Social agenda

September 28th | September 29th

September 28th 17:30-19:00. Escape Room game.

Biological Threat Unfortunately,  my husband, who worked with me, got infected. Then, you, “Mister General Secretary of Healthcare”, closed the Research Centre of Antidotes. You burned the work of a life time of many people. And, above of all, you burned the corpse of my husband. Great mistake!
An escape room is a physical adventure game where players solve a series of puzzles using clues, hints, and strategy to complete the objectives at hand. Players are given a set time limit to unveil the secret plot which is hidden within the rooms. Escape rooms are inspired by escape-the-room–style video games, are set in a variety of fictional locations, and are popular as team building exercises.

Room E-202. Tickets at 20 €, TODE’17 Reception Desk.

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Networking Dinner. September 28th at 20:00

Impact Hub Next is located in 22 Alameda Street, just back CaixaForum in the Museums Golden Mile.  It is a huge coworking building with more than 1700 m2 divided in two floors. It has various openspaces and a huge central atrium where you can enjoy TODE’17 Networking dinner. You can go by Underground Line 1 Atocha Station or Line 3 Lavapiés Station, about 25′ from Comillas University. Or enjoy a 40′ walk across the classical streets Princesa, Gran Vía and San Jerónimo.

22 Alameda Street. Tickets at 50 €, TODE’17 Reception Desk.

After the dinner, a short walk to Terrace Cocktail Bar Cibeles in the most iconic building site: the sixth floor. A cocktail, a gin and tonic or just a coffee will become an unforgettable moment in this terrace. The views of the square are an unforgettable privilege.

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Farewell dinner & night drinks. September 29th from 21:00 till late

Cold dinner at Casa de León Social Club at 21:00. This is the Social Club of the people born the antique Kingdom of León, in the North of Spain. It is located in Calle Pez 6, first floor, in a 20 minutes touristic walking trough old town from the Comilllas University. The dinner  is a tasting of typical food and wines. A presentation of literary authors will have taken place just before, from 19:30 to 21:00

6 Pez Street. 20 € fixed fee directly payable at Casa de León Social Club

Night drinks will continue in the rooftop terrace of Mercado de San Antón, at 10 minutes on foot, with an optional stop in Bodega La Ardosa (established 1892). The survivors would finally arrive at midnight, just when opens, at Toni’2 Piano Bar (open every midnight till 6am).

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Old Town Walking Tour from Comillas University, Saturday 30th, 10:30

No fees, no booking required: join us at your best convenience!

Debod, a ptolemaic temple. Saturday 30th 11:00

The temple of Debod was located in Lower Nubia, in southern Egypt, very near the first cataract and a major religious center dedicated to the goddess Isis on the island of Philae. Only four Egyptian temples were moved outside Egypt (Madrid, New York, Turin, and Leiden NL), being Debod the only one at open air. After a long restoration, its doors were open again on September 19. Free visit 10:00-20:00, Modays closed. Visits limited to 30′ and no more than 30 people inside.

Old town walking tour. Opera Metro Station, Saturday 30th 12:00

Being Madrid a relatively recent city, its medieval origins backed to the Moorish garrison of “مجري ط – Maǧrīţ – Magerit”, founded by the Emir of Cordoba Muhammad I (850-866) for its geographical situation in the defensive line against the Christians attacks from the North. The plot is now the Royal Palace, accesible as Museum with the original decoration and furniture as in 1931, including the finest Stradivarius collection worldwide.

You may walk following the indications of our OldTownWalkingTour brochure, about 90′ with stops. Or join in Opera Square on spot a group with a professional guide for a tip.

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Salamanca, the gilded city. Sunday 1st, 08:55

The city  is considered to be one of the most spectacular Renaissance cities in Europe. The buildings are constructed of sandstone, and, as the sun begins to set, they glow gold, orange and pink. It is this radiant quality of the stones that has given Salamanca the nickname La Dorada, the gilded city.

In 1218, King Alfonso X El Sabio (Alfonso The Wise) founded the University – one of the first in the world. In 1254, Pope Alexander IV called it one of the four leading lights of the world. Its university rivals in historic importance that of Oxford and Bologna and a mix of native and international students throng the thoroughfares (side streets and squares are mostly delightfully quiet) night and day. In 2002, Salamanca was the European Capital of Culture. World Heritage.

Railway from Madrid-Chamartin. 96 min. About 65 € return. Speed train departs daily at 08:55 with return at 15:30 and at 18:20. Book the sightseeing on Sunday 1st at Reception Desk or at tode [at] eurofiling.info

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OTHER PROPOSALS FOR VISITING / SHOPPING IN MADRID

Golden Mile for Museums

Museo del Prado

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

Caixaforum Madrid

Museo Reina Sofia

Shopping & tapas in the centre

Chueca and Fuencarral: the latest trends

Gran Vía: an avenue for all audiences

Sol-Preciados: open eight days a week

Plaza Mayor: relics of a bygone age

Fashion, style and glamour

Barrio de Salamanca: opulence and sophistication

Top-end designer labels dress up the shop windows in Barrio de Salamanca. An impressively elegant shopping street in Madrid. Calle de Serrano is lined with iconic luxury stores for sophisticated retail therapy.

SIGHTSEEING FROM / IN MADRID

Segovia, the dream of the Middle Age

Rome left its indelible mark by building of the Aqueduct. The textile industry and wool trading made the city thrive. Until the 17th century this prosperity brings about the building of many churches, convents, strongholds, palaces and other elements belonging to the monumental compound we can still enjoy nowadays. World Heritage
Railway from Madrid-Atocha. 27 min. 30 € return + Segovia taxi. 
Bus
 from Madrid Moncloa to Segovia centre. 1h10. 15 € return

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Toledo, the city of the three religions

Successively a Roman municipium, the capital of the Visigothic Kingdom, a fortress of the Emirate of Cordoba, an outpost of the Christian kingdoms fighting the Moors and, in the 16th century, the temporary seat of supreme power under Charles V, Toledo is the repository of more than 2,000 years of history. Its masterpieces are the product of heterogeneous civilizations in an environment where the existence of three major religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – was a major factor. World Heritage
Railway from Madrid-Atocha. 33 min. 21 € return

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Cordoba, the splendour of the Umayyads

In 756 the Caliph of Damascus set up his court at Cordoba and laid the foundations for the most glorious period of the city’s history. He began building the Great Mosque, on the site of a Roman temple of Janus. Cordoba became the centre of a great realm renowned for its artistic and intellectual predominance and its liberal toleration of other religions, but the Caliphate collapsed after the bitter civil war of 1009-31, and only the Great Mosque survived as a symbol of its achievements. World Heritage
Railway from Madrid-Atocha. 1h42. 100 € return

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A Sunday morning at El Rastro is a Madrid institution.

You could easily spend an entire morning inching your way down the Calle de la Ribera de Curtidores and through the maze of streets that hosts El Rastro flea market every Sunday morning. Cheap clothes, luggage, old flamenco records, even older photos of Madrid, faux designer purses, grungy T-shirts, household goods and electronics are the main fare. For every 10 pieces of junk, there’s a real gem (a lost masterpiece, an Underwood typewriter) waiting to be found.
A word of warning: pickpockets love El Rastro as much as everyone else, so keep a tight hold on your belongings and don’t keep valuables in easy-to-reach pockets.

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