Santiago Bernabeu Tour

Por el 5 February, 2015

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The Santiago Bernabeu Stadium offers as one of their best attractions the Santiago Bernabeu Tour. After being refurbished in 2014, the club decided to offer a visual spectacle as a tour, never seen before in the tours in other stadiums. The Santiago Bernabeu Tour has as its main space a room of 1,000 metres where the visitant can get to know the history of the club and to take part in this experience.

Besides the audiovisual staff, the Tour Santiago Bernabeu visitants can also discover the dressing rooms, the dressing room tunnel and even the grass of the Real Madrid Stadium.

Route: Trophy Room, panoramic view of the stadium, dressing room, dressing room tunnel.

 

OPENING TIMES

Open year-round except for 25 December and 1 January

Non-match days

Monday to Saturday: 10:00 – 19:30

Sundays and holidays: 10:30 – 18:30

(For organizational purposes the route of the Tour and its schedule may vary. Visitors will be advised prior to accessing the stadium)

Match days

Tour open up to 5 hours prior to kick-off  (no dressing room access) and until 3 hours before kick-off, it will only be possible to visit Best Club in, the Trophy Exhibition and the Panoramic View of the Stadium.

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The Santiago Bernabéu stadium is located in the Avenida Concha Espina s/n, beside Paseo de la Castellana, in the neighborhood of Chamartín, in Madrid.

Getting to the Santiago Bernabeu is easy using both public and private transport. However, there is usually congestion in the area surrounding the stadium, and even more so the days on which Real Madrid are playing a match, so it is much more comfortable to get to the Santiago Bernabeu by public transport: metro or bus.

The nearest metro station to the stadium of Real Madrid is “Santiago Bernabéu station” (line 10), which has the following exits near to the stadium:

-          Plaza de Lima

-          Paseo de la Castellana (central boulevard, 136)

-          Paseo de la Castellana (central boulevard, 103)

-          Paseo de la Castellana (right in front of the stadium)

If you would rather get to the Santiago Bernabéu by bus you can take the lines 14, 27, 40, 43, 120, 147 and 150.

Enjoy your Santiago Bernabéu visit!

 

FC Barcelona and their fans are known as “cules”; RCD Espanyol as “periquitos”; Valencia as “ches”… And why are Real Madrid and their fans known as “merengues”?

The word “merengue” referring to Real Madrid was used for first time in the Spanish press in 1913, 11 years after the club was founded. Real Madrid’s shirt was already white at that time (although not the kit, like now) and that brought people to identify Real with the popular dessert “meringue” (made from whipped egg whites and sugar, which is totally white).

However, the name “merengue” in reference to Real Madrid became common when La Liga matches began to be broadcast on radio. At that time there was only one radio station in Spain, Radio Nacional de España, so every name used by the famous Spanish journalist Matías Prats (who commentated all matches) was very likely to become popular.

This was exactly what happened with Real Madrid. Matías Prats began to talk about Los Blancos as “merengues”, and from that moment on, Real Madrid would be for ever known by this name.

Do you want tickets for Real Madrid matches at the Bernabeu? Buy them here!


Where is the Santiago Bernabeu and how can you get to it? Real Madrid’s stadium is in the Paseo de la Castellana in the Chamartin district (Madrid) and is well connected with the rest of the city. You can get easily to the Santiago Bernabeu using metro or bus.

-          METRO

Line 10 (the dark blue line): ‘Santiago Bernabeu’ station. Line 5 coincides in some stations with other metro lines so getting to the Real Madrid’s stadium by metro is very easy.

If you’re in ‘Sol’, one of the most important places in Madrid, you should take the line 2 o 3 until ‘Plaza España’ or the line 1 until ‘Tribunal’, and then change to the line 10 and get off in ‘Santiago Bernabeu’ station. And if you’re in ‘Atocha’, another popular place, you should take also the line 1 until ‘Tribunal’ and then the line 10 until ‘Santiago Bernabeu’.

-          BUS

There are 7 different buses that go there.

Lines: 14, 27, 40, 43, 120, 147 and 150)

 

Enjoy your visit to the Santigao Bernabeu, you won’t forget it!