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Real Centro Universitario Escorial-Maria Christina
Paseo de los Alamillos, 2
San Lorenzo de El Escorial


In 1892 the Regent Queen Maria Cristina of Austria de Hasburgo y Lorena, founded by the Royal Centre for higher education. The Real Centro Universitario Escorial-Maria Christina is run by the Augustinian religious order since its foundation.
The University Campus forms a part of the architectural complex of the Royal Monastery of El Escorial which was founded by King Phillip II in the 16th century.

How to get to Real Centro Universitario Escorial-Maria Christina

Real Centro Universitario Escorial-Maria Christina is located 60km outside of Madrid. The closest airport to the symposium site is Madrid airport which is a large internationally connected destination. 

Travel to the Real Centro Universitario Escorial-María Cristina in three easy steps

  1. From Adolfo Suárez Madrid – Barajas Airport to El Escorial Train Station

    There is a train connection to El Escorial train station from the Madrid Barajas airport. The train entrance is well indicated to “Renfe Cercanías” (marked with a red circle with an inverted white C), you can buy the tickets by machines in different languages, your destination is “El Escorial”, BE CAREFUL you need a transfer train in Chamartín station from Line C-1 to Line C-8a. You can visit the webpage to view the timetable or “Cercanías” (Conmmuter trains)

  2. From El Escorial Train Station to San Lorenzo Bus Station

    In front of the El Escorial train station (exit: Casa Principe) you can take the 661 or 664 from Madrid bus to San Lorenzo Bus Station Line 1. You can buy the ticket from the bus driver.

  3. From San Lorenzo de El Escorial bus or train station to the María Cristina Royal University Centre on foot: You can prearrange a taxi with the details provided below or alternatively you can walk 15-20 minutes.

By Taxi

You can also arrange a taxi to the San Lorenzo de El Escorial by clicking here

Prearranging a taxi to collect you from the airport will be more cost effective than using an airport taxi. 

Please find below the transportation information document:
Transportation Information

Please note: In December cold weather and snow is not unusual, please do pack appropriate clothing for the weather.