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Ed. 21 - Granada

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10 things you must do in Granada

Granada Highlights

Organizing your event

Alhambra

Plan your trip to Granada

You need help organizing your event?

Ed.21 Granada - December 2017\n

Introduction

Welcome to Granada,\n

capital of the province with the same name, is located in south-eastern Spain, in the autonomous region of Andalusia. Granada is a beautiful city, there is something magical, almost dream-like about it, it’s safe and lively, and people are really nice and hospitable.  You will be surprised by all the options and alternatives Granada has to offer, and you will not be disappointed in choosing it as your next MICE destination.
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10 things you must do in Granada

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Granada Highlights

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Organizing your event

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Alhambra

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Plan your trip to Granada

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You need help organizing your event?

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Did you know?

Federico García Lorca Route


Federico García Lorca (1898-1936) was a world-famous poet and playwright from Granada, associated with a group of artists who were known as Generación del 27. Friend of artist Salvador Dalí, filmmaker Luis Buñuel, and poet Rafael Alberti, he is considered one of the most important Spanish writers of the 20th century. His most important plays include Yerma, La Casa de Bernarda Alba and Bodas de Sangre; most famous poems include El Romancero Gitano, Poeta en Nueva York and his Llanto por Ignacio Sánchez Mejías.
There are five sites  where visitors can learn about the author and his life:
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Museo-Casa Natal de Federico García Lorca

In Fuente Vaqueros, the house where he was born.

Photo: General view of the barn, now converted in exhibition room. Author: Alfonso Alcalá
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Casa Museo Federico García Lorca

In Valderrubio, the house where he spent his youth.

Photo: The desk of Federico García Lorca
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Museo de la Huerta de San Vicente

The summer house of the poet’s family in Granada.

Photo: Courtesy of Casa-Museo Huerta de San Vicente
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Centro Federico García Lorca

A venue for generating and preserving art, culture and thinking in the city of Granada.

Photo: Javier Algarra
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Parque Federico García Lorca

Is a memorial to the poet where he is believed to be killed in the beginning of Spanish Civil War in Alfacar.

Photo: Ayuntamiento de Alfacar
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Austrias (Hapsburg district)

The San Miguel Market is a unique gastronomic venue located in its 20th Century original iron structure.
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Barrio de las Letras (Literary Quarter)

Santa Ana Square is a cozy, welcoming place to sit and enjoy a refreshing drink at one of the numerous bars and terraces and enjoy some of the most typical tapas.
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La Latina

With a 400 years history, el Rastro is a famous open air market celebrated on Sundays in La Latina neighbourhood.

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Lavapiés

La Casa Encendida is a cultural and social center open to everyone and covering a large variety of artistic and educational activities.
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Mallorca: Espadrilles

In the Raiguer region, famed for its leather and footwear handicrafts, you can find some of the oldest shoemaker studios in Mallorca. The combination of excellent materials and the unique production process mean espadrilles from Mallorca consistently enjoy success at some of the most prestigious international craft fairs worldwide.
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Sevilla: Ceramics and tiles

Seville is characterized by its handcrafted pottery and ceramics. The first works are dated from the Neolithic age, although it was during the Muslim Period that they started to acquire their own unique personality. Most workshops are located in the historic Triana neighborhood, where you can wander the streets and see examples of craftsmanship in walls, tiled floors and roofs. Later, artisans adopted eastern techniques and mixed this with local traditions, evident in mosaics and hand-painted tiles.
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Córdoba: Leather

In the historic city center of Cordoba you can see ceramics, Caliphate silverware, textile prints, jewelry and, of course, leather goods. Leather is the raw material used in making the famous Cordobanes and Guadamecies, which are pieces of leather embossed, modelled and coloured with modern or classical designs. Nowadays only a few family-run workshops keep this traditional handicraft alive.
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Granada: Handmade guitars

Spain was the birthplace of the modern six-string guitar, though it was based upon a similar  stringed instrument of the Islamic world. The guitar is the versatile accompaniment of choice in the art of flamenco, and Granada is Spain's capital for the production of the instrument. Here, guitars continue to be handmade by skilled craftsmen and are renowned for their fine quality and precious woods.
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Albacete: Knives and Penknives

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, artisan knifes flourished in the region of Albacete. Originally, the knives were produced by Moorish craftsmen, with the techniques and traditions they employed still maintained today. A special knife museum in Albacete city celebrates the past and future of this local speciality.
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Tenerife: Handmade Lace

