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Wednesday 30th August

Welcome reception

Thursday 31st August

Conference Dinner

Saturday 2nd September

Post-conference tours

 

Welcome reception

Wednesday, 30th August 2017

The Welcome Reception will take place at The Town Hall, with  we will be given the welcome to the city, after the ceremony, we will enjoy a brief walking guided tour around the Old City of A Coruna, which will start from María Pita Square, visiting the next tourist and historical areas.

 

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The Town Hall 

Hour: 20:00 h.

 

Location: A Coruña Town Hall

Plaza de María Pita 1, 

15001 A Coruña

 

Limited Places (100)

 Price: Included in the conference fee

 

 

Conference Dinner

Thursday, 31st August 2017

We will start the evening, enjoying a panoramic guided tour, this panoramic drive will offer a leisurely orientation of the city of A Coruña.  The bus will cross the Marina Avenue giving us the chance to contemplate the port area too to later take the maritime promenade (the longest in Europe with 13 km route including beach area). From the bus you can see some squares, famous monuments, and most important buildings of A Coruña,  The Tower of Hercules, San Carlos Garden, San Anton Castle, etc.

 

The Conference Dinner will take place at the Hotel Portocobo, located in the village of Santa Cruz, this modern hotel boasts a fantastic setting overlooking the Bay of A Coruña and Santa Cruz castle, just a few minutes’ drive from the city centre of A Coruña.

 

 This contemporary venue blends these spectacular views with dishes of modern Galician cuisine.

 

 

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Hotel Portocobo

Hour: 20:00 h. Guided Panoramic Tour

  21:00 h. Dinner 

Location: Hotel Portocobo

Includes:

    • Dinner (starters, main course, dessert and coffee) 
    • Bus service (from A Coruña)
    • Guided Service

Limited Places

Price: 30€

 

 

 

Post - conference Tour 1: Santiago de Compostela

Saturday, 2nd September 2017

Santiago de Compostela, the capital of Galicia, was declared a World Heritage City by UNESCO thanks to its multicultural nature and as the final destination of a thousand-year-old pilgrims’ route: the St. James Way. It is one of the most important Christian cities in the world, together with Jerusalem and Rome. About 2.5 million people visit Santiago de Compostela every year.

 

Once we will arrive in Santiago, we will start a walking tour guided by a section of the “Way of Saint James”, pilgrims have been walking this way for centuries, following the many paths to Santiago de Compostela and the tomb of St James.

 

We will finalize this brief tour by the way of Santiago  to finalize with a guided walk around the Cathedral and its amazing four squares: Obradoiro, Praterías, Quintana and Azabachería. There, you will find the most emblematic buildings of the city: the pilgrims’ hospital (nowadays transformed in the prestigious tourism parador Hostal dos Reis Católicos), the Pazo de Raxoi (headquarters of both the City Council and the Presidency of the Regional Government), the San Martiño Pinario monastery, the Casa do Cabildo and the Rectorate of the University. Santiago hosts the University of Santiago de Compostela, which was founded in 1495 and is the fourth oldest in Spain.

 

A visit to the history and art of the Cathedral of Santiago through its best works of art. Visitors can journey back in time and discover how from a sepulchre a great cathedral is built. Around it, over the centuries, a city developed together with the Saint James phenomenon and The Way, which has played an important role in the building of the European identity and which has been a World Heritage Site since 1985.

 

Ticket includes admission to the Museum and the Cathedral. Entrance via the Museum of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Puerta del Obradoiro.

 

The guided visit to the Cathedral of Santiago we will journey us back in time and discover how from a sepulchre a great cathedral is built. Around it, over the centuries, a city developed together with the Saint James phenomenon and The Way, which has played an important role in the building of the European identity and which has been a World Heritage Site since 1985.

 

 After lunch and before returning to A Coruña,  we will enjoy free time  to visit the streets of Santiago.

 

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Santiago de Compostela

 

Duration: 7 h.

Departure: 09:00 h.

From : A Coruña. City Center

Estimated return time: 17:00 h. (arrival hour to A Coruña – 18:00 h.)

The Price includes:

- Bus
- Guide
- Cathedral Guide fees
- Lunch

Price: 80 € (VAT Included) >>> book it

Minimal Group:  20 people mínimum (limited places)

 

 

 

Post - conference Tour 2: Costa da Morte (The Coast of Death)

Saturday, 2nd September 2017

The coastline between Cape Fisterra and San Adrián (Malpica) is an area where the wild sea, the powerful wind and the coastal rocks create an area that has been named the “Death Coast”, in honor and remembrance of the hundreds of sailors who lost their lives in the numerous shipwrecks which made this coast notorious

The huge waves, the jagged rocks forming rough cliffs, the constant wind ruffling the scarce coastal vegetation, the occasional inlets, treacherous especially on foggy days, give this coastline a ghostlike aspect of incredible wild beauty.

It is, then, hardly surprising that all along this coast there are still rites of worship to the sea, the sun, the rocks and the mountains. Here lies Fisterra (land’s end), the end of the world where it meets the ocean, a privileged watchtower from which, shiveringly, we contemplate the sea lapping up the last rays of the sun. Stones, holy rocks, lost cities, mysterious lakes, dolmens and hilltop settlements are proof of an ancient civilization in this area, and many prehistoric rituals became popular feasts. In place of pre-Christian pilgrimage there are now shrines, crosses and chapels. For many pilgrims, the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela ended in Fisterra.

The sea here means death, but also life. Death has been caused by the sea, but a living is made from it as well, for the wealth of the seas which lash the coast of death include goose barnacles, a seafood delicacy to be found in Roncudo, Corme and Nariga. Whilst the menfolk bring the highly esteemed seafood, the women create superb lacework, or else they till the land and look over the cattle, so that the table can bear their world-famous products, a fame deservedly gained by their quality

 

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Costa da Morte

 

Duration: 7 h.

Departure: 09:00 h.

From : A Coruña. City Center

Return: 18:00 h. (arrival hour to A Coruña – 19:30 h.)

The Price includes:

- Bus
- Guide
- Lunch

Price: 75 € (VAT Included) >>> book it

Minimal Group:  20 people mínimum (limited places)

 

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