WELCOME COCKTAIL at the "liceo ourensano"
from the authorities and FEMTEC board members
        umberto solimene AD MEMORIAM
                     Scientific Activities at "Abanca Foundation"
       15:30 - 18:30 Scientific Activities at "Abanca Foundation"
                20:30 DINNER at the "San miguel Restaurant"


OCTOBER 28    
        09:00 - 13:30 SCIENTIFIC  SESSIONS at "abanca foundation"
                     13:45 group Photography (in the square in front of the Afundacion Headquarters)
                    14:00 Transfer to the Laias Caldaria Thermal Centre. Lunch
                    15:45 Plant FEMTEC commemorative tree
                    16:00 Guided visit of the Laias Caldaria Thermal centre
                    16:30 General Assembly of the FEMTEC. Gala Dinner
                    17:30 Transfer back to the hotel in Ourense
                    20:00 Transfers to the Gala Dinner (in/out)
                    20:30 Gala Dinner
OCTOBER 29  09:00 Excursion to the famous “Ribeira Sacra” with transfer, guide and Lunch.


OCTOBER 30 OPTIONAL. Excursion to Santiago de Compostela (details and rates in the booking section).


Discovering the magical landscape of the Ribeira Sacra

Declared a "Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO", for its extraordinary natural beauty, with enchanted forests, canyons, vineyards, located between the Sil and Miño rivers that flow peacefully between the provinces of Lugo and Ourense, where nature and spirituality converge, it preserves also a notable cultural and artistic heritage. It is the land of one of the oldest wine productions in Spain.

The magical landscape of the Ribeira Sacra, famous for the fluvial erosion of the Sil that has modeled the rock creating the homonymous canyon with vertiginous walls up to five hundred meters high, the magnificent Sil Valley can be enjoyed from several "Viewpoints”.

The cultural heritage of the Ribeira Sacra

Its name, Ribeira Sacra, evokes a place characterized by spirituality and peace. It is a "sacred shore" (Ribeira in Galician means shore). In bucolic landscapes, at the beginning of Christianity, monks and hermits settled in places conducive to silence and prayer, contributing over time to the construction of magnificent monasteries and convents, which irradiated art, culture, and progress throughout Galicia. They gave life to the first monastic community of which there is written evidence since the 12th century.

The Ribeira Sacra is known for being the greatest example of rural Romanesque architecture, where one of the largest concentrations of Romanesque churches in Europe is located. A cultural and artistic heritage that makes this place so precious, where it is possible to visit Benedictine monasteries, true assets of cultural interest, built between the 12th and 18th centuries. Two paintings by El Greco are exhibited at the school of the Piarist Fathers in Monforte de Lemos.

The Ribeira Sacra is a place of harmony for all the senses. Land of one of the oldest wine productions in Spain. It is characterized by its vineyards arranged on steep terraces, which require great effort, to which they owe the name of "heroic viticulture", bordered by the Sil and Miño pass.

Thus, the Ribeira Sacra is the birthplace of the mythical "Amandi" wine, so appreciated by the Romans as to be considered the true "gold of Sil". A wine that originated from Roman times and continued thanks to the mastery of Benedictine monks capable of producing a particular and refined wine exclusively for the cellars of the popes.

The prestigious production of wines, now covered by the "Ribeira Sacra Denomination of Origin", perfect companions to a good Galician gastronomy, can be tasted in the numerous wineries, restaurants and agrotourism in the area.




Sol&Med Events - Wellness Health Time 



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from July 1 to September 1, 2023

Delegate: €uro 180,00  | Companion: €uro 100,00

from September 2 to October 2, 2023

Delegate: €uro 240,00  | Companion: €uro 140,00

ONLINE: €uro 50.00

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