The 'Calado Canario' has been kept alive for generations, with knowledge of this art traditionally passed from mother to daughter. This is one of the most delicate and complex of handicrafts, with artisans working with materials such as linen and cotton, and creating patterns and intricate drawings on fabrics of all sizes.
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10 things you must do in Granada

01 THINGS YOU MUST DO

Only in Granada is it possible to enjoy the Alhambra, the Generalife and the Albaycin, all UNESCO World Heritage sites. Its sun, climate, culture and gastronomy beckon you to enjoy and live unique experiences.
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Visit Alhambra

Visit the Albaicin quarter

Ski in Sierra Nevada

Tropical Coast

Experience a Cave Hotel

La Alpujarra Wonderland

Poniente villages

Science park

Free tapas

Visit Alhambra

The Alhambra is a city, fortress and palace built by the kings of the Nasrid dynasty of the ancient Kingdom of Granada. It is the symbol of Granada and is the most visited monument in Spain, a true masterpiece of Muslim art in Europe. The Alhambra is an unparalleled example of how light and water can be used as architectural effects. The appearance of the buildings changes with the varying patterns of light and the water acts as a kind of mirror, reflecting the architecture and decorative figures, adding to the sense of calm and tranquility.\n

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Visit the Albaicin quarter

The Albaicín quarter was declared a World Heritage Site in 1984. It is the original core of the town of Granada and still maintains the captivating magic of its Moorish past. To stroll through the Albaicín quarter is like taking a walk through the history of Granada itself. The buildings, squares and its very streets will show you how the city has changed culturally and socially over the years.

Photo: Agencia Albaicín. Pepe Marín\n

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Ski in Sierra Nevada

It comes as a surprise to many visitors that in Andalusia, famous for its beaches and sunshine, you can actually ski. In fact, Sierra Nevada is the most southern ski resort in Europe and one of the best ski resorts in Spain. Mulhacen is the second highest mountain in Spain with an altitude of 11,400 ft and it guarantees lots of great snow. 66 miles of slops are distributed over 124 routes of varying difficulty.

Photo: Patronato de Turismo\n

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Tropical Coast

Granada’s coastal area has dozens of beaches and small coves with crystal-clear water, 320 sunny days a year and an average temperature of 68°F. The 45-mile coastline in the province of Granada, known as Costa Tropical, owes its name to the exceptionally good weather all year round. The local food is also delicious, especially seafood such as muttonfish, sea bream and shrimp.

Photo: Patronato de Turismo\n

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Experience a Cave Hotel

The cave dwellings in the regions of Guadix, El Marquesado and El Altiplano are the province’s most original type of accommodation. Today there are more than 60 official cave hotels used as tourist accommodations in Granada’s Sacromonte district alone. All of them comply with a high standard of service and environmental regulations too. This type of accommodation has enabled these interesting architectural structures to be restored and preserved.

Photo: Patronato de Turismo\n

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La Alpujarra Wonderland

La Alpujarra is an area in the Granada province with a rough yet colorful landscape, scattered with ravines, canyons and valleys. Isolated and inaccessible for centuries, it makes you feel that time stopped there. The villages with whitewashed houses are scattered along the slopes between green forests. The main tourist destination is Barranco de Poqueira, where the villages of Pampaneira, Bubión and Capileira lay.

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Poniente villages

The Poniente Granadino district is found in the western part of the Granada province, an area with a rich and diverse landscape. This borderland is a mixture of Christian and Arab cultures as Poniente was the doorway to the capital of the last Nasrid kingdom. White villages with narrow streets were built around old castles to defend the border from the Christian attacks. Montefrío, Alhama, Loja and Illora are the most interesting places in this area.\n

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Science Park

Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias), an interactive museum, is the first one of its kind in southern Spain and a benchmark for the promotion of science in Europe. Located a few minutes from the historic city center of Granada, Science Park has turned 753,473 sq ft into one of the main cultural, sightseeing attractions in Andalucía and into its most visited museum.

