Pre-Conference Tour: Alhambra

The Global Studies Conference is pleased to offer the pre-conference tour.


The Global Studies Conference 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: Sunday, 29 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, 28 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 Global Studies Conference is pleased to announce the Conference Welcome Reception.

Common Ground Research Networks, the University of Granada, and the Global Studies Conference will be hosting a welcome reception at the University of Granada. The reception will be held directly following the last parallel session of the first day, Monday, 30 July 2018. Join other conference delegates and plenary speakers for drinks, light hor d'oeuvres, and a chance to converse.

We look forward to hosting you!

Conference Dinner

The Global Studies Conference is pleased to offer a conference dinner at San Nicolás Restaurant.

San Nicolás

Join other conference delegates, plenary speakers, and the local university committee for the conference dinner at San Nicolás. The restaurant San Nicolás is situated in the heart of the Old City of Granada. Before it was a Carmen of Lindaraja, a private house with gardens and views of Alhambra. The restaurant is situated within the viewpoint of San Nicolas, one of the most popular sights in Granada. The restaurant maintains the original structure of peculiar Granada houses called cármenes.

Date: Monday, 30 July
Time: 20:30 (8:30pm)
Cost: US$65.00
Location: San Nicolás


Please be sure to look over the two menu options below. The conference dinner, including your menu choice (option 1 or option 2), can be booked during registration. If you've already registered, contact us with your menu choice (either option 1 or option 2) to book your conference dinner.


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, coffee, and tea.

Menu Option 1: Meat-eaters
Olives “gordal” filled with Idiazábal cheese and flied almonds
Prawn crackers with curry
Cheese bread
Home-made potatoes with tofu
Muffin with ham, parmesan cheese and tomato soup
Macaron of smoked cheese and almonds
Parfait of chicken and mushrooms
Bread with oriental seasonings
Salad with shrimps
Croissant filled with turkey and baked apple
Fried eggplant with honey

Main dish:
Carpaccio of Iberian meat with parmesan, foie and truffle
Hake with velouté of mussels

Turrón from Xixona, crispy almonds and ice-cream

Menu Option 2: Vegetarian-Vegan
Olives “gordal”
Home-made potatoes with tofu
Salad of lentils, oranges and pinions
Roasted peppers
Spanish tomato soup with bread
Mashed cauliflower with white chocolate and crispy sweet potato
Quinoa salad with vegetables
Couscous of vegetables
Fried eggplant with honey
Baby-beans with pickled onions

Main dish:
Tartar of beet with green mustard sauce
Casserole of wheat with mushrooms and truffle’s oil

Red Berries