Visit to the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid: How to get there, prices and advice

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It is the Spanish football temple par excellence, the home of one of the most important sports clubs in the world. The Santiago Bernabeu is dedicated to one of the key characters in the history of Real Madrid, home to the famous merengues team, a real Mecca for fans of this extraordinary sport.

The grass of his field, trampled by champions of the caliber of Cristiano Ronaldo, Raul Gonzalez Blanco, Zinedine Zidane and Sergio Ramos, just to name a few, it is targeted by Real fans or, simply, by fans of "beautiful football", but recently the beauty of this structure has been rediscovered even by tourists who are not really fond of the agonistic enterprises of the Galacticos team.


  1. Where is it and how to get there
  2. Hours and prices
  3. Tours, guided tours and tickets online
  4. What to see and how to visit the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid
  5. Useful tips for visiting the attraction
  6. Historical notes, curiosities and practical info: what to know in brief
  7. User questions and comments

Where is it and how to get there

Santiago Bernabeu Stadium it is about 6 km from the city center, a distance that can be easily traveled by public transport, by car or, why not, even by bicycle, with quite variable arrival times (by metro it takes less than 10 minutes, by car about 24).
Walking is definitely not recommended, unless you are already nearby.

  • On foot: it takes at least one hour from the center of Madrid. We start by heading east on Plaza Puerta del Sol towards Calle de Carretas - Get directions
  • By bus: the center-stadium section is served by bus lines 14, 27, 40, 43, 120, 126, 147, 150. Estimated time between 15 and 20 minutes
  • By metro: line 10 departing from Plaza de Castilla, in just under 10 minutes
  • By bike: Going east on Plaza Puerta del Sol towards Calle de Carretas, the stadium can be reached in 20 minutes - Get directions
  • By car: From Carrera de S. Jerónimo, proceeding in the direction of Calle de Alcalá, the stadium can be reached in 16 minutes, but times may lengthen depending on traffic conditions - Get directions

Hours and prices

The Bernabeu Stadium is accessible practically all year round (with the exception of Christmas and New Year's days), at quite flexible times, mainly linked to the home matches of Real Madrid.

  • Mon-Fri 10: 00-19: 00 (in the absence of matches); Sun and holidays 10: 30-18: 30. 24 and 31 December 10: 00-14: 00. On match days, the tour can be carried out up to 5 hours before the match starts and only the "Mejor Club de la Historia" and "Sensaciones Real Madrid" rooms can be visited up to 3 hours before the kick-off. , the trophy exhibition and the overview of the stadium
  • Best time to avoid queues: at opening and at lunchtime
  • € 25,00 - Buy online
  • Reductions: € 18,00 under 14
  • Free: children under 4. To attend a Real Madrid match, you can buy a ticket starting from € 45,00 for a seat in Curva Nord or Sud; for a place in the VIP area prices rise considerably: starting from € 250,00

Tours, guided tours and tickets online

  • Tickets for the Bernabéu Tour: from € 25,00 - book online
  • Guided tour of the Santiago Bernabéu stadium: from € 44,00 - book online
  • Panoramic tour of Madrid and visit to the Bernabeu Stadium: from € 54,00 - book online

What to see and how to visit the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid

The stadium is accessed from Avenida de Concha Espina, 1 and there is also access for the disabled; the guided tours and routes always start from this address.

As for the guided tour of the Santiago Bernabéu stadium, a path that leads its visitors among the symbolic places of Real Madrid, passing through the area where the various trophies, emblematic objects of the club and historical photos are displayed, from the players' locker room and giving the opportunity to observe the stadium from the prestigious presidential box, from the pitch, but also from the ergonomic seats of the bench . In addition, there are also interactive displays set up in the Mejor Club de la Historia and Sensaciones Real Madrid rooms, where you will be lucky enough to "relive" the exciting history of Real Madrid. At the moment a grandiose renovation of the stadium is underway, for this reason not all the places included in the tour are open to visitors.

The Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid is divided divided into 4 sectors:

  • Sur Fund: the south curve of the stadium
  • Lateral Este: the east stand of the stadium, the place where the VIP area and the stands of honor are located
  • Fan sectors: a total of 6 rings are divided, the Gradas Alta y Baja, the Tribuna, the 1st Amphitheater, the 2nd Amphitheater, the 3rd Amphitheater and the 4th Amphitheater
  • Museum: large and ultra-modern exhibition spaces that trace the history of Real Madrid

Useful tips for visiting the attraction

  1. Get up early: it is advisable to reach the plant at least half an hour before opening. It is possible to buy the ticket directly at the ticket office, located at Gate 7. The entrance controls are scrupulous.
  2. Buy the city card: the iVenture Card allows access to the stadium by skipping the line, with a supplement of € 5,00.
  3. Priority ticket: it is possible to buy the ticket in advance (with or without audio guide).
  4. Watch out for restrictions: admission to the stadium, in general, does not include particular restrictions. As this is a very complex tour, during which it is a must to climb and descend several steps, it could be difficult to access with large bags, suitcases or strollers. Access to animals is allowed only in the case of guide dogs for the blind. It is possible to take photos throughout the tour, while it is not possible to return with the same ticket once you have exited the plant.
  5. Minimum time: An in-depth visit to the Bernabeu Stadium will take at least two and a half hours of your time.
  6. Membership Card: if you have an Adult or a Junior Membership Card, you can take advantage of reductions on the entrance ticket. In particular, the full entrance will cost € 17,00, while that for young people up to 14 years € 13,00

Historical notes, curiosities and practical info: what to know in brief

The Santiago Bernabeu Stadium is one of the sports facilities dedicated to a character alive at the time of his naming. Bernabeu was one of the key figures in the success of the meringue-colored team.
He covered practically all the roles within the club, from the player to the coach, from the secretary to the President. Under his aegis, Real lived one of its heydays.
Many European football stars who have walked this extraordinary "stage": how can we forget champions like Luis Figo, Ronaldo or our Cannavaro?

The Bernabeu is not just a huge football field, but a real attraction of the Spanish capital, very articulated, full of corners to explore and admire. A self-respecting tour inside the merengues house includes:

  • Panoramic view of the stadium;
  • Trophy room;
  • Walk on the field;
  • Visit to the players' entrance tunnel and sitting on the benches;
  • Visit to the changing rooms;
  • Visit to the Museum;
  • Possibility of a "souvenir photomontage" with your favorite;
  • Visit to the press room;
  • Stop at the store to buy the inevitable official Real Madrid gadget.

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