Photo: Parque de las Ciencias\n

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Free tapas

Your visit to Granada must include eating tapas. This is the custom of eating small and varied portions of delicious local dishes, with an aperitif in restaurants and bars. Tapas are usually served free of charge with an alcoholic drink, such as Alhambra beer or a glass of wine from the Designation of Origin of Granada. It is the waiter who chooses the tapas and serves it to customers with their drinks. In some bars, you can choose the tapas you want from a list.\n

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Flamenco and the Sacromonte caves

Flamenco and the Sacromonte caves

Granada is one of the centers for flamenco in Spain. The Sacromonte quarter is the heart of what flamenco experts call ‘jondura’ or ‘duende’, a musical form that stems from ‘zambra’, a flamenco song and dance party that first began in the 16th century to celebrate Moorish weddings. On the route to the Sacromonte district you will also see the caves that used to be inhabited by gypsies, but have now been converted into flamenco staging areas, restaurants, night clubs and tourist accommodations, although some are still inhabited.\n

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The province of Granada offers pure air, pure sun, pure snow, pure water, pure art and pure flavor. From Sierra Nevada you can see Africa, in the city you can enjoy the benefits of the Hammam Arab baths and feed your cultural and artistic needs by a visit at CajaGranada Museum.
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The sunniest ski resort in Europe
Sun seekers will find in Sierra Nevada the sunniest ski resort in Europe, with more than 75%-80% of sunny days per winter season. Pradollano, the village of Sierra Nevada, offers great walking access to the chairlifts. It is home of 3*, 4* and 5* hotels with great capacity for groups that will find shops, bars and restaurants just next door, to experience the lively Spanish après ski environment.
 
FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships
Couples, families and groups will all find in Sierra Nevada what they are looking for in a winter domain. Freestyle lovers too! They are sure to have fun at the Sulayr Snow Park. The complex offers 4 different sectors, one of the longest slope style lines in Europe and which has proudly hosted the FIS FREESTYLE SKI AND SNOWBOARD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS this previous winter season (March 2017).
 
Contact information:
Sierra Nevada Ski & Mountain Resort (Granada)
Plaza de Andalucía 4 - 18196 Sierra Nevada - Monachil
Granada - España
Adrián Moscoso López
International Sales, Marketing & Communication Manager
Phone: (+34) 666 730 786  
adrian.moscoso@cetursa.es
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A hidden jewel
True Arab Baths, located over the archaeological remains of unique buildings, with a beauty and harmony that lead you to serenity and maximum well-being. The baths have a unique identity and character, reflecting the charisma of the city. The Hammam is a jewel of hidden waters at the foot of the Alhambra in Granada, in the same Nasrid style as the great monument overlooking it. 

Hammam Rituals
The Hammam rituals stimulate the most hedonistic feelings awakening the senses with pleasure and relaxation. Here you will discover a water culture which began in ancient Rome and was refined by the Moors into the ancient Andalusian legacy which even today can be enjoyed in a contemporary form.

Contact information:
Hammam Al Andalus
c/ Santa Ana 16,
18009, Granada
Spain
(Near Plaza Nueva, at the foot of the Alhambra)
Phone: (+34) 958 229 978
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CAJAGRANADA Museum
Museum CAJAGRANADA is a place that brings the public closer to the art, culture and history of Andalusia. It has a broad program such as guided visits, workshops and cinema. CajaGRANADA Collection boasts nearly a hundred works of various Andalusian, national and international artists. You can enjoy here the work of outstanding modern and contemporary artists such as Santiago Rusiñol, Pablo Picasso, José Guerrero, Manuel Rivera, Antoni Tapies, Carmen Laffón, Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon and Robert Motherwell, among others.

The Museum to discover Andalucía
The Museum CajaGRANADA is a place to discover with the senses the past and present of Andalusia. Enjoy the history of our culture in a dynamic form through four halls:
Hall 1. Diversity of landscapes
Hall 2. Land and cities
Hall 3. Ways of life
Hall 4. Art and culture
 
Contact information:
Museo CAJAGRANADA
Avda. de la Ciencia, 2
18006, Granada
Phone: (+34) 958 222 257
museo@cajagranadafundacion.es
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Organizing your event

03 ORGANIZING YOUR EVENT

Granada is an ideal city, with excellent infrastructures for your event, as well as magnificent hotels for meetings and unique venues. The Conference Centre is in the heart of the city with over 4,000 hotel rooms within walking distance. Moreover, there are committed event organizing companies and professionals PCO, DMC/Travel Agents, catering services that will help you every step of the way to hold the perfect event.
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Main Convention Center

Notable Hotels

Granada Exhibition and Convention Center

Conveniently located in the heart of the city, with views of the Alhambra and Sierra Nevada, the Center is located within walking distance to over 4,000 hotel rooms, restaurants, shops and cultural sites. Recently opened after a full renovation, The Cloud has an amphitheatre for holding open air shows. There are 24 meeting rooms with an overall capacity for 3,560 participants, including two auditoriums: Garcia Lorca (2,000 pax), and Manuel de Falla (550 pax). The rest are multifunctional and flexible breakout rooms. In addition, there are 2 main exhibition halls which add up to a total exhibition area of 43,055 sq ft.
 
