Santiago Bernabéu Stadium Experience

April 12, 2018

Being a big Real Madrid fan, being able to go to the Santiago Bernbeau Stadium has been on bucketlist for the longest time. I'm so happy to be able to share my experience with you guys!

Estadio Santiago Bernabéu.
Address: Av. de Concha Espina, 1, 28036 Madrid, Spain

One of the biggest reasons I always wanted to visit the city of Madrid was to one day visit this specific stadium. As a Real Madrid fan, being at this stadium gives you an indescribable feeling. Not only do the best players of the world walk these grounds but also the biggest games are played here. If your a fan of soccer, you know what it means to be here. Whether you root for Real Madrid or Barcelona, going to either stadium is a big deal if you love the sport of futbol. Although my dream is to attend a El Classico game (when Barcelona and Madrid play each other), touring the stadium was the closest thing to that. This just means I have to make my way back to Madrid to watch a game in person.

Walking through those doors and seeing the field left me speechless. After watching countless games on TV back home and actually being there just gave me instant goosebumps. I definitely had a pinch me moment, I was overjoyed with emotions of happiness and yet I wanted to cry because I couldn't believe I was actually here. I was so impressed with the stadium tour. I didn't expect it to be so intricate and organized. You're able to stay as long as you want in each section and just take everything in. There's so much history, passion, and creativity that was put in this tour, it was like the ultimate soccer museum. From the designs of the first jersey kits, trophy displays, and the evolution of the club throughout the years will have you in awe. I loved how interactive this tour was and will explain further in detail down below.

Tour Information.
You can buy tickets from the official website or the stadium ticket office. I bought my tickets at the ticket office and there was no long lines. But if it's high season, I suggest buying your tickets online to make sure you're able to go. Also a reminder, on match days the stadium tours are limited and you may not be able to access certain areas. I suggest you plan your visit on non-match days to have the full experience. Below I have listed the prices of the tour tickets and you can buy the audio guide with your ticket on arrival or download the stadium app.

  • Adult tickets €25
  • Child tickets (up to 14 years old) €25
  • Audio Guide €5

With a capacity of 81,044 seats, which makes it one of the largest stadiums in Europe. There are plans to further renovate the stadium in the near future to increase capacity over 90,000 seats, add more modern touches around the stadium, and add an LED exterior. Here are a few quick facts about the stadium and it's history:

  • Originally named the Nuevo Estadio Chamartin; it was renamed in honor of the club president Santiago Bernabèu in 1955.
  • Hosted three matches at the 1982 FIFA World Cup
  • Hosted the 1957, 1969 and 1980 European Cup finals as well as the 2010 Champions League Final
  • Includes four full-service restaurants and a 1,500 square meter, three-story team store
  • Real Madrid has won La Liga a record of 33 times
  • Real Madrid have won a record of 12 European Cups

What can you expect on this stadium tour? A full unforgettable experience. You honestly won't be disappointed, it's well worth the €25. From the visuals, lighting, and sound quality in each exhibit is astonishing. There's game footage, cheers and chants from fans during game day, touch screen player stats, professional photo opportunities throughout the whole tour that you can later purchase at the official store. It's hard to to put into words of what it was like to experience this tour. It's something you have to experience yourself to fully understand. If I haven't convinced you yet to visit this stadium, here's what you'll be able to experience during the tour:

  • Panoramic View of the Stadium (Top, Middle, and Pitch)
  • Presidential Box
  • Player's Dressing Room
  • Player's Tunnel
  • Bench Area/Coaching Area
  • Press Room
  • Sensations Room
  • Trophy Room
  • Best Club Ever Room
  • Official Store

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  1. Ah! that's my heaven - the home ground of Real Madrid. I wish I go there on the night of El Classico and Real wins. Great to know that they have kept everything in order to know and understand the legacy of the greatest club in the world.

  2. My teen nephew is just the person for the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium experience. He would even eat and drink soccer if he could. Ask him the first place in the world he wants to visit and he says Madrid :)

  3. I am not a big fan of soccer but I would really enjoy the visit to this stadium with my younger brother who is a soccer enthusiast.

  4. OMG you are so lucky to visit this place that many super fans wants to experience! I noticed how awesome every room!

  5. That's an interestingly designed stadium. Really, stadiums are one of few things, where architectonics have a lot of freedom and make it look original

    1. Totally agree! I can't wait to see how they transform when the restoration is complete!

  6. Congrats Stephanie on being able to visit the real madrid stadium. Must have had a wonderful experience, could tell from the smile in your photos

  7. Wow! You have visited one of my dream spots. Thanks for the very informative post. Maybe one day I will be able to make it there too.

  8. My husband would die to travel here since hes a huge fan as well! From the looks of it, you seem pretty excited to visit after the restoration! It's such a cool thing to see how the history of soccer has shaped the world!

    1. He would def have an awesome time there! And yes it's amazing how soccer is such a world wide loved sport.