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The Venue of FDA'10

The FDA'10 (4th IFAC Workshop on Fractional Differentiation and Its Applications) will be hold in Badajoz. This city is also the capital of the province of Badajoz of the autonomous community of Extremadura. Badajoz is the biggest city of Extremadura. It is located on the South West of Spain. The Autovia A-5 or Autovia de Extremadura is the highway among Caceres (130km), Seville (200km), Madrid (400km) and Lisbon (200km). It only takes 15 minutes to get to Talavera la Real airport, so it is easy to go to other cities like Barcelona or Madrid by plane.

The city of Badajoz was founded by Muslims. Even though, excavations on the Moorish fortification La Alcazaba show that there was already a significant number of population on the Prehistoric age (specifically on the Chalcolithic period). This population survived all along the Protohistoric age. However, there is no proof of any civilization during the Roman Empire, except for some towns located on the surroundings.

We cannot find any Visigoth construction either, but it was an important influence all through this historic period, as we can find a lot of material remains such as marble pilasters, capitals ...

With the Muslims, the city of Badajoz became twice the capital of this independent kingdom: the first time with Vali Ibn Marwan who in the year 875 built the first adobe and rammed earth walls of the city; and later, on the first years of the 11th Century, after the Taifas and after the last days of the Caliphate of Cordoba.

In 1230, Badajoz was regained by the King Alfonso IX of Leon and, later, the city was enlarged outside the walls of La Alcazaba.

In Badajoz, you will find lively commercial activity typical of border towns. You will discover that part of the Moorish wall, its Alcazaba, a Historic and Artistic Monument and one of the most important in the Iberian Peninsula, is still standing in the old part of town. You can also visit Badajoz's squares, churches and museums and set off on the tourist routes of the Extremadura (Spain)-Alentejo (Portugal) border area.

Among the more famous monuments we can find:

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