The Top Sport Events in Spain

Are you passionate about sports? This year comes loaded with sporting events of all kinds, so you can get involved and enjoy the excitement live.
Whether it's in large stadiums, indoor circuits or outdoor trails, this year Spain is hosting a range of internationally recognised events and championships to suit all tastes. So no matter where you are staying in Spain, there will be something for you to enjoy. 

This year, the great stars of the sporting world will return to defend their titles. Discover when and where you can get involved with the best sporting events of the year in Spain.

"La Vuelta" Cycle Race in Spain

1. Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix, Montmeló 

Formula 1 lovers can mark their calendars as the Spanish Grand Prix of F1 will be in Montmeló. This event is guaranteed to be a fast-paced spectacle with some of the best drivers in the world including Lewis Hamilton, Carlos Sainz, Sebastian Vettel and more.

Formula 1

2. Red Bull MotoGP, Jerez

The great stars of the MotoGP will burn rubber on the circuit of Jerez during the Red Bull MotoGP Spain. Bikers and bike lovers alike simply can’t miss it, so make sure you include it in your holiday plans if you're staying in the province of Cadiz

If you can’t make it to Jerez this year, you can still enjoy the speed and excitement at one of the other three Grand Prix that are also celebrated in Spain: Barcelona in June, Aragón in October and Cheste (Valencia) in November.

Moto GP, Jerez

3. Andalusia Valderrama Masters, Cadiz

The best of European golf will return to Spain with the Andalucía Valderrama Masters which will be held at the Real Club de Golf de Valderrama in Sotogrande, Cádiz. 

Rent a holiday home in Andalucia and enjoy its huge concentration of golf courses and what’s more, the International Association of Golf Operators (IAGTO) has recognised Andalusia as the "European Golf Destination of the Year" thanks to the quantity and quality of its golf courses.

Golfing at the Real Club de Valderrama

4. La Vuelta a España Road Bike Race

During summer, the spotlight will be on Spain in many homes, as the "La Vuelta Ciclista a España" will take the viewers through most parts of the country.

La Vuelta a España Road Bike Race Spain

5. Mutua Madrid Open Tennis Tournament

The incredible Caja Mágica sports stadium in Madrid will once again host the Mutua Madrid Open Tennis Tournament at the end of April. It’s an incredible stadium due to its moving walls which allows games to be played outdoors as well as indoors - a true architectural wonder in which to enjoy the best tennis with the best players in the world in one of the best cities in Spain. 

Mutua Madrid Open Tennis

6. Rally Catalunya Històric-Rally de Les Caves

This years edition of the Catalunya Històric-Rally de Les Caves is yet to be confirmed. 

This regularity race for classic vehicles will run along 600 kilometres of closed roads that include stages used in the past for the famous Rally Catalunya, part of the World Rally Championship calendar.

If you plan to stay in Barcelona, don't miss out on the start and arrival of the race. You will have the chance to enjoy the view of some fantastic race cars, and get a taste of the adrenaline typical of such events.

Rally Catalunya

7. El Clasico Football: Real Madrid vs F.C. Barcelona

When Real Madrid and Barcelona play against each other, the whole of Spain comes to a halt in front of the TV, as few are lucky enough to enjoy the excitement of the live match inside the stadium.
Nothing is certain when these two giants in football meet in "El Clasico", but spectators are always guaranteed a game with some of the best football in the world with the greatest stars of the sport. If you are planning to travel to Spain to attend this highly expected event, make sure to secure your ticket well in advance!

8. Málaga Half Marathon

In November, the popular half marathon in Málaga will take place. After many years with the same route, the organisers have chosen to make a new route, but it will start and end in the same place giving the spectators much better possibilities to cheer and to participate. 

The route will start at Paseo del Parque in the centre of Málaga. Much of the route will run along the waterfront, both in the north and in the south of the city. This gives a lot of room for spectators and for the stands with supplies for the runners. It also gives you many options for where to stay in Málaga to be close to this great event.

The runners will also pass the harbour, Muelle Uno, the Centre Pompidou, the old tobacco factory which today contains the Russian Museum and the Automobile Museum, and on their way back to the finish line they will pass La Plaza de Merced, the Picasso museum, the Roman theatre and the fortress Alcazaba. Finally, they will pass the Museo de Bella Artes de Málaga before reaching the finish line. 

If you are a runner, you may want to get more information about the best marathons and running event held in Spain.



In Spain, all types of sports are celebrated in special ways, so it is not surprising that it hosts some of the most important international championships and events in each discipline.

While football will always be the national sport, the popularity of Formula 1, tennis and cycling continue to grow, not to mention that Spain's athletes are among the best.

There is nothing like feeling the excitement of live sports. Now, it’s time to plan your getaway to Spain and plan which events you'd like to see.