The meeting will be hosted at the CDTI (Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial)

Social Events

The workshop dinner will be held on Wednesday 17th at the Palacio de Cibeles.  The Palacio de Cibeles is the current city hall and it also has a very well known restaurant, with an impressive terrace with marvelous views of Madrid. The dinner will also include a welcome cocktail at the terrace. The total cost is 50 euro.

Palacio Cibeles Restaurant, Plaza de Cibeles,1, at the intersection between Paseo del Prado, Paseo de Recoletos and Calle de Alcalá, very close to the workshop venue (link to google map).

Metro: Banco de España station

Bus: 1 , 2 , 5 , 9 , 10 , 15 , 20 , 27 , 34 , 45 , 51 , 52 , 53 , 74 , 146 , 150

Renfe (local train): Recoletos stop


View from the terrace to the Plaza de Cibeles, the Bank of Spain headquarters and Alcalá and Gran Vïa streets


Restaurants around CDTI

  • Al Mounia.-  Calle Recoletos 5, 28001 Madrid, Moroccan, ~35 euros, Lunch: de 13:00 a 16:00 (every day), Diner: de 21:00 a 23:30 (except Sunday)
  • Mestizo.- Calle Recoletos 13, 28001 Madrid, Mexican restaurant and bar, ~35 euros, Lunch: 13-16 (Mon to Thu), Diner: 20-23:30 (Mon to Thu), Friday and Saturday: 13 -00:30
  • La vaca y la huerta.-  Calle Recoletos 13, 28001 Madrid, Fresh market, ~20 euros, 13:30 a 23:00 Mon – Thu, 21:00 a 23:30 (Fri - Sat)
  • Mallorca.- Calle Serrano 6,  28001 Madrid, Gourmet Grocery Store, 9 -9 (Mon – Sat)
  • Alfredo’s Barbacoa.- Calle Conde de Aranda, 4, 28001, Madrid, American, ~25 euros, Lunch: 13 -16:30, Diner: 20:30 – 01:00
  • El Barril de Recoletos.- Calle Recoletos 9, 28001 Madrid, Seafood, ~50 euros, Lunch: 13 -16:00, Diner: 20:30 – 23:30
  • La Cesta de Recoletos.- Calle Recoletos 9, 28001 Madrid, Spanish, ~20 euros, Lunch: 13 -16:30, Diner: 20:30 – 00:00
  • Jardín de Recoletos.- Calle Gil de Santivañes, 6 28001 Madrid, Spanish, ~30 euros, Lunch: 13:30 -16:00, Diner: 20:30 – 23:00
  • Embroque.- Calle Recoletos 17, 28001 Madrid, Spanish restaurant and tapas, ~20 euros, Lunch: 13:00 -17:00, Diner: 21:00 – 00:30
  • MasQMenos.- Paseo de Recoletos 14, 28001, Madrid, Spanish, sandwiches and tapas, ~20 euros, 7:30 – 23:00


 Map with the location:



We also recommend:

Visit to the Observatorio Astronómico Nacional

C/Alfonso XII, 3. Between Museo del Prado and Atocha train station, beside the park El Retiro. Note you must make a reservation in advance (info in Spanish). Visits take place on:   17:30 Friday, 12:00 and 17:30 for Saturday and 12:00 for Sunday.

The OAN contains an impressive semi-reconstraction of a telescope built by William Herschel, with original metallic parts and the 80 cm primary mirror.

Museo Arqueológico Nacional (MAN)

Very close to the Venue, in Calle Serrano. Visit the  MAN page (info in English). Timetable: Tuesday-Saturday, 9.30 am – 8 pm
Sundays and public holidays, 9.30 am – 3 pm

Museo Naval

Paseo del Prado, 5. Info in English.

It contains the first map including America, made by Juan de la Cosa in 1500, and the treasure rescued from the ship "Infanta Mercedes", shunk in 1805

Palacio Real

And its gardens. Info. Summer opening hours (April to September)  Every day: 10:00-20:00

Impressive view of Madrid from the Círculo de Bellas Artes

Go to the terrace before sunset and enjoy a wonderfull view (info in English). Arrive well ahead, there are queues.

Other alternatives  to have a drink, tapas or dinner, with amazing views or a unique environment...


Enjoy the diversty and vibrant life at Mercado San Miguel, close to Plaza Mayor, or Mercado de San Antón (second floor).

Opera, theater and musicals

Teatro Real, "Fidelio" on June 17th. Additional info.

Madrid offers a huge diversity of plays.












Museo del Prado
Museo del Prado, very close to meeting venue.













 Information for tourists

  In the official tourism webpage of Madrid you can find additional information, maps and guides.