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The ‘temple of football’ will open its doors in Madrid

Madrid stands out, among European cities, for its famous art museums. Among them are the Prado Museum, the Reina Sofía, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and


Madrid stands out, among European cities, for its famous art museums. Among them are the Prado Museum, the Reina Sofía, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and Real Madrid CF. We have talked about them in this note.

To this list of busy art and sports centers, another museum will also be added that will open its doors in December 2022. It is the “Legends. The Temple of football”, which will be located in a seven-storey building on Espoz and Mina street, very close to the emblematic Puerta del Sol.

This museum will offer visitors a historical journey through the history of this sport through immersive experiences and more than 5,000 objects considered iconic throughout the evolution of football.

“Legends” will show soccer lovers boots and balls used by the first world champions to the equipment of soccer stars such as the Argentine Diego Armando Maradona, the former idol of the Barcelona Football Club Lionel Messi, the Argentine nationalized Spanish Alfredo Di Stefano , the Brazilian Pelé, the Dutch Johan Cruyff, Zinedine Zidane, the Spaniards Andrés Iniesta and Xavi Hernández, the Italian Paolo Rossi, the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, among others.

Among the relics, there will be objects used by stars of the beautiful game in the Copa América, the Copa Libertadores, the Intercontinental Cup, the Club World Cup, the UEFA Europa League, and also in women’s football.

Like most of the tourist cultural centers in this city, the building will also have a gastronomic space on the roof, from where you will have a privileged view of Puerta del Sol. There will also be a souvenir shop and a games area.

The project of “Legends. The Temple of football” is promoted by the Argentine Marcelo Ordás Peña, who is recognized worldwide as the most important collector of elite football relics. “We chose Madrid because it is the world capital of soccer for its clubs, its imprint and because it has the most important league in the world,” he said at the presentation of the project.

Part of the collection that will arrive in Madrid has already been exhibited at the World Championships since 2006, as well as at the European Championships, Champions League, Olympic Games, and Copa América.

Tickets to visit “Legends” are now on sale on this website and cost $13.35 (12.80 euros).