Soccer, or football as it’s known in Europe, is at the center of modern European athletics and, more often than not, conversation. Home to one of Spain’s premier teams, the Atletico de Madrid Museum grants access to the famous Vicente Calderón Stadium and training facilities — all while learning about the history of the sport.
Collections of athlete memorabilia, a projection room, interactive zone, and other exhibitions present the hundred year history of the club itself and show the progression of and changes to football in Europe. There is also an impressive display of trophies won by the Club Atletico de Madrid team, including 9 Copas del Rey (King’s Cups), 1 Supercopa de España (Spain Supercup), an Intercontinental Cup, and a European Cup Winners’ Cup. Entertaining for fans and educational for all, the museum expertly presents a greater understanding of this piece of modern European life.
Located in the Arganzuela district, the Atletico de Madrid Museum in the Vicente Calderon Stadium. To get there, take the metro to the Puente de Vallecas stop. It is open Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm, and closes during match times. Admission is €6 for adults and €3 for children.