Spain: Metro station inspired by Real Madrid and Bernabéu

source:; author: Kuba Kowalski

Spain: Metro station inspired by Real Madrid and Bernabéu Santiago Bernabéu metro station is to undergo a major renovation, reflecting the grandeur of Real Madrid and the newly refurbished stadium. Tens of millions of € more will need to be spent to make this project a reality.


A new era for the Santiago Bernabéu metro station

Following the recent inauguration of Estadio Santiago Bernabéu and preparations for the grand opening in December, Real Madrid will focus on the infrastructure surrounding the stadium. The Madrid authorities have approved a project to renovate the legendary Santiago Bernabéu metro station. Construction is set to begin in early 2024 and is expected to be completed by 2027.

The renovation is not just a simple facelift. The station's current area of 4,843 m² will be expanded to 12,481 m². The expansion will include the addition of 12 new lifts and 24 escalators, providing smoother movement for all passengers. The station's modern architectural finishes will not only increase the number of visitors on match days, but also improve accessibility to nearby areas such as AZCA, Cocha Espina and Paseo de la Castellana.

Santiago Bernabeu metro

Reflecting Real Madrid's heritage

The Santiago Bernabéu metro station and the stadium share a special bond. Originally named 'Estación de Lima' when it was inaugurated in 1982, it was renamed 'Estación Santiago Bernabéu' in 1998 to coincide with Real Madrid's Champions League final victory against Valencia.

The new project will pay tribute to this relation. The interiors will be decorated with both current and historical images of the arena, celebrating Real Madrid as a sporting symbol of the capital and a major tourist attraction. With a budget of €70 million, the redesigned station promises to be a fitting tribute to the legacy of Real Madrid and its fans.

Design of Santiago Bernabeu©