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Excursions

List of Excursions

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Four Days Excursion - Minorca

1-4 September

The island of Minorca is one of the places with the highest density of prehistoric archaeological sites and monuments in the world. Built using megalithic construction techniques, many of them remain in a very good state of conservation and form an integral part of the Menorcan landscape: dolmens, navetas, burial caves, taulas and settlements bear witness to the transformations that occurred on the island during 2,000 years of prehistory.

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One Day Excursion - Ullastret and Empuries

4 September

The Iberian settlement of Ullastret is one of the largest Iron Age sites in Catalonia, located on Puig de Sant Andreu, a hilltop from where it dominates the gentle surrounding countryside. The town, protected by circular towers and other powerful defensive structures that marked its boundaries, was the capital of the Indikete region.

Empúries is one of the most important archaeological sites in Catalonia, unusual in that it contains the remains of the Greek city of Emporion (which means port in Greek) and also those of the Roman city of Empúries.

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One Day Excursion - Tàrraco

4 September

The archaeological site of Tarraco was declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 2000. It contains important remains and shows the urban development of the city.

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One Day Excursion - Vilars d’Arbeca and Seu Vella

4 September

Fort of Vilars d'Arbeca, built during the Early Iron Age (approximately 775 BCE), is located on a plain in an area with plentiful water and fertile soils.

The monumental ensemble of La Seu Vella is strategically situated in the middle of Lleida on a hilltop site dominating the city and the plain of Lleida.

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One Day Excursion - Serinyà prehistoric cave and Draga Neolithic

4 September

Area of rock shelters and caves resulting from the formation of travertine and its dissolution. The caves were used as shelters for animals and later occupied by humans from the beginning of the Middle Palaeolithic until the end of the Bronze Age.

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CANCELLED One Day Excursion - Battle of the Ebro Interpretation Centre

9 September

Memory space dedicated to the study, documentation and dissemination of the memory of the Battle of the Ebro, a struggle of attrition between the Republican troops and the Francoist army which the took place during the Spanish Civil War between July and November 1938 (July 25 to November 14).

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One Day Excursion - Churches of Sant Pere de Terrasa and Archaeological Site of L'Esquerda

9 September

This is a monumental ensemble formed by the Romanesque churches of Sant Pere, Sant Miquel and Santa Maria. They are located on the site of the Visigothic settlement of Egara and bear witness to the episcopal see of Egara, which was established around 450 CE and lasted until the 8th century.

L’Esquerda contains archaeological evidence of different historical epochs spanning a very long period of time: from the 10th century BCE to the 15th century CE.

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Half Day Excursion - Cogul

5 September

The Roca dels Moros of Cogul, Les Garrigues region, province of Lleida, Catalonia, is one of the most outstanding rock art sites of the rock art of the Mediterranean Basin. The site is the first set of prehistoric paintings scientifically documented in Catalonia and, since its discovery in 1908, it became internationally known. In Cogul there are human and animal motifs corresponding to the Levantine and Schematic styles.

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Half Day Excursion - Mines of Gavà archaeological site

5 September

This is a network of galleries dedicated to the extraction of variscite, a semi-precious mineral that was used to make jewellery and ornaments in the Neolithic. It is considered the oldest mining complex in Europe and its study has disclosed valuable information about the work and everyday lives of the inhabitants of Gavà 6,000 years ago, as well as about the exchange and use of objects and raw materials during the Neolithic.

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Half Day Excursion - Iberian citadel in Calafell (Baix Penedès region)

5 September

Located on a hill near the coast, this is a fortified settlement that belonged to the Cessetan tribe, with an occupation stretching between the 6th and 1st centuries BCE. Archaeological works have uncovered defensive walls, places of worship and a variety of domestic spaces that range in size and complexity. A distinguishing trait of the site is that it is included in the European Exchange on Archaeological Research and Communication (EXARC) and has been reconstructed according to experimental archaeological techniques. During the tour, visitors discover the settlement’s architecture, its urban planning and streets, stepping inside houses to find out about the furnishings and utensils.

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Half Day Excursion - Sites in Barcelona

5 September

Barcelona boasts a whole series of sites open to the public and these make it one of the cities with the most archaeological spaces – dating from different epochs – adapted for visits. Special mention should be made of the remains of the Roman city and the Visigothic episcopal complex in the Barcelona City History Museum, which are complemented by the remains of the Royal Palace from the Romanesque and Gothic periods.

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Half Day Excursion - Turó de la Rovira and Air Raid Shelter

9 September

One of the Iberian settlements near the future city of Barcelona was situated on a hill in the plain of Barcelona, the Turó de la Rovira.

Barcelona was the first city to be systematically bombed during the Spanish Civil War by the German and Italian air forces. This situation led to the design of a system of underground air raid shelters to protect the population.

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Half Day Excursion - Abric Romaní – Rock shelter Romaní (Capellades, Anoia region)

9 September

The Abric Romaní rock shelter is one of the most prominent Middle Palaeolithic sites in Europe. Discovered in 1909, it has accumulated a significant body of research and achieved global importance. The depositional sequence, with a thickness of approximately 20 metres, documents sedimentary processes and environments dating back 40,000 to 79,000 years.

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Badalona Museum

9 September

The Government of Catalonia declared the Roman town of Baetulo, founded in the 1st century BCE, a Cultural Asset of National Interest in 1995. It was one of the first settlements in the province of Hispania Tarraconensis and has left a rich archaeological heritage, in good part displayed in museum installations open to the public.

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Registration

Registration to the Annual Meeting is open. You may still book some excursions until their full capacity.

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Limits and cancellation

Please note that a minimum of 20 people is necessary for the excursion to take place. For the excursion to Minorca we need at least 15 people. Maximum number of participants for each excursion is 30-35 people but we might be able to offer some more space if necessary.

Deadline of cancellation: 25 May 2018


Minorca. ©Poblat Talaiòtic de Torralba d’en Salort. Consell Insular de Menorca

Iberian settlement of Ullastret. ©Jordi Play. ACdPC

Catedral de Girona. ©Department de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya. Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 4.0

Monastery of Santa Maria de Poblet

Cogul. ©ACPC - Agència Catalana del Patrimoni Cultural

Mines of Gavà

Centre d’Intrepretació Batalla e l’Ebre. © Jisern, Wikimedia Commons. CC BY 4.0

Sant Climent

Santa Maria in Cardet

Turó de la Rovira, Districte d’Horta-Guinardó. ©Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 3.0

Abric Romaní. ©Teo Gómez, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0