The workshop will take place in the city center, in Hotel VP Metropolitano Espacio Ronda. It is very near the Metro Station of Cuatro Caminos (Lines 1, 2 and 6)
– 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.
– 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)