Contact information:
Granada Exhibition and Convention Center
Paseo del Violón, S/N
18006, Granada
Phone: (+34) 958 246 700
palacio@pcgr.org
www.pcgr.org

Photo: Javier Algarra\n

Palacio Municipal de Congresos

The Madrid Conference Centre is a natural light building made in marble and glass; its avant-garde design has given it great versatility and functionality. The Center is located in the financial headquarters of Madrid “Campo de las Naciones”, only three minutes away from the airport and a ten minutes ride to the city center. This venue has a solid experience in organizing major events; it has 28 meeting rooms with a capacity ranging from 26 to 360 people, an auditorium with a capacity of 1,812 people, a multipurpose hall of more than 2,200 m² and large exhibition areas.

Avda. de la Capital de España Madrid, 7. 28042 Madrid
http://www.madrid-destino.com/en/
E-mail: eventos@madriddestino.com
Tel. (+34) 91 722 04 00 / Fax (+34) 91 721 06 07

Photo: Francesco Pinton © Madrid Destino\n

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The Crystal Pavilion

The Crystal Pavilion is an emblematic building in the Spanish Faire sector. It is a highly singular premise, located in the heart of the Casa de Campo Park, very well communicated with the city center. The upper floor affords a privileged view of the Royal Palace and the Almudena Cathedral. The building has 20,200 m² of exhibition area, laid out on three floors connected to each other by lifts, escalators and stairs. It is prepared for holding events, both great and small, and staging of all kinds.

Avda. de Portugal, s/n. 28011 Madrid
http://www.madrid-destino.com/en/
E-mail: eventos@madriddestino.com
Tel. (+34) 91 722 04 00
Fax. (+34) 91 721 06 07

Photo: Francesco Pinton © Madrid Destino\n

Principe Felipe Convention & Congress Center

The Principe Felipe Convention & Congress Center is located on the ground floor of the Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel & Conference Center, close to the International Adolfo Suarez - Barajas Airport, the Ifema fairground and only 20 min from the downtown. With an area of 15,500 m², this Center is prepared to host all types of congress and conventions, presentations, meetings, fairs, expositions, exhibitions, or banquets, offering an integral solution to all the events. It has 56 modular meeting rooms, an auditorium with a dividing panel for up to 2,000 people and private reception for congress. These spaces are perfectly complemented with 869 rooms and a leisure center, indoor/outdoor swimming pool, gym and sauna. The hotel offers a very qualified team to advise the clients and it will be at their disposal at any time.

Avda. Aragón, 400. 28022 Madrid
madridmarriottauditorium.com
E-mail: comercial.madad@marriott.com
Tel. (+34) 91 400 44 00 / 59

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Kinepolis

Multifunctional spaces in an ultramodern environment in order to host any kind of events. Kinépolis is the versatile and professional space that cares and enhances the image of your company. Kinépolis Madrid offers a total of 24 rooms, with a total capacity for 8,200 seats, equipped with the ultimate technology in image and sound. Superbly communicated, with the public transportation on the very doorstep of Kinépolis, it is 25 minutes away from the airport and it also counts with more than 3,000 squares of free parking.

c/Edgar Neville s/n 28223 Madrid
http://www.kinepolisempresas.com/
E-mail: empresas@kinepolis.com
Tel. (+34) 91 512 70 63

Photo: Marquee Events in room 25, with a capacity of 1000pax\n

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Hospes Palacio de los Patos 5*

Located in an old palace in the historical and financial heart of Granada, Hospes Palacio de los Patos is a combination of two buildings that look at each other with complicity: The Patos Palace, a fully renovated 19th Century Palace, and a new building, with a mixture of deepness and clarity behind a majestic and settle alabaster latticework. This boutique hotel has exquisitely decorated spaces, a selected cuisine and a luxury Bodyna Spa, a space to achieve well-being and to revitalize body and mind.
 
Contact information:

Hospes Palacio de los Patos
Solarillo de Gracia, 1
18002, Granada
Phone: (+34) 958 535 790
palaciopatos@hospes.com

Photo: Hospes Palacio de los Patos\n

Alhambra Palace Hotel 5*

Alhambra Palace is a luxury hotel inspired by the Alhambra monument and features 108 comfortable Suites, Junior Suites Deluxe, Classic Rooms and double/twin rooms, each and every one with a special charm. Events and incentives can be held in its spectacular panoramic lounges landmarked by UNESCO, keeping the original decoration, but offering the latest technological advances of the XXI century.
 
