• Location
The talks will be held at the Real Centro Universitario María Cristina in San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Madrid, Spain) where attendants will be also hosted and meals will be served.

Cocktail dinner on Thursday May 11th will be at Hotel Exe Victoria Palace
Located in the heart of the Guadarrama Sierra, just 50 kilometres from Madrid, San Lorenzo de El Escorial is one of the municipalities of the greatest tourist and cultural interest in the region. Its main attraction is the San Lorenzo de El Escorial Monastery and Royal Site.
Visit to El Escorial Monastery
On Wednesday 10th afternoon there is a free slot in the program so you can visit San Lorenzo del Escorial Monastery and Royal Site. On Wednesdays and Sundays from 15:00 to 18:00 h, the admission is free for citizens and residents in the European Union and Latin America. You can get your ticket only in the ticket office, showing your ID, passport or residence/work permit.

Official interactive audio guides
You can rent a tablet in the ticket office (5€) or Download the app on your mobile and you will receive an activation code (4€). The audio guides do not include information on temporary exhibitions

How to arrive
Commuter train (Cercanías) from Atocha/Nuevos Ministerios/Chamartín to El Escorial Every hour on weekends, every 30 minutes on weekdays. Takes 50min-1h
Note: there are some important works going on on the Madrid train network. Hence, there are no direct trains from ‘Sol’ to ‘El Escorial’. Download the map here.
Madrid metro: Airport (T1-T2-T3 and T4), Atocha, Chamartín, Nuevos Ministerios, Moncloa,...
From 'Moncloa' metro station (L3, L6), you can reach 'San Lorenzo de El Escorial' bus station using bus 661 and 664 (every 15-45 minutes, takes 55 minutes)
Bus from El Escorial train station to San Lorenzo del Escorial. L1 (every 30-40 minutes, takes 10 minutes)
Trains from other cities to Madrid Atocha (Madrid Pta. Atocha-Almudena Grandes) or Chamartín (Madrid-Chamartín-Clara Campoamor)
Map: El Escorial train station > San Lorenzo del Escorial bus station > Real Centro Universitario María Cristina
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