Madrid info

  • VENUE:

The workshop will take place in the city center, in Espacio Ronda. It is very near the Metro Station of Puerta de Toledo (Line 5, green)

– GETTING THERE:

> By Plane:
Madrid Airport (Barajas Adolfo Suárez) is well connected to the city center. You can get to the venue either by taxi, bus or metro.
– Taxi: From the airport to the city center it takes between 30 and 45 minutes, depending on the traffic and the exact place you are going, and has a flatrate of 30 euros. Other options such as Uber or Cabify might be a bit cheaper, around 20 or 25 euros, you would just need to have the app in your smartphone.
– Public transport: If you prefer public transport, the best option is to take the metro at the airport, and it takes around 40 or 50 minutes to take you to Puerta de Toledo. The metro from the airport costs, per person, 4,50 euros + 2,5  euros of the contactless transport card (which you can use to reload credit during the rest of your stay here )
For the metro, this would be the best combination: Line 8 (pink) + Line 10 (dark blue) + Line 5 (green).
 
> By Train:
The main train stations in Madrid, Chamartin and Atocha, are both connected by Metro with Puerta de Toledo. From Atocha train station you can also  go to Puerta de Toledo by taking the bus number 41 or bus number C1.
> By Bus:
The main long-distance bus stations in Madrid are all connected to the Metro system. They are the following:
– Avenida de América
– Méndez Álvaro Estación Sur
– Moncloa
– Plaza Elíptica
– Príncipe Pío

– LODGING AND EATING:

Madrid has a big offer of accommodation for tourists, and around the area of Puerta de Toledo there are several hotels, hostels, apartments, etc.  As May is one of the best months to visit Madrid, sunny and warm (and there are several events, like the tennis Madrid Open or the San Isidro festivities), it´s important to book the accommodation well in advance.

But it´s not totally necessary to have the accomodation just by the venue, as within a walking distance or with public transport (www.crtm.es/media/8740/turistico_madrid_plano_en.pdf)  there are lots of other options for accomodation.
If you decide to go for an apartment, the best options would be Airbnb and Wimdu.
There are several places to eat around Puerta de Toledo and many 24h shops. Also, the food delivery services (such as Deliveroo, Glovo and Just-Eat) work very well here.

– MOVING AROUND:

The network of public of buses and metro works very well. Here you can find a map: http://www.crtm.es/media/8740/turistico_madrid_plano_en.pdf

In order to use the buses and metro you will need to pay 2,5 euros to get the contactless transport card which allows to you load credit. Each ride in metro or bus costs 1,5 euros.

– THINGS TO DO IN MADRID

Here you can find general touristic information about the city: www.esmadrid.com/en

Madrid is home to three world known museums (the Museo del Prado, the Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza) and is considered one the culinary capitals of europe, with thousands of places to enjoy eating, from traditional or creative restaurants to tapas, as well as a big offer of international cuisine.

Other must-see places include:

  • Palacio Real
  • Parque del Retiro
  • Templo de Debod
  • Plaza Mayor
  • Puerta del Sol
  • Plaza de Cibeles
  • Estadio Santiago Bernabeu (Real Madrid)