The workshop will take place very close to Madrid, Spain, in the city of El Escorial. El Escorial is located at 46 km at the north of Madrid, within a mountain area.
To reach El Escorial, you may use the local train. The C8a train line connects Atocha train station with El Escorial in approximately one hour. Check timetable at www.renfe.com. You may alternatively take the buses 661 or 664 from Moncloa exchanger. More information here.
El Escorial is used by the largest Spanish university (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) for summer courses and other activities. It is known because of the green environment and of the sightseeing places located within the city.
Madrid and other interesting places such as Toledo and Segovia can be conveniently reached by a modern and dense public transport system.
Some info about the workshop location (in Spanish) at Real centro universitario Escorial – Maria Cristina.
The workshop location has possibilities to lodge 65 persons in very simple individual and double rooms. The city (A short break in San Lorenzo de El Escorial) has convenient hotels located at walking distance. These are usually better priced than Madrid hotels. Madrid can be reached using public transportation (train or bus) in approximately an hour.