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GCDS'09 locations

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Event location

The event will be held in the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium and the Congress Palace annex, located in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (see Google Map), capital of the Island of Gran Canaria. The facility is located in the western area of the city, in an idyllic setting on Las Canteras beach, Las Canteras. Gran Canaria is one of seven Canary Islands, with Las Palmas being the city with the highest population in the archipelago.

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Alfredo Kraus Auditorium and Conference Hall

The event will take place in the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium and annex Congress Palace annex. Further information regarding the halls can be found via the auditorium facilities page. The total capacity for the first weekend will be 1700, and for the rest of the week it will be 1000. Technical support and security will be provided.

This auditorium is named after the tenor Alfredo Kraus. You can find extensive information on the Canary Islands Convention Centre site in Spanish and English. Try the link on the web page for a virtual tour!

  • To see more detailed information about the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium and the Congress Palace click here.

The contact details of the facility are as follows:

  • Address: Avda. Príncipe de Asturias, s/n.-35010
  • Location: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • Telephone: (+34) 928491770
  • Reservations: (+34) 928491770
  • Fax: (+34) 928491853


The ULPGC is located on the island of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands). It was set up in May 1989 by the University Reorganization Law passed by the Canary Islands’ Parliament, which united the Canary Islands Polytechnic University (initially, in 1979, the Polytechnic University of Las Palmas), and other university centres on Gran Canaria, some of which dated back to the 19th century. It is, therefore, an institution that brings together a modern approach and many decades of experience.

The ULPGC offers a wide range of qualifications in all the major fields of learning. In  2008-2009, it offers: 54 undergraduate degrees, five of which are also offered on-line on the e-learning platform (Campus Virtual), 1 ULPGC degree course, 5  official postgraduate courses, 17 on-site post-graduate programmes, a further 27  on-line postgraduate programmes, 57 doctorate programmes and specific training  programmes for senior citizens. Students at the ULPGC receive support for their on-  site classes on the e-training platform and may also take booster courses in those  subjects that tend to pose most problems during their first year.

There are more than 1,500 lecturers at the ULPGC carrying out important research work under the auspices of the University’s 161 research groups, some of which are leaders in their field at an international level. There are also 4 research centres and 4 University Research Institutes. The ULPGC currently leads 286 research projects.

  • Address: Tafira Campus
  • Location: Tafira

ULPGC IT & Maths Building

ULPGC Tafira Campus map

How to get there


Bus station

Special buses will take all participants for free to the Tafira cmapus in the morning and return them to the city in the evening.

  • Buses will leave Santa Catalina Station (behind Santa Catalina Park) between 08:30 and 09:30 (leaving as they fill up). Get your free tickets from the organizers - someone will be there to hand them out.
  • Buses will return from the stop just in from of the IT building, towards Santa Catalina between 20:00 and 20:30.
  • Tickets will be provided on the bus station.
  • You can travel on bus line number 327 during all day using the tickets which will be provided for you.

You can see both locations in the map above.

How to get to GCDS on Campus at other times

From Wednesday 8th onwards, GCDS moves to the Tafira Campus of the local university. You can reach it by taking bus numbers 327 or 328 from Santa Catalina station. Bus 327 runs every 20 minutes, bus 328 runs every half hour approximately.

The IT building is the first stop as you enter the Campus. Ask for "informática" if in doubt.

You can find a map and photos above.