In a few days we will have the two Champions League semi-finals in Madrid. Atlético Madrid will face Chelsea and Real Madrid will do so against Bayern Munich. It will be a great chance to see the cream of European football in our city and, if you would like to come and watch it, Hotel Moderno will be delighted to welcome you (do not forget to check our special offers).
However, where is the best football atmosphere in Madrid? Today, in the blog of Hotel Moderno Puerta del Sol we would like to tell you what match-days are like in the centre of Madrid.
The stadiums of Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid are not particularly central, although they are not too far from the Puerta del Sol. The Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, home of Real Madrid, is in the Chamartín district, in the northern part of the city; while Atlético Madrid’s Vicente Calderón stadium is very close to the new park of Madrid Río, in the Arganzuela district in the south of the city (however, they will soon move to the new stadium of La Peineta de Canalejas). Nevertheless, both are excellently communicated with any point in the city thanks to public transport.
Despite their location, on match days, fans usually congregate in central areas of the city enjoying the monuments and the bars (or terraces if the weather is nice). Areas like the Plaza Mayor or the Puerta del Sol are among the main points in the city that fans of visiting teams choose to spend their pre-match hours. On those days, the city centre fills with the colours of scarves and shirts of visiting fans whose team is playing in Madrid.
Our hotel, being next to the Puerta del Sol, is a special witness to these great footballing days and a fantastic place to come and stay if you are watching a match in Madrid. We are very well communicated with the stadiums by public transport and you will not miss out on the best football atmosphere during the day in Madrid in the surrounding area of our hotel.