Andalusia, Granada

The city of Granada offers an incomparable setting for celebrating all types of events thanks to the extensive recent development of its communications systems, hotel facilities, and centres and spaces for hosting all types of activities. All of these factors, combined with its widespread appeal and its historical and cultural attractions make it the ideal location to hold top level events, such as the latest edition of the Open Source World Conference.

Exhibition and Conference Centre

Paseo del Violón s/n, 18006 Granada

GPS: N 37.16579, W 3.59834
Web: http://www.pcgr.org

How to arrive

Federico García Lorca Airport Granada-Jaén

T: 958 245 200/23 | 902 400 500
Web: www.aena.es/granada

Granada Train Station
Avda. de Andaluces, s/n 18014 Granada

T: 958 204 000
Web: www.renfe.es

Granada Bus Station

Ctra. Jaén, s/n 18014 Granada
T: 958 185 480 | 958 251 358

Links of interest

Andalusia tourist board: www.andalucia.org

Granada province tourist board: www.turgranada.es

Granada city tourist board: www.granadatur.com

The Alhambra and Generalife Trust: www.alhambra-patronato.es

Sierra Nevada: sierranevada.es

Where to sleep

The city of Granada has excellent hotel facilities that are available to visitors. In any case, participants in the Open Source World Conference can access to special rates at several of them.

Macià Cóndor (4*)
Avda. Constitución, 6, 18012 Granada (Downtown)
Telf. (34) 958 28 3711 Fax. (34) 958 28 385
Rate: 60€ (Single, VAT & breakfast are included)
Rate: 70€ (Double, VAT & breakfast are included)

Macià Monasterio de Los Basilios (3*)
Paseo de los Basilios, nº 2, 18008 Granada
Tel. 958 817401, Fax 958 81792
Rate: 50 € (Double, VAT & breakfast are included)

NH Hesperia Granada (4*)
Plaza Gamboa, S/N 18009 Granada, T. +34 958 018 400 F. +34 958 018 410
l.lopez@nh-hotels.com | www.nh-hotels.com
Rate: 65€ + 8% VAT (Single, breakfast included)
Rate: 74€ + 8% VAT (Double, breakfast included)

Senator Granada Spa Hotel (4*)
Paseo del Violón S/N., 18006. Granada (a 50 mts del Palacio de Congresos)
Tel: 958 131 000. Fax: 958 131 088.
Rate: 83 € (Doble, VAT & breakfast are included)

Where to eat

Gastronomy in Granada is both varied and delicious and the local cuisine has an important Arabic heritage based on a wide range of high quality ingredients. The tapas that are served free with a glass of wine or beer in every bar in the province are a tasty symbol of Granada that visitors always remember, even though these morsels are not necessarily the most significant part of local cuisine. Tapas is cooking on a miniature scale and can provide a varied and tasty way of lunching or dining informally. Eating tapas in bars is an undeniable social rite for residents of Granada and it is normally the bar owner who decides what tapas his clients will be served.

The city has several areas that are known for their restaurants or as good places to hop from bar to bar sampling different tapas. Try beginning around the Campo del Príncipe in the Realejo district, which was the Jewish quarter of the Muslim city. This is where you will find Calle Elvira, en route to the cathedral and one of the city’s favourite spots for going out. The surrounding area is home to a large number of bars and taverns offering a wide range of wine and tapas.

Plaza Nueva, just off Calle Elvira and next to the Real Chancillería, is another area with numerous bars and restaurants. Follow the path of the River Darro and you will arrive at the Paseo de los Tristes, where you can sit in one of the many outdoor terraces and recharge your batteries. Another area for enjoying Granada’s local cuisine is the streets around city hall and Calle Navas, also close to the cathedral, which is pedestrianised and full of traditional bars and taverns.

On the right bank of the River Darro is the Albaicín neighbourhood, which has been declared a World Heritage site. This district is home to some of the city’s most emblematic restaurants, boasting magnificent views over the Alhambra, especially from the San Nicolás viewpoint.