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 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 ABBA, 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: Tuesday, 24 July 2018
Time: The exact departure time will be provided 1 month prior to the conference start date. It could be as early as 8am and as late as 3pm, the conference suggests arriving the day before, 23 July, in order to participate on this tour.
Length: 3 hours
Transportation provided to and from the conference hotel