The Top Sport Events in Spain 2020

Are you passionate about sports? 2020 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 2020 in Spain.

"La Vuelta" Cycle Race in Spain

1. Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix 2020, Montmeló 

Formula 1 lovers can mark the 10th of May in 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.

This year, Montmeló is the main circuit to host the pre-season tests that will run in February, from the 19th to the 21st and again from the 26th to the 28th of February. These dates give spectators the chance of a sneak preview into what each team has prepared for the race in May.

Formula 1

2. Red Bull MotoGP 2020, Jerez

From the 1st to the 3rd of May, the great stars of the MotoGP will return to burn rubber on the circuit of Jerez during the Red Bull MotoGP Spain 2020. 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 2020, Cadiz

From 29th of April to the 3rd of May 2020 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. 
 
This competition is one of two tournaments in the 2020 European Tour to be held in Spain and should not be missed. Additionally, it takes place before the start of the high season and at that time of year, the Andalucian climate is perfect to enjoy golf.
 

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 2020

From the 14th of August to the 6th of September 2020, 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.

Taking place over 3 weeks, La Vuelta 2020 will actually start in Utrecht, Holland, while the final stage will end as usual in the very heart of Spain: by the incredible Cibeles fountain in Madrid.

All stages and locations of the race will be officially released in January 2020, meaning that after this date, spectators can plan their travels accordingly and catch some live race action.

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 from the 1st to the 10th of May. 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 will be held on the 28th and the 29th of February. The starting line just in front of Barcelona's Cathedral. 

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 in February, 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.

The second match between Real Madrid and Barça will be played on the 1st of March 2020 in the Santiago Bernabéu stadium. If you are planning to travel to Madrid to attend this highly expected event, make sure to secure your ticket well in advance!

Barcelona vs Real Madrid

8. Málaga Half Marathon

On the 22nd of March 2020, the popular half marathon in Málaga will take place for the 30th time. 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. 

You can find the route on the event's official website. If you are a runner, you may want to get more information about the best marathons and running event held in Spain in 2020.

Marathon

 

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.

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