Workshop Venue & Location


Granada is the capital of the province of Granada, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. It is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains with its famous skying resort. Granada is at an elevation of 740 m above sea level, yet it is only  one hour by car from the Mediterranean coast, the Costa Tropical.  Its nearest airport is Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaén Airport at about 25 km.
The Alhambra, a Moorish citadel and palace, is the most renowned building of the Andalusian Islamic historical legacy with its many cultural attractions that makes Granada a popular destination among the touristic cities of Spain. The Almohad influence on architecture is well preserved in the quarter of Albaicín with its fine examples of Moorish and Morisco construction. Granada is also well-known within Spain for its prestigious university which has about 80,000 students spread over five different campuses in the city.

Workshop location

The workshop will be held at the Palacio de la Madraza, next door to the Cathedral in the city center. The Palacio de la Madraza  was the first Islamic university, founded by Yusuf I, and became one of the most important in the Islamic world, constituting an academic centre that at that time attracted philosophers from many countries. When in the XVIII Century a Baroque palace was built on its place, the architects kept the old oratory or mirhab with its beautiful Mocarab cornice. Nowadays, the Palacio de la Madraza belongs to the University of Granada.