Atlético de Madrid has an official museum at the Vicente Calderón stadium in Madrid’s Arganzuela district. It takes us through the hundred-year history of the club and through the changes that football has seen in Spain and worldwide. Trophies, shirts, photographs and collections of boots are some of the memorabilia that are on display in the five main areas of the museum.
The first of them, the Foundational Space, is a long corridor of books, sculptures, a photo gallery of the club’s chairmen, and perhaps it most valuable collection, a dozen balls and a similar number of boots dating from 1903 until the present day. The Projection Room brings back memories of the club’s most moving moments with a ten-minute video. In the Interactive Zone fans can play Trivial Pursuit about the club, listen to its anthems and historical accounts and watch matches on its three touch screens. The fourth zone is the Temporary Exhibition Room. Finally, the museum’s pièce de resistance is the Trophy Room, where most of the cups the team has won over its history are on display: nine League titles and nine Copas del Rey, an Intercontinental Cup, a European Cup-Winners Cup, a Europa League and a Spanish Super Cup.
The man in charge of the design of the museum and who has brought together all these historic items is the sports collector and museologist Pablo Ornaque. With the official job title of cultural advisor to Atlético de Madrid, this expert has also set up the Museum of Barcelona and the Athens Olympic Museum, amongst many others. Ornaque, who has donated over 600 items from his own collection to this new temple to Atlético, has made a dream come true for football’s most loyal fans.
Adults and children over 12 - 16 Euros.
Children under 12 - 8 Euros.
Match days from 11pm until kick-off.
24 December, 31 December and 5 January, open 11am-2pm.
Closed: 25 December, 1 and 6 January.
On days when there is a show, the route taken by the guided tours may be suspended or changed for security reasons.
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