Contact information:
Alhambra Palace Hotel
Plaza Arquitecto García de Paredes 1
18009, Granada
Phone: (+34) 958 221 468
reservas@h-alhambrapalace.com
www.h-alhambrapalace.es

Photo: Hotel Alhambra Palace\n

Alacena de las Monjas

Alacena de las Monjas Restaurant welcomes you to 15th – century arched cellars where you can experience prime quality, seasonal, local products. This restaurant blends in an avant-garde inspired cuisine with the historic legacy of the establishment in a unique location in the center of the city of Granada. As part of the former Franciscan Convent and the 2nd Cathedral of the city, Alacena de las Monjas uses the crypt, the well, and the brick foundations which still stand as silent witnesses of the passage of time.
 
Contact information:
Alacena de las Monjas
Plaza del Padre Suarez, 5
18009, Granada, Spain
Phone: (+34) 958 229 519
info@alacenadelasmonjas.com
www.alacenadelasmonjas.com

Photo: Alacena de las Monjas\n

Sibarius Gastrobar Restaurant

Located in the very heart of Granada, Sibarius Gastrobar Restaurant is a modern, two-story establishment. This cosmopolitan restaurant mixes fresh Mediterranean and Nikkei cuisine for those who enjoy discovering new gastronomic experiences. The restaurant also houses several private rooms ideal for business meetings and family get-togethers. Customers can have lunch, dinner, eat tapas, or just have a drink in a pleasant environment with excellent service.
 
Contact information:
Sibarius Gastrobar Restaurant
Plaza Bib Rambla, 20
18001, Granada, Spain
Phone: (+34) 958 222 796
info@restaurantesibarius.com
www.restaurantesibarius.com

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Hotel Barceló Granada Congress 5*

Barceló Granada Congress is an urban hotel designed to provide maximum comfort to business travelers. The hotel’s strategic location, just a few minutes from the historic center, makes it the perfect base for visiting the main tourist attractions. Its 10 multi-function meeting rooms and an auditorium with a capacity for up to 1,000 people, makes it a perfect option in Granada for conferences and conventions, product presentations and incentives.
 
Contact information:
Barcelo Granada Congress
C/Maestro Montero, 12
18004, Granada
Phone: (+34) 958 187 401
ventas.granada@barcelo.com
https://www.barcelo.com/es/hoteles/espana/andalucia/granada/barcelo-granada-congress/

Photo: Barceló Granada Congress\n

Abades "360º Full Service" 4*

With 50 venues spread throughout Andalusia and a national expansion, Abades is considered one of the leading companies with a "360º full service" philosophy. Coordinated by a quality department that takes care of all the details, the restaurants, service areas and hotels are located in unique spaces. Only in Granada, Abades has spaces such as the Carmen de los Chapiteles hotel, at the bottom of the Alhambra; the hotel Abades Nevada Palace, overviewing Sierra Nevada; the central Recogidas hotel, very closed to the monumental area of the Nasrid city or the recently opened gastrobar Maria de la O.
 
Contact information:
Manuel de Medio
Press Department Manager
Phone: (+34) 629 904 408
mdemedio@abades.com

Photo: Abades Nevada Palace\n

Abba Granada Hotel 4*

Abba Granada is a newly-built, beautiful hotel offering 136 rooms, very conveniently located in the city center of Granada, a few feet from the “El Triunfo gardens” and the historic “Albaicín” quarter. The facilities are specially thought for business travelers and include restaurant, bar-lounge area, private parking and spa area. There are six meeting rooms, up to 4000 sq ft, all of them with sunlight and free high speed wifi connection, and equipped for all meeting and event needs.
 
Contact information:
Av. Constitución, 21
18014, Granada
Diego Varela - Sales Department
Phone: (+34) 958 807 807
cial-granada@abbahoteles.com
www.abbagranadahotel.com/en

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Hotel Barceló Carmen Granada 4*

This iconic hotel is located in the heart of this Andalusian city, just 10 minutes’ walk from the Granada Cathedral, allowing guests to discover the true essence of this unbeatable destination. The 222 rooms at the Barceló Carmen Granada hotel are spacious and light and the terrace, with a swimming pool and a solarium, offers one of the best views of the city. The 9 multipurpose rooms can hold up to 350 people, making it possible to hold meetings and events adapted to suit your needs.

