When considering a city break, tourists usually want to make the most of their destination of choice, visiting popular attractions and landmarks.
With plenty of exploring and walking on the cards, it is essential to read up on the places you intend to visit prior to travel, to avoid any preventable accidents abroad that could lead to a travel accident compensation claim.
When it comes to Spain’s capital, Madrid, for many, the Bernabeu stadium often features top on the list of must see attractions.
Spotlight on: The Bernabeu
Named after the club’s former chairman, the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, home to Real Madrid FC, is one of the largest football stadiums in Europe. With a capacity of over 85,000, it is second only in size to Barcelona’s Camp Nou in Spain.
Since opening in 1947, it has hosted the European Cup Final 4 times and the UEFA Champions League Final in 2010. It also played host to the World Cup Final of 1982, as well as being the long-standing Spanish National Stadium.
Due to Real Madrid’s dependable status as one of the best football teams in the world, the stadium is a consistent sell out, meaning the stadium and surrounding areas are almost always busy.
Stadium museum and tour
The busy, bustling nature of the stadium is not only reserved for match days, with the stadium and museum tour remaining one of the most popular tourist attractions in the whole of Madrid.
Home to the club’s vast array of trophies, including its 10 European Cup triumphs, the museum and tour offers tourists a detailed insight into the history and success of this magnificent football club.
Visitors can take themselves to the dressing rooms, have their photos with famous players through the years and take themselves pitch-side, fully immersing themselves in the Santiago Bernabeu experience.
Accessible by both bus and the city’s underground tram and tube network, the stadium boasts its own stop on the tube line. Taxis also operate from and around the stadium and are not too costly if travelling back to Madrid centre.
Due to the sheer size of the stadium, a visit to the Bernabeu can be particularly overwhelming. Remember to stay vigilant to avoid slips, trips and falls on the many steps, which could lead to holiday-related injuries.
Travel accident compensation
If you have been injured abroad, Accident Advice Helpline can help you retrieve the compensation you deserve for the harm you suffered due to your holiday accident or illness.
Call today on 0800 689 0500 to talk through the basics of your holiday-related claim and determine the best course of action.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: David Brown