Venue and Accommodation


Granada has been the crucible of cultures and civilizations where, during the centuries, christians, muslims and jews lived altogether. Nowadays, Granada is a modern city that has an uncommon scientific and cultural background, along with the University and the institutes of Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and an architectural, natural and historic patrimony like no other. Likewise, it owns a grown and active corporate environment made up of companies based on knowledge, standing out those related to the health campus and new technologies. To all these values, we should add an extensive cultural activity and the well-known hospitality of the people from Andalucia which brings a warm welcome to their guests.

Granada welcomes every year more than 2,5 millions of tourists both nationally and internationally driven here for the excellent touristic offers, the location and the weather, with the Alhambra as the most emblematic monument, being the most visited monument in all Spain.

Conference Venue: Granada Conference Center (Palacio de Congresos de Granada)

The congress venue will be the Granada Conference Center: for its design, size and features, it is considered one of the main Conference Centers in Spain.

Paseo del Violón S/N, 18006 Granada

Lodging information

Close to the Conference Venue, the SISPAD attendees can find a varied offer of hotels. Some of them have been selected according to their proximity:


How to reach Granada

Direct flights to Granada

International connections exist to Granada (airport code GRX) from London Gatwick and Paris Orly operated by Vueling Airlines. However, given that the number of flights from these cities is quite limited, the best option for reaching Granada by plane is to take an international flight to Madrid or Barcelona and then a domestic flight to Granada.

The airport is located at 17 km from the city center. Upon arrival, the connection to the city can be done by taxi (around 30 eur) or by bus. The bus transfer is cheaper (3 eur) and has one of the stops at the Conference Venue (7 stops from the airport). The bus departure schedule is synchronized with the flights arrival and typically takes place around 30 minutes after landing. The bus stop is to the right of the building as you leave the airport.

Direct flights to Málaga

Málaga is the closest international airport to Granada (125 km). International direct flights land at the Málaga airport coming from the main cities of Europe.

Once arrived at Málaga Airport, the possibilities of reaching Granada by public transport are the following:

  • Direct bus from the airport to the Granada bus station (12.21 eur and around 2 h). This is the easiest transfer possibility. There are around 10 departs per day. In order to check if the timetables fit your flight schedule you can take a look here.
  • If the direct bus connection is not an option for you, then the most convenient solution is to take a train to Málaga Central Station (María Zambrano Station). From there, you can take a direct bus to Granada (the Central Train Station is in front of the Málaga Bus Station) almost every hour.

Tourist info

Granada is famous because of its large amount of tourist possibilities, amongst you can find such magical places such as la Alhambra (an ancient andalusian city-castle, which was built on the XI century), the main cathedral (catholic temple, great work of the Spanish Renaissance), the city's old historic center and the wonderful borough of Albayzin.