Since 1979 this venue has been thriving and standing the test of time. El Sol is a classic Madrid venue founded during Madrid’s “Movida” movement era and has hosted the best pop and rock artists from the national and international scene. Artists like Alaska y los Pegamoides, La Unión, Radio Futura have all performed here, the same as up-and-coming bands hoping to be discovered as the next big thing by the music industry. If you want to visit one of Madrid's most classic venues, this is the best option; you’ll find good music, a lively atmosphere and lot of dancing. As you walk in, a circular staircase winds down to the lower floor. The area is very large, with two bars, a DJ booth, tiered seating and a gallery. The venue also hosts a range of events devoted to the world of culture. El Sol hosts book and record launches plus award ceremonies. It has also been used to record films or music videos by groups like Extremoduro and Revolver. And all just a few metres away from Puerta del Sol.