Real Madrid Museum

Visit Santiago Bernabeu and take in the history of the club!

Santiago Bernabeu Museum | RentTheSun

In the world of fútbol, Real Madrid CF is Spain’s counterpart to the New York Yankees, with a history dating back to March, 1902, when it was founded.

Over the last century, Real Madrid has won 31 Spanish League championships and nine European Cup/Champions League trophies, and it boasts of being the only club to hold a permanent European Cup trophy after winning the cup five consecutive times.

Sportswriters have called Real Madrid “the best football team in the world,” and whether or one accepts that judgment, it’s hard not to be impressed by the club’s statistics–and by the chance to visit its 80,000-seat Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, which is open for self-guided tours year-round. Your ticket includes a visit to the club’s museum of photos, trophies, and other club memorabilia.

When to visit: Bernabéu’s opening hours vary with the season–usually 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturday or 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sundays and holidays. Some parts of the stadium are off-limits on match days, so we’d suggest visiting on a day when no play is scheduled.

Where to go: The stadium is on the Paseo de la Castellana, north of Madrid’s historic center. It’s easy to reach by Metro Line 10 (Santiago Bernabéu station), by public bus, or on the “Modern Madrid” route of the MadridVision sightseeing buses.

What you’ll pay: EUR 15 for adults and EUR 10 for children, but if you have the Madrid Card or Madrid Card Cultura, your ticket should be free.

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