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Madrid is a vibrant, cosmopolitan, welcoming and friendly city, with a remarkable cultural heritage. Madrid is easily accessible by road, rail, and air, with many of Europe’s budget airlines regularly flying to Adolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas airport. Its location and character make the city the perfect destination for the ALTE 8th International Conference. 

Madrid’s tourist information website:

Conference Venue

The ALTE 8th International Conference will be held in Novotel Madrid Center Hotel.

This 4-star hotel is in the heart of the elegant Salamanca district, within walking distance from the city centre and El Retiro Park and very well connected by public transport.

Address of the venue

C/ O’Donnell 53

28009 Madrid


Tel: +34 91 221 40 60


Please click here to have a virtual tour of the conference venue.

For accommodation at the venue, please see our Registration page.

Alternatively, Madrid has plenty of hotels for all budgets but as it is a popular tourist destination, delegates should book accommodation as soon as possible.

Refreshments, lunch and reception

Complimentary tea/coffee will be served during the coffee breaks every day. Lunch will be provided on Thursday 27th April only.

Vegetarian menu or other special diets can be requested. Please, remember to include any dietary requests you might need at the time of registration.

The reception will take place on Thursday 26th April, from 20.00 - 23.00. It will be hosted by Instituto Cervantes.

This will include drinks and a hot buffet dinner and will be free of charge for registered delegates. Delegate badges must be displayed when entering the venue of the reception.

The reception will be held at the Instituto Cervantes’s head office:

Calle Alcalá, 49 (opposite Banco de España), Madrid, Spain

How to get there

By plane: Adolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas Airport is very well connected to the city centre by several means of transport.

       Underground: Metro de Madrid is conveniently accessible from any of the 4 airport terminals using the two stations located at the airport: Aeropuerto T1-T2-T3 and Aeropuerto T4, both on line . The opening hours are from 6:00am. to 1:30 a.m.

Fares to city centre: around 4-5 € (depending on the type of ticket purchased).

The closest metro stations for the venue hotel are O’Donnell (line 6 ) at 2 minutes and Goya (line 2 and line 4 ) at 5 minutes

For more information:

   24 hours shuttle bus Airport-City Centre.

Fare: 5 €. First stop O’DONNELL is perfect to get to the venue hotel.

For more information about this bus line:

   Fixed fare to the city centre: 30 €. Journey to the venue hotel: 20 minutes approx.

By car: The Novotel Madrid Center Hotel is easily reached by taking exit 7 (Calle O’Donnell) of M-30 (Madrid’s ring road).

The hotel has an indoor parking at 25 €/day.

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Information desk

There will be an Information Desk during the conference’s opening times. Visit the Information Desk if you have any queries regarding the conference or your stay in Madrid.


Tel: +44 (0) 1223 552828 (09:00 – 17:00 UK time)


1.    Cancellations

Registered delegates who might need to cancel their attendance to the conference are kindly requested to contact the ALTE Secretariat as soon as possible.

2.    Special requirements

Please, make sure you inform us of any special access or dietary requests you have. You can do this at registration or by contacting the secretariat as soon as possible.

ALTE - l'Associació Europea d’Avaluadors de Llengua és una associació benèfica (Charitable Incorporated Organisation, CIO), registrada a Anglaterra amb el número 1184799.

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