Sports in Madrid

Soccer (football) isn't considered the national sport for nothing! Madrid supports three professional soccer teams, grinds to a halt during big matches, and celebrates significant wins with crowds - armed with giant flags, painted faces, horns, and pure jubilation - taking over the streets of downtown. But apart from major league soccer, bullfights, and other closely-followed spectator sports, Madrileños love to stay active and take advantage of the city's many sports facilities.

Catching a match played by Spain's premier soccer team, Real Madrid, at their home stadium, Estadio Santiago Bernabeú, is an unforgettable Madrid experience. Otherwise, you can take a tour and check out the stadium's first-class facilities.

An architectural jewel of 1920's brick and painted Spanish tile, Las Ventas in Madrid is the biggest bullring in Spain and hosts bullfights during the season from March to October - but May's San Isidro fights are the most prestigious on the calendar and tickets are highly coveted. It's a thrilling, quintessential Madrid experience that leaves no one indifferent. During the off-season, concerts, circus and motorcycle events are held there.

The Parque del Retiro is where Madrileños come to enjoy themselves and burn a few calories in central Madrid: there you can skate, row on the lake, run, walk, play tennis, and use the outdoor gym equipment.

Home to the Atlético de Madrid soccer team, (the Real Madrid team's less famous but equally decorated brother,) Vicente Calderón Stadium is the place to catch an Atlético match, take a guided tour, or pick up some red and blue merchandise.

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Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (El)

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Avenida de Concha Espina 1

Real Madrid Football Club's stadium... read more

Plaza de Toros Monumental de las Ventas

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Calle Alcalá 237

Beautiful ring for bullfights... read more

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Vicente Calderon Stadium

Paseo Virgen del Puerto 67

Cheer on Atletico Madrid football (soccer)...
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Parque del Retiro

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Plaza de la Independencia, s/n
Calle de Alfonso XII

Madrid's playground... read more

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Madrid Xanadú Snow Zone

Autopista A-5, Km 23.5
Left lane, Arroyomolinos

Cool Summers in Madrid... read more

Casa de Campo

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Camino de los Romeros
Paseo de la Florida and Avenida de Portugal

1800 hectares of parkland... read more

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Piscinas Municipales

Palacete de la Casa de Campo
Puente del Rey, s/n

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Espacio Acción

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Calle Marcelino Álvarez 6

Climb up the walls... read more

Campo de Golf: Club de Golf Olivar de la Hinojosa

Vía Dublín
Campo de las Naciones

Affordable golf course... read more

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Circuito de la Casa de Campo

Casa de Campo
, Junta Municipal de Moncloa

4.2 kilometer running-track... read more
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