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September 17, 2019

Gran Telescopio CANARIAS (GTC) - Inauguración

Travel advice

Passport and visa

Please see the website of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs ( for information on visa requirements and application procedures.

Medical insurance

Medical care at the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos is limited to a first aid service only. Attendees will be expected to meet the costs of any additional medical treatment required. We therefore strongly recommend that you obtain medical insurance cover that is valid in Spain before your departure.  

Accommodation and Transport

For your convenience, we have secured a number of rooms at preferential rates in hotels on La Palma and Tenerife. Numbers are limited and booking will be on a first come first served basis. If you would like a room please book early via our official travel agency to avoid disappointment. The agency can also book flight tickets.

The Official hotels fees are the following:

  Single Room*Double Room*
Aparthotel Las Olas6161
Apartamentos Costa Salinas6792
Hotel Teneguía Princess ****91137
Hotel Marítimo4655

(*)Price per night. Breakfast  and taxes included.

If you are attending the Conference “Science with the 8-10 m. telescopes in the Era of the ELTs and the JWST” please contact the Official Travel Agency: or call them at: + 34 928 27 30 27.

Further information about hotels here

Official travel agency:

Samsara Tours, S.L.

Tel.: (+34) 928 27 30 27


Travel to La Palma and accommodation are at guests' own expense, as the IAC is not able to meet these costs.