Camp Nou is one of the most famous football stadiums in the world: also known as Nou Camp, is located in Barcelona and is able to accommodate almost 100 people (to be exact, 99.354 spectators), a feature that makes it the largest sports facility in the entire European continent.
Inaugurated in the second half of the XNUMXs, it was created to respond to the majesty of the Santiago Bernabeu of Real Madrid, a team that has always experienced a strong rivalry with the azulgrana. For the World Cup in Spain '82, among other things, its capacity was increased to accommodate more than 120 spectators.
In the main grandstand of the stadium there is a museum, The Barça Museum, which is dedicated to the history of the Barcelona team, one of the most fascinating and loved teams not only in Spain but also in the rest of Europe. The museum, which is more than twenty years old, having been inaugurated in 1994, experienced a peak of one million and 600 thousand admissions in 2011, demonstrating the success it has achieved. Thanks to a very large exhibition area, which is spread over more than 3500 square meters and which welcomes a path that allows you to get in touch with history, with images and with the protagonists of one of the most prestigious clubs on the planet. Here, then, are videos of the recent and less recent past, but also real works of art and an archive full of documents: in short, memorabilia not to be missed not only for those who are passionate about football, but for anyone interested in knowing a truly intriguing reality.
Guided tour of the Camp Nou
Those who want to have the opportunity to have a "complete experience" at the Camp Nou, enjoying a guided tour of the stadium and a visit to the museum: the ticket price is 23 euros, reduced to 18 euros for people over 70, disabled people, students, members of clubs affiliated with Barcelona and children aged 6 to 13.
Admission is free for children under 6 years of age and for Barcelona members. To get tickets you can take advantage of different ways of purchasing: o online, directly on the club website; or at the box office, at entrance 9 and entrance 15, with sales ending 45 minutes before closing time; or at the automatic machines located in front of entrance 9. Tickets for the disabled and for members of clubs affiliated with Barcelona, however, can only be bought at the box office.
The tour schedule is from 10 to 17.30 on weekdays; the closing is anticipated at 13.30 pm on Sundays and public holidays and at 13 pm on the days in which the matches are played. The guided tours offer a decidedly interesting route, which allows - among other things - to see the dressing rooms of the teams and to make the journey that the players take from the exit of the dressing rooms to the entrance to the field.
Not only that: as part of the tour you have the opportunity to see the VIP area and the areas reserved for the authorities and managers, but also to sit on the stands that host the most important personalities and to enter the press room. Still, the visit continues in the chapel of the stadium, where there is a representation of the Our Lady of Montserrat, protector of Catalonia.
Those wishing to buy tickets for Barcelona matches, in turn, have various methods available. Also in this case, you can use the online directly: this is the best solution, to buy tickets in advance in order to check their availability.
You can also use the ServiCaixa system, a solution that allows you to buy tickets directly with the ATM: this opportunity, however, is only granted to those who are in Barcelona. Once you have located a La Caixa ATM, simply follow the instructions to complete the purchase, even if you do not have a current account in Spain.
As for the stadium ticket office, access 14 is open from Monday to Thursday from 9 to 17, on Friday from 9 to 14.30 and, on match days, on Saturday from 9 to 13.30; access 9, on the other hand, is open from Monday to Thursday from 10am to 18.15pm and, on match days, on Sunday from 10am to 14.15pm.
How to get to Camp Nou
To get to Camp Nou by subway you need to take line 5 getting off at the Collblanc stop or line 3 getting off at the Maria Cristina stop. By tram, the stop is Palau Rejal for lines T1, T2 and T3; by bus, instead, you can take advantage of the lines L62, L60, L50, 68, 67, 43, 15 and 7