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General Information

It can be difficult to find the right area to savour the pre-match atmosphere or know the best way to reach a stadium so we want to help make sure you don't miss out. We aim to give all the information you need in a clear and concise manner to make the most of your time in Spain.

La Liga matches are staggered so that no more than two games kick off at the same time. Over the summer months, games start after 5pm Spanish time due to the intense heat at this time of year. There will normally be two matches on Friday night with kick off times at 8pm and 10pm. Over Saturday and Sunday, matches are played at 5.30pm, 7.30pm and 10pm and two fixtures on a Monday night at 8pm and 10pm. 


From early September, as the temperature cools off, kick off times can vary but over the weekend they are usually 12pm, 2pm, 4.15pm, 6.30pm and 9pm, with a game on Friday and Monday night at 9pm. 


Tickets, in general, are easy to access through each clubs website and you'll be able to print your tickets at home. Links for tickets are provided on each teams page. Third party companies such as Viagogo are an option for sell-out games, just be aware of the large markup on the value of tickets. 

Alcohol is not sold inside any La Liga stadiums so bars nearby are very popular before the match and a great way to experience the atmosphere build up, we will look at the best places to go for each team. Children are also welcomed with open arms wherever you go so matches are safe with young ones. 

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Where to go

Spain is a very varied country, the North has an array of delightful cities, attractions and culture, as well as three top flight teams - Athletic Bilbao, Real Sociedad, and Osasuna. The weather is not what we would normally associate with Spain, an average 128 rainy days a year is comparable to the UK at 133 days, but the quality of the area more than make up for the possibility of rain. 

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Barcelona and Real Madrid dominate the football tourist destination with an estimated 10,000 tourists visiting each Barcelona match. Flights are plentiful and with Atlético, Getafe and Rayo Vallecano all based in Madrid and Espanyol in Barcelona, you won't be short of options for weekend dates to suit you. The beautiful city of Girona also provides a great destination and is located 60 miles North-East of Barcelona.


Valencia, Spain's third biggest city, has a bit of everything - fantastic climate, large beaches, good food, culture and a great zoo and aquarium, obviously home to Valencia CF but also Levante UD. An hours drive up the coast will bring you to Villarreal, a small city with a population of just 50,000, with a team consistently punching above its weight.


In the south lies the beautiful region Andalucia and its capital Seville with two top flight teams - Sevilla and Real Betis. Andalusia also holds Cádiz and Almería, both cities provide superb attractions to combine with a La Liga match. The enviable climate, stadiums and atmosphere make this a fantastic all year round destination.


Real Mallorca are based in the wonderful city of Palma de Mallorca so there is a wide choice of flights to this idyllic island. Elche, famous for its palm trees, are located near Alicante and Celta Vigo hail from Galicia in the Northwest of Spain. The cultural University city of Valladolid is located in North-West Spain.

Along with match information, we have included a selection of top sights to see in each teams city. Click Teams to find out more.

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