Where we are

The ICMAT is located at Autonoma University in the north of Madrid, at the Km 14 of the Autovia de Colmenar Viejo M-607 (the highway from Madrid to the village of Colmenar Viejo), on the right hand side of the road as you drive away from Madrid.


The address of Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas (ICMAT) is Campus Cantoblanco UAM C/ Nicolás Cabrera, 13-15 28049 Madrid.



Participants that receive a grant will be accommodated in the Weare Chamartín Hotel, in double rooms, for 4 nights (6-10 May). More information about this hotel can be found in https://www.weare-chamartin.com

It is located next to the RENFE Cercanías station “Chamartín”, where participants can take line C-4 to the campus and proceed as explained below.

For those who do not receive a grant, accommodation could also be handled by the BYMAT Organizing Committee upon request, in an individual or double room. For more information about the price and availability, please contact us at bymat@icmat.es.


Lunches will be served at Plaza Mayor (item 3 in the map below), which is a 10 min walk from ICMAT. Lunch tickets will be given to conference participants on the first day.

How to reach UAM on public transport from Madrid

By train (RENFE Cercanías - suburban rail)

The train station of UAM is called "Cantoblanco Universidad", and belongs to suburban rail line C-4, with destinations "Colmenar Viejo" or "Alcobendas / San Sebastian de los Reyes." This line passes through the main train stations of Madrid: Chamartín (10 min.), Nuevos Ministerios (15 min.), Sol (20 min.) and Atocha (25 min).

From the airport, you can go by metro (line 8, stations "Aeropuerto T4" or "Aeropuerto T1-T2-T3") to "Nuevos Ministerios" station. This takes about 25 minutes.

From the airport you can also go by train at the airport, you need to take the commute train (Cercanías) at the Terminal 4 (T4). If you arrive in other terminals, you will find the free bus to the T4 at the exit.. From there, you catch the train, line C1 (Bright blue line) in direction to Principe Rio. You will have to get off at Chamartin Station and take the C4 line in direction to Cantoblanco Universidad station.

See http://www.aeropuertomadrid-barajas.com/transportation/madrid-airport-bytrain.htm

Clicking http://www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/cercanias/madrid/ you can access the train timetables.

You may download a map of Madrid metro by clicking

See also https://www.metromadrid.es/en/

By bus

The most appropriate option to go by bus from Madrid to UAM is through line 714, leaving from the "Plaza Castilla" bus station.

To go to Plaza Castilla from other locations in Madrid, you may use the bus and metro (at line 10, "Plaza Castilla" station) services.
See http://www.crtm.es/?lang=en

By taxi

From Madrid-Barajas airport to UAM, the price of the taxi journey should be around 30-35 Euro. From Plaza Castilla, it should be around 20 Euro.

The following are telephone numbers you may call for a taxi:

  • Radio Teléfono Taxi: 902 478 200
  • Radio Taxi: 91 405 55 00 / 91 447 51 80
  • Tele-Taxi: 91 371 21 31 / 91 371 37 11 / 902 50 11 30
  • Tele-Taxis for disabled people (Eurotaxi): 91 547 86 00 / 91 547 82 00

By car

The following interactive map shows the route of about 20 minutes drive from Madrid-Barajas airport to UAM.
Click here


Here are some suggestions on how to spend some of your time in Madrid:

Museums: in Madrid there is a wide variety of museums and expositions for those who enjoy art.

Museo del Prado: one of the most important art museums in Europe and amongst the best in the world. Its permanent collection is filled with masterpieces of European art (such as The Annunciation by Fra Angelico, Christ washing the Disciples' Feet by Tintoretto, The Descent from the Cross by Rogier van der Weyden, The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymous Bosch, and The Three Graces by Rubens). It also includes key works of Spanish artists such as Las Meninas by Velázquez, Jacob's Dream by Ribera and The Third of May: the Executions on Príncipe Pío by Goya. Entrance is free from 18:00 to 20:00 Monday to Saturday and 17:00 to 19:00 Sundays.

Museo Reina Sofía: it is now a treasure-house of contemporary and modern art. Two of the floors are devoted to temporary exhibits, while the other two are for the permanent collection which also covers Abstract, Pop, and Minimal Art movements. The highlight is the 20th century's most famous painting, Picasso's Guernica, but you will also find there pieces from Miró and Dalí. It closes on Tuesdays.

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza: Many critics see this museum as the world's most important private art collection. Assembled by Baron Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza and his son Hans Heinrich, it illustrates the history of Western art from the primitive Flemish and Italian painters up to 20th century Pop Art. On Mondays temporary collections are closed but the permanent collection is free 12:00 to 16:00.

Museo Sorolla: This is a small, but very charming, museum dedicated to the Spanish painter from the 19th century Joaquin Sorolla. The exhibition is settled in the house of the artist and the collection is modest but very beautiful. Saturdays from 12:00 and Sundays entrance is free. It closes on Mondays.

Retiro's park: This is the most famous park in Madrid, and it looks great in this time of the year. It has a small lake with boats to rent and in weekends it is full of Madrilians (as well as turists) enjoying a nice walk under the sun.

The city centre: There exists a direct train from the university to Sol station. Once you arrive in Sol you must visit the Plaza Mayor (a big square -Castillian style- full of terraces to enjoy a nice beer). It is really nice to walk around this area and not far from there you can find the Royal Palace, La Almudena (Madrid's cathedral) and the Royal Opera Theatre. It is strongly recommended to continue up to Plaza de España, where you can find a nice statue of Don Quijote, but specially because very close to it you will find the best sunset in Madrid: at Debod's Temple (a small Egyptian temple that, surprisingly, stands in Parque del Oeste and from there you can enjoy a really nice view).