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Camp Nou (Football Stadium of Barcelona)
We are quite sure football lovers will spend much time at the football stadium (Camp Nou). Camp Nou is presently considered the largest within Europe, which accommodates 120,000 people.
To get to Camp Nou, take the blue line or Line 5 (Directions: Cornellá) and get off at Collblanc. Once you get off Collblanc, it is approx. 20 minutes easy walking to the front entrance. (Incidentally, please do not make a mistake of purchasing the one day or the one week metro (or underground tickets), always purchase the T-10 which only cost 6.30 Euros, given a ten journey, you are others may share the same ticket simultaneously & it metro tickets expires in one year date).
It is best to get to Camp Nou around 10 in the morning to give you ample of time to enjoy everything they have to offer tourists. Visit the FC Barcelona Museum; the cost per head is 9 Euros. It is approximately 45-50 minutes tour (tour is also available in English). The tour includes visiting the museum, dugouts, the players locker rooms, the press conference room after the games, also you are allowed to step on the grass, seat on the Presidential Box & all the photos you wish to take is allowed what is more interesting is you & everyone else can even go on the Presidential VIP seats and hold the replica of the European Cup.
A week ago, we hosted some football admirers & they got to Camp Nou after 3pm, it was their last day here in Barcelona & was not able to see much, this is the reason why we are suggesting for you to get to Camp Nou early enough & would not miss anything. Should you wish to purchase T-Shirts of Barça, it is always best to purchase it at Camp Nou as we have seen many imitations being sold at Las Ramblas.
Have a wonderful & safe time here in Barcelona. We wish to add one more thing; we are advising you and everyone to please do wear a money belt, wear those money belts while in Barcelona for peace of mind and great pre-cautions. Cheers to all,
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The time is now
The stadium Camp Nou (like most others) was built to create a brilliant atmosphere for Barca's matches. So don't pay 4 Euro to see Barca's tin cups ans old jerseys in the museum-try to get tickets for a match. Tickets available at the ticket office near Camp Nou or at Servi Caixa in town.
Moreover the black market is always alive, but avoid the shabby old men with the pocket calculators, they are only there for profit. Better try to find some handsome fans who have tickets left. Enjoy it.
Equipment: You get it there, a cold beer and real Barca-crisps.
Camp Nou Stadium
Without a doubt, the Camp Nou Stadium is a must for lovers of football (soccer as we call it here in the states). It opened in 1957 and holds 100,000 spectators, and has been named a 5-star stadium, the highest distinction awarded by the UEFA, due to the quality of its facilities. As a visitor, you get to the see the stadium through the player's eyes and gain access to the dressing room area, the pitch, and sit on the benches where the world's top footballers have been. Americans won't be too interested in this, but Europeans will jump on this place!
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The Nou Camp or Camp Nou (Catalan for "new stadium") is the largest football Stadium in Europe. Built in 1957, this is the home of the Barcelona Football Club, commonly known as 'barca' to the locals. The ground is also known as 'The house that Kubala built'. In the 1950s, Kubula used to be a great goal scorer. This Hungarian was so popular with the spectators that the stadium was unable to accommodate the sheer number of supporters who wanted to watch him. A new bigger stadium was eventually built.
The club has also what is considered to be the best football museum in the world, it receives more visitors than any other museum in Catalonia. Exhibits trace the history of the club since it was founded more than a century ago, while the guided tour takes you onto the pitch, through the tunnel and into the changing rooms. The shop also sells a large selection of Barçelona FC souvenirs.
Monday to Saturday: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sundays: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Admission: £7.40 (includes guided tour)
FC Barcelona, much more than a club
This sentence seems to be the unofficial slogan of the soccer club Football Club Barcelona.
This team has always been a identity sign of Catalunya, and recently it is more than a club in the sense that is a commercial emporium too, with shops all over selling any item you can imagine.
This pic was taken at the shop in El Prat Airport.
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Soccer in Las Ramblas
In Las Ramblas avenue you can find almost every day Juan Sabate, former soccer player that now entertaings the people who pass by Las Ramblas doing ball taps. He's got a few world records in that "speciality": 26.000 taps while seated!!!!
Estadio Camp Nou
Even if you're just a little bit interested in soccer than you should take the trip to the Nou Camp stadium and visit the museum of the FC Barcelona!
You see a lot of their cups and medals and photos of victory, history of the club (with all the sports they do, not only soccer but also basketball, rugby etc), the famous players, the boots and jersey of the legendary Bernd Schuster and Diego Maradona for example.
What I really liked was the old soccer memorabilia - an old ticket booth, the dressing room, a sports pub, old soccer magazines, board games, balls and other equipment etc.
The best of all is of course the view from the president's seat in the stadium. It is huge (I mean the stadium!) and has an exciting atmosphere even with nobody but a few visitors around. It gives you the shivers thinking about 100,000 supports singing and cheering and just 22 guys fighting on the pitch.
You get back to reality in the huge shop with everything from soccer boots, pens, cups, ashtrays, mouse pads and Barca crisps...
