Pre-Conference Tour: Alhambra

The International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences is pleased to announce the pre-conference tour.


The International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences is pleased to announce a privately guided tour to 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 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
Price: US$35.00
Transportation 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.

Conference Welcome Reception

The International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences is pleased to host the 2018 Conference Welcome Reception at the University of Granada.

Common Ground Publishing, the University of Granada, and the Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Conference will be hosting a welcome reception at the University of Granada, just after the last session of the first day. All delegates are welcome to attend and enjoy complimentary light refreshments. This is an excellent opportunity to connect with and get to know your fellow international delegates.

Date: 25 July
Time: Directly following sessions
Location: University of Granada
Cost: Complimentary to all conference delegate

Conference Dinner - La Chumbera

The International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences is pleased to offer delegates an optional dinner at La Chumbera.

Conference Dinner - La Chumbera

Join other delegates, plenary speakers, and our local hosts from the University of Granada and take in a sunset dinner while enjoying views of Alhambra. The Restaurant La Chumbera is situated in an Old Quarter of Sacromonte. From here you can enjoy the views to the Alhambra, the Cathedral, and Sacromonte Caves. Enjoy the flavors of Granada in this unique venue.

Date: Thursday, 26 July
Time: 20:30 (8:30pm)
Cost: US$65.00
Location: La Chumbera


Booking can be done at the time of registration. If you have already registered for the conference, please contact us to book your tour.

Menu Options

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, cava, coffee, and tea.

Option 1: Non-Vegetarian Menu

Iberian ham
Fried almonds
Manchego cheese
Fried eggplant with honey
Home-made croquettes
Beef with coriander
Caviar of tomato with chives
Local blood sausages

Main dishes:
Canellon of zucchini filled with codfish and prawns
Iberian meat filled with cheese and Apple with crispy bacon


Option 2: Vegetarian option:

Main dishes:
Risotto of vegetables and mushrooms
Tofu with curry sauce of banana and apple with potatoes