César Lucas Abreu. Turismo de Madrid
The Real Madrid flag
Real Madrid's trophy gallery in the Santiago Bernabéu
Come and enjoy football in Madrid, one of the few cities with two world-famous line-ups among its many local teams, with notable performances in international championships: Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid.
Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid are among the teams which compete every year in the most prestigious national and international championships. So if you like football and you’re visiting Madrid, we have a perfect plan for you to enjoy your day in the city: first, a walk round the trophy rooms; then, see the places where the fans celebrate; and finally, watch a match in the stadium. Before the matchReal Madrid offers the "Tour Bernabéu", which includes a ticket to the Santiago Bernabéu stadium and its trophy display (including the 12 European Cups), a trip round the field, the changing rooms, the players' tunnel, the bench and the technical area, so you can feel like one of the players. The tour also includes visits to the press room, the president's box and the shop. The Santiago Bernabéu stadium also has restaurants where you can eat surrounded by Real Madrid memorabilia, with views over the pitch.Meanwhile, Atlético de Madrid offers tourist packages that include guided tours of the most emblematic spots in its stadium, the Wanda Metropolitano, and its museum. To finish off the route, you'll be able to taste the menus in the restaurant or visit the shop.Events for celebrationsIf you want to discover the places where Madrid fans celebrate the titles, you must go to the Paseo del Prado. Real Madrid celebrates its triumphs round the Cibeles fountain, and Atlético de Madrid celebrates round the Neptuno fountain. Thousands of fans come and celebrate with the football stars, who usually arrive by bus, and the place turns into a real party. This part of the city also offers a wide range of possibilities - Buen Retiro Park and the famous art triangle (Prado Museum, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and Reina Sofía Art Centre)Exciting matchesThe most exciting moment of the day comes at the end: the match. We recommend you to come with enough time in advance, to enjoy when the teams enter the field and to hear the chants before the match. At the Santiago Bernabéu stadium you'll be impressed by its size and the incredible atmosphere when the seats are packed. Atlético de Madrid fans are famous in Spain because they are so lively, so you are sure to have a great time at the stadium.In the city of Madrid there is also another very popular team: Rayo Vallecano. And in the nearest towns, Getafe CF and CD Leganés also play in the top Spanish leagues.Remember: You can buy the tickets for the matches and book your tour on the clubs' official websites: www.realmadrid.com and www.clubatleticodemadrid.com. On days when there is a match on, visits to the museums and the stadiums may only be available until a few hours before the match starts. From September to June there are usually Spanish Football League matches every weekend. And there are also international championships and the King's Cup on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays throughout the season.
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