Real Madrid, Madrid
We just made it into the stadium before it closed for the day and we were so glad we did.
I sat on one of the seats pretending to be a spectator and could only imagine what it was like to be part of the crowd on a match day. The sheer size of the place (It holds 87,000 people!) was awesome.
We were also able to visit the trophy room and some of those were magnificent. One of them dates back to 1958 and weighs something like 58 kilos. It was made of 18 carat gold!!
We hung around for Beckham - but he never showed!
Well worth a visit even if you are not a footie fan and at only 5 Euro entrance well worth it.
Equipment: There is a shop at the end of the tour where you can buy virtualy anything to do with the club. Baby bottles included...NO I didn't buy one.
This stadium doesn't look a bit like Pittodrie in Aberdeen or Hampden in Glasgow - in fact like no other - hey there's a lot of money in football...........check the wages bill!!
Equipment: Why not buy a scarf here - you can wear it when it's cold at home
Go and see a match of Real Madrid in the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu (See my Must-See Activity Tips). Real Madrid is one of the most famous clubs in the world and plays both league and European cup matches.
The stadium is often sold out, nevertheless, tickets might be available on the black market. I got a ticket for the UEFA Championsleague semifinal between Real Madrid and Juventus Turin.
Don't be shy when negotiating with the touts. I got a brilliant ticket for the lateral side for only 30 Euro, even though it was offered to me for 100 Euro. The original price was 25 Euro for Real members, so these kind of tickets are normally not sold to non-members of the club. I was very lucky ... :-)
visiting bernabeu is an absolute must if you are a football lover.
it's a very nice and modern stadium with a cool bar to hang out for a beer or two, while soaking up the atmosphere.
there is also a souvenier ehop in the stadium where you can buy real madrid souveniers.
The Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, where the Real Madrid plays.
Real Madrid is one of the best Football clubs of all times (it was elected best club of the 20th century). It?s club that has won the Champions League (Europe Cup) more times.
Every Fortnight Real Madrid plays at home during the Spanish League Season --from end of August/ beginning of September to June
My family are great supporters of this team ... I am the exception lol only support Spain as football team, leagues are not interesting, most of the times only brings violence ....
Well I went to see a concert lol not a football match..
1987 .. 15 July ... was 15 years old, and i travel all way to see my favourite group .. U2 also Pretenders and UB40 ...
Just great ...
And on the 17th I saw Tina Turner in Marbella .. the perfect week.. but what can I say my summer of 15 years was the best one ever!
Not being a football fan, (I can't quite get used to calling it "football." Such an American am I !!) I suppose I don't appreciate the importance of Real Madrid and their imposing stadium, Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, but perhaps you do--my partner did, but he's originally from a football-loving country. Anyway, there it is. I know you can have a look around if you are inclined, besides actually attending a game. There were many English fans wandering around the October 2003 day we visited. Anyway, around the corner is the large team merchandise store in a small mall. They were doing a VERY brisk business selling sporting goods and nic-nacs bearing the team logo.
In the stadium Santiago Bernabeu you can visit a little Hall of Fame of the Real Madrid soccer team, where they have all the trophies and many interesting photos.
The entrance is by Gate 3 of the stadium, in the Castellana side of it. Tuesdays to Fridays, 10 to 19. Entrance 4 euros.
By a next gate you can find the "Area Real madrid", the official store to buy Real Madrid products.
Date of birth 1 April 1927
Place of birth Budapest, Hungary
Date of death 17 November 2006 (aged 79)
Place of death Budapest, Hungary
Puskás started his career in Hungary playing for Kispest and Budapest Honvéd. He was top scorer in the Hungarian League on four occasions, and in 1948, he was the top goal scorer in Europe. During the 1950s, he was both a prominent member and captain of the Hungarian national team, known as the Mighty Magyars. In 1958, two years after the Hungarian Revolution, he emigrated to Spain where he played for Real Madrid.
While playing with Real Madrid, Puskás won four Pichichis and scored seven goals in two European Champions Cup finals. In 1995, he was recognized as the top scorer of the 20th century.
After retiring as a player, he became a coach. The highlight of his coaching career came in 1971 when he guided Panathinaikos to the European Cup final, where they lost 2–0 to AFC Ajax.
Do you like football?? Then go to the Real Madrid's stadium! For 15€ you'll have the change to look through the stadium with no limits and even have access to places such as the tunnel to the locker rooms, the bench, the pitch, the showers, the press conference room, the trophies exhibition and even the presidential box.
Tours take place from Monday to Saturday from 10 to 19. Sundays and holidays from 10:30 to 18:30 (except on match days)
To Football fans visit Real Madri stadium and museum is must see, because real is one the most impotant team in the world, and manny good playes have played there, the ticket costs 10 euros and itspossible visit whole stadium and museum and finish Stuff store.
its not necessary to book, but museum close 2 hours before the games.
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu is the home to Real Madrid Football Club and it's one of the best Stadiums in the World.
Officially rated 5 Star by UEFA this 80,400 capacity stadium is well worth a visit... even if you're not going to be watching a match!
The cost of the tour is 15 Euros and includes access for panoramic views of the stadium and access into the changing room areas. It also has an official store inside where you can buy replica kit or pretty much anything else Adidas (strip sponsors) merchandise.
Tickets can be bought on the day; when I visted the ticket office being used was at Gate 7, directly opposite the Santiago Bernabéu Metro Station, although the tour actually started further around the stadium at a gate on Ave de Concha Espina.
We were a bit worried about not having tickets for Real Madrid but I had found a very useful website that told me everything I needed to know.
We ended up getting out hotel manager to book 11 tickets over the phone on the day of the game. We paid 40 euro and we couldn't have had better seats.
When we got to the stadium all we had to do was swipe the credit card and out popped our tickets. There were also tickets still available at the stadium if you wanted.
If you only go one football stadium make it the Bernabéu. The unique atmosphere and the quality of Real Madrid makes it an unforgetable experience. Everyone should experience this at least once. I lucky enough to be going to Madrid next year for my year abroad and I'm going to see every home game.
For tickets go to the Taquilla. Go for Grada Alta, Tribuna or 1er Anfiteatro as you get a view from these althoug Tribuna is rather pricey. Reckon on about 25 - 40 Euros for ticket.
Real might have not won anything recently but they're the best club in the history of football with 9 European Cups and 29 Spanish League titles.
In addition to watching a match here do the tour where you can visit the VIP box, the changing room, the museum, the presidential box and even walk round the pitch.
For all you soccer fans everyone knows that the spanish adores football and everything around it....Real Madrid & Athletico Madrid which are large rivals are the main clubs representing this city....and they have also a great staduim where to play visiting teams.....
During this visit I only stayed for a weekend and we were lucky enough to find tickets for a Real Madrid vs. Racing de Santander match. This was Real's first match after playing with Manchtester United for the UEFA 1999 Championship.
This match was a different experience as I have only been on matches in Mexico and the environment is different. In Mexico it is more like a party and in Spain like a ritual.