• The Camp Nou Experience

    If you didn’t already know, I really love football. If I can, I will always try to visit the football stadium of the place I am visiting especially if it’s in Europe. I have visited Camp Nou (in Barcelona) and Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (in Madrid) so far, and I can’t wait to tick more off my list. I think even if you don’t like football, it’s quite nice to visit something different and go to the football stadium to learn more about history and see the sights as football is such a huge part of the European culture.


    I can never forget standing in the top stand of Camp Nou and feeling the air hitting my face. If that was a full stadium, the atmosphere would be electric! I can’t wait to book a seat for a game here one day!

    I wanted to share with you my guide to booking this experience and the things you will see and enjoy in the stadium.

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    Camp Nou is the football heart of Barcelona and the home to football club FC Barcelona who are one of the biggest teams in La Liga – Spain’s top flight of football and the 7th biggest club in the world.

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    The Camp Nou is Europe’s largest football stadium, and at almost 100,000 seats, it really is huge. Seats are all held by season ticket holders who ‘release’ their tickets if they can’t go, usually 48-72 hours before a game. At the very top of the stadium are the cheapest of seats as it’s open to the elements and the closer to the pitch, the price goes up. There are also VIP and member boxes as well with comfy seats and in house catering.

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    Use this map to help you navigate your way around Barcelona and the area around The Camp Nou for things to do, places to eat and accommodation. Hit the star to save this in a safe place for future use.

    If you plan on visiting Barcelona for a football game, make sure you do your research ahead of time and plan what you are going to do. There are lots of things to do around Barcelona and around the stadium so you can make a good long weekend of it or even longer.

    There are a few different tickets and tour formats that you can book onto including Basic Tour €26 that includes Camp Nou Tour and Barca Museum. Tickets are €29.50 at the box office and the Basic Tour with Audio Guide €30 that includes Camp Nou Tour, Barca Museum and a Digital Audio Guide downloaded to your phone. Tickets are €33.50 at the box office. There are many other tours you can book onto on their website including Match Day and Players Experience Tour.

    It was so fascinating learning about the history of the football club and where it all started. Founded in 1899 by a group of Swiss, Spanish, German and English footballers led by Joan Gamper, the club has become a symbol of Catalan culture and Catalanism, hence the motto “Més que un club” (“More than a club”). Unlike many other football clubs, the supporters own and operate Barcelona. It is the fourth-most valuable sports team in the world, worth $4.76 billion, and the world’s richest football club in terms of revenue, with an annual turnover of €715.1 million.

    If you go on the tour, you will see the expansive trophy cabinets and the intricate trophies on display and it just shows you how successful they have been. Domestically, Barcelona has won a record 75 trophies: 26 La Liga, 31 Copa del Rey, 13 Supercopa de España, 3 Copa Eva Duarte, and 2 Copa de la Liga titles, as well as being the record holder for the latter four competitions. In international club football, the club has won twenty European and worldwide titles: five UEFA Champions League titles, a record four UEFA Cup Winners’ Cups, a joint record five UEFA Super Cups, a record three Inter-Cities Fairs Cups, and three FIFA Club World Cups.


    Have you done an experience like this? Do you love football too? Let me know in the comments below.

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