3rd Arts & Humanities Conference, Barcelona

Conference Tours

Free for conference participants.

The aim of our conference tours is to provide opportunity for informal networking, possibly creating partnership among the conference participants.

First conference tour: Montserrat
Wednesday, May 16.

The bus leaves at 12.00 from the conference venue to the famous attraction of this part of Spain: Montserrat Monastery 

Montserrat is unique Natural Park - massive rock with weird shapes and rounded peaks more than 1200 meters above the valley. You will enjoy breathtaking views from the holy mountain, which is home of a Benedictine monastery. The monastery was founded in the 10th century and still functions to this day. Its beautiful Basilica features Our Lady's Chapel with the famous 12th century figure of Our Lady of Montserrat or La Moreneta (Black Madonna). 
The Basilica also houses a museum with works of El Greco, Dalí, Picasso and other famous artists.

Lunch and entrance fees are not included.
We will be back between 5-6 PM. The time of return is approximate and cannot be guaranteed.

Participants who registered for this conference tour will receive a tour voucher at the registration desk. 

Children under six years are not allowed on the tour.

Second conference tour: Besalú and Girona 
Friday, May 18.

The bus leaves at 9.00 from the conference venue.

Our first stop is Besalú.  
This medieval Spanish town with narrow arcaded streets and squares, ancient stone buildings and Romanesque churches is really charming. The town's most significant feature is its 12th-century Romanesque bridge. In a small Jewish quarter you can find a Mikveh - Jewish bath of purification dating from the 12th-century (there are only three in Eurpoe).  The Church of Sant Pere consecrated in 1003 is also notable.

From Besalú we continue our tour to Girona.
High coloured houses along the river Onyar and the Old city make Girona an attractive town to visit.  Gothic Cathedral with Romanesque cloister dates back to the 14th century. The 11th-century Benedictine monastery and the Church of San Pere de Galligants are also of interest, as well as the Arab Baths from the 12th-century.

Lunch and entrance fees are not included.
We will be back at about 18.00. The time of return is approximate and cannot be guaranteed.

Participants who registered for this conference tour will receive a tour voucher at the registration desk. 

Children under six years are not allowed on the tour.

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