On this page you find information about reaching Madrid and La Cristalera, and practical information for the school duration.
Visas are not required for citizens of most European countries, permanent residents of a Schengen state, as well as for a series of other countries. If you need a visa a personal invitation letter may be necessary (see annex documents right below), which you may request from the Organizing Committee. Conditions such as the remaining validity of your passport may also apply. Here are some documents to assist you. We leave it under your responsibility that you check that these conditions still hold at the time of your departure.
Madrid can be easily reached by train, which we encourage you to consider, to minimize the carbon footprint resulting from your participation in the school. Yet, in some cases this may not be practical. In case you use the plane, consider avoiding taking several flights in a row, as each take-off and landing highly contributes to carbon emission.
The school place is 30km North of Madrid, in the city of Miraflores de la Sierra. It can be reached conveniently by public transportation, using the intercity bus 725 running every 15 minutes or so 7 days a week. Besides these, to make it easier to travel to La Cristalera a few special buses have been scheduled by the organization. These leave from the Atocha train station in Madrid, which can also be easily reached from the airport.
The number of seats is limited so it is necessary that attendees book one in case of need. To do this, attendees have received specific information.