Bernabeu Football Stadium — Located in the business district of Chamartin, the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium is the home of mighty Real Madrid.
Football fans from around Spain and all over the world flock to this famous ground to watch Real Madrid in action. The stadium’s history dates back to 1947 when the first ever match was played between Madrid and the Portuguese side, Os Belenenses. Then known as the Neuvo Estadio Chamartin, it wasn’t until 1955 that this fantastic football ground adopted its current name.
When it comes to accommodation, the best place to stay is in Chamartin, north of the city, close to the stadium. There are plenty of mid range to cheap hotels and aparthotels to choose from to suit all tastes and budgets.
Today the capacity of the Santiago Bernabeu football stadium is around 85,000, however there are plans already in place to raise this to about 90,000 with a retractable roof.
During its fascinating history, Santiago Bernabeu stadium has hosted four European Cup and Championship Finals. The first Final was in 1957 between Real Madrid and Fiorentina with the hosts winning 2-0. This magical ground also hosted the 1982 World Cup Final in which Italy beat West Germany 3-1, with the Italian striker, Paolo Rossi, being the tournament’s top goal scorer.
If you’re planning to travel to watch a match in Real Madrid, it’s best to make an online accommodation reservation in plenty of time for your visit. Keep searching the net for cheap and good value hotels which can be found within walking distance of the football ground.
It can be visited every day from 10:00 am to 19:00 pm except on December 25th and January 1st. Guided tours include a panoramic view of the stadium from the main stand, the presidential box, dressing room, players’ tunnel, benches, the pitch, and the trophy room.
Main rivals of the club are FC Barcelona (check best hotels) and Atletico Madrid.
Real Madrid famous players: Alfredo Di Stefano, Ferenc Puskas, Emilio Butragueño, Raúl González, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo, David Beckham.
Nickname Real Madrid CF — “Los Blancos” (The Whites)
Capacity — 80,400 seats
Opened — 1947
Location — The stadium is located on the Paseo de la Castellana, one of the most important arteries of Madrid. The stadium is app. 4.5 km North-East from the city centre.
Address — Avenida Concha Espina 1, 28036 Madrid Spain
Club — Real Madrid CF
Club Colours — White
Air Connections : Madrid International Airport Barajas ( 11 km ).
The Santiago Bernabeu is only around 8 miles away from the Barajas International Airport hotels and hostels. It’s also well served by the city’s Metro system along Line 10, Santiago Bernabeu. There are plenty of buses to ferry you in and out of the stadium.
To avoid having to take transport, it’s best to book a hotel close to the football ground. Check out cheap accommodation online near the Paseo de la Castellana and Concha Espina Padre Damian and Rafael Salgado. There’s a good range of hotels and guest houses here.
Nearby properties include the Holiday Inn hotel and H10 Tribeca. Most hotels offer double, superior and single rooms that have air-conditioning, flat screen TVs, comfortable beds and in-room free Wi-Fi. Many hotels and cheap accommodation also have en suite bathrooms with modern facilities. A buffet style breakfast is usually available, however it’s best to check breakfast options first before making a reservation.