Venue and Location

Venue

The conference will be held at the Technological Campus of Fábrica de Armas, of the University of Castilla-La Mancha. It stands on the site of the former facilities of the weapons factory of Toledo and has adopted the same name. One of the most distinctive university campuses currently in Spain, it comprises more than a dozen rehabilitated and restored buildings, with the Sabatini Building as a focal point.

Climate

Toledo is best visited during spring, as this is when the weather is warm and often sunny with day time temperatures ranging from 16ºC to 23ºC.

Transportation to Toledo

Toledo is served by Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez International Airport, one of the major hubs in Europe connected with cities all over the world. Toledo is easily reached from the airport using a commuter train to Madrid Atocha train station and then a high-speed train to Toledo. Travel time from Madrid to Toledo is approx. 30 minutes.

High-speed trains (RENFE-AVANT service) cover the distance from Madrid Atocha Train Station and Toledo in half an hour. There are more than 15 daily services in each direction. Tickets can be purchased at the official website of RENFE

Attendees can also travel by bus from Madrid to Toledo. The duration of travel by bus is ca. 90 minutes. Buses depart either from Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas International Airport (Terminal 4) or downtown Madrid. Tickets can be purchased at the official website of the bus company ALSA.

There is short taxi or city bus ride from the Toledo train or bus stations to Toledo downtown, where both the venue and all the recommended hotels are located.
Alternatively, Toledo can be also easily reached by car from Madrid (71 km by highway).


Transportation in Toledo


You can move around the city of Toledo by walking, since the distances are affordable (20-40 minutes depending on the destination), nevertheless, one must be willing to go up and down hills if you choose this option. To help in this aspect, there are two pedestrian escalators to the top part of the city.

The Campus (Campus of Fábrica de Armas) is located down by the river. You can reach it by walking from the old town and surroundings, or by urban bus or taxi. Practically all the urban bus lines arrive/depart at Corralillo de San Miguel (next to the Alcázar and Plaza de Zocodover).

If you choose traveling by urban bus, you can take bus line 4.2, which stops at the main door of the Campus. The urban transport company is UNAUTO, you can install the app Bus Toledo (in https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gmv.bustoledo2&hl=en) or visit its website http://unauto.es/tiempos-de-llegada/.

If you plan to stay at Hotel AC, you will need to take two urban buses, bus line 7.1 to Arrabal (Puerta de Bisagra), and then take bus line 4.2 to the Campus. If you decide to stay at Hotel Beatriz you will need a car or a taxi to get to the campus.

There is a field outside the Campus where you can park your car, since the entrance of cars into the parking of the Campus is restricted to employees of the university.