Metropolitano Stadium (Wanda Metropolitano)
For insight into the history of the stadium and Atletico Madrid soccer team, you can take a guided tour of the grounds, changing rooms, and VIP areas—some guided tours also include a brief stop on the pitch; for time-pressed travelers, a skip-the-line admission ticket is a must. If you want to experience the charged atmosphere of a live league game, you can buy match day tickets in advance or try your luck on the day.
Things to Know Before You Go
A tour of the home of Atlético de Madrid is a must for soccer fans
Wanda Metropolitano tours can get busy so advance booking is recommended.
Don’t worry about language barriers at the Wanda Metropolitano as guided tours are conducted in both English and Spanish.
Families can take advantage of free entry for children under 5.
The Wanda Metropolitano is mostly accessible, although those with mobility concerns should email the stadium ahead of a guided tour.
How to Get There
The Wanda Metropolitano is in Madrid’s Rosas neighborhood and therefore easy to reach by metro. Exits at either Las Rosas (Line 2), Canillejas (Line 5), or Estadio Metropolitano (Line 7), from which the stadium is a short walk. Those driving to the stadium can take advantage of free parking except on match days.
When to Get There
Guided tours of the Wanda Metropolitano occur on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and some holidays. Meanwhile, La Liga matches are typically held on Saturdays and Sundays. Check in advance for exact dates but remember that league matches run from September until June.
Other Sporting Attractions in Madrid
If visiting the Wanda Metropolitano isn’t enough, Madrid has plenty of other sporting attractions. Soccer fans might want to check out Atletico Madrid’s rival team at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, which can also be visited on a guided tour or spotted from the deck of a hop-on hop-off bus. Alternatively, head to Las Ventas Bullring for an insight into the Spanish sport of bullfighting.
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