In addition to the scientific and professional contents of the conference, a range of social opportunities for networking and for enjoying Granada and the surroundings will be available. This is part of the congress budget.
The social program currently includes:
• Welcoming reception;
• Visit to the Alhambra;
• Free visits to the exhibitions in the Science Park during conference dates for delegates and escorts;
• Closing dinner.
There are many exciting places to visit in Granada. Visits and tours to places of tourist interest such as the Cathedral, the Royal Chapel, Charterhouse Monastery, Sierra Nevada, etc., will be facilitated for participants and their escorts who so desire.
During the course of the Congress promotional activities will be organized to include explanatory talks on questions concerning clays.
How to reach the Conference Centre
Parque de las Ciencias
Avda. de la Ciencia, s/n
GPS coordinates: N 37.162680, W 3.606293
More informations on this file.
It is about 15 minutes from the city centre.
Take Camino de Ronda from the Ring Road (Circunvalación). Public parking at reduced rates for visitors.
- SN5 (Parque de las Ciencias)
- LAC (Plaza de las Américas)
- SN2 (Camino de Ronda-Jardín de la Reina)
- U3 (Camino de Ronda-Jardín de la Reina)
- Tourist bus (Parque de las Ciencias)
How to reach Granada
Granada is located in the heart of Andalusia at the foot of the Sierra Nevada and quite close to the Mediterranean Sea. A place with gentle summers perfect to enjoy sports in a privileged district with the highest peaks of the Iberian Peninsula.
- Federico García Lorca Airport is located in the town of Chauchina, 15 km. from the city of Granada. Bus and taxi services connect the airport with Granada city-centre.
- Málaga – Costa del Sol Airport (120 km) is biggest international airport in southern Spain, with flights to principal national and international airports. There are direct buses from Málaga airport to Granada bus station. On occasion it may be faster to take a bus from Málaga airport to Málaga bus station and then catch a bus to Granada.
By bus: There are many buses each day to and from other large Spanish cities. For schedules, go to: http://www.alsa.es/portal/site/Alsa?portal.alsa.request.locale=en_GB.
By train: The train station is fairly central. Granada is not yet on a high-speed line, but this is due to be completed in the near future. The Talgo train takes about 5 and a half hours from Madrid. Seville is 4 hours by train. Most people choose the bus rather than the train when coming from Malaga or Almeria.
By road: Granada is connected by the national motorway network. The modern connections to Granada make it, for example, two hours from Seville or one hour from Málaga by motorway. The A-92 motorway runs through the province of Granada, connecting the Levante (East coast) with western Andalucía. The A-44 connects it with Madrid and the whole of southern Spain.