Contact information:
Hotel Barceló Carmen Granada
C/Acera Del Darro, 62
18005, Granada
Phone: (+34) 958 187 401
ventas.granada@barcelo.com
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Hotel Granada Palace 4*

Hotel Granada Palace is located within a perfect enclave suitable both for a break away and for sightseeing in this charismatic and romantic city. Just a 10 minutes-drive to the city, 5 minutes to Alhambra and 25 minutes right up to the slopes of sunny Sierra Nevada Ski Resort. Its 108 rooms are decorated with a fusion of avant-garde and Arabic elements. Hotel Granada Palace is also equipped with 8 polyvalent rooms for private events, such as weddings, conventions, workshops or any kind of meeting that you may need to hold.
 
Contact information:
Hotel Granada Palace
C/ Diego de Siloé s/n,
Esther Samaniego Mateos - Reservation/Sales Manager
Phone: (+34) 670 520 864
esther@granadapalace.com
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Hoteles Santos - Hotel Saray 4*

Great location in Granada, next to the Conference Centre, on 15 Km from Granada airport and just 5 minutes’ walk away from downtown, 2 Km from Alahambra Palace.Saray Hotel is the perfect choice for your MICE event. The Hotel counts with 213 rooms and suites and more than 7,000 sq ft of space for events, distributed over 2 divisible main meeting rooms + 1 break-out room, with total capacity for up to 550 people.
 
Contact information:
Hoteles Santos - Hotel Saray
Ps Enrique Tierno Galván 4
18006, Granada
Antonio Campos - Manager
Phone: (+34) 958 050 425
acampos@h-santos.es
www.h-santos.es

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Hotel A Quinta da Auga ****

In an idyllic natural setting on the banks of the Sar River, close to the city of Santiago, this emblematic 18th-century building converted into a deluxe boutique hotel offers accommodation, spa and restaurant services. Private grounds covering more than a hectare and the relaxing sound of flowing water guarantee its guests rest in each of the 45 rooms, each of which has been carefully decorated with works of art, antiques and an exquisite French touch.

 

Meeting rooms Total meeting capacity Largest theater-style capacity Total banquet capacity Largest banquet capacity Largest cocktail capacity Greenhouse (cocktails and presentations) Garden
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Hotel Monumento San Francisco ****

The Convent of San Francisco, located a few meters from Plaza del Obradoiro, dates from 1214 and now combines its religious function with that of a four-star hotel. Apart from its excellent location, it offers the serenity of a convent and excellent gastronomy. Its historic rooms, glazed courtyards and neoclassical church make any stay here an unforgettable experience.

 

Meeting rooms Total meeting capacity Largest theater-style capacity Total banquet capacity Largest banquet capacity Largest cocktail capacity Cloister cocktail capacity Exhibition area
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Grupo Carmela

The group is made up of three restaurants: Restaurante Carmela, El Pescaíto de Carmela and La Cuchara de Carmela, all of them located in the city center. Here you will find a cozy atmosphere and food that remains faithful to the Mediterranean diet and recipes, as well as to the most distinguished flavors of Andalusian cuisine. Highly-experienced, dynamic and innovative professionals work as one with the sole purpose of meeting and exceeding their customers’ expectations.
 
Contact information:
Grupo Carmela
C/Colcha, 13
18009, Granada, Spain
Phone: (+34) 958 309 967 / (+34) 674 900 140
christian@incorporamarketing.es
www.restaurantecarmela.com

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Novotel Madrid Center (4*)

Novotel Madrid Center hotel is located in the elegant Salamanca district. Whether visiting for business or leisure, enjoy easy access to the airport and city center. At the Eat Bar by Novotel, enjoy a cuisine focused on local product whilst remaining loyal to the cosmopolitan spirit of Madrid. The menu features a range of simple yet authentic dishes in a relaxed environment. Novotel counts with 2,300 m² of exclusive use for events in 23 separated spaces, adaptable meeting rooms equipped with the latest in technology with free WIFI and online press, exhibition hall, central gallery, 350 car parking spaces and exclusive access for groups with private check in area.

Contact details:
O´Donnell 53, 28009 MADRID – SPAIN
http://www.novotelmadridcenter.com/
Email: info@novotelmadridcenter.com
Tel. (+34)91 221 40 60 / Fax (+34)91 574 56 01

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Only You Atocha (4*)

Only YOU Atocha Hotel, located in the heart of the capital, is a reformed palace dating back to the 19th Century. This hotel has a strong personality due to its unique style that blends modern and British colonial designs. The hotel offers custom solutions for your events and meetings and its rooms will accommodate all your needs. It is a space for you to celebrate your success, with 6 adjustable meeting rooms, going from 10 to 180 people, single spaces for your coffee breaks and cocktails like an indoor patio, restaurant and exterior terrace for your private events with unsurpassable views.

