Meeting venue in the municipality of Guadalupe (Extremadura, 39° 27´N, 05° 19´W), located some 175 km south-west of Madrid within the Villuercas-Ibores-Jara UNESCO Global Geopark.
Map showing location of Guadalupe and the Villuercas-Ibores-Jara Unesco Global Geopark
to the SW of Madrid. Major roads and towns are indicated. Several of the locations that are
to be visited during the post-conference field trip are indicated.
Views of Guadalupe including the Royal Monastery of Guadalupe and, lower left, the nearby ~1600 m Pico de la Villuercas.
Guadalupe is a historical municipality of some 2000 habitants situated within a spectacular mountainous landscape. It is the location of the Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site . In addition to a rich cultural and geological heritage in Guadalupe and its surroundings, may be noted botanical diversity and very limited light pollution resulting in spectacular night skies. Companies within the geopark provide opportunities for guided tours to explore the geology, landscape, wildlife and astronomy.
Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suarez Airport (MAD) located north-east of greater Madrid is the closest international airport. The organisers will provide the following bus services for attendants:
16 October. 17:00h (5pm) Terminal 1 (Terminals 2 and 3 are connected by 5 minutes walk along airport corridors) followed by stop at Terminal 4. Scheduled arrival to Guadalupe at 20:30h (8:30pm), although sensitive to Madrid traffic.
18 October. 16:00h (4pm) Terminal 1 (for terminals 1, 2, 3) followed by stop at Terminal 4. Scheduled arrival to Guadalupe at 19:30h (7:30pm), although sensitive to Madrid traffic.
21 October. 10:00h (10am) from Guadalupe. Scheduled arrival to Terminal 1 at about 13h (1pm), followed by stop at Terminal 4. Time of arrival is sensitive to Madrid traffic.
24 October. For attendants to the post-conference field trip the bus will continue to MAD. Scheduled arrival to Terminal 1 is 19h (7pm), followed by stop at Terminal 4. Time of arrival is sensitive to Madrid traffic.
Attendants who plan to make us of this service please make this known to the organizers.
For visitors wishing to explore the Villuercas-Ibores-Jara UNESCO Global Geopark at their leisure car rental in Madrid is recommended. Alternatively, car rental is possible in Toledo and Talavera de la Reina, both with frequent public transport connections with Madrid. There is no car rental within the Villuercas-Ibores-Jara UNESCO Global Geopark. SAMAR provides bus connections from Madrid (bus station “Madrid Estacion Sur”) to Guadalupe (about 4 hours).
Touristic visits will be arranged for accompanying persons during the course of the meeting.
Electricity. Spain uses 220-240 volts, 50 Hz, with grounded CEE 7/3 sockets compatible with plugs used over much of Europe. British and most non-European attendants will need to bring adapters to connect their equipment and make sure that their electrical equipment is compatible with the mains voltage.
Time. Spain is on Central European Time, that is, 9h behind eastern Australia/Vladivostok Time; 8h behind Chinese Standard Time; 3.5h behind Iran Time; 6h ahead of US Eastern Time; 9h ahead of US Pacific Time. Daylight Saving Time is in effect during the meeting. Attendants staying on in Spain after the meeting should note that Daylight Saving Time ends on October 27.
Weather. Average high/low temperatures in Guadalupe for the end of October is about 18°C (64°F) /7°C (45°F). The possibility of rain is relatively low. Duration of daylight at the end of October is–applying Daylight Saving Time–about 8:30h (8:30am) to 19:30h (7:30pm).
Meal hours and special food requirements. A note regarding Spanish meal hours: lunch is generally served after 14/2pm; evening meals after 21/9pm. Attendants with special food requirements should let this be known to the organizers well ahead of time.
Travel. Attendants prone to motion sickness are advised to bring remedies as somewhat winding roads will be encountered in the surroundings of Guadalupe and some of the roads that will be travelled during field trips.
For the stay in Guadalupe, the Organizing Committee has contacted establishments belonging to Geovilluercas (the Association of Tourist Businessmen of the Villuercas-Ibores-Jara Geopark) located within the urban area and has blocked several rooms for the IMECT (from 16 to 23 October).
These dates tend to be of maximum occupation in the territory and it is usually difficult to find accommodation.
For reservations and / or queries, contact the establishment and mention IMECT2019.
IMPORTANT! This offer will end on July 31, 2019 so that establishments can offer not reserved rooms as normal.
All accommodations below are no more than 10 minutes walking from the venue of the meeting.
List of establishments with blocked rooms and indicative rates:
6 double rooms (twin beds).
Approx. 120€/day breakfast included.
Phone number: +34 927367075
32 double rooms (twin beds). Possibility of individual use.
Approx. 80€-60€/day breakfast included.
Phone number: +34 927367000
– 11 double rooms (twin beds).
– 8 double rooms (double bed; can be changed to twin beds).
– 1 single room.
Approx. 70€ (double)-45€ (single)/day breakfast included.
Phone number: +34 927367114
– 2 single rooms.
– 3 triple rooms.
– 10 double rooms (twin beds).
Approx. 40€-65€-55€/day breakfast included
Phone number: +34 927154210
– 1 single room.
– 1 triple room.
– 1 quadruple room.
– 4 double rooms (twin beds).
Phone number: +34 927367151 / +34 927 15 41 44 / +34 670449176
– 1 triple room.
– 1 quadruple room.
– 8 double rooms (twin beds).
Phone number: +34 927367151 / +34 927154144 / +34 670449176
– 7 double rooms (double bed).
– 9 double rooms (twin beds).
Approx. 60€/day breakfast included
Phone number: +34 927367379
for big groups; 7 double rooms (twin beds) with possibility of supplementary bed. Common areas.
Approx. 12 persons 888€-14 persons 1.008€/weekend.
12 persons 768€-14 persons 868€/weekdays.
Phone number: +34 687447229 / +34 646463495
4 double rooms (twin beds).
Phone number: +34 649857541
– 3 double apartments. Approx 58€/day.
– 3 apartments for 2-3 persons. Approx 68-90€/day.
– 1 apartment with double bed (with possibility of supplementary bed). Approx 68€/day.
– 1 apartment with 3 rooms (5 beds). Approx 125-145€/day.
Phone number: +34 610757828
3 apartments with capacity for 5 people each (they will have to share a bathroom in each of them) distributed in:
– 2 apartments with 3 rooms (1 individual, 1 with twin beds and 1 with double bed).
– 1 apartment with 2 rooms (1 with double bed and individual bed and 1 with twin beds).
Phone number: +34 609567895
These and other establishments and services of Geovilluercas can be consulted on their website: