01 About Madrid
Madrid is the capital of Spain, and is home to the Spanish Royal family as well as the Spanish Government. It is a modern metropolitan city and an economical and industrial center of Spain, and, with its population of nearly 3,5 million people, is also the biggest city in Spain.
It is located in the centre of the Iberian Peninsula, and is surrounded by mountains and natural parks. Although it is located in the centre of the country, it has traditionally been the hub between different areas of Spain and is therefore connected to all major Spanish cities by train, road or air. The weather in Madrid varies a lot depending on the season (hot and dry in the summer).
02 Madrid Attractions
Madrid has a lot of interesting attractions that offer both culture and amusement.
The city is full of great monuments, like the royal palace, the Plaza Mayor or the many statuettes, and for people interested in art, the museums Del Prado, Reina Sofia or Thyssen have some of the most fantastic collections of famous Spanish painters like Velazquez, Goya, Picasso or Miro.
If you like to be entertained, Madrid has two big amusements parks (including the new Warner Bros park) and there are regular international concerts, big flea markets, parades and other activities going on.
To sport enthusiasts Madrid can offer everything from skiing (only 1 hour away by bus) during the winter, to golf all year round, as well as international sporting events and the possibility to practice nearly any sport at the University facilities.
If you like going out at night, Madrid has a very interesting nightlife throughout the whole week and which is available all year round. You can either go out for a tapa (Spanish snack), eat at a very nice restaurant, go to the cinema or one of the many theatres, or find nearly any type of bar or disco.
03 Conference Venue
The conference will be held at the University Carlos III of Madrid, Puerta de Toledo located at Ronda de Toledo in Madrid, Spain.
More About Venue ↓
The UC3M is a public university and all courses are adapted to the European Higher Education Area.
In 2009 the Spanish Government awarded UC3M as a Campus for International Excellence.
Allocated Classrooms & Facilities
All the rooms have Internet and audiovisual facilities.
The Entrance is in the center of the map (semi-round stairs).
There are two main restrooms, one at the side of the Auditorium and the other at the side of room -1.B.17.
The area at the side of room -1.B.18 is a bar, with coffee and sandwiches.
You can find more information and photos about the venue, visiting the link
How can You reach the Venue?
From the Centre of Madrid
• 10 Lines of Buses arrive at the Puerta de Toledo through the center of Madrid and stop on Campus.
• You can walk, 5-10 minutes
• You can also use Metro Line 5 and get off at the stop Puerta de Toledo, in the Campus.
From the airport:
• If you arrive to T1, T2 or T3 take Metro Line 8 towards Nuevos Ministerios and then Line 10 to Alonso Martínez Metro, where you have to switch to Metro Line 5 to Puerta de Toledo, in the Campus.
• If you arrive to T4, take the C1 Line to Principe Pío until Piramides Stop and then Metro Line 5 until next stop, Puerta de Toledo.