This emblematic venue is known for hosting concerts and sporting events. It has a privileged location right in the centre of Madrid, on Calle Goya, in the Salamanca district.
The Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid, called WiZink Centre since 2016 for sponsorship reasons, was created in 1960, but was destroyed by fire in 2001 and reopened in 2005.
This emblematic venue is known for hosting concerts and sporting events. It has a privileged location right in the centre of Madrid, as it is located on Calle Goya, in the Salamanca district.
It has a seating capacity of 17.453, making it one of the largest spectator venues in Spain.
Its main advantage is also its main handicap. The fact that it is located right in the centre of the city makes parking next to the WiZink Center practically impossible. Street parking options are very limited, as you will find very few spaces available, and that is why it is best to park in one of the car parks next to the WiZink Center.
Another option is to park on the outskirts of the city and take the metro to get to your destination. This is a very interesting option for many people because, as we have already mentioned, driving by car provides a lot of convenience and many advantages, but also disadvantages such as: not finding parking on the street, parking in regulated parking areas (blue or green), or encountering traffic restrictions on high pollution days.
The city of Madrid, the Spanish capital, has strict regulations on street parking. There are different types of parking spaces: green, blue, mixed and high rotation. But there are mainly two zones that define the rates of the pay zones, a blue zone for visitors and a green zone designed for residents.
If you want to know more about the city of Madrid and find out how to park in its streets, do not hesitate to read our article on Madrid.
The WiZink Center stands out as one of the most notable venues, not only locally, but nationally. It has more than 17.000 seats for its spectators, right in the centre of Madrid, to host major events.
Mainly, it hosts competitions of both Real Madrid Basketball and Club Baloncesto Estudiantes, where it has previously hosted important sporting events such as the finals of the Copa del Rey in 2006, 2009, 2011, 2019 and 2021. In addition to sporting events, the WiZink Center also hosts important musical tours, various shows, among many other sporting events.
The WiZink Center offers events of all kinds and sports competitions almost 365 days a year. To see all the activities at the venue, visit the official website of the WiZink Center.
In the surrounding area you can access some of the city's most emblematic sites, such as the Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre, currently known worldwide thanks to the successful Netflix series "La Casa de Papel" (The House of Paper).
On the other hand, opposite the main façade of the WiZink, we find the work El Dolmen by the incomparable Salvador Dalí, which opens onto Avenida de Felipe II.
The Nuevo Teatro Alcalá, the mythical Renoir cinemas or the Parque de El Retiro are other great tourist attractions and attractions of the city of Madrid that you can find next to the WiZink Center.