Pre-Conference Tour: Alhambra

The Inclusive Museum Conference is pleased to offer the pre-conference tour.

The Inclusive Museum Conference is pleased to announce a privately guided tour to the Alhambra.

The monument of the Alhambra keeps centuries of history behind its walls. Completed towards the end of Muslim rule of Spain, the Alhambra is a reflection of the culture of the last centuries of the Moorish rule of Al Andalus, reduced to the Nasrid Emirate of Granada. It is a place where artists and intellectuals had taken refuge as the Reconquista by Spanish Christians won victories over Al Andalus. The Alhambra integrates natural site qualities with constructed structures and gardens, and is a testament to Moorish culture in Spain and the skills of Muslim, Jewish, and Christian artisans, craftsmen, and builders of their era.

This tour will allow participants to appreciate the history and living situations of its former inhabitants. During the tour we will visit the Alcazaba, the Nasrid Palaces, and the Generalife. We will unlock the keys of the complex and immerse ourselves in the magic of the Patio de los Leones and the Palacio de Comares. Additionally participants will experience the architecture mixed with the water and the plants of the Generalife Gardens while enjoying the panoramic views from the Torre de la Vela.

The tour includes round-trip transportation by bus from the conference hotel, the Hotel Granada Center, an English-speaking guide, and the entrance fees to the monument. The number of spots on the private tour bus is limited, so be sure to book early!

Pre-Conference Tour Details

Date: Wednesday, 5 September
Pick-Up Time: 16:00 (4:00 PM)
Pick-Up Location: The Hotel Granada Center (map here)
Price: 35.00 USD

Transportation will be provided to and from the conference hotel.

Booking Information

The conference tour can be booked during registration, or, if you've already registered, by clicking here and adding this extra to your existing registration. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Important Information Needed by 19 August

All participants of the Alhambra tour must fill out this Google Form with their personal information. This information is required for entrance to the Alhambra. If we do not have your information, you will not be able to attend and a refund will not be provided.

Museum Day

Get to know Granada and other conference delegates by joining us on a study tour for the final day of the conference.

Museum Day will begin with a keynote talk by Eloísa del Alisal in the Palace of Charles V, located in the Alhambra, at 10:00 in the morning.

From there, delegates will be split into two groups, one of which will start with a visit to Museo Memoria de Andalucía of CajaGRANADA Fundación, and one which will embark on a walking tour. Both groups will have a chance to experience both tours throughout the day.

In the Museo Memoria de Andalucía, delegates will partake in a multisensory visit while learning about life in al-Andalus, also known as Islamic Iberia. Delegates will gain an understanding of the details of the time - which crops were introduced to the area, what a souk would have looked like, as well as the artistic and cultural manifestations in the region.

During the walking tour, delegates will join a local guide to see the Albaicín district, with a visit to several homes and their gardens, along with a stroll by the palatial houses of the old town.

Time
10:00 - 11:00 Plenary Session - Eloísa del Alisal, Director, Museo Memoria de Andalucía, Granada Spain
"Museum Memoria de Andalucía. A museum with all the senses."
11:30 - 13:30
(1:30 PM)
Visit to the Museo Memoria de Andalucía, meeting at the main entrance/Walking Tour of Albaicín beginning at the Plaza Nueva
13:30 - 14:00 (1:30 - 2:00 PM) Walk to the restaurant Paco Martín (Carrera de la Virgen, 38, 18005 Granada, Spain) for lunch
14:00 - 15:30
(2:00 - 3:30 PM)
Lunch
15:30 - 16:00 (3:30 - 4:00 PM) Walk to the meeting point
16:00 - 18:00
(4:00 - 6:00 PM)
Walking Tour of Albaicín beginning at the Plaza Nueva/Visit to the Museo Memoria de Andalucía, meeting at the main entrance
18:00
(6:00 PM)
Walking Tour ends at Plaza Nueva/CajaGranada visit ends

Booking

In order to reserve a spot for Museum Day, please register for the conference, here. If you have already done so, you are welcome to add the Museum Day extra option, here.

Please note that the tours will involve extensive walking - wear comfortable shoes and layers.

If you might have any questions, you are welcome to contact us.

Welcome Reception

On Thursday, 6 September, the Inclusive Museum Conference and Common Ground Research Networks will host a welcome reception at the conference venue, the University of Granada, after the last sessions of the day. Join delegates and plenaries for drinks, light hors d'oeuvres, and a chance to converse!

Conference Dinner

The Inclusive Museum Conference is pleased to offer a conference dinner at San Nicolás Restaurant.

San Nicolás

Join other conference delegates, plenary speakers, and the local university committee for the conference dinner at San Nicolás. The restaurant San Nicolás is situated in the heart of the Old City of Granada. Before it was a Carmen of Lindaraja, a private house with gardens and views of Alhambra. The restaurant is situated within the viewpoint of San Nicolas, one of the most popular sights in Granada. The restaurant maintains the original structure of peculiar Granada houses called cármenes.

Date: Thursday, 6 September
Time: 20:30 (8:30pm)
Cost: US$65.00
Location: San Nicolás

Booking

Please be sure to look over the two menu options below. The conference dinner, including your menu choice (option 1 or option 2), can be booked during registration.

Menu

The conference has produced two different menu options for conference delegates. One includes meat while the other is meant for vegetarians and vegans. Should you have any other dietary concerns and would like to join us, please contact us. Both menu options include wine, coffee, and tea.

Menu Option 1: Meat-eaters
Starters:
Olives “gordal” filled with Idiazábal cheese and flied almonds
Prawn crackers with curry
Cheese bread
Home-made potatoes with tofu
Muffin with ham, parmesan cheese and tomato soup
Cheeses
Parfait of chicken and mushrooms
Bread with oriental seasonings
Salad with shrimps
Croissant filled with turkey and baked apple
Fried eggplant with honey

Main dish:
Carpaccio of Iberian meat with parmesan, foie and truffle
Hake with velouté of mussels

Dessert:
Turrón from Xixona, crispy almonds and ice-cream

Menu Option 2: Vegetarian-Vegan
Starters:
Olives “gordal”
Home-made potatoes with pickles in vinegar
Fried almonds
Salad of lentils, oranges, and onions
"Salailla" filled with mushrooms and nuts
Spanish tomato soup with bread
Falafel
Fried eggplant with honey
Baby-beans with pickled onions

Main dish:
Tartar of beet with green mustard sauce
Casserole of wheat with mushrooms and truffle’s oil

Dessert:
Red Berries

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