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Rayo Vallecano

Madrid based in the Vallecas neighbourhood and commonly known as Los Franjirrojos (The Red Stripes), Rayo fans take great pride in their team, generating a terrific atmosphere in the worn but somehow beautiful Estadio de Vallecas.
Where to stay

Vallecas is a large working class neighbourhood split into two districts, Puente de Vallecas and Villa de Vallecas, and there isn't much to do from a tourists point a view so staying in centrally in the areas of Sol, Los Austrias, Malasaña or La Latina is recommended. 

Getting tickets

Match tickets -

How to get to Estadio de Vallecas

By far the easiest way to get to the stadium from central Madrid is Metro. Station Portazgo is a stone's throw from the stadium on Metro Line 1 which goes through Puerta del Sol. The journey is 9 stops which takes around 20 minutes.

Where to go before a Rayo Vallecano match

There are a number of small, traditional bars close to the stadium and along Avenida de la Albufera. La Jamboteca Vallecas and El Boliche are worth the visit if you plan to stay close to the stadium before or after the match.

As the stadium is easy to reach by Metro, central bars such as La Fontana de Oro, Taberna Malaspina, Gramabar, Taberna Alhambra and Casa Cabra are all worth considering.

Alternative things to do in Madrid

Cerro del Tio Pio - Close to Estadio de Vallecas, this lovely park offers great views over the city skyline.

Museum of Anthropology - Close to the more famous Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums, this small and well laid out museum holds interesting collections from around the world.

Teleférico - Madrid's cable car runs between Parque Oeste and Casa de Campo and is a great way to see the city from above.

See the Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid pages for more great places to visit.
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