If you are a fan of Real Madrid then the Bernabeu Tour is a must-do in Madrid. I only became a football and Real Madrid fan because of TD and through this tour I learned so much more of the proud heritage of “the best club in the world.” This was a great experience to share with my husband and I highly recommend it even for the wives of football fans.
First you get a breathtaking a panoramic view of the stadium at a dizzying height.
Love the super modern interiors and LED screens that show the teams proudest moments, complete with music that brings chest-puffing pride to any Real Madrid fan.
The super-cool interactive screens which have pictures, news and video highlights throughout the years. I didn’t realise how short their shorts used to be before haha! I was especially curious about Emilio Butragueño’s nickname, “The Vulture.” He was a legendary striker and most prominent of the Quinta del Buitre (The Vulture Squadron) – 5 players who lead Real Madrid to dominate Spanish football in the 1980s. When I asked my Spanish mother-in-law why he was called the vulture, she said she wasn’t sure but maybe it was because of an incident when he kicked the ball and “his vulture” made an appearance. I have no way of knowing if this too-short-shorts story is true of not, but isn’t it funny?
See how the uniforms evolved over time and the magnificent trophies they have won. Below is the FIFA Club of the Century Award that credits them as being the best club in the world during the 20th Century. Real Madrid is the only club in the world to have received this award from FIFA. How cool is that?
See the teams locker rooms and sit in the dugout and press room and drink it all in.
These pictures don’t really do the experience justice. It cannot capture the excitement and pride we felt sitting on the very same chairs occupied by our heroes and seeing the stadium where they thrilled a world of fans with their wins and conversely where we see and feel the anguish of their defeat.
Entrance Fee is 19€ adults / 13 € children.
You get a discount on the tour and Real Madrid merchandise store (and many other benefits), if you get an international Madridista Card prior to your visit. We didn’t have any intention of buy anything so getting the card was not worthwhile for us, but if you plan on getting something from Adidas, Ronaldo’s jersey or other gifts and keepsakes (they have everything from Real Madrid electronic toothbrushes to cute Real Madrid babies’ tracksuits) it might be worth getting a Madridista card.