Welcome Cocktail Reception, Tuesday, Sep 10, 18:30-20:00

A welcome cocktail reception will be held on Tuesday September 10th, as of 19:00, at the Paraninfo building (Plaza Basilio Paraíso 4), conference venue. The cocktail will finish with a guided visit of the building that will be realized by Manuel Silva (honorary chair of ETFA’2019)

The Paraninfo building, in use since its inauguration in 1893 until the transfer of the Faculty of Medicine to the San Francisco campus in 1973, was originally the headquarters of the Faculties of Medicine and Sciences. It is the oldest historical building of the University and the best known and studied, both for its monumentality and its high artistic value, as well as for its privileged position in the Plaza de Basilio Paraíso, the nerve center of the city.

With 115 years of life, the building, designed and directed by the architect Ricardo Magdalena, is the only one declared of Cultural Interest of all the university buildings and has become the institutional image of the University of Zaragoza. The Paraninfo was one of the most outstanding buildings in Spain at the time and the one that contributed, decisively, to the renovation of Aragonese architecture between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th. (Source of information: University of Zaragoza)