The International Psychogeriatric Association is thrilled to bring the 2019 International Congress to Santiago de Compostela! World Heritage City by UNESCO thanks to its monumental beauty, extraordinary conservation and as the final destination of a thousand-year-old pilgrim route: the Way of St. James. The Romanesque cathedral and the surprising richness of its contemporary architecture, designed by Eisenman, Hedjuk or Siza, surrounded by Galicia’s largest area of parks and gardens, together with several  restaurants, sixteen museums, and modern and old fashioned, shopping – there is something for every visitor in Santiago de Compostela

Visit for more information about Santiago de Compostela.

A Visa may be required for non Schegen Area citizens. For additional information, please, visit:

Official letter of invitation

Official letters can be requested and will be issued by the meeting organizers upon request. Visa invitation letters do not imply any obligation or financial engagement from meeting organizers and will not be provided in advance of full payment of registration fees.


The official language of the 2019 International Congress is English.


The average temperature in Santiago de Compostela  in September is around 73 °F maximun53°F minimum(23°C maximum, 12° minimum)


TRANSPORTATION: How to get there

By plane:

The airport of Lavacolla-Santiago de Compostela is located 10 km away from the city centre.

Airlines operating out of Lavacolla airport:

Air Lingus, Air Europa, Air Nostrum, Easy Jet, Evelop, Gestair, Iberia Express, Iberia, Ryanair, Swiss International Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Vueling Airlines;

Lavacolla Airport provides nonstop service to the following international destinations:  Basel, Istanbul, Frankfurt, Geneva, London, Paris, apart from several airports within Spain from which to connect to foreign destinations


Daily connection by bus with the international airport of Sa Carneiro - Oporto

Airports of Alvedro-La Coruña and Peinador-Vigo are within around one hour and half from Santiago.

By train:

The train station is located at the city centre.

Long-distance: direct daily trains link up with Madrid, San Sebastian, Hendaye and Barcelona. There is as a daily service with one layover, to Bilbao and Paris, as well as nearly all of Spain’s main cities.

Regional: there are trains approximately every hour to the main destinations in Galicia (A Coruña, Vilagarcía de Arousa (beach), Pontevedra and Vigo) with connections to Portugal.

By bus:

Daily connection with the international airport of Sa Carneiro - Oporto

Rent a car:

International companies (Atesa, Hertz, Avis, Europcar, etc)


There are connections every 30 minutes to the airport stopping at the train station, the city centre and the bus station (north part of the city).

The urban transport has 22 lines all around the city, with stops every 20 minutes during working week. This service has an app for routes and timetables.

Maisbus app


Recommended hotels.

Please, contact the hotel directly indicating your attendance to “IPA 2019 Congress”, to obtain a more advantageous rate for your reservation.

Hotel / Guest house Deadline for
Room Type Rate IPA
(10% VAT incl.)
Distance to
Congress Venue
e‐mail address
for reservations
Hotel Compostela 4* 30 June 2019 Double /
Double single use
133,50€ /
800 m
Eurostars Gran Hotel Santiago 4* 15 June 2019 Double single use 75,00 € 1,9 km eventos@
Hospedería San Martin Pinario 01 May 2019 Single /
Double single use
55,00€ /
170 m
Hotel Lux Santiago 3* 31 May 2019 Double single use 88,00 € 900 m
Hotel A Quinta da Auga 4* 04 August 2019 Double single use 145,00 € 4,2 km
Hotel NH Collection Santiago 5* 01 July 2019 Double single use 154,00 € 900 m e.abella@nh‐
Hotel Nest Style Santiago 3* 10 June 2019 Single 64,00 € 1 km
Hotel Nest Style Santiago 3* 10 June 2019 Double 84,00 € 1 km
Hotel Nest Style Santiago 3* 10 June 2019 Double small 79,00 € 1 km
Hotel Nest Style Santiago 3* 10 June 2019 Triple 104,00 € 1 km

University Residence El Burgo.

Individual room (cafeteria in the building, breakfast not included):  20 € 

Applicants should be IPA/SEPG/APG members

Distance to congress venue: 1 km

email address for reservation:

Please indicate the following information on your application:

Date in

Date out

Name and Family Name




Accommodation Grant: We will offer a reduced number of Accommodation Grants for IPA/SEPG/APG Members.

If you want to apply for an Accommodation Grant, please, include on your e-mail a short explanation of your reasons why.

Deadline for reservations: 5 July 2019

For more information about accommodations: