Once again, the ECG Spring Congress & General Assembly will be accompanied by an enjoyable social programme on Friday evening and Saturday morning. We invite all our members to stay over for the weekend and join us in exploring the best of what Madrid has to offer. (If your partner is accompanying you, please don't forget to register them separately for the social programme).


Friday: Dinner & Cabaret show

Join us for an evening of wonderful spanish cuisine, music, acrobatics and humour! The historic and recently re-opened Florida Retiro, situated in Madrid’s Parc del Retiro offers delicious food accompanied by an entertaining dance and music show. Guaranteed to be a fun and memorable evening. Transfers will be provided to and from the Hesperia Hotel.

Florida Retiro: Paseo República de Panamá, 1,28009 Madrid




What better way to discover the historic streets of Madrid than to do so on foot combined with the pleasure of tasting some well-chosen local delicacies & wine. Led by an experienced guide we will discover the hidden plazas and  cultural gems of the old city centre or the “Madrid de los Austrias” quarter of the city. This historical quarter, built during the reign of the Habsburg Dynasty, offers such sightseeing opportunities as Plaza Mayor, Palacio Real and the Almudena Cathedral. This district also boasts a beautiful neoclassical garden, the Jardines de Sabatini.

While discovering the architectural beauty and historical background of the monuments, participants will also stop to enjoy a refreshing glass of wine or beer and some tasty tapas in two traditional taverns. A very pleasant way to see the sights of Madrid! Transfers will be provided to and from the Hesperia Hotel.