The stadium opened in 1947 under the name “Nuevo Estadio Chamartín”. Its current name is in honour of the man who was president of the club for 35 years, Santiago Bernabéu. After various remodelling projects, it is today classified as an elite stadium and holds the UEFA's highest distinction of five stars. This is the second largest football stadium in Spain, with a capacity of around 80,000 spectators.
A visit to the stadium includes access to Real Madrid's well-stocked trophy room, the presidential box and a chance to walk around the technical area and see the dressing rooms of the visiting team.
The Stadium is situated in the district of Chamartín of Madrid, Spain and the nearest airport is Madrid Barajas International Airport approximately 13 Kms away. The stadium is served by its own metro station along the Line 10 called Santiago Bernabéu and by bus routes 14, 27, 40, 43, 120, 147 and 150. Alternatively, there are plenty of taxis operating at the airport.
Opening times for the stadium:
Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 19:00
Sunday 10.30 - 18.30
Public holidays 10:30 - 18:30
Closed 25 December and 1 January
Visits may be modified during matches
Can you imagine having free reign around the Real Madrid grounds, visiting the mythical spots that you have only seen before on TV? Entrance and visits around the Mecca of football allows you to do just that, and at your own pace. Stroll around the Stadium panorama, the trophies exhibition, the players’ tunnel, coaching area, presidential booth and more. For a real insight into the world of Real Madrid take a guided tour which you can book on the official website.
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