Real Madrid Football, Madrid
I visited the Santiago Bernabeu, home of the great Real Madrid CF on my second full day in Madrid. I arrived after lunch and went to the ticket booth 10 next to Tower 7 to buy a ticket for the stadium tour, The ticket cost 19 Euros for an adult over the age of 14 which at the time I thought was quite expensive. I then followed the designated route around the stadium, validating my ticket at a ticket machine at the start of the tour.
The route around the stadium started high up in the stands where you can take panoramic photos of the stadium. I proceeded to the 'Best Club in History' room which was essentially a hi-tech trophy room where all the club trophies were exhibited to a backdrop of some of the clubs greatest victories on large LCD screens. The highlight of this room was seeing the 10 European Cups that Real Madrid have won, all lined up side-by-side. Check out my separate travelogue for photos from this part of the tour.
The tour proceeded through the Sensations Room which showcased some of Madrid's greatest players over the years. The tour lead through the VIP area and then it was on to the pitch side where there were more opportunities to photograph the stadium and the opportunity to sit in the players dug-out and walk down the tunnel. The final area was the dressing room and press room before I ended up at the obligatory club shop where I bought a shirt for my best mate although the staff were unable to print his name and number on the shirt due to an ordering mess-up which was a bit disappointing.
I found the tour to be really memorable and worth the entrance fee on reflection, although having done it once I would not be inclined to go back unless it was to see a match. One of the best things about this particular tour was that it was self-guided and could therefore accommodate a lot of people. I imagine it would have been necessary to pre-book if the tour was a guided one as there were so many Madrid fans visiting when I did.
You should plan to complete the tour in about 1 and a half hours and you should check the website for tour opening times as they are subject to change depending on matches and other events.
We took the metro to Santiago Bernabeu Station. Real Madrid's stadium is right next to the stop. You can tour the stadium for 16 Euros. We just walked round the outside of the stadium, took some photos and visited the club shop. There were a couple of restaurants, bars in the stadium, too.
Real Madrid is the main soccer team in Madrid and the sport is considered a religion! A colleague here in the US told me to take a tour of the stadium and I am glad that I did. It's a 10 minute cab ride from the Westin where I was staying. The tour is not guided so you can go at your own pace. To see some of the trophies/memorabilia/trophies/etc. at the museum inside was amazing. Also, the stadium is a wonder to see! Some of the greatest soccer players from all over the world have played for Real Madrid in this stadium! The history is amazing. The only places that were off limites were actually on the field and in the home team's locker room(though I did get to see the visitors locker room!) I walked back to the hotel(appr 30-40 minutes) and that was also a nice trip through that part of Madrid. I would def recommend! The price was 10 Euros when I visited.
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.
The Santiago Bernabéu Stadium is the home stadium for the Real Madrid football club. It's a huge stadium with seating capacity for about 80000 people.
If you go during the football season you could be lucky enough to get a ticket for a match. If you go off-season or you can't get a ticket, you can also visit the stadium. There's a self-guided tour that takes you around the stadium, from the field itself to the dressing rooms and the trophies room. It's worth visiting if you like football. The tour ticket costs 15 euros.
All football lovers have to see Santiago Bernabeu, stadion of Real Madrid . If you dont have a chance to see a match dont worry. You can go on stadion, like in museum. And you will even sit on places for players (my husband was absolutely overjoyed), see inside rooms...
This visit is MUST for football lovers. For rest of us.... if you have to...ok
If you feel like snacking while you are at the game you might want to buy you're food outside and bring it in(it's allowed). There are no vendors walking around in the stands during the game so if you want a snack you have to go get it yourself and the selection is not great, they do have bacon sammy's and hotdogs, also beer. Its a fun atmosphere, and very safe.
This was my #1 thing on my to do list while in Madrid. I have never been to a european Footbal(soccer) match. First off we had to get tickets and after the concierge at the Palace Hotel tried to make us pay him 175 euro's each we decided to goto the stadium (took the subway right to it). There were still tickets for sale and the line was about 100ft long so we decided to buy them from a scalper. We paid 60 Euro's for face value 45 euro tickets and did not have to wait inline. The tickets were on the third tier out of 5 tiers and were good seats.
The Santiago Bernabéu Stadium was inaugurated on 14 December 1947 with a match between Real Madrid and the Portuguese club Belenenses. At that time the stadium was considered the best and most modern stadium in the world. With it’s first expansion in 1954, it also became the biggest stadium in the world. The man who led this project and made it successful was Santiago Bernabéu, after whom the stadium was named.
It has 80 400 seats and is the club arena for Real Madrid.
Don’t miss the Real Madrid museum which is located in the stadium.
If you are a football fan this a must. At the Bernabeu stadium,easy to get to by metro. Visit is to high level in the stand for view of pitch, dressing room, trainers bench, pitch side walk, trophy room, private boxes,bar, and shop. You just wander the signed route at your own speed.3 photos
For sport lovers this something worth visiting!
It is huge legendary stadium located in about 20 minutes away(by metro) from Sol. Metro station have the same name as the stadium.
Tickets are hard to get from official ways, because they have pretty strange system(almost 90% of the tickets are sold to members of the fanclub and the prices are much lower for members).
But there are big black markets in the front of the stadium. By bargaining you can get tickets for reasonable price, we get tickets to normal spanish league game for 35€(original price was 25€). It was a good deal for both of us, because I can't get those tickets for 25€ not being a member. For me the tickets in official way would be 40€.
If you like "futbol", "football", "soccer" or whatever you want to call it, and happen to be in Madrid during any match of Real Madrid don't miss it. It may be a little expensive but is totally worth it.
You may find it difficult to find tickets on the counter or by phone, but resellers are all around just about one hour before the game... as the game time nears, prices go down so you can try to play a little bit with that..
Ok, you have to go to the Bernabeu stadium! Real Madrid have some the greatest players in the world, including David Beckham, Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo and Ronaldo. If you can get a ticket to see them play, it will be a once in a lifetime experience. Alternatively, stadium tours are only 9 Euro's, and are well worth it. The stadium holds 80,000 people and is an awesome sight. You can also see repicas of all the cups Real have won, along with some classic memorabilia.
Madrid have the best soccer team of the world
They have won 8 european cup.
For the news go to the Real Madrid web page.
Real Madrid football club has officially known as the best football team of the 20th Century, the famous Santiago Bernabéu stadium located near the Paseo de Castellana in Calle Concha Espina, Bernabéu Stadium has capacity of 90,000 seated. The official Real Madrid site is at www.RealMadrid.com.