Contact details:
Calle Barquillo, 21. Madrid
http://www.onlyyouhotels.com/en/
E-mail: madrid@onlyyouhotels.com
Tel. (+34) 91 005 27 46

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Alhambra\n

The Alhambra has been a World Heritage Site since 1984. Its name comes from the Arabic name for the color of its walls (Al-Hamra), which were made using local clay, giving the bricks a reddish tint.

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Types of visits

It dates back to the 9th century, when the Alcazaba was used as a sanctuary. It was in the 13th century when Mohammed I made his royal residence here. His successor, Mohammed II, finished building the walled ramparts. In the 14th century, during the reigns of Yusuf and Mohammed V, the Alhambra acquired its splendid monumental appearance that we still see today. Yusuf ordered the Palacio de Comares to be built and added enormous gateways, including the Puerta de las Armas and the Puerta de la Justicia. Mohammed V renovated the Palacio de Comares, added the impressive façade of the Patio Cuarto Dorado and built the innovative Palacio de los Leones.

Photo: Tourist Office of Spain in Chicago\n

  • The Alhambra is open every day of the year, with the exception of Christmas Day (December 25) and New Year’s Day (January 1st).
  • Entrance tickets sell out far in advance and therefore should be booked online before your arrival in Granada. Please note that are released in three-month blocks.
  • A visit to the complex takes at least three hours, and is mainly comprised of the Generalife Gardens, Nasrid Palaces, the Alcazaba, Palacio de Carlos V, and Iglesia de María. When you arrive, please collect your reservation no more than one hour before your ticketed time to visit the Nasrid Palaces and bear in mind that arriving after the time shown on your ticket will result in losing your right to visit them.
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ALHAMBRA GENERAL: Visits to the monument in the morning or evening within the established schedule.
ALHAMBRA AT NIGHT: Night visit
ALHAMBRA GARDENS: Visit the main landscaped areas of the Monument in the morning or in the afternoon.
ALHAMBRA EXPERIENCES: Mode that combines night visit to Nasrid Palaces lit and daytime visit to Alcazaba, the Generalife Gardens and Palace on two consecutive days.
SPECIAL VISIT – JUST FOR YOU: Know the Alhambra in a very special way and on a preferential timetable (closed to public).
DOBLA DE ORO: A route between the Albaicín, the oldest neighbourhood in the city, and the Alhambra Group of Monuments, both of which were declared World Heritage sites by the Unesco.
For more information visit: http://www.alhambra-patronato.es
To purchase tickets visit: https://tickets.alhambra-patronato.es/en/tickets-alhambra-general/

Photo: Patronato de Turismo\n

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Parador de Granada

Located on the grounds of the Alhambra complex, among gardens and fountains evoking a past in which the Arab and the Christian intermingled. The Parador was a former monastery built on the orders of the Catholic Monarchs on the site of a Nasrid palace, the remains of which have been preserved in the Nasrid Room and in the patio of Isabel. Works of art and exceptional furniture decorate the cloister and interior rooms. You can enjoy here dishes like remojón (traditional orange and cod salad), habas a la granadina (green beans with ham) and piononos (sponge cake rolls topped with cream).
 
C/ Real de la Alhambra s/n
18009 Granada, Spain
Phone: (+34) 958 221 440 / (+34) 958 222 264
granada@parador.es
www.parador.es

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Natural Heritage

In Madrid you'll find formal parks like El Retiro, scientific institutions such as the Botanical Garden, and spaces with an avant-garde design like Madrid Río Park… Together with the trees that line Madrid's public thoroughfares, these make it one of the greenest cities in the world.

Historical parks such as El Retiro and Casa de Campo were created as estates for the recreation and seclusion of kings and nobles, and today are communal areas to be enjoyed by visitors and local inhabitants every day of the week. At dusk, the best plan is to head for Oeste Park or the Plaza de Oriente to watch the sun go down.\n

05 Transportation

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Granada

Flights

Trains

Transportation

Flights

F.G.L. Granada-Jaén Airport is located in the region of La Vega del Genil, about 10 miles  from Granada capital and 65 miles from Jaen capital.The airport maintains a scheduled traffic link with Barcelona and Madrid, thereby offering a very important service for the social-economic development of both provinces.
Domestic and international connections operated through F.G.L. Granada-Jaén Airport: Madrid, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Melilla, London, Manchester and Milan.
Source: AENA

For more information see: www.aena.com\n

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Trains

Modern trains connect Granada with the rest of Andalusia and with the main Spanish cities. The good news is that beginning in 2018 the AVE High Speed rail network will also be operational from Madrid all the way to Granada, notably reducing travel times.
 
