PanamaTipico.com presents research paper at Cultural Heritage and New Technologies 20 conference in Vienna
The conference venue was the Vienna Town Hall or Rathaus.
Our webmaster, Marino Jaen Espinosa, presents his paper about Panamanian cultural heritage.
The event also included a formal dinner with traditional Austrian music performances.
Cultural heritage and monumental architecture are abundant in Vienna. Here we see María Theresa Square and the Natural History Museum.
Hofburg Palace sits in the city center. It used to be the main residence of emperors. Now it is the seat of the Austrian government.
All over the city there are sausage stands. You can not go to Vienna without trying this traditional food.
One of the most popular snacks offered in these stands is the kasekrainer sausage.
Stephansdom, an impresive church, is one of the main sights of Vienna.
We also visited Schonbrunn Palace, located in the outskirts of Vienna.
The city of Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, is only one hour away from Vienna.
Bratislava Castle dominates the landscape of the city.
A view of the Danube River, as seen from the castle.
Halusky is a traditional slovakian dish. It is a potato-based pasta mixed with goat cheese served with diced bacon.
On the way back to Panama, we had a stopover at Lisbon, where we visited the Commerce Square.
The Tower of Belem is another important monument in the Lisbon area.
Cod is a very traditional dish in Portugal.
The first week of November this year found us in the city of Vienna, Austria. There, we celebrated Panama's national holidays while presenting a paper at the prestigious Cultural Heritage and New Technologies 20 international conference. Our presentation's title is: "Digital Storytelling of the Perote, a Traditional Festivity Held in Panama".
The conference was attended by more than 400 heritage, museum and technology professionals, mostly from European countries such as Austria, Germany and Italy. Our presentation was well received by this select audience and was one of the few originating in Latin America.
After the conference, we had the chance to see Vienna during two days. Some landmarks we visited were Wien Rathaus, Museum Quartier, Hofburg Palace, Stephansdom, Karl's Kirche and Schonbrunn Palace.
We took advantage of the short distance to visit the city of Bratislava, in Slovakia. This city is much smaller than Vienna, but has many interesting places such as Bratislava Castle, St. Martin's Cathedral and St. Michael's Gate.
On the way back to Panama, we had a 20-hour stopover at Lisbon, Portugal. There, we visited the Baixa Pombalina neighborhood and the famous Commerce Square that is located next to the Tagus River. We also had the chance to see the Belem area, with its many monuments such as the Belem Tower and the Jeronims Monastery.
In this way, our very successful trip reached its end. This was the fifth international conference in which PanamaTipico.com presents a sample of Panamanian cultural heritage.