Social Program

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.

 Visit to Alhambra

Tuesday, 18 July from 20 to 22:00h
Special open of the Alhambra for ICC Congress, visiting Nasrid Palaces the 18th of July from 20:00h to 22:00h.
The unique opportunity to realize a night exclusive visit to the Alhambra for the assistants to the congress, with specialized guides, in English, French and Spanish.
A walk around the Alhambra, declared a World Heritage by UNESCO, is a required activity for every visitor of the city of Granada. Furthermore, it’s a work of art that calls out us, maybe by its attractive and elaborate rooms, by its monumental and historic position or by the special charm of its exquisitely detailed Islamic art and architecture.
What we propose to you is to transform this visit in to an extraordinary experience rich of knowledge. With our guide tour of Alhambra, you’ll have at your disposal one of our official tourist guides, expert interpreters of Granada’s heritage, who will guide you through every part that forms the “red fortress”, who will also answer any queries that you may have about this spectacular monument.
Nasrid Palaces,including many rooms, enhancing the Palace of Mexuar, Palace of Comares and Palace of Leones, considerate this one like the maximum exponent of Nasrid art.
Bus departure from “Parque de las Ciencias” Venue at 19:00h
Bus return to “Parque de las Ciencias” Venue from 21:30h

How to reach the Conference Centre

Parque de las Ciencias
Avda. de la Ciencia, s/n
18006 Granada
GPS coordinates: N 37.162680, W 3.606293
More informations on this file.

On foot

It is about 15 minutes from the city centre.

By car

Take Camino de Ronda from the Ring Road (Circunvalación). Public parking at reduced rates for visitors.

City bus

  • 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.
By plane:

  • 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:
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.