Equipment: Visit to the Museum is 5 Euro, you can do a guided tour with the dressing rooms, press room and a lot more for 10 Euro.
"Camp Nou" (New field in catalan) is a great architectonical structure, worth to visit. There is also the museum of barça, for football lovers. I think is the second visited museum of Barcelona.
Also, in Camp Nou plays once or twice every year the national catalan time, that you can see in the photo, in the match against Brasil.
El Camp Nou és una gran estructura arquitectònica que val la pena visitar. S'hi troba el museu del barça, per amants el futbol. Crec que és el segon museu més visitat de Barcelona.
Al Camp Nou hi juga un o dos cops a l'any la selecció catalana, que podeu veure en la foto, en el partit contra Brasil.
FC Barcelona souvenirs
You can buy souvenirs of FC Barcelona inside the stadion, there is a big big shop and you can get there the tricots of your favourite player. Outside there are two little tables where you can also buy scarfs, flags and other little stuff, not only of the Barcelona team.
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one of the 5 best club in the world and the richest one helds an impressive football stadium. inaugurated in 1899 and renovated a couple of times, camp nou attendant capacity of 68.800 seats, makes it the second larger in the world. is a source of immense pride to Barcelona?s supporters not only because of the sheer size of the stadium, but also due to the architectural design. modern facilities available here make it by far the best football stadium in Europe (well, next to benfica stadium of course:-).
a well deserved UEFA five-star rating , a category reserved for the very few.
My girls wanted to visit the stadion, so we agreed. And, to say the truth, me too I was interested to visit that "must see" for soccer fans. And it was really worth to go there. I've never been in such a big stadion, I felt so little there. It must be a great feeling to visit a match there! Hoping to make it true one day!
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See the Mighty Barca play football
Watch the might Barca play football, assuming the football season is on (normally between Sept to May time) and they are playing at home.
The Catalans are fanatical about their football, so if you are neutral, go in the home end, and make sure you cheer the right team! You can get some huge crowds, especially when they play Real Madrid! This is considered a huge grudge match with both sides detesting eachother.
One thing that is impossible for either side to forgive is one of thier players leaving to join the other club. This happened fairly recently when the Portuguese player Luis Figo left Barca to go to Real. He got death threats, and during the game, when he went to the corner of the pitch to take a "corner kick", a dead pigs head was thrown at him on the pitch! Like I say, these things are taken seriously.
Equipment: Your wallet
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The logo of the centennial includes all the basic elements of the symbolism of the club (shield and colors) concocted in a visual and synthetic manner. The one-hundred years of the club's existence are easily identified with the numbers 1899-1999, but are also more symbologically identified with the presence of 100 spears in the interior and exterior of the logo therein.
This magnificent poster by Tàpies (catalan artist) has things very clear: colors, forms, and symbols are intertwined to form a grandiose concept of design. The 'B' of 'Barça' and the city of Barcelona and the centennial's years. A phrase on the center of the poster that is accompanied by symbols. The boot and the cross. The cross represents te opression suffered by the catalan people. The colors of the club which are blue and red. All these colors, forms and symbols make this poster by Tàpies a true work of art.
Joan Gamper is the man who founded F.C.Barcelona on November 29, 1899. In Spain, football (soccer) entered through Huelva where british workers taught the curious sport to their fellow workmates. In 1878, the growing number of supporters created the Huelva Recreation Club, which played it's first matches against the crews of british merchant ships. In Barcelona, football was born in the town of Sant Gervasi de Cassoles, where Gamper lived. He was a swiss man that regularly played football matches in his house with other patriots. Scottish and Englishmen also gathered and the rest is history!
Spanish football league is one the best around the World. There are lots of good players and teams.
In Barcelona there are two teams playing in the professional league:
FC Barcelona (called BARÇA here) and RCD Espanyol.
You can check schedules and other information in:
If you are lucky maybe you will have the chance to see some Champions League match!!!
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Mes que un club: More than a Club!
In Barcelona there are tow football teams Espanyol and FC Barcalona. They are both in the Premier League though FC Barcelona usually has much better results. In fact Barca is normally engaged in a fight for the title with Real Madrid. These are the 2 most popular football teams in Spain.
Barca play in Camp Nou/Nou Camp and their strip is blue and deep red. Prices range from 18 euros to 61 euros to see a normal league match at home. This depends where you sit of course because it is a very big stadium and if you go for the cheapest tickets you will be virtually among the clouds!
You can buy tickets online, at the stadium or through the popular Catalan bank La Caxia (though the bank machines).
You can visit the museum here for 8'50 € or combine it with a tour for 13€.
Monday to Saturday, (from 2nd April to 28th October) from 10:00 to 20:00 - Camp Nou Tour until one hour before the Museum closes. The rest of the year the Museum opening hours are from 10:00 to 18:30.
Sundays and public holidays, from 10:00 to 14:30 - Camp Nou Tour until one hour before the Museum closes.
On days of League and Champions league matches in the stadium, from 10:00 to 13:00 - Camp Nou Tour not available
January 1 and 6 and December 25, closed
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