“Alé alé, alé alé, Força Barcelona alé” – this is the raucous chant that reverberates through the Camp Nou on match days. Ah, the Camp Nou, home to FC Barcelona and might I even add, the home of football, is one of the most historic and renowned football stadiums in the world. This magnificent structure is a landmark in football history and why not? After all, it is the home of one of the most decorated and successful clubs in the world! FC Barcelona is one of the best teams in Europe, if not the world, and has been so for the past few decades.
Camp Nou is the largest football stadium in Europe and the second-largest in the world, in terms of capacity. This colossal arena can accommodate 99,354 people at a time! Over the next couple of years, the club plans to restructure the stadium and increase its capacity to hold 100,000 people along with adding some new state-of-the-art features, which would only add to the allure of the stadium.
With players like Messi, Ronaldinho, Rivaldo, Maradona, Eto’o and countless other legends have graced its pitch, the Nou Camp is the ‘dream home’ for aspiring football stars.
Camp Nou Stadium Some Facts
Stadium: Camp Nou
Club: Futbol Club Barcelona (FC Barcelona)
La Liga: 24 times
Copa Del Ray: 29 times
UEFA Champions League: 5 times
UEFA Super Cu: 5 times Built: 1954–1957
Field size: 105 m × 68 m (115 yds × 74 yds)
Record attendance: 120,000 (FC Barcelona vs Juventus, the first leg of the 1985–86 European Cup quarter-finals)
FC Barcelona Museum and Tour Time And Address
- February – March 25th:
10 AM – 6:30 PM (On Sundays: 10 AM – 2:30 PM)
- March 26th – October 14th:
9:30 AM – 7:30 PM
- October 15th – December 15th:
10 AM – 6:30 PM (On Sundays: 10 AM – 2:30 PM)
- December 17th – December 31st:
9:30 AM – 7:30 PM
Camp Nou Address:
Why go for a Camp Nou Stadium Tour?
You must be wondering “Why to visit a football stadium?” To answer this question, you must understand that football and FC Barcelona especially, are ingrained in the culture of Catalonia.
Barcelona is located in Catalonia, the northeastern part of Spain. This area, in yesteryears, used to be an independent region, with its own laws, customs, and even language. However, through wars, conquests, and unification, this region came to be under Spanish Governance. Under General Franco’s rule, the Catalans had greatly suffered. Their customs, traditions, festivals, history, language, and culture had been suppressed and quashed by the Government. In essence, their identity was subdued. It was during these times that the people embraced FC Barcelona and considered this club as the sole carrier of their Catalan identity. Since then, FC Barcelona has been an integral part of Catalan life and will continue to be so for centuries to come.
By visiting the Nou Camp, you are not just walking into a mere football stadium, you are stepping into and experiencing history.
Leaving history aside, another reason to visit this stadium is the fact that it is the home ground of one of the most established clubs in world football. FC Barcelona has a rich history, having been at the summit of European football for years. Even today, they are one of the best clubs in the world in terms of the number of trophies they win and the players they attract. Just to give you an idea of what their trophy cabinet looks like – They have won 5 Champions Leagues, 3 FIFA Club World Cups, 24 La Liga titles and 29 Spanish Cups. On this tour, you will have the opportunity to look at all their laurels and feel what it is like to be a Barcelona player.
What to expect on the Camp Nou Tour?
In the stadium tour, you will go behind the scenes at FC Barcelona and get a chance to look at and be in places that are otherwise only permitted to the players and staff! Get exclusive access to the press box and enjoy a panoramic view of the stadium, the dressing room where the players get into their kits right before a game, and the press room, where players and managers give their thoughts after a game. You will also be lead to the Camp Nou pitch via the players’ tunnel! Experience what it is like to walk onto the turf of one of the most enchanting stadiums in the world. You will also get the chance to sit in the player’s dugout and feel how it is to be on the sidelines.
Once you are done with the Camp Nou, head into the FC Barcelona Museum where you can learn more about the roots of the club and have a look at some memorabilia that have enthused fans all over the globe. You will get a chance to look at all the trophies FC Barcelona has won, including the coveted Champions League crowns. In the interactive audiovisual area of the museum, you can enjoy a ton of videos and photos of Barcelona’s glorious 120-year-old history. Lastly, you will get access to the ‘Messi Space’, a small area in the museum dedicated to the greatest player of our time (Ronaldo fans, it’s time you face the truth). Here you can peer at this little genius’ collection of trophies, including the 5 Ballon d’Ors. Also, present here are 2 interactive tables displaying all of Messi’s goals for Barcelona, and you even have the chance to vote for your favorite one!
Camp Nou Tour Tickets
A timed entry ticket which allows you to choose a specific time for your town, an open entry ticket that allows you to visit Camp Nou anything within a year from purchase and a Guided tour with lunch ticket that gives you the company of an expert guide and lip-smacking tapas! Choose your pick and tour the home ground of FC Barcelona the right way.
Retrace the footsteps of FC Barcelona’s legendary players and experience the Barça passion on this 1.5-hour tour that’s perfect for football fans! Tour Camp Nou, the largest stadium in Europe, and visit the museum to learn all about FC Barcelona.
- Experience Barça passion at Camp Nou, the home stadium of FC Barcelona
- Step back into the history of Barcelona as you tour through Camp Nou
- Enjoy the panoramic views of the stadium
- Visit the FC Barcelona Museum
- Immerse yourself in the brand new audiovisual multimedia area
- Skip the ticket line
- Instant confirmation
Camp Nou Stadium Timing
Camp Nou Tour Timings
February – March 25th: 10 AM – 6:30 PM (On Sundays: 10 AM – 2:30 PM)
March 26th – October 14th: 9:30 AM – 7:30 PM
October 15th – December 15th: 10 AM – 6:30 PM (On Sundays: 10 AM – 2:30 PM)
December 17th – December 31st: 9:30 AM – 7:30 PM
Getting to Camp Nou
Metro: If you are coming via the metro, you can stop at Collblanc or Badal station and make the short 5-minute walk to the stadium. According to locals, this is the best mode of transportation to reach the stadium.
Bus: If you are coming via the public bus, you can take line 59 or 54.
Car: The closest car park to the stadium is 300 meters away and is called ‘BSM Tanatori Les Corts’ (you can find the Google Maps link here). Another car park called ‘Ronda Park’ is situated 400 meters from the stadium (map link here).
Camp Nou Some Additional Information
- On La Liga and Copa del Rey match days, the stadium tour will be closed the full day, with access only to the museum and a panoramic view of the stadium until 3 PM.
- On Champions League match days, the stadium tour will not operate one day before and on the match day. You will only get access to the museum and a panoramic view of the stadium until 3 PM.
- You may spend as much time as you like in the stadium and museum, however, the average duration of this tour is 90 minutes.
- You can enter anytime within the operating hours on any given day. This is a self-guided tour, however, you can purchase an audio guide at the ticketing counter for an additional fee. The audio guides are available in multiple languages including English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, Japanese, etc.
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