Football Mania in Spain – Tour the World’s Most Famous Stadiums

One of the many aspects that make culture in Spain so colorful and interesting is their love for football. A love so big that has spread to many other places all over the world. Their largest football clubs are not only famous but considered to be some of the strongest and best. Because of that you can’t visit the country without experiencing at least one tour in one of its stadiums.

It all gets better when you take the chance to drive in Spain and explore around the country by taking in all the wonderful cities the stadiums are located in.

Are you ready to explore Spain with must-do Football Stadium tours?

Road Trip – 3 of the Top Football Stadiums in Spain

Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid

The capital city of Spain is a must whenever you visit the country, especially if you are doing it for the first time. It offers amazing attractions such as Queen Sofia Art Museum, Plaza de Cibeles, Puerta del Sol, Gran Vía, Plaza Mayor and Palacio Real.

Types of Madrid
Photo by: Игорь М

It can provide days and days of activities and fun for all ages. So once you and your family have taken enough time to explore Madrid it is time to start with this road trip. The first stop is Santiago Bernabeu. It is home to the famous Real Madrid Stadium.

Bernabeu Stand
Photo by: Ian Dick

The tour is self guided and takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes. The price for adults is 19€ and kids under 14 years old pay 13€. It will take you to attractions such as the “Best Club in History” room, the Sensations Room, the pitch, the presidential box, the dugouts and technical area, the players’ tunnel, the dressing rooms, the press room and the club’s official store.

It starts at 10am (10:30 on Sundays or holidays). So you will be out by noon. So grab some lunch and start your drive to Barcelona.

From Santiago Bernabeu to Camp Nou, Barcelona

If you take the route through A-2 and AP-2 it will take you about 5 hours and 45 minutes to get there. By this time it should be around 8pm so check into your hotel, get a delicious Spanish styled dinner.

Camp Nou Stadium
Photo by: Oh Barcelona

Barcelona is a city that needs no introductions. It is famous for its beaches, the architecture of its impressive buildings and nightlife. This is Spain’s second city and the most popular attractions to visit here will include Sagrada Familia Church, the Magic Fountain shows, Picasso Museum, Las Ramblas Street, the Gothic Neighborhood and Park Guell.

You can of course go straight to Camp Nou Stadium and move on but I recommend taking some time, a couple of days if possible, to explore what the city has to offer.

Barcelona
Photo by: Jorge Franganillo

The Camp Nou Experience tour is 23€ for adults 17€ for kids between 6 and 13 years old and Free for kids 5 and under. It also lasts around 1 hour and 30 minutes. The tour takes you to see attractions such as the Treble space, the FCB Museum, the field of course, Messi Space, the press room and player’s tunnel.

Check out this Map see how to get from Madrid to Barcelona.

From Camp Nou to Mestalla Stadium, Valencia

The drive between Barcelona and Valencia takes 3 hours with 15 minutes if you take route AP-7. So again you can settle in your hotel, relax, go for some traditional Paella and enjoy the nightlife of Valencia.

Valencia Blue
Photo by: Cata

Valencia is the third largest city in Spain. With many attractions, monuments and buildings worth checking out such as the City of Arts and Sciences (home to Europe’s largest aquarium and a few museums), Barrio del Carmen, Plaza de la Virgen, Royal Marina and its beaches of course.

Mosaico Valencia CF - FC Barcelona
Photo by: Miguel Moro

Mestalla Forever Tour Experience tour is 10.20€ for adults 7.80€ for kids between 5 and 12 years old and Free for kids 4 and under.

After enjoying Valencia’s beauty it is time for the Stadium. This is a guided tour to the main areas of the stadium where you will be able to learn about its history and tons of fun facts about worldwide football.

Check out this Map see how to get from Madrid to Barcelona.

* This post was done in partnership with Alamo but all opinions are my own.

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About Marina Kuperman Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 10+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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