6 reasons to visit the Camp Nou
If you write Barcelona in Google the first entries refer to the city’s team FC Barcelona. The team’s stadium, the Camp Nou, welcomes hundreds and hundreds of visitors each day and thousands at every home match. Haven’t visited the Camp Nou yet? Here are 6 reasons to visit the Camp Nou.
1.The Camp Nou tour
If you’re a football fan how can you resist taking a peek into the stadium’s mixed zone, changing rooms, commentary boxes and even the stadium’s chapel? This tour will allow you to feel like one of Barça’s football players, walk across the Player’s tunnel and even tread on the same grass where Messi, Neymar and Iniesta play.
2. The Barça Museum
FC Barcelona was founded in 1899 so it has more than a century of history, victories and football players that we can remember or learn about. With interactive touch screens and most of the club’s trophies exhibited, this is the most visited museum in Catalonia. Are you going to be the odd one out?
The stadium was built in 1957, to create a bigger space than their previous stadium: Les Corts. Since then, it has seen stars like Kubala, Maradona and Messi play with the red and blue shirt. It also hosted the World Cup in 1982, including the inaugural ceremony. It is said that it has got a special vibe that has accumulated during all these years so you might want to think about going to watch a match.
4.The New Camp Nou
There was a project by Norman Foster to create a totally new stadium but it was eventually turned down due to the economic crisis. It has recently been decided that the Camp Nou is going to stay where it currently is but will have a total makeover: More seating space, modern façade, a roof that will cover all spectators… It is a good idea to visit the stadium before this happens as you’ll get to see the original stadium (although it has been mildly altered over the years).
This is one for number 10 fans.The Messi space is an exhibition within the museum on one of the world’s best footballers. You’ll be able to see his Ballons d’Or and Golden Boots as well as reminisce on his best goals ever.
6. The best of the rest
In the surrounding area of Camp Nou there is also the original Masia (the FC Barcelona football school), the Basketball stadium and the Hockey Stadium. In this last one you can try out your skating abilities and have some fun for a while. Plus, it’s ideal if you’re visiting with children.
How to get to Camp Nou
The Camp Nou is located in Les Corts district. It is fairly easy to get there by public transport:
By Underground: Line 3: Metro stop Palau Reial or Les Corts . Line 5: Metro stop Collblanc or Badal
Tickets to Camp Nou Tour & Museum
Tickets cost 23 € for adults and 17€ for over 70’s and children between 6 and 13.
You can book them onFCBarcelona’s official site.
Accommodation close to Camp Nou
If you’re planning to visit the Camp Nou or going to watch a match there you may consider staying in an apartment close to the stadium. Espai Barcelona has a range of apartments that will make your stay more comfortable.
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