Madrid has it all - great nightlife, culture, bars and sunshine almost 300 days a year. Combine this with a visit to a fantastic new stadium to watch one of Spain's loudest and proudest clubs and you can almost guarantee an unforgettable experience.
Where to stay
The Wanda Metropolitano Stadium is around 5 miles from the city centre with very little to do close by so we would recommend staying in any of the central areas (Puerta del Sol, La Latina, Gran Vía or Plaza Mayor) as these would all provide a good base to make the most of the city and travel to the stadium on match day using the information below.
The Wanda Metropolitano has a capacity of 68,456 and tickets are available through Atletico's website below.
Stadium tour and museum tickets are available through the following link.
How to get to the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium
Estadio Metropolitano Metro station is on Line 7, located straight outside the stadium. You can also use Line 2 and get off at Las Rosas or Line 5 Canillejas, from these stations it takes around 20 minutes to walk to the stadium.
A taxi from central Madrid should cost around €30.
Where to go before an Atlético Madrid match
As you'll face the time and distance to get to the stadium, you have a wide choice of places to go before the game. A good option is to head to La Latina which has numerous quality bars around Plaza del Humilladero and the most famous tapas street in Madrid, Cava Baja. This area is also buzzing at night.
From La Latina Metro station you can take Metro Line 5 to Pueblo Nuevo, change to Line 7 and continue straight to Estadio Metropolitano.
Alternative things to do in Madrid
Royal Palace - Take a tour around this magnificent palace which holds artwork by Velázquez and Goya as well as a collection of violins made by Antonio Stradivari around 1700.
El Rastro - Large, bustling flea market held every Sunday close to La Latina offering a wide range of goods.
Cibeles Palace - A magnificent building, the former post office headquarters has wonderful views of the city from the rooftop bar.
Cine Dore - Fabulous cinema built in 1923 with beautiful architecture and history.
Museum of illusions - Immersive and entertaining museum, great for all the family.
Malasaña - Trendy neighbourhood with a number of bars, restaurants, shops and a great nightlife.