Social Events

Wednesday, Sept 4th, 2024

Walking city tour and welcome drink at “DESCARO” Restaurant.
These activities are included in the registration fee. However extra tickets can be bought for accompanying people during the registration process at any time (just by logging in). 
The walking city tour in “Madrid de los Austrias” will be accompanied by English speaking guides departing at 18.30h. from the conference venue and will finish at “Descaro” restaurant where the welcome drink will be offered. 
To say “Madrid de los Austrias” is to say old Madrid. The Madrid that flourished as capital of the Habsburg dynasty, in the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, from the reign of Philip II to that of Charles II. 
Welcome drink will be held in the restaurant “Descaro” at 20.00h. (Address: “Plaza de España, 6, 2nd floor). 
Descaro Restaurant

Thursday, Sept 5th, 2024

Conference dinner and “Flamenco” show.  
The conference dinner and show are included in the registration fee. Extra tickets can be also bought for accompanying people during the registration process at any time (just by logging in). 
The dinner will be held at “La Masía de José Luis” restaurant, inside the “Casa de Campo”. 
Covering 1,722.60 hectares, this is the largest public park in Madrid. The history of the Casa de Campo began with the decision by Philip II to move the Court to Madrid. The King built a manor house linking the Palace to the hunting area called El Pardo. Later additions involved, farmland and fields bought from the surrounding areas. 
It was declared a Royal Forest under Fernando VI. As a result of the hunting and country atmosphere of the farm, as well as its proximity to the Palace, the original country house belonging to the Vargas Family was enlarged to host the Royal Family for such activities. Carlos III gave it a new twist when he introduced livestock and agriculture as one of its purposes, which would be continued by Queen María Cristina. During the Spanish Civil War, many battles were fought there, and the numerous bombings affected its antique construction, giving rise to new military constructions, which can still be seen. 
For those guests staying in other areas of Madrid, the best way of reaching the restaurant is to take the subway to “Lago” station (line 10 – dark blue colour). 

The dinner will start at 20:30 hours. Staff will be checking dinner bookings upon arrival, so please wear your ID badge. 

Special dietary requirements (e.g., vegetarian and vegan meals) should have been ordered on your registration form, but please inform the staff at registration of any special needs, as well as your waiter in the restaurant itself.  

Two courtesy buses for shuttling participants and their companions will be departing from the Restaurant after dinner. These buses will return delegates to the Conference venue (Ronda de Toledo) following the event.


Thursday, Sept 5th, 2024.

Visit to “El Escorial”  
This tour is ONLY available for accompanying people. 
The delegates will be able to buy an extra ticket ONLY for his/her accompanying person during the process of registration OR to buy the accompanying package fee which includes the welcome reception, the conference dinner and the visit to “El Escorial”. In that case, the accompanying person will have to make a single registration by selecting the accompanying people package fee.
Departure: 09:00am from University Carlos III de Madrid (conference venue). Check in at the PMTi Conference desk at University Carlos III, 15 minutes in advance of the departure. 
Return: 15.00hrs.
Includes: Bus transportation, English speaking guide and ticket to the Monastery
Discover Spanish history on a guide half-day visit from Madrid to the monastery of El Escorial. Accompanied by an English-speaking guide, delve into the history of the religious El Escorial complex and discover why it is considered the eighth wonder of the world.
Leave the city aboard a comfortable bus. Enjoy a guided tour through the Royal Monastery of El Escorial, an architectural ensemble declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Built in the 16th century, it is a symbol of the power of the government at the time. Learn about the impressive Royal Mausoleum it contains and the story behind the 21 years it took to build the site. Of Renaissance style, you will marvel at the building symmetry. Listen to your guide explanations as you walk along the site visiting the Habsburg’s Palace, the Chapter House, the Basilica and the remarkable library.