El Escorial Post-Conference Trip

During Saturday September 3rd we have planned a free post-conference trip to the crown jewel of Spanish architecture: the historic palace and monastery of El Escorial, in Madrid.

We will do the trip from Madrid and back by bus. Below you will find the detailed schedule and registration information. 

09:00 – Departure from Madrid City (Moncloa Station)
10:00 – Arrival to El Escorial – Beginning of tour
14:00 – Lunch at the Casita del Príncipe Carlos IV
15:00 – Departure from El Escorial
16:00 – Arrival to Madrid (Nuevos Ministerios – direct connection with airport by subway)

Visiting the Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial is the best way to travel through the history of Spain and particularly the reign of Philip II.  With an area of 33,327 square metres, it is located on the southern face of Mount Abantos at an altitude of 1028 metres in the Guadarrama mountain range, which gives it considerable scenic value. The Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial has been on the World Heritage list since 2 November 1984.

After the visit we will have lunch at Paco Pastel, a gastronomic proposal for everyone in a privileged location.
Paco Pastel is inside one of the buildings of the complex that make up the Casita del Príncipe Carlos IV. Built by Juan de Villanueva, royal architect of Charles III, surrounded by beautiful Versailles gardens. A jewel considered a world heritage site and administered by Patrimonio Nacional.

After lunch, we will take the bus back to Madrid. It will arrive at 4:00 PM to a place with a direct connection with the airport (Nuevos Ministerios Station).


Registration is free, and it includes the trip, guide visit and lunch. You only need to fill out the following form and choose your menu option.

You can register by clicking on the following button. IMPORTANT: Registration will be made on the attendee’s personal page generated after registration to the conference.