Symmetry and shape

Celebrating the 60th birthday of Prof. J. Berndt

28 - 31 October 2019, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Travel information


Invited speakers will be lodged at Hotel Hesperia Peregrino Santiago.

If you are interested in booking a room at this hotel (price should be €65.97 per night), or you want us to help you with the accommodation, please contact us at

or the official travel agency of the conference:

There are many other hotels, guesthouses and appartments at a walking distance to the campus. Some of them are: Eurostars Gran Hotel Santiago, Hostal México PR, and Hotel Windsor.


The conference will take place at the Faculty of Mathematics of the University of Santiago de Compostela, located at

The venue is only 10 minutes walking away from city centre and 20 minutes from the old town and the cathedral. You can find detailed information about the city and the university in this web map or this high resolution map.

How to arrive

By plane

The international Airport of Lavacolla is located only 15 kms away from the city centre. There is a bus service offered by Empresa Freire connecting the airport and the city centre (with several stops at a walking distance to the campus) every half an hour; one can buy the tickets (3€ each) directly to the bus driver. You can also take a taxi with a fixed rate of 21€.

There are other nearby airports, with international flights, in A Coruña (60 km) and Vigo (90 km). You can reach Santiago from both airports by taking a bus to the city railway station and then one of the frequent trains to Santiago.

By train

At the very centre of the city we also find a railway station, connected to the main Galician and Spanish cities, including Madrid and Barcelona. There are frequent communications along the Atlantic corridor from A Coruña and Vigo. Train tickets can be booked at the Renfe website or, in many cases, bought directly at stations.

By car

The entire Atlantic corridor is linked by motorway or dual carriageway. The A-9 toll road joins A Coruña, Santiago de Compostela, Pontevedra and Vigo. This toll road also extends southwards to Portugal (via Porto and Lisbon).

There is also a motorway (A-6, A-52 and AG-53) connecting Madrid and Santiago de Compostela, which is toll-free except for two stretches (Guadarrama tunnels near Madrid, and the section Lalín-Santiago de Compostela).