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Hotel Riu Plaza España

C/ Gran Vía, 84, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Phone:  +34 919 19 33 93

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ICE 2023 will be hosted in the Hotel Riu Plaza España, located in the emblematic Edificio España on Madrid’s Gran Vía, building with 27 floors with a wide range of facilities to make your stay a memorable experience.

The hotel is centrally located right on the Gran Vía and is just 20 metres from the Plaza España underground station, making it very easy for ICE 2023 participants to discover Madrid before the conference starts and during their stay once the daily programme concludes.

About Madrid

Spain’s capital is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the country, and it’s not hard to see why. Its historic buildings, monuments, cultural spaces and extensive entertainment offer make Madrid a very special place. If you stroll down its streets, you’ll discover how vibrant the city is and understand why anyone who visits Madrid once is sure to return.


Madrid’s gastronomy stands out for its traditional local cuisine and the most cutting-edge propositions. On its streets you’ll find centuries-old restaurants where you can try the most typical dishes, like suckling pig, roast lamb, oxtails and ‘cocido madrileño’, a stew made with chick peas, vegetables and meat, great for those months of the year you need a warming comforting meal.

You’ll also find gastronomic markets, like San Miguel and San Antón, where you can sample the iconic calamari sandwiches and a variety of tapas. If you have a sweet tooth, you can’t leave Madrid without trying the rosquillas, huesos de santo, churros with chocolate, buñuelos de viento and torrijas.

History, Culture and Entertainment in Madrid

There is much to do in the Spanish capital, from cultural visits to museums, theatres to its shopping centres and fantastic gastronomy.

The Puerta del Sol is one you can’t miss, especially because it places you at ‘kilometre zero’, the point from which all the radial highways of Spain depart. You also shouldn’t miss the Gran Vía and its delightful bustle, Plaza Mayor, the majesty of the Royal Palace, the Almudena Cathedral, and the Puerta de Alcalá, one of the five gates that once provided access to the city.

If you like nature, Retiro Park is the perfect place for you. This 125-hectare park has lovely green areas, several gardens, one of which contains the oldest living tree in Madrid, a large pond where you can take a boat ride, and the Crystal Palace. You can also visit Casa de Campo, the largest public park in the city, to enjoy different leisure options.

The entertainment offer of Madrid is very extensive: theatre, museums, concerts, art galleries... We suggest you go to the Prado National Museum, the Reina Sofía Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Círculo de Bellas Artes. Something you can’t miss are the quotes by Spanish writers engraved on the paving stones of the streets in the Barrio de las Letras, the neighbourhood where great literary artists like Cervantes, Quevedo and Lope de Vega once lived.