Getafe are based in the south of the community of Madrid and are known for their unattractive style of football but impressive finishes in La Liga have resulted in European qualification in recent years.
Where to stay
Getafe is a city with a population of around 180,000 and there is not a great deal of accommodation or places of interest from a tourist point of view, especially when you can reach Getafe in under half an hour from central Madrid using the Carcanías suburban train. We would therefore recommend staying close to Puerta del Sol and travelling to the match on the day of the game, using the information below.
Match tickets - www.getafecf.com/Entradas.aspx
How to get to Coliseum Alfonso Pérez Stadium
The Coliseum Alfonso Pérez holds just over 17,000 supporters and the easiest way to reach the stadium from the centre of Madrid is on Lines C3 or C4 of the Cercanías suburban train. Both lines run regular trains from Puerto del Sol to Getafe and take around 20 minutes, with a 15 minute walk to the stadium.
Line C3 runs from Puerta del Sol to El Casar (5 stops) every 20 minutes and C4 goes to Las Margaritas-Universidad (4 stops) every 15 minutes. If you take Line C4 you can stay on an extra stop to Getafe Centro and from here take Metro Line 12 to Estación de Los Espartales which is a 5 minute walk to the stadium.
You can use a standard metro ticket to board the Carcanías suburban train.
Where to go before a Getafe match
Options close to the stadium are limited but Cerveceria Terramar is an inviting local bar with small terrace close to Estación de Los Espartales Metro.
As the Cercanías suburban train runs so frequently from Puerta del Sol, a good option is to stay centrally and enjoy one of the many bars great bars close by, such as La Fontana de Oro or Taberna Alhambra.
Not to miss while you're in Getafe
Getafe The Style Outlets and Nessica - If you love shopping then this is a great place to spend time, the large shopping outlet holds over 70 stores with big named brands and plenty of places to eat and drink.
El Cerro de los Angeles (the hill of angels) - Large 14th century monastery located at the top of a hill thought to be the true centre of Spain.
Catedral Santa María Magdalena - Getafe cathedral built from 1549 and finished in 1770.
Alhondiga Park - Beautiful large park with a lake, fountains, walkways and cycle paths.
See the Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid pages for more great places to visit in Madrid.