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MICCAI 2018 Granada Spain Alhambra Palace & Local Food Experiences

MICCAI 2018 Granada Spain Alhambra Palace & Local Food Experiences

MICCAI Cultural & Gastronomic Activities

Special Programme for MICCAI conference attendees in Granada. Scheduled from Friday 14th September to Sunday 23rd September 2018


Alhambra Palace Guided Tour – MICCAI

Twilight Tour Nasrid Palaces – MICCAI 

Enjoy a guided visit of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Alhambra Palace.

The Alhambra Palace is one of the most visited monuments in Spain. The 13th century Nasrid Palaces and the Lions Courtyard are magical locations to explore.Granada´s Alhambra Palace is a fortified complex of palatial buildings and towers. The earliest dating from the 10th century and the most recent from the early 19th century.
The Jewel in the Crown is the Nasrid Palace which was the seat of the Kingdom of Al Andalus. It is the best example of Islamic architecture in Europe today.
Another highlight is the Generalife. Stunning gardens which served as the summer palace for the rulers in Medieval Granada. 

Travel back in time when you visit the Alhambra with an English speaking tour guide in the early evening.

  • Wednesday 19th September 2018 
  • Note. Tickets for this visit are no longer available to purchase
  • (Deadline was 11pm CET Thursday 13th Sept 2018)

To check availabilty for other guided tours of the Alhambra please see: Get Alhambra Tickets – How to Visit the Palace

Alhambra tickets March 2017

Private visit for MICCAI Groups to Alhambra Palace

This activity is organized exclusively for MICCAI attendees.

  • Guided Tour of the Alhambra Palace (English Language)
  • Recommendation: Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Meeting Point: Main Entrance of the Alhambra Palace. Next to Metal Map on the Wall (close to Ticket office)
  • Guided tour and visit to Granada Historic Cathedral and Royal Chapel of the Catholic Kings.
  • Thursday September 20th 2018 at 4pm
  • Groups 6 – 30 people
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Meeting Point: Plaza del Carmen, Main door of Granada town Hall (Ayuntamiento) (off Calle Reyes Catolicos)

Granada Cathedral Spain

Description: Granada Cathedral was built as a symbol of power in the 16th century. In the Renaissance style this grand building also has the Royal Chapel the final resting place of Ferdinand and Isabella. Understand the dramatic change that happened in Granada in the 15th-16th century as the Christian Kings changed the course of Granada´s history after centuries of Muslim rule.

Things to Do in Granada Alcaiceria

Essential Granada Tour – MICCAI conference

  • Guided tour and visit to of Granadas Old town
  • Thursday 20th September 2018 at 7pm. Please be on time
  • Groups 6 – 30 people
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Meeting Point: Plaza del Carmen, Main door of Granada town Hall (Ayuntamiento) (off Calle Reyes Catolicos)
  • Price: 18 euros per person.

Discover the legendary and spectacular nature of this city with a walk through its essential places. The must see spots which visitor can afford to
The historical centre, offers us the chance to appreciate the contrasts of this City, where we can find the magnificent Cathedral, the following the conquest, and charming tiny streets.
This walk is therefore a journey back to the time when the  monuments, squares, alleyways and corners that express the cultural
essence of Granada were created, with the blend of styles and the influence of religions in town planning, society and the economy.

Granada Food Tour tapas walk

A Taste of Granada Food Tour

MICCAI exclusive

Description: Learn about the Local Produce grown in Granada province. Taste Zero mile food and delicacies prepared by talented local chefs. See how the locals buy their food in independent family run businesses.

Explore the foodie side of  Granada on this walking tour of the city.

  • Description: A walking food tour in Granada showcasing local food. 7 stops along the way eating small dishes.
  • Small groups. Limited to 10 people per tour.
  • Language: English (Spanish & French available by request)
  • Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 11am or 6pm
  • Meeting Point: Box Office Kiosk outside the Theatre Isabel La Católica (Close to Puerta Real, Granada)
  • Duration: About 3 hours

BOOK A Taste of Granada Tour



Granada Photo Tour

    • Description: Capture your time in Granada with a professional photographer. This unique tour explores the typical corners of the Albaicin quarter. The old moorish part of the city which looks across the Alhambra Palace and Sierra Nevada Mountains. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site this white washed neighbourhood makes the perfect setting for unique photos to take home with you.
    • Walking tour is downhill and guided by English speaking pro photographer.
    • 48 original photos (for digital online use) are sent to you 3 days after the experience.
    • This activity can be done individually, for a couple or as a family.
    • Availability: On request (pre booking required to ensure availability)
    • Duration: About 2 and half hours
    • Meeting Point: Hotel lobby (Pick up at your accomodation)
    • To see more photos from previous shoots see: Albaicin Walk & Pro Photo Experience


Unwind in the Arab Baths

Description:  Float back in history and discovery the ritual of the hammam baths in Granada. Bathe in contrasting pools and enjoy some hot mint tea just as they would have done all those years ago. The session includes 90 minutes of bathing and a 15 minute massage with aromatic oils typical at the time of Al Andalus (jasmine, rose, lavender, orange blossom, pomegranate) 

Malaga Hammam Spain

  • 90 minute session in contrasting pools
  • Includes 15 minute massage with aromatic oils
  • You will need to bring a swimsuit (no pool shoes are required)
  • Location: Granada City Centre  (full indications will be provided on booking)
  • Available every day throughout the MICCAI Conference.


