Among Spain’s most notable traits is its vibrant football culture, having a great tradition and showing it through excellence, as the Spanish national team is one of the best in the world, recurrently overtaking other football giants in international championships.
Moreover, a number of regional teams, such as Real Madrid and FC Barcelona have also gained worldwide recognition. It is no wonder therefore that football enthusiasts travelling to Spain would be keen on including a match or two on their activity lists, for a chance to see some of the world’s most celebrated teams play in their home country.
Perfectly plying on the Spanish spirit of masculinity, competition and dynamism, football is a major attraction in cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Seville , home to some of the largest stadiums in the country. They have impressing capacities, the largest one being Camp Nou in Barcelona, with a capacity of over 99.000 spectators.
All stadiums, such as Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid and Estadio de la Cartuja in Seville, guarantee an authentic, unforgettable experience. Moreover, interest in football is constantly expanding, as five new sizeable stadiums, with estimated capacities ranging between 32000 and 75000, will be built and inaugurated by 2016, in Madrid, Bilbao, Zaragoza, Valencia and Palma de Mallorca.
Some of the names with great resonance in this sport, such as Raul Gonzales, Iker Casillas or Fernando Torres give a real edge to Spanish football, through their accomplishments as well as techniques.
With more British tourists preferring Spain as a holiday destination yearly, tickets for major events such as football matches are being sold online on numerous websites at competitive prices, hence it is always advisable to check for the best offers.
Whether you’re interested in Spain’s internal competitions, friendly games or key events of the year, boredom will definitely be out of the question.
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