For more information see RENFE: www.renfe.es

Renfe Spain Pass

  • Only available for citizens resident in countries outside Spain. It is strictly personal, nontransferable, and is only valid upon presentation of a passport or a residence certificate.
  • Customers can choose Passes of 4, 6, 8 or 10 journeys, to be used within 1 month. Two modalities: Preferential or Tourist.
  • Valid for all AVE Long Distance and Medium Distance trains (excluding couchettes). You choose the number of journeys you wish to make.
  • This pass is active for 6 months as from the date of issue and is valid for 1 month as from the date on which it is first validated for a journey.
  • A cancellation fee applies 24 hours after your purchase. No refund after the first journey.
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Transportation

In Granada you'll find public buses and sightseeing buses in addition to taxis, making it convenient and efficient to get between the different places of interest in the city.
The city bus is an effective way to get around Granada, and includes minibuses to take you uphill to the Alhambra and the Generalife. They usually run from 6:45 am to 11 pm. On Fridays, Saturdays and the eve of public holidays there are also two routes (known as 'búhos' –Spanish for owls) that run from midnight to 5 am.
Taxis can be found every day at any time. They are white with the city crest, a green line and their license number on the side.
For more information see: www.spain.info

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Port

Like all Mediterranean cities, Málaga has always been linked to the sea and the riches that come from it. Sheltered by a natural bay, the Port of Málaga has become the peninsula’s second most important cruise port.

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Special offer for the MICE Industry

30% off on AVE and regular train tickets for convention and trade show attendees.
The offer is geared toward companies and meeting planners who will be planning conferences, tradeshows and exhibitions in Spain, so they can offer attendees and exhibitors special fares for all train tickets within the Renfe national train network.\n

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GRANADA CARD Tourist Pass

The GRANADA CARD Tourist Pass gives you tickets for Granada’s main attractions and public transportation, as well as big discounts on other tourist services. There is also a Kids’ GRANADA CARD for children of ages 3-11. There are two types: GRANADA CARD Plus and GRANADA CARD Básico, both include visits to the main monuments and transportation (city bus and tourist train).

For more information see: www.en.granadatur.com\n

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NEED HELP ORGANIZING YOUR EVENT?

Granada Convention Bureau

Door to door Travel tours

Aventura Amazonia

World Pride Madrid 2017

Granada Convention Bureau

Granada Convention Bureau is an institution devoted specifically to the promotion of Granada as a MICE destination. The professionals of the Granada Convention Bureau provide impartial counseling, support, and collaboration to plan events (conferences, conventions, business incentive trips) and to present candidacies.

Contact information:
Granada Convention Bureau
Virgen Blanca 9  18071, Granada
Phone: (+34) 958 53 57 61
granadacb@granada.org\n

Business Travels + Leisure

Door To Door Travel & Tours, DMC Granada, is a travel planner that has a line of business oriented to companies, personalizing meetings, events and incentives and offering professional quality services. Door To Door Travel & Tours is an Inbound Travel Agency in Granada, specialized in tailor-made travel arrangements and exclusive local experiences and corporate events.

Contact information:
Door To Door Travel & Tours
Plaza Isabel la Católica, Nº1, Floor 6, Ofice 3 18009, Granada
José Miguel Navarro Medina
Phone: (+34) 678 385 457

Photo: Door to Door Travel and Tours\n

Aventura Amazonia

AVENTURA AMAZONIA offers companies an ideal and unique opportunity to enjoy a day of adventure in a natural environment. The activities encourage the relationships between employees, and provide keys to motivation in the most fun and surprising way. It is not necessary to have any special physical fitness or previous experience; it is an adventure park for EVERYONE to find their own challenge.

Contact information:
Aventura Amazonia Granada
Ctra. GR 3101 Km 7,5
18179 Víznar (Spain)
Pilar Luengo
Phone: (+34) 958 071 102

Photo: Aventura Amazonia\n

World Pride Madrid 2017

Spain has always been a melting pot of different cultures and civilizations, a bridge between Latin America and Europe, and between Africa, the Mediterranean and Europe. Madrid, the capital of Spain is a true example of a multicultural city.
In 2017 Madrid will host the largest global event for the LGBT community, World Pride 2017, the 40th anniversary of the first LGBTIQ pride parade in Spain, with events held in several of the capital’s most famous squares. The huge festival will take place in numerous locations and will feature concerts, open-air parties, art, culture, talks and sport.\n

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