Home to three major football clubs—including one of the world’s richest and most famous teams, Real Madrid—the Spanish capital offers plenty of excitement for fans. From catching a match to touring a stadium, here’s how to experience soccer in Madrid.
Few experiences in the football realm are as electrifying as watching Real Madrid take the field at the legendary Santiago Bernabeu Stadium for a match in La Liga or the UEFA Champions League. For 90 riveting minutes, you’ll see one of the world’s best teams in action, surrounded by the roar of chanting fans.
Stadium tours give football fans a behind-the-scenes look at the changing rooms, players’ tunnel, press room, and even the pitch of Madrid’s most famous stadiums. On a tour of Bernabeu Stadium, visitors can tour the presidential box, marvel at the trophy room, tour the locker room where star player Cristiano Ronaldo prepares for each game, and explore the club’s long legacy of excellence in its on-site museum. Real Madrid rivals Atlético Madrid play at Wanda Metropolitano, where interactive exhibits bring the team’s history to life.