Recreating tourism through heritage interpretation

1-4 October 2021
Sigüenza, Spain

We are pleased to announce that the next Interpret Europe conference will be held in Sigüenza, Spain from 1-4 October 2021.

Under the theme ‘Recreating tourism through heritage interpretation’ we will merge heritage interpretation with sustainable tourism in order to offer unique opportunities along the tourist service chain to both locals and visitors. Everything you have come to expect from an IE conference – inspiring speakers, hands-on workshops, study visits related to our theme, parallel sessions, a very eye-catching venue and an incredible heritage to discover – can be taken for granted!

Will you be ready to spread your wings and join us in a very promising gathering? Very close to Madrid, and among narrow valleys in the region that Don Quixote lived his best adventures and misfortunes we find the small town of Sigüenza, in the province of Guadalajara within the Castilla-La Mancha region. A mixture of medieval, renaissance, baroque and neoclassic essence where a fortress-palace in the form of a castle will hold us: the Parador de Sigüenza.

Our venue is surrounded by heady and uplifting cultural landscapes. The “black architecture villages” so-called for the use of slate creating unique constructions, the rural Alcarria district or the aromatic views of lavender across acres and acres of countryside are just a few brushstrokes of the whole picture. A land of shepherds, hook-men, fishermen and traditional agriculture and textile industry form a vibrant location together with Alto Tajo Natural Park and its extensive system of canyons and river gorges declared as a Geopark by UNESCO.

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