop's Palace in the inner city)
  • Iglesia del Sagrario (Church in the inner city)
  • Iglesia Parroquial de Santiago (St. Jacob Church in the inner city)
  • Palacio de los Condes de Buenavista (palace in the inner city)
  • Plaza de Toros (bullring)


Gastronomy

Andalusian gastronomy is profoundly marked by the Arab cooking of Al-Andalus. The refinement of this form of cooking, unheard of in Europe, transformed many customs. It was the Andalusies who created the dinning room and the current order of dishes.

fot_gastronomia.jpg Andalusian cooking can be divided into two main parts: cookery based on products from the sea and that based on serrano mountain area ingredients. Vegetable and pulse stews, game dishes, together with the different forms of preparing fish, are the essence of our cookery. The best known Andalusian dish, famed for its nutritional value as well as ease of preparation, is gazpacho, a tomato-based cold soup containing cucumber, pepper, garlic, oil and vinegar. Other variations exists, adding or removing ingredients, such as salmorejo, porra and ajoblanco.

fot_gazpacho.jpg Málaga bases its cooking on three main elements: moscatel grapes, gazpacho and fish. Of renown are espetones de sardinas (grilled sardines), arroz a la marinera (rice with seafood), sopa de rape (angler fish soup), atún mechado a la malagueña (pickled tuna), habas a la rondeña (bean stew and ham), el menudo de ternera (stewed beef tripe), espárragos amargueros (asparagus), cazuela de fideos a la malagueña (Málaga-style minestrone stew), patatas en ajopoleo (garlic potatoes), and many more.

fot_sardinamalaguena.jpg Andalusian cheeses are usually produced for local consumption, not normally being well known outside their own areas. However, the strong personalities of these cheeses make them excellent company with a good wine. They are usually made with sheep or goa?s cheese, with co?s milk being used in some cases.

fot_jamoniberico.jpg After a satisfying meal there is nothing quite like some delicious sweetmeats. The influence of Arab cooking has left a mark in Andalusian pastries and cakes. Many of these are made in convents and religious congregations, at times being given fantastic names, such as cabello de ángel (angel´s hair), huesos de santo (saint´s bones), borrachos (drunkards) or mariquitas (ladybirds). Popular cooking is exquisitely represented in the many typical cakes and pastries, for example: bizcocho malagueño.

fot_pescados.jpg The first of these are Andalusian wines, the most international of which are the sherry wines from Jerez and Málaga.

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