Social events

(See map at the end of the page)

Welcome reception

Sunday, October 7th, at 20:00h.

A welcome cocktail will take place at the Nazari Palace "Cuarto Real de Santo Domingo" on Sunday, October 7th at 20:00h. All participants are invited to attend.

Football match

Monday, October 8th, at 19:30h.

The traditional football match of every EVN Symposium will take place at the nearby Nuñez Blanca Sport Center soon after the afternoon session of Monday 8th of October. The match cannot be organized if there is not a minimum of 22 attendees willing to play the match, which you can do by selecting the correponding option in the registration fee.

Guided tour to the Alhambra

Tuesday, October 9th, from 21:00h to 23:30h.

We have organized a guided tour to the 10th century Alhambra palaces. A bus will take participants from the conference venue after the last session of the day to go directly to the Alhambra. The price of the tour can be paid (both for you and your companions, if any) during the conference registration process.

The Alhambra, the most emblematic monument of Granada, listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site, was started to be built during the mid 10th century by the Berber ruler Badis ben Habus of the Kingdom of Granada in al-Andalus, occupying the top of the hill of the Assabica on the southeastern border of the city of Granada.

The Alhambra's Islamic palaces were built for the last Muslim Emirs in Spain and their court, of the Hasrid dynasty. After the Reconquista (reconquest) of Granada by the Reyes Católicos ("Catholic Monarchs") ten months before Columbus' journey to America, some parts of the palaces were used by the Christian rulers. The Palace of Charles V, built by Charles V, King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor in 1527, was inserted in the Alhambra within the Nasrid fortifications. The Alhambra is now one of Spain's major tourist attractions, exhibiting the country's most significant and well known Berber Islamic architecture, together with 16th-century and later Christian building and garden interventions.

Visit to the IRAM 30m millimeter Radiotelescope in Sierra Nevada & alternative social-turistic event

Wednesday, October 10th, from 15:00h to 19:00h.

There will be no afternoon session on Wednesday, so we have organized a guided tour to the IRAM 30m millimeter Radiotelescope. For logistical reasons, this visit can be offered for the first ~ 50 registered attedees only. For the remaining participants, this activity will be replaced by an alternative social-turistic event (TBD). The visit to the radiotelescope will be cancelled in case no road access to the telescope is possible, due to early snow in Autumm.

Conference dinner

Wednesday, October 10th, at 20:00h.

The conference dinner will take place on the evening of October 10th, 2018 at the courtyard and the former cloisters of Palacio de Santa Paula. This five-star hotel is located in the historic center of Granada near the Cathedral and the Royal Chapel. The hotel replaced the former Santa Paula Convent and the Casa Morisca, which existed in the XVI and XII centuries respectively. This hotel restaurant, “El Claustro”, where the Santa Paula convent refectory used to be, offers guests haute cuisine that fuses elements of traditional Andalusian gastronomy with modern culinary concepts. Registration for the conference dinner (for conference participants and any accompanying person) can be paid together with the registration for the conference.