The city of Barcelona has thousands of places to visit, but in this case, we will refer specifically to the famous Barcelona Football Club Stadium (Camp Nou), which is one of the largest in the world and the largest capacity in Europe.
The Camp Nou was inaugurated on September 24, 1957, and is located in the district of Les Corts, in the city of Barcelona. There are other great monuments and fascinating places to visit in the same area, such as La Pedrera, the Montjuic Castle, or the Casa Batlló; several famous museums such as the MACBA, many squares to walk around even the expanish language school.
Visiting the Camp Nou Stadium is highly recommended, even if you are not a fan of Barcelona or soccer itself. Those who have decided to visit the Catalan city for a vacation, or even those who have travelled to attend a Spanish language school Barcelona should visit this magnificent stadium, as it is one of the largest in the world, with a total of 99,000 seats, and one of the most famous!
When visiting the stadium, you will also have access to its fantastic museum, where you will be able to contemplate the trophies won by FC Barcelona throughout its sporting history. It is an excellent tour that you cannot miss!
In this article, we will tell you how the visit to the epic FC Barcelona stadium, mostly known as Camp Nou, so you know what is included in the tour that takes you around it.
What is the FC Barcelona stadium tour like?
Of course, there are different types of tours to do and different packages that include different experiences to visit the stadium; however, here we will highlight in principle the two places you can visit inside the club: The stadium and the FC Barcelona museum. You can also visit the FCB Megastore, which is a must for the biggest fans. Let’s get started!
During the visit to the Camp Nou stadium, you will be able to experience what the Barcelona players experience. You will be able to enter the locker room and go through every corner of the stadium. Then you can follow the same route as the players through the tunnel until you reach the field, where you will step on the grass that has experienced so many matches.
As you walk around the field, you will be able to sit on one of the substitutes’ benches to experience how everything looks from the players’ perspective in the middle of the game.
You will be able to see the entire grandstand in its splendor as if you were a starter at the final match of the European Championship. Still, you will not only see them from that point, but you can also go up to the stands to enjoy a panoramic view of the whole stadium, walk through the spectator stands and also through the presidential and press stands (which can accommodate 192 print journalists, some 28 radio booths and 2 TV channels). You can visit the press box, the mixed zone, and the press room.
In short, you will experience firsthand what Messi felt at the end of each match at his club. And if you are a true Barça fan, you will feel your dreams come true, and you will be ecstatic!
After so much excitement, the FC Barcelona Museum is still to visit.
What can you see at the FC Barcelona Museum?
At the end of the tour, you can visit the club’s Museum, where you can learn about the history and trajectory of the Catalan club from its beginnings in 1899 to the present day.
The museum houses the trophies that the club has won, such as the 26 cups of the La Liga Championships, the five Champions Leagues, the 31 Spanish Cups, the four “Recopas” and the 3 Club World Cups.
Also on display are hundreds of photographs, memorabilia, and personal objects of the great players and legends who were part of the team from its beginnings, such as Kubala, Maradona, Cruyff, Guardiola, and Ronaldinho. A museum section is also dedicated to the club’s most outstanding player, Lionel Messi, and his golden balls.
The museum’s second floor was renovated in June 2010 to transform it into a very modern museum, which allows an interactive tour with multimedia installations, sound installations, giant touch screens, historical statistics, and new showcases containing all the treasures detailed above.
It also offers a virtual tour of the stadium and a new film projected on several screens around the stadium, showing the club’s achievements since the start of each season.
The best time to visit the stadium is in the morning when it opens at 10:00 a.m. or from 3:00 p.m. onwards. Keep in mind that Camp Nou is one of the most visited places in the city, so it is often necessary to wait in line, especially to enter the museum.
What’s in the FC Barcelona Official Store at the stadium?
In the official megastore located inside the Camp Nou, you can find everything that Barça players wear. Shirts, boots, balls, caps, flags, pants, shorts, watches, books, videos, and much more.
The store is called FCB Megastore, and it offers a long list of items, as it is the biggest FC Barcelona store in the world. When you enter the store, you can treat yourself, take home a souvenir, or even buy souvenirs to return to your loved ones.
Admission to the store is completely free and is not part of the Camp Nou tour, so you can visit it on the stipulated days and times without booking tickets in advance or paying for a tour.
As you can see from what we have told you, the Camp Nou tour has a lot to offer, and you will not cease to be surprised at each step as you walk through its interior and its history. Be sure to visit the FC Barcelona stadium during your stay in the Catalan city.