The first images of Lionel Messi’s new £3 million mansion, dubbed ‘The Fortress,’ have emerged.
Lionel Messi’s £3 million mansion, dubbed ‘The Fortress,’ has a swimming pool, cinema, and 25 rooms, which he used for the first time over the Christmas holidays.
These are the first photos of Lionel Messi’s and his wife’s new home in Argentina, dubbed “The Fortress.”
The massive home, which was constructed on three adjoining plots of land in a gated private estate on the outskirts of the footballer’s hometown of Rosario, includes a massive cinema, gym, and an underground garage with space for 15 cars.
According to Argentinian media, it has between 20 and 25 rooms, and a section of the property, which is divided into three sections and includes a separate area reserved for guests, has yet to be completed.
Messi, 34, is said to have spent his first Christmas at his new home on the Kentucky estate in Funes, near Rosario, and had to stay an extra week after contracting coronavirus.
The property was built three years ago and is said to have cost around £3 million in deflated local currency.
“This is the house in Funes near Rosario where Messi did his quarantine that nobody has ever seen,” Argentinian journalist Guido Zaffora said on America TV’s “Es por ahi” program, which broadcast images of the mega-mansion.
“When he returned to Argentina from Paris for Christmas, he stayed in the house for the first time.”
“It’s in the wealthiest part of Rosario, in the Kentucky neighborhood.
When you look at the pictures of it, you can see why they call it The Fortress.
“It was constructed on three separate plots of land, though it is still incomplete and a portion of it is uninhabitable.
“It has between 20 and 25 rooms, a cinema large enough to accommodate both Messi and his wife Antonela Roccuzzo’s families, a gym, an underground garage with space for 15 cars, a section reserved exclusively for guests who have access to the gym and cinema, and a children’s playroom that takes up an entire top floor.”
According to local reports, visitors entering the property are greeted in the entrance hall by a massive floor-to-ceiling portrait of Messi wearing the number 10 Argentina shirt.
His father, Jorge, is said to have been in charge of construction.
The news is summarized by Brinkwire.