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EANA 2023 Conference

Venue: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Address: Ronda de Toledo, 1, 28005 Madrid

The conference venue, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) at Campus Puerta de Toledo, is located in the heart of Madrid, just a few stepts to the historical center. The UC3M was established in 1989. From the outset it was intended to be a relatively small, innovative, public university, providing teaching of the highest quality and focused primarily on research. Madrid-Puerta de Toledo campus accommodates the activities of the UC3M Center for Postgraduate Studies, especially those pertaining to University Master’s programs and professional training programs. This campus also offers diverse scientific and cultural events geared toward the Madrid community. It is a nice modern building with a new original interiors and modern furniture.

Madrid at a glance
The site over which Madrid settles has rich paleontological record prior to the appearance of the human being. For example, in the middle Miocene, about 18 million years ago, where the Toledo bridge is located (a few meters from the congress venue), it was inhabited by fauna typical of a hot and dry climate, highlighting the abundance of a type of rhinoceros without horns, named Hispanotherium as it was defined here for the first time.

Although this area had already been occupied by pre-Roman (Carpetans), Roman, and Visigothic settlements, the history of Madrid as a continuously inhabited urban center began in the IX century, with the construction of a fortress promoted by the emir Mohamed I (852-886) of the Umayyad Emirate of Al-Andalus, over a Visigothic vicus from the VII century called Matrice or matrix (stream), Magrīt in arab.

Madrid was incorporated into the Crown of Castile by Alfonso VI of León and Castilla in 1083. From that moment is when Madrid begun a slow but constant process of growth in its territory, population and influence, which covered the entire medieval period until it became one of the main cities of Castile at the end of the 15th century.

As a result of this growing process, among other reasons, it was designated as the seat of the Court by Felipe II in 1561, becoming the first permanent capital of the Spanish Monarchy. Madrid experienced exponential growth in size and population, which would reach more than half a million inhabitants at the end of the 19th century, being since the Renaissance up to the present day the capital of Spain and seat of the Government and administration of the State.

The history of Madrid cannot be understood without the very tight liaisons with other neighbor historical cities, mainly Toledo (the capital of three cultures, to the South), Segovia (with its II century roman aqueduct and its XV century kings of Castile palace, to the North), Ávila (with its unique, complete city wall from XII century, to the West), and Alcalá de Henares (cradle of the El Quijote author, Miguel de Cervantes, to the East), all declared as World Heritage by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). You cannot miss it!

Today, Madrid is one of the most dynamic and young, European capitals, with a tremendous historical, cultural, technological, scientific, and leisure offer. We encourage you to enjoy this open and welcoming city, where nobody feels foreigner, the city with a popular saying that stating “from Madrid to Heaven”.

Madrid “Paseo del Arte”
No far from the congress venue, there is a uniquely beautiful walking area known as the Art Walk, that is home of some of the world's finest artworks. Along a stretch of just over one kilometer, you'll find the Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Reina Sofía museums (where you can use the Essential Art Walk app to learn more about 24 great masterpieces they hold between them). The Paseo del Arte is also lined with a number of other institutions and buildings well worth visiting. In July 2021, the area known as the Landscape of Light, which encompasses the Paseo del Prado and El Retiro Park, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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We look forward to welcoming you to Madrid for EANA 2023!