Madrid is the capital of Spain and the largest municipality in both the Community of Madrid and Spain as a whole. The city has almost 3.2 million inhabitants and a metropolitan area population of approximately 6.5 million. It is the third-largest city in the European Union (EU), smaller than only London and Berlin, and its monocentric metropolitan area is the third-largest in the EU, smaller only than those of London and Paris.
Madrid lies on the River Manzanares in the center of both the country and the Community of Madrid (which comprises the city of Madrid, its conurbation and extended suburbs and villages); this community is bordered by the autonomous communities of Castile and León and Castile-La Mancha. As the capital city of Spain, seat of government, and residence of the Spanish monarch, Madrid is also the political, economic and cultural centre of the country.
The Madrid urban agglomeration has the third-largest GDPin the European Union and its influence in politics, education, entertainment, environment, media, fashion, science, culture, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world’s major global cities. Madrid is home to two world-famous football clubs, Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid. Due to its economic output, high standard of living, and market size, Madrid is considered the leading economic hub of the Iberian Peninsula and of Southern Europe. Madrid is also the 10th most liveable city in the world according to Monocle magazine, in its 2017 index
While Madrid possesses modern infrastructure, it has preserved the look and feel of many of its historic neighborhoods and streets. Its landmarks include the Royal Palace of Madrid; the Royal Theatre with its restored 1850 Opera House; the Buen Retiro Park, founded in 1631; the 19th-century National Library building (founded in 1712) containing some of Spain’s historical archives; a large number of national museums, and the Golden Triangle of Art, located along the Paseo del Prado and comprising three art museums: Prado Museum, the Reina Sofía Museum, a museum of modern art, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, which complements the holdings of the other two museums. Cibeles Palace and Fountain have become one of the monument symbols of the city.
ESTADIO WANDA METROPOLITANO
Auditorium – Southeast Entrance
Av. de Luis Aragonés, 4, 28022 Madrid, Spain
Use public transportation! Here’s a map that will show you all the bus and subway routes that will take you to the Wanda Metropolitano.
We recommend you use the Madrid subway, since it’s the best way to get to the stadium. The closest subway stop is Lines 7’s ‘Estadio Metropolitano’.
You can also take Line 2 and get off at ‘Las Rosas’ or Line 5 to ‘Canillejas’, both are about 15 minutes walking distance from the stadium. If you’re coming with your car on the M-40, you should exit on Arcentales. The parking lots in the Wanda Metropolitano are strictly for those who reserved a spot. Please don’t show up with a car if you don’t have a parking pass. Closest Parking is Park South.
The capital is connected by air to the main European and American cities, and by road and train to all Spanish cities. The buses and metro run regularly and are highly reliable.