La Esquina del Bernabeu
Madrileños love their home soccer team, but these locals also love to shop. Experience both Madrid traditions at La Esquina del Bernabéu, a shopping center with clothing stores, food vendors, and restaurants that’s located in the shadow of Real Madrid’s stadium. Stop by La Esquina before a soccer match and grab a souvenir or two.
Madrid is a satisfying city for shoppers, but to hit more shops in one place, don’t miss La Esquina del Bernabéu. You’ll find everything from boutiques and gift shops to shoe stores and tailors. Think mall, but with a splash of Spanish culture. And if you work up an appetite, you can find some quality dining too—sit-down restaurants serving traditional Spanish cuisine, and casual cafés serving sandwiches and gelato.
Make a day of it by pairing shopping with a tour of Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. Most tours offer full stadium access, including the tunnel and changing rooms.
Things to Know Before You Go
La Esquina del Bernabéu is the ideal place for soccer enthusiasts who like to shop or just need to run a few errands before the game.
La Esquina offers free Wi-Fi.
How to Get There
The most convenient way to get to La Esquina del Bernabéu is by metro. Take the 10 line to the Santiago Bernabéu stop. Keeping Santiago Bernabéu Stadium on your left, stroll down Avenue de Concha Espina. You’ll find La Esquina just past the stadium, before the roundabout.
When to Get There
La Esquina is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 9pm, and Sunday from 11:30am to 8pm. For dining, go late in the day—most restaurants open for lunch and serve snacks until well past midnight. For fewer crowds, avoid visiting during the hours before a Real Madrid match. The team is popular, and the stadium can host more than 80,000 sports fans.
Seeing a Real Madrid Soccer Match
Since La Esquina del Bernabéu is only a few steps from Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, you can easily pair a shopping day with a Real Madrid soccer match, a must-do Madrid activity sure to impress sports fans. Expect tens of thousands of chanting locals, clapping and stomping and erupting cheers with each goal. Buy tickets online in advance, and pick them up on the day of the game at the stadium ticket office.