Practical information

The meeting will take place at CIEMAT. We recommend you to book your accommodation in the Moncloa area. Next, we give directions on how to reach the Moncloa area and CIEMAT from the airport. We also give directions to reach CIEMAT from hotels in the Moncloa area (see “Accommodation”, below on this page).

Madrid-Barajas Airport (the full name is “Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport”) has two metro stations belonging Line 8 (pink), “Aeropuerto T1-T2-T3” and “Aeropuerto T4”, for the different terminals. The terminals are also connected by shuttle service.

To reach the Moncloa area from the airport by metro (the hotels that we recommend below are in this area), you have to leave metro Line 8 at “Nuevos Ministerios” station and change to Line 6 (grey) to “Moncloa” station.

To reach CIEMAT from the airport by metro,  you have to leave metro Line 8 at “Nuevos Ministerios” station and change to Line 6 (grey) to “Ciudad Universitaria”. From “Ciudad Universitaria” station you have a 10 minute walk to CIEMAT.

Taxis can be taken just outside the T4 and T1-T2-T3 airport arrivals halls and cost 30€ (flat rate) to the city center. Journey time is about 30 minutes from the airport.  More information here. 


There are many hotels around the Moncloa area. On previous editions, participantes have stayed, among others, at:

Hotel Exe Moncloa
Hotel Indigo Madrid-Princesa (former T3 Tirol)
Aparto-suites Muralto
Aparto-hotel Rosales

Close to these hotels you can take bus number 82 (see map and route here), that will leave you at the entrance of CIEMAT. The trip is about 25 minutes. You may want to buy a 10-journey ticket for Zone A at the nearby Moncloa metro station or at the airport.

Access to CIEMAT

At the CIEMAT main entrance, you just need to go inside the reception and show your ID or passport. The security staff will check it and will give you a badge that will grant access during your whole stay (please give them back when you leave on Friday). Be aware that the process of getting your badge might take several minutes, especially if many of you arrive at the same time, so try to arrive sufficiently in advance on Monday.

Several signs will be set along the way to guide you to the building where the meeting room is located. Indications will also be available inside the building (building number 1) to guide you up to the 2nd floor and then to the meeting room B (for those who attended previous editions of this meeting or of the CWGM: it will take place in the same room). We have also booked room D in order to have extra space for discussions. 


Eduroam and a “Visitor” Wi-Fi network will be available during the meeting.


It will be served at the CIEMAT canteen.

Selected restaurants around Moncloa

Tres bocas
Casa Mono
Bowl bar
Casa Paco
Aderezo 37
Punto Básico