Granada has been the crucible of cultures and civilizations, where, during the centuries, christians, muslims and jews lived altogether. Nowadays, Granada is a modern city that has an uncommon scientific and cultural background, along with the University of Granada and the institutes of CSIC (High Council of Scientific Investigations) and an architectural, natural and historic patrimony like no other. Likewise, it owns a grown and active corporte environment made up of companies based on knowledge, standing out those related to the Health Campus and ICT. To all these values, we should add an extensive cultural activity and the well-known hospitality of the people from Andalucia which brings a warm welcome to their guests.
Granada welcomes every year more than 2,5 millions of tourists both nationally and internationally driven here for the excellent turistic offers, the location and the weather, with the Alhambra as the most emblematic monument, being the most visited monument in all Spain.
Venue of VCBM2018
The workshop will take place in the Granada Congress Centre, the same venue as MICCAI 2018 conference. It is located in the centre of the city, surronded by several 4* hotels, and at a walk distance of the historical and commercial centre.
How to reach Granada by flight
The airport is located 10-15 minutes away from the city centre. It has direct connections with Madrid, Barcelona, Mallorca, London and Milan.
The airport is located 125 kms away from Granada, and it is the main airport in Andalucia and 4th in Spain. There are direct flights from almost all cities in Europe.
To reach Granada, there are mainly two options:
- direct bus connection from the Malaga Airport to Granada
- rent a car, which might allow you to drive to Granada through motorway in less than 90′.
How to reach Granada by train
If you decide to come by train from e.g. Madrid, and book a Madrid-Granada ticket (it is possible) you must know that you will travel in the AVE train (high speed) to Antequera-Santa Ana station, and then the railway company will transfer all passangers to a bus to reach Granada in a 100kms trip.