______________________________________________________________Flamenco Granada MICCAI

Flamenco Show Tickets (city centre)

An authentic Flamenco performance in the centre of Granada. The name of the venue is taken from the typical Andalusian dance celebrated at gypsy weddings. Guitar music and handclapping make this style distintive. This 60 minute show is available at 7.00pm and 8.45pm Everyday.

Located close to Plaza Nueva, right in the city centre this air conditioned space is a great venue to see local Flamenco dancers perform.
The artists performing are professionals, great Spanish guitar players, singers and breathtaking dancers.

Many of these artists of from the famous flamenco families in the Sacromonte of Granada.
Each night they share their passion for the art of Flamenco with you.



Wine Tasting Evening

Taste 4 local wines produced in the Granada region. Each wine is carefully paired with a small dish of food from local producers. You have the chance to purchase some of the drinks and food which you have sample at the end of the tasting.

This activity is in English language.

Some of the local wines are hard to come across outside Andalusia to enjoy the opportunity to taste some of the best wineries in the region all in one place.

Granada Wine Tasting

  • Everyday at 7.00pm  (not available on Sunday or Local Holidays)
  • Tasting of 4 Wines – Locally produced Wines in the Granada province.
  • All drinks are paired with a small plate of local food.
  • To finish the evening taste a local biscuit or cake with a sweet wine
  • Tasting Notes and Activity lead by a local Sumiller in English
  • Location: Close to Paseo del Salon – Carrera de la Virgen in Granada city (full indications will be provided on booking)
  • Maximum group Size – 15 guests


BMW Sixt España Majorca

MICCAI Car Hire from Malaga or Granada

The official rental partner for MICCAI 2018 is SIXT.

The team at Sixt will arrange a Hire Car for your time in Spain.

This reputable company has well located pick up points at the main transport hubs in Andalusia and Spain.

Choose the best Sixt office for your schedule whether it be Malaga, Granada or Madrid, they have delegations in airports and Train Stations.

Book with the official partner Sixt España to obtain MICCAI discount.

MICCAI Granada Spain Official partner SIxt


Please feel free to email should you have any questions regarding these MICCAI activities.

Do ask if there is something you would like to do that is offered here and we will do our best to arrange it for you.

  1. Steve Jett says:

    Hi Molly,

    I’ve been traveling, and I just received the email regarding payment for the Alhambra night tour. Is there still any way to pay? Thank you!

  2. Bess says:

    Hi, are there still tickets available for the Alhambra Palace tour?

  3. Robert Brylka says:

    Hi, I missed the deadline for the Alhambra Palace tour too. Are there still tickets available?
    Thank You!

  4. Bjorn says:

    Is there still a spot for the Wednesday Alhambra tour?

  5. Tao says:

    Hi, I missed the deadline to book. Is the Alhambra Palace guided tour is still available for Wed 19th? Thank you!

  6. Jackie says:

    We were trying to book the wine tour on Tuesday for 2 people on this page for booking requires a minimum of 4. Is there any way to make a reservation for 2 ?

    • Molly says:

      Hi Jackie, There are others interested in this activity, I have just sent details so you can book. Currently there are a few spaces left for Tues 18th Sept. Thankyou

  7. Josef says:

    Hi, I am going to Granada with my family. I was wondering if the Alhambra Palace Guided Tour is baby friendly enough so I can bring my 20 month old daughter with me?

    • Molly says:

      Yes, you will need to use a child carrier for the Nasrid Palace as pushchairs/strollers are not allowed inside.
      Also children under 18 mths go in for free but do need a ticket to be issued at the queue/gate of Nasrid palaces.

  8. Jorge says:

    A follow up for the previous question. Does the visit include also Generalife gardens and other Alhambra areas? Or is it only for Nazrid Palaces?

    Thank you.

    • Molly says:


      this tour includes the Nasrid Palaces, Mexuar and heart of the Alhambra
      The Generalife gardens are not included

      Best regards

  9. LEE SUJIN says:

    Hi there,

    I made a reservation for attending “Alhambra Palace Guided Tour
    Twilight Tour Nasrid Palaces” as a attendee MICCAI a few minutes ago.

    but i have some problem, so i wouldn’t attend this guided tour.

    could i call off my reservation??

    i hope your positive reply… 🙂


  10. Michele says:

    Hi there,

    I have a question regarding the “Twilight Tour Nasrid Palaces” tour. It’s mentioned that: “This programme is organized exclusively for MICCAI attendees.” So can MICCAI attendees buy an extra ticket for their partner as well?


    • Molly says:

      Hello Michele

      Your partner is welcome to purchase a ticket to accompany you

      Best regards

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