If you are an international sports lover, the chances are you’ve heard of FC Barcelona. Being one of the top football clubs in Spain and Europe, the Barça team has some of the best players in the world, including three-time Ballon d´Or winner Lionel Messi.
Attracting football fans from across the globe, the FCB stadium – Camp Nou – is the largest football stadium in Europe. With a capacity of almost 100,000 people, it stands at a whopping 48 meters high, and can be seen from across the city. To get the full FC Barcelona experience, a tour of Camp Nou is a must. The Camp Nou Experience takes visitors on a journey around the grounds, the museum and the multimedia area. Here you can enter the players´ changing room, learn about the history of the club, and see scenes of some of the most incredible matches ever to take place in football history. Read on in our Barcelona Tourist Guide to find out why you can´t miss a visit to the FCB stadium on your trip to the Catalan capital…
Més Que Un Club
The first attraction in the Camp Nou experience is the museum. Here, fans will get to know the complete history and values of FC Barcelona that make it més que un club (more than a club). A display case of trophies accompanied by histories of players, stats and titles, is only the beginning of the interactive tour. Housed in the museum is a fascinating 8.5 meter touch screen that allows guests access to even more historical information about the club: past presidents, managers, members, the foundation, and more.
Barça, Barça, Barça!
Next on the list is the multimedia area where FCB admirers will have the opportunity to relive some of the most amazing moments in the club´s history. The multimedia area contains three LCD TVs and a huge 35 meter screen, all replaying triumphant goals, magical moments, and awe-inspiring images of the club. Meanwhile, the typical sounds of Camp Nou and the Barça anthem will be ringing in their ears, giving fans the chance to experience a genuinely exhilarating match atmosphere. There are also two different interactive touch screen tables tourists can scroll through to enjoy more of the FCB magic.
Camp Nou Experience
Guests who participate in the Camp Nou Experience will also have the opportunity to tour various parts of the stadium which are inaccessible to the general public. A few stops along the way include the changing room, the presidential box, the press box, the press room, the players´ tunnel and a spectacular view of the pitch from the sidelines. The tour concludes in the rest area which has a photo corner, food, beverages, and shopping opportunities.
Useful Information for Visitors
The Camp Nou tour is open from April until October, from 10am to 7pm and 10am to 5.30pm throughout the rest of the year. On Sundays and public holidays, however, the tour is only available from 10am to 1.30pm. Tour hours on match days may vary depending on the time of the scheduled match. Tickets for the Camp Nou Experience can be purchased here, and there are special prices for groups of 20 or more.
Camp Nou is located on Calle de Arístides Maillol. To get to the stadium, visitors can take the Metro L3 to the Palau Reial station and walk 3 blocks down Carrer de Martí I Franquès, or take the Metro L5 to Collblanc, and stroll for 5 minutes from there. For those who would prefer to drive, there is also free parking at the stadium up until one hour before a match.
If you prefer to be among all the action and experience a live football match, there is always the option of purchasing an FC Barcelona match ticket for home games at the Camp Nou. Either way, the Barça stadium is a site definitely worth seeing during your visit to Barcelona. In addition, there are many Barcelona apartments located throughout the city only a short metro ride away from the stadium, making the commute easy and the experience unforgettable.
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