Existing since 1929, La Liga is one of the most sought after football divisions in the world. The competitive nature of the league has produced some of the world’s most prolific players including Raúl, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ronaldinho. The allure of La Liga is only enhanced by its sunny location in mainland Spain. La Liga players have been known to reside near the exciting capital, Madrid and the artistic skyline of Barcelona. With Michelin starred restaurants, pristine golf courses and beautiful scenery to admire, Spain can be an opulent destination to visit.
If you want to live the life of luxury if only for a little while, rent a large villa in Spain and relax with friends and family. Wondering where La Liga stars call home? Here’s where these La Liga stars live in Spain.
Lionel Messi resides in Barcelona in the Les Botigues de Sitges area. This picturesque location is located south-west along the coast from the city centre. Messi’s mansion has a modern design with white painted walls and a clear hillside view, a large pool and astroturf pitch onsite. Perfect for practising his dribbling skills. The Les Botigues de Sitges is near the Playa De Castelldefels. This golden beach offers a large swath of soft sand with warm shallow waves overlooking the blue horizon.
Playing for Real Madrid, captain Sergio Ramos is one of La Liga’s most prolific competitors. His home lives up to his name. It was reported that he has begun building his €12 million mansions with a modern, slick design that’ll cover an area about 1,500 square metres. The mansion is in the affluent La Moraleja district just north of Madrid’s centre. This area is well known for its wealthy residents with mansions fitted with large pools as standard.
Gareth Bale has rented Kaka’s old dwelling in La Finca, west of the centre of Madrid. With a home in Vale of Glamorgan in Wales and La Finca, he can balance his homelife along with his La Liga career. Bale is an avid golfer and with a large amount of fantastic championship golf courses in the La Finca area, it’s no wonder he picked here over many other locations. There are excellent restaurants here that offer Michelin star menus and homely Spanish creations.
The Barcelona star, Gerard Piqué resides in their €5 million hillside mansion in Esplugues de Llobregat area in Barcelona. The Esplugues de Llobregat area is a 40-minute drive east to Barcelona’s centre. In this area, you have the excitement of Barcelona, with its Gothic architecture, world-famous sites and delicious local cuisine. Piqué is also treated to nature parks and stunning views from the hills down into the valley.
Visit these laid-back areas on your next trip to Spain for stunning views, fantastic restaurants and perfectly placed mansions. Start practising your football skills and you could move here too.