Fifth International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics
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Wednesday 12 October, 17:30h: Visit to Montserrat and Conference Banquet

Montserrat is a mountain chain near Barcelona, which presents a peculiar aspect. Formed of pink conglomerate sedimentary rock, Montserrat or "serrated mountain" attracts a million visitors annually. There we can find the Benedictine abbey of Santa Maria de Montserrat, where is hosted the Virgin of Montserrat, a black Madonna popularly known as "La Moreneta", patroness of Catalonia

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After the visit to Montserrat, we are going to move to Món Sant Benet, a leisure complex in the territories of a Middle Ages monastery, to have the Conference Banquet.



Before the dinner we will have a "castells" (human towers) exhibition, performed by Castellers de Sabadell. "Castells" have been recently declared by UNESCO to be amongst the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. There will be another exhibition of a Catalan traditional dance: "ball de bastons" (stick dance).