An Activity of the European Network Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry

  • There is an outdoor swimming-pool in Residencia San José. It will be available for participants in the Conference if the weather is good enough.

    Thursday Afternoon:

  • Guided visits to El Escorial Monastery and its Library:
    A treasury of Mathematics

    The Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial is one of the most important monuments of the European Renaissance. King Philip II commanded its construction in the town of El Escorial. It was mainly designed by the architects Juan Bautista de Toledo and Juan de Herrera in an austere style and built from 1563 to 1584. Although the main motive of the building were to found a Mausoleum in which the Monarch's family were laid to rest, the monument was also intended for other relevant purposes, among them, as a Royal library. That reflects the importance that Philip II attached to knowledge and, in particular, to Mathematics.
    The visit will allow to contemplate the Basilica, with its spectacular Presbytery, the Pantheon that symbolizes the creator's wish, the Royal Palace, the Hall of Battles, the Capitular Chambers and, finally, its impressive Library. Here, we will enjoy of both its main Hall and its exceptional collection.

  • Jazz piano of the 1920's to the 1940's
    In the evening (19:00) you will have the opportunity to attend to a piano concert by P. Souplet. It will include works of Fats Waller, Duke Elligton, James P. Johnson, Willie Smith, Thelonious Monk, and others.

  • Social Dinner at 21:00h at "Residencia San  José"


  • La Herrería
    There is a path from El Escorial to Zarzalejo with oaks and ashes, where there is a viewpoint, called "Philip II's seat".

  • Walk up Monte Abantos
    A part of the route GR-10 (It's more difficult than La Herrería)

  • Environmental education centre "Arboreto Luis Ceballos"
    (Perhaps there will be a guided tour in English on the weekend)

  • Sightseeing:

  • The monastery at San Lorenzo de El Escorial
    declared world heritage site by UNESCO in 1984
    Open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00-18:00

  • The prince's little house
    Open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00-13:00 and 16:00-18:30
    (guided tours in English on the weekend)
    -- It's near our "Residencia "! --

  • The infant's little house
    Open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00-13:00 and 16:00-18:30
    (guided tours in Spanish only)

  • Other sites a littler farther away:

  • Tourist Office and Information:

    Address: Calle Grimaldi 2
    Web page: (only in Spanish)
    Phone: 00 34 918 905 313


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