Madrid and its region, tennis world capital
Madrid has been chosen to host the first two editions of the Davis Cup Finals.
Madrid was selected as the venue by the competition Steering Committee. From 18 to 24 November 2019, the 18 best national teams in the world met in the Spanish capital. In 2020, the event will take place from 23 to 29 November.
The arrival of the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid has been possible thanks to the joint commitment made by the Region of Madrid and the City of Madrid.
Madrid's level of infrastructure, its communications, hotel capacity and cultural offerings were key factors in making the allocation of the competition to this city possible.
The Davis Cup by Rakuten Madrid Finals will be held at the facilities of La Caja Mágica, located in the Parque Lineal del Manzanares. La Caja Mágica and the WiZink Center will both be considered as possible options for the 2020 edition.
In addition to bringing together national teams from 18 countries, and thus the best tennis players in the world, the Davis Cup by Rakuten Madrid Finals will for the first time in history bring together in the same venue and city the tennis fans from 18 countries around the world that will transform Madrid into the global capital of tennis.
Region of Madrid
With its bright blue skies, mild climate, endless days of sunshine, and the exuberant lifestyle of the locals, Madrid never sleeps. The Spanish capital is unquestionably one of the liveliest cities in the world, and what’s more, it forms part of a dynamic region brimming with culture, art and natural beauty. Small towns and villages nestled amongst valleys and mountains are interspersed with prominent financial and business hubs. All of this makes up the Region of Madrid.
Geographically situated in the centre of the country, and with great transport links, you can get pretty much anywhere in Spain or Portugal within a few hours. It’s also well connected to Europe and the rest of the world, especially America, by air.
Madrid has been recognised as an important centre of culture throughout history. Great artists from all walks of life have made it their home. Major cultural centres, in both the city and many of its surrounding areas, today house works of art from across the ages.
Illustrious figures such as Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Calderón de la Barca, Quevedo, Ortega y Gasset, Marañón and Chueca were born in Madrid. These days, the city is home to big names in sport, science, gastronomy, fashion and culture.
Madrid is a region open to all those who wish to explore it. It’s a place that brings together a multitude of cultural, culinary, business, leisure and entertainment possibilities, with some of the best and most diverse tourist attractions in the world.
Choose your Madrid
Whether you’re travelling on a budget or willing to treat yourself to luxury experiences, you’ll find Madrid a fascinating destination. Leisure and cultural options range from admission-free museums to exclusive VIP spots. Madrid is a carefree, unprejudiced city, a favourite with the LGBT community. It also offers a wealth of possibilities to families on holidays, classic travellers or those pursuing the latest trends in alternative fashion, music and art.
Streets, shops, restaurants and bars off the beaten path in Madrid. You won’t find them in travel guides, but they’ve found their place with tourists anyway.
Landmarks, museums, parks, medieval squares and stately homes are waiting for you in the traditional part of town, where you can find a bargain at El Rastro or go out for tapas.
The celebration of the Davis Cup by Rakuten Madrid Finals joins the list of international events that will mark the agenda of the Region of Madrid and the City of Madrid throughout 2019. These include: the organisation of the UEFA Champions League final; events commemorating the Prado Museum's bicentenary; a commitment to music and diversity through the Mad Cool and MADO festivals; and its position as a world communications hub, as well as the Mutua Madrid Tennis Open.
“La Caja Mágica”, a unique setting
The Davis Cup Finals in Madrid will be held in La Caja Mágica, an avant-garde installation that is considered a European landmark, designed by French architect Dominique Perrault. It is a multidisciplinary space that hosts various events throughout the year. The venue has three different stadiums, with capacities from 12,500 to 2,500 spectators, and is composed of other polyvalent spaces with enormous dimensions.
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