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  • Consorcio Palacio Miramar

    The venue of the workshop will be "Miramar Palace" in Donostia-San Sebastián, the Basque Country, where the summer courses of the University of the Basque Country take place.

    Please click here to download the MAP with the main sites and venues.

    Palacio Miramar Jauregia

    20007 San Sebastian

     (34) 943 21 97 13
     (34) 943 21 60 08

    Miramar Palace

    San Sebastián is located in the northeast of the Spanish Basque Country (110 km from Bilbao, 500 km from Madrid and 800 km from Paris). It is set in beautiful countryside, on the edge of the Biscay Gulf and is surrounded by mountains.

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    Access to the Site

    Participants arriving by air:
    The closest Airports are San Sebastian-Hondarribia (EAS) and Bilbao (BIO) Airports on the Spanish side, and Biarritz (BIQ) on the French side.

    Via San Sebastian (Hondarribia) Airport (30 min. drive to San Sebastian)

    There are daily flights between Hondarribia and Barcelona and Madrid, served by Iberia.

    Via Biarritz (Parme) Airport (40 min. drive to San Sebastian) or Bilbao (Sondika) Airport (1 hour drive to San Sebastian)

    There are daily flights between Biarritz and Paris, served by Air France.

    There are several direct flights between Bilbao Airport and Frankfurt, London, Barcelona and Madrid, British Airways, Iberia and/or Lufthansa.

    Iberia Airlines: Flight Schedules Go to website
    Air France: Flight Schedules (in French, choose Horaires) Go to website
    British Airways: Flight Schedules Go to website
    Lufthansa: Flight Schedules Go to website

    Participants arriving by train:
    San Sebastián is also easily accessible by train.

    All trains coming from Spain and France arrive at the Estación del Norte (RENFE - Paseo de Francia, s/n. Telephone 28.35.99 or 28.30.89)

    Trains coming from Bilbao or from Irún and Hendaya arrive at the Estación de Amara (Plaza Easo, s/n. Telephone 45.01.31 or 47.08.15)

    RENFE - Spanish National railways Go to website
    (NB: Site in Spanish. To fill in the form: Origen = Departure point, Destino = Arrival point, Dia = Day, Mes = Month, then click Realizar Consulta)
    French Railway services (SNCF) Go to website

    exclaP2Participants are expected to make their own way to the centre.

    By public transportation:

    The "Interbús" company runs a bus service between Hondarribia Airport and Donostia/San Sebastian (Plaza Guizpuzcoa).

    By taxi:

    There are various taxi stands around the city, and there is also a « radio-taxi » service. Some useful numbers are :

    Easo : 46.76.66 (equipped with vehicules suitable for handicapped passengers).

    • Santa Clara : 31.01.11.
    • Suital : 39.68.40

    Between 23.00 hours and 07.00 hours, as well as on national holidays, the more expensive « night-time rate » is charged.

    Participants arriving by road:
    Coming from Bilbao on the A8 highway, take the exit San Sebastián - Ondarreta.

    Coming from Bordeaux on the A63 highway, cross the border at Hendaye and take the A8 highway to San Sebastián.

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    All participants are recommended to stay at  Hotel Costa Vasca which is a five minutes’ walk from Palacio Miramar, where the workshop will be held. Accommodation will be in single and double rooms with bathrooms.

    The organisation has some rooms available offering special rates for the workshop:
    The special rates for this 4 star hotel are:
    Single room: 78 euros per night + 7% VAT
    Double room: 94 euros per night + 7% VAT
    Breakfast: 12 euros + 7% VAT

    The only way to obtain these rates is by booking through, stating that you are attending the workshop NANO2006.

    Bookings will be assigned on first-come first-served basis.
    Accomodation for students at Olarain student dorm(more affordable) are also offered by the organisation. Please send an email t o to request a spot at Olarain.

    Extra nights
    The booking made at the hotel is meant for the 4 nights necessary for the duration of the conference. (Check-in September 3rd - Check out September 7th)
    If you require an extra night either before or after the conference, you are kindly requested to state it clearly in the booking email by contacting

    Times for lunch and conference dinner will be shown in the Conference Programme.

    Special diets can be arranged with advance notice. Please contact the secretariat personally before the start of the conference if you require one.

    Arrival and Registration at the Site

    Upon arrival participants should check in at the Hotel Costa Vasca reception. Then they should register with the conference secretariat during the first day of the workshop to collect their name badge and where further information will be provided by the members of the local Organizing Committee.

    If you plan to arrive late, please inform the hotel personally in advance.

    Conference Secretary
    The conference secretary will take care of all the administrative aspects of the meeting: registration, late fee collection, travel grants and day-to-day organisation. He/she will be at the registration desk 30 minutes before the morning and afternoon sessions and 30 minutes after the afternoon session, as well as during coffee breaks.

    Conference Facilities

    All sessions take place at the congress centre Palacio Miramar.

    Meeting room
    The meeting room will be equipped with two screens, one slide projector, an overhead projector and microphones.

    The Poster room is located next to the conference room. The exact location will be indicated at the Conference.

    Guidelines for the preparation and fixing of Posters:
    Poster panels will be about 170 cm x 100 cm (portrait). Please use letters and drawings that can be read from 100 cm distance.

    Posters will be displayed on Monday 4, right after lunch time.

    Coffee breaks and lunch meals will be held near the meeting room.

    Hotel and Congress Centre Services

    Phone calls
    Phone calls may be made  from the Hotel Costa Vasca.

    Photocopies and Faxes
    Photocopies may be made and telefaxes sent, and paid for, via the hotel reception.

    There will be a telefax and photocopying service at Palacio Miramar (the conference site) too.

    Internet access
    There is no possibility of internet access or email consultation at the Hotel or the Congress centre.

    Banking facilities and currency exchange
    There are many banks within easy reach of Hotel Costa Vasca and Palacio Miramar (in nearby El Antiguo). The banks are open:

    Monday to Friday

    from 08.30 to 14.00


    from 08.30 to 13.00.

    Means of payment
    The hotel Costa Vasca accepts VisaEurocardDiners and American Express credit cards.

    Leisure activities and tourism

    At the Hotel
    Hotel Costa Vasca has an indoor swimming pool, squash and aerobic centres. All of these activities are at participants’ own cost.

    In the surrounding area
    San Sebastián is a very beautiful city with three beaches and many interesting places to visit. In the city, and especially the Old Part (historical centre) there is a large variety of bars and restaurants where you can find Basque specialities.

    The shops in San Sebastian usually close over lunch (from about 13.00 hours) until mid-afternoon.

    More about Donostia/San Sebastian Go to website
    More about the Basque Country Go to website


    Every effort has been made to give you detailed information about conference venues in this section. If nonetheless you could not find the answer to your query in this section, you may send a message to E-Mail

    Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.



    Información sobre el sitio web del DIPC

    2006 DIPC (Donostia International Physics Center)

    Paseo Manuel de Lardizabal, 4. 20018 DONOSTIA-SAN SEBASTIÁN (Gipuzkoa) SPAIN