Program of the Cafe of Europe In Ourense

First session: Water and Cults in the Ancient Times

Water is synonym of spirituality in the Ancient Times, an element that connects the human and the divine. In Europe, water deities used to linked the old indigenous beliefs with the new foreigner ones, those which came with the Roman conquerors, transforming this cult and arising new meanings. All the historical baths that are spreaded across Europe are still witnesses of this transformation and therefore, its study, conservation and divulgation becomes a challenge for these cities; in order to throw some lights on the past so it could light our present.

First Part: Water Deities in Roman and Pre-Roman Hispania

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2013-09-19 16:00:00 María Cruz González Rodríguez En savoir plus
2013-09-19 16:35:00 Juan Carlos Olivares Pedreño En savoir plus
2013-09-19 16:50:00 Gonzalo Matilla Séiquer En savoir plus

Second Part: Study, Conservation and Recovery of Historic Baths

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2013-09-19 17:05:00 As Burgas de Ourense, Asset of Cultural Interest - Mr. Celso Rodríguez Cao En savoir plus
2013-09-19 17:15:00 As Burgas de Ourense, Asset of Cultural Interest.- Pedro Araújo Nespereira En savoir plus
2013-09-19 17:30:00 Bath, World Heritage - Catherine Lloyd En savoir plus

Second Session: “Bath and Pilgrimages: from the Middle Ages until today”

There are two cities in Europe that religion and history turned into pillars of the continent. Santiago de Compostela, at the western end , is the fi nal destination of several ways that since the Middle Ages spread all through European geography; and Rome, in the heart of Italy, connect with Canterbury through a huge diagonal known by their travellers as the “Via Francigena”. Thousands of pilgrims walk these roads every years, and their travels have already become a key part of our European cultural identity. Thermal cities take also part in this history of pilgrimages, as these are the place where wanderers stop to rest their body and minds, places of peace and serenity.

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2013-09-19 18:05:00 The Ways of Santiago - Francisco Singul En savoir plus
2013-09-19 18:30:00 The Vía Francíxena - Massimo Tedeschi En savoir plus
2013-09-19 18:55:00 Conclusion of the second session - Pilar Barraca de Ramos En savoir plus

Third Session: “Thermalism for the 21st Century: New ways of dialogue and wellness”

It is said that spa industry is living now in the 21st Century its second Golden Era. In a global society which get quicker and more and more changeable it is true that thermal cities have known how to master the big challenges of our time in order to turn water, once again, into a central element of human life. We present here examples that set the guidelines for the new paths thermal industry must follow in the future : wellness, preventive medicine and active life, environment care and relationships, intercultural dialogue, the recovery of the past through memory and heritage...

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2013-09-19 19:15:00 Luis Ovejero Ovejero En savoir plus
2013-09-19 19:35:00 Antonio Acha En savoir plus
2013-09-19 19:50:00 Fernando Fernández-Chirat Navarro En savoir plus
2013-09-19 20:05:00 María José David En savoir plus
2013-09-19 20:20:00 Tomás Ares Güimil En savoir plus
2013-09-19 20:35:00 Santiago Juárez En savoir plus