Guatapé is a town located in the outskirts of Medellín.
The facades of the houses are colorful, decorated with traditional "zócalos", as the Calle del Recuerdo. El Parque Principal is spacious and invites walking, the promenade offers, along with a varied cuisine, a peaceful view over the reservoir and gives one of the biggest attractions to this place: a village between mountains and the shore of a small sea.
La Piedra Del Peñol (Spanish for "The Rock of Guatapé"),also known as El Peñol Stone or simply La Piedra (Spanish for "The Stone"), is a monolithic formation located at the town and municipality of Guatapé. The "Peñol Rock" that borders the lake is a rock formation, that formed along the Antioquia Rock Base, 70 million years ago.
On the northern face of the stone there are painted large white letters, "G", and an incomplete "U" (only the single vertical stroke was completed). Guatapé and El Peñol had long disputed ownership of the rock, and the residents of Guatapé decided to settle the matter by painting the town's name on the rock in huge white letters. It did not take long for the residents of El Peñol to notice the work, and a large mob was assembled to stop it. Only the "G" and part of the "U" were completed.
In the 1940s, the Colombian government declared it a "National Monument"
The conference participants willl climbe the rock using one of the longest staircases in the world.
Calle 14 N.30–10 Avenida Las Palmas - Antioquia - Medellín
The Social Dinner of the PLMCN 2015 will take place in San Carbón which is probably the best restaurant offering beef at Medellín. The delicious food will be accompanied by a live folclor music.
Vegetarrians are kindly requested to notify the organisers of their gastronomical preferences in advance.