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ATENTION: Deadline for registration for conference dinner and/or Montserrat visit: Tuesday at 11:00.


Welcome reception   Montserrat visit   Conference dinner
June, Monday 27th - 18:30   June, Wednesday 29th - 13:10
Price: 30 € | Registration
  June, Thursday 30th - 20:30
Price: 40 €

Reception at the Gardens of the University of Barcelona historical building (Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585, 08007 Barcelona).

During the welcome reception there will be a Castells (traditional Catalan human towers) demonstration carried out by the Arreplegats de la Zona Universitaria


There will be a picnic at the end of the morning session. Then, a bus will take us to Montserrat, a mountain chain near Barcelona well-known as the site of the Benedictine abbey, Santa Maria de Montserrat.

Each bus will bring their own English speaking guide who will be present during the whole journey. Once in Montserrat, we will visit the monastery and its surroundings. We will be back to Barcelona at dinnertime.


Conference dinner at Tribeca restaurant, located in city center near the Universitat of Barcelona historical building (Carrer Consell de Cent, 303, 08007 Barcelona).

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UB Historical building (gardens)   Santa Maria de Montserrat



Santa Maria de Montserrat hosts the Virgin of Montserrat, and the Publicacions de l'Abadia de Montserrat, a publishing house, one of the oldest presses in the world, still running, with the first book published in 1499.

Montserrat, whose name means serrated mountain, is 48 kilometres (approx 30 miles) west of Barcelona and is at 1236 metres (4055 ft) above the valley floor, the highest point of the Catalan lowlands.

The Basilica houses a museum with works of art by many prominent painters and sculptors including works by El Greco, Dalí, Picasso and more. Montserrat's highest point, Sant Jeroni, can be reached by a footpath from the topstation of the funicular Sant Jeroni. From Sant Joan, almost all of Catalonia can be seen and on a clear day the island of Majorca is visible.

Montserrat Mountains - View from Sant Jeroni

Source: Wikipedia


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