European Federation for the Science and
Technology of Lipids (Euro Fed Lipid)

Guest and Social Programme

Opening Mixer, Sunday 1 October 17:30-19:00

at the Faculty of Medicine of University Complutense. Admission is free, but registration is required.

Congress Dinner, Tuesday, 3 October 2006, 20:00

The Congress Banquet will be held at the Casino de Madrid, Calle Alcalá 15. Registration is required.
Admission Fee: Euro 75.00 per person.
Please note that the casino requires men to wear ties.
From the hotels take Metro line 3 (yellow line) to Puerta do Sol or line 2 (red line) to Sevilla. On foot it is a distance of appr. 1,5-2 km

 sponsored by Grace     

  The Casino is an impressive classical palace built at the end of the 18th century, located in the centre of Madrid. It was originally a private club for gentlemen only. Within its walls, many Madrid intellectuals - writers, musicians and others came to relax and found it an ideal place to meet. Today, the Casino of Madrid is a symbol because of its tradition, culture, architecture and art, and because it has managed to combine its past with the technology of modern times, but always displaying the same principles of tolerance, coexistence and harmony that drove its founders. When it comes to tasting the most select cuisine, the choice has to be the Casino's restaurants; a luxurious atmosphere, the utmost in service and creativity presented dishes, which turn flavor into a veritable art.

All tours depart from outside the Faculty of Medicine, University of Madrid. Please collect your tickets at the registration desk. All tours will be accompanied by an English-speaking Tour Guide.
Sunday 1 October: Panoramic Tour of Madrid
This coach tour will show you some of the varied facets of Madrid by taking you on the extensive panoramic tour of this rapidly expanding city whose population is now
around 4 million and spreads over an area of 200 square miles.
There are several different styles of architecture to be seen in its buildings and monuments: Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassic, Romantic and Modern, and different socio-economic districts, such as the Madrid of the artists, the students, the antiquarians and the wealthy.
You will be driven along famous streets like the Gran Via and see pretty plazas (squares) like Puerta del Sol, Neptune, Cibeles and Plaza de España (from here you will have a panoramic view of the Royal Palace). You will see modern Madrid with its wide avenues like the Castellana, and parks and gardens like the Retiro and Casa de Campo. Also included on the route are the "monumental" Bullring, the Bernabeu Football Stadium and the Madrid Campus.

Departure:    12:00
Return:          15:00
Price:             Euro 35.00 per person

Monday 2 October: Full Day Tour to Toledo
Toledo being a World Heritage Site is a stunning testament to the history of not just the city but also of Spain as a whole. This history, dominated by the Romans,
the Muslims, the Jews, and finally the Christians, can be seen in the buildings and layout of the city.

Once one of the most important centers of European medieval history, you will be visiting the Cathedral, the Synagogue
and Sonto Tome. Walking through its streets one feels like having stepped back into the Middle-Ages, hardly another town
is so well conserved in its historical style.

Departure:    09:00
Return:          17:30
Price:             Euro 61.00 per person including Entrance Fees


Tuesday 3 October: Half Day Tour to El Escorial  and the Valley of the Fallen

El Escorial is a three part fortress/monument (palace, monastery and one of the best stocked libraries in the world), it commands the town and the neighbouring region for its impressive structure covering a rectangular area of over 30,000 square meters. Just to give you an impression: Escorial has 9 towers, 9 organs, 16 patios, 73 statues, 86 sets of stairs, 88 fountains, 300 cells, 1.200 windows, more than 1.600 paintings, 2.673 doors.
Escorial was built with the idea to maintain the symmetry and austerity, while showing forth might and power of the crown of Spain ?where the sun never set?.
Afterwards you will be visiting the Valley of the Fallen which is an impressive memorial built to commemorate victims on both sides of the tragic Spanish Civil War. Located in a forested valley it features a monumental stone cross nearly 150 meters high, rising above a Basilica carved
into solid rock.

Departure:    09:00
Return:          14:00
Price:            Euro 48.00 per person including Entrance Fees

Terms and Conditions:

The number of places for all events is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
Cancellations are non-refundable unless the tickets can be re-sold.
A minimum number of participants is required on each tour, should the minimum number not be met,
the organizer may cancel the tour and inform if its decision within ample time.
Purchased tickets will be refunded. Further recourse is excluded.

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