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Estadio San Mames

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Address: 48013 Bilbao, Spain
Phone Number: 944240877

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Can't wait to attend a game

I visited the old stadium and did the tour the last time I was here. Unfortunately I was unable to do a tour this time. The stadium is having a roof put on at the moment so we had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2016
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

I visited the old stadium and did the tour the last time I was here. Unfortunately I was unable to do a tour this time. The stadium is having a roof put on at the moment so we had to make do with the view from the cafe 'La Campa de Los Inglese' or Englishmans field translated. The stadium looks... More 

1 Thank quietman70
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Worked in the stadium that is newly built! Amazing facilities and historical to the city of Bilbao! Proudness of the city! 110% recommended.

Thank Sandra B
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

One of the best stadiums that I have ever visited the San Memés! It's just has everything, Passion, amazing crowds and scenery and one of the best football teams to watch in La Liga.

Thank Chris_8295
Musselburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

One of the best stadiums visited; great views from almost anywhere but would recommend the lower level if you have a fear of heights. Location is very central with easy access by foot or metro and easy access within stadium itself was very straightforward . Would recommend an evening game to get full benefit when outside of stadium is illuminated

Thank Duncan C
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

We went to a football match of Athletic Club on a Sunday afternoon. Bought the tickets one day before at the ticket window at the stadium, where the people are very helpful. We had great seats and saw a great game, 2-2 end result

Thank 341joanna
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140 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

If you like professional football... This stadium is called "The Cathedral" and you will be amazed!! The fans cheer for their local team either if they win or lose! One of the best experiences anyone can feel in pro football!

Thank Juan Luis G
Shanghai, China
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The most beautiful football stadium I have ever visited in my life. This new stadium is amazing, including all the bars and restaurants around.

Thank ASMshanghai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Although there was no stadium tour available we managed to see the ground from the upstairs Bilbao shop.The workmen are still working on the stadium and it is up there with Barca or Madrid but smaller at 53000+.Reaching this years final of Copa del Rey has given the team and Bilbao a real boost.

Thank IJDW
Dublin, Ireland
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The San Mamés is a fantastic new stadium with the stands right on top of the pitch. The people of Bilbao treat Athletic like a religion and it was a great experience to be a part of it. The stadium is in the middle of the city and is an integral part of the city. There is no worries about... More 

2 Thank FatCat1888
Turin, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I visited Bilbao for a Europa League game some weeks ago. This stadium is a real temple of the sport and all the comments I had read about it dont do justice. Integral part of the city and surrounded by bars that ooze passion for their home team, the San Mames is easily accessible and awe inspiring. When the Athletic... More 

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