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Witnessing a live Barça match is an unforgettable experience. The Barcelona stadium is one of the largest in the world, with a capacity of 99,354. Marvel at top players such as Messi, Suarez and Frenkie de Jong. FC Barcelona’s slogan is “Més que un club”, which in English means “More than a club”; a feeling you’re bound to share when entering to the stadium during your football trip. Few clubs in the world are able to measure themselves with this experience. With VoetbalTravel, you’re guaranteed tickets next to each other in the Camp Nou Stadion.
Barcelona is the perfect destination for a city break. Fantastic weather almost all year round, teeming with charming restaurants and bars, culture, and of course the beach is always close by. Barcelona is the location for your football trip.
Everything you need to know about your football trip to FC Barcelona
We’ve tracked down the best tips for you, ensuring your football trip to FC Barcelona goes as pleasantly and smoothly as possible. From insider tips on Camp Nou football stadium, to great advice on exploring the wonderful city of Barcelona.
- Information about Camp Nou, route & tips
- Information about FC Barcelona
- What to do in Barcelona
Camp Nou, FC Barcelona’s legendary football stadium
FC Barcelona plays all of its home games in the temple of football, Camp Nou. The stadium currently has a capacity of 99,354 spectators, and is uncovered. Works are right now underway at the stadium, which is being expanded to 105,000 seas, with all the stands being covered. The Camp Nou museum is also being revamped.
If you go and attend an FC Barcelona match, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how friendly the atmosphere is there. Visiting a football match in Barcelona is a real family occasion.
The gates of Camp Nou open 1.5 hours before the match commences.
How to reach Camp Nou?
FC Barcelona’s legendary football stadium is located in the south west of the city in the Les Corts district, around five kilometres from the centre. Barcelona’s public transport system is well organised, and plenty buses, metros and trams stop at the stadium.
However, we don’t recommend going to Camp Nou by car or taxi, unless setting off well in advance. It’s highly congested around the stadium on FC Barcelona match days, and parking is both a nightmare, and extremely expensive. Opt for using public transport.
By metro to Camp Nou
There are two metro lines in Barcelona that can take you to Camp Nou.
Line 3, green line from the centre.
With line 3, you can get off at various stops around the stadium. This is also the line running from the centre of Barcelona. You can get off at the following stops:
- Les Corts station, which is the closest to Camp Nou at five minutes’ walking.
- Maria Cristina station
- Palau Reial station
These stops are around a ten-minute walk away from Camp Nou.
Camp Nou address details
Camp Nou Football Stadium
08028 Barcelona, Spain.
Line 5, blue line
This line runs from the area around Sagrada Família. Travel in the direction of Cornellà Centre and get off at one of the following stations:
- Badal station (6 minutes’ walk)
- Collblanc station (7 minutes’ walk)
By bus to Camp Nou
If you’d like to get to Camp Nou by bus, you can take the following lines: D20, H6, H8, 7, 33, 54, 56, 57, 59, 63, 67, 68, 70, 75, 78, 113, 157 & L12
If it’s got late after the FC Barcelona, there’s no need to worry. You can catch the night bus that runs throughout the night. You can take one of the following lines: N2, N3, N12 & N14.
Camp Nou plan
To give you an idea of which tickets you should purchase for the best seats in Camp Nou for your football trip: the stadium is subdivided into four sides and six different categories of football tickets.
The sides in Camp Nou stadium are:
- West side, also known as Tribuna Located on Avinguda Arístides Maillol. This is Camp Nou’s main stand, which is covered for the most part.
- East side, called Lateral. Located on Carrer de la Maternitat.
- North side, Gol Nord. Located on Avinguda de Joan XXIII.
- South side, Gol Sud Nike. Located on Travessera de les Corts. This is where aware supports sit. Don’t worry: the away supporters sit in their own section, in the upper tier.
Each of these sides is further subdivided into three tiers. Certain sides have a smaller fourth tier. If you’re booking your football trip with us, you’ll always ensured tickets on at least the third tier. Tickets are subdivided into a number or categories. See the picture.
FC Barcelona football tickets: how to you where you’re sitting
Once you’ve booked your football trip to FC Barcelona and received your match tickets, your ticket will display what’s below. Here’s a brief explanation of how the football tickets for FC Barcelona work.
Accés (grounds entrance), this is where you can enter the Camp Nou grounds. By the way, using precisely this entrance isn’t compulsory, and neither is your FC Barcelona match ticket is not checked here. You can enter the grounds wherever you like.
Porta (stadium gate), this is the entrance for the stadium. You have to have your football ticket scanned here, and using the right entrance is obligatory in this case.
Boca (section), you now arrive onto the walkway of Camp Nou stadium. There are various entrances providing access to your seat. Pay close attention to your number.
Fila (which row), once you’re inside the stadium, look for your “Fila”. This is simply your row.
Seient (your seat), the final thing before kick-off is finding the right seat. Note that the seat numbering isn’t like what you’re used to. There are only odd or even numbers for each row: with numbers going up from seat 2, 4 to 6, etc. Or otherwise from seat 1, 3 to 5, etc. Enjoy the match!
VoetbalTravel does not sell individual ticket match tickets. You can, of course, come to us for the complete football trip.
Camp Nou stadium tour
No trip to Barcelona is in fact complete without booking a tour of the stadium. During the “Camp Nou Experience”, you’re taken on a tour through this club’s glorious past. You can either do an audio tour or, at an attention cost, be taken around by a guide. You follow a pre-determined route along which you can check out features such as the players’ changing rooms, you walk through the players’ tunnel (impressive), dugout, the press box from reporting is performed, you get a glimpse of the VIP boxes, and of course you visit the museum. There are sometimes queues and it might be half an hour before you can start the tour. There is no specific time associated with the tour, and you can spend just as long as you want, up to three hours before kick-off.
Please note: The museum closes three hours before the match starts on FC Barcelona match days, and it might be the case that certain elements cannot be accessed. We therefore recommend doing the tour on a day other than match days.
The price of a normal tour are €26, with a guided tour costing €53. For children aged 6 to 13, the price is €20. Younger children can enter free of charge.
PS: Did you know that Camp Nou museum is the most visited museum in the country?
|PERIOD||MO. until SAT.||SUNDAY|
|2. to 6. Jan.||9:30 am - 7:30 pm||9:30 am - 7:30 pm|
|7. Jan. to 13. Apr.||10:00 am - 6:30 pm||10:00 am - 2:30 pm|
|14 . April to October 13th||09:30 - 19:30||09:30 - 19:30|
|14 . Oct. to 15. Dec.||10:00 am - 6:30 pm||10:00 am - 2:30 pm|
|16 . until 31 Dec.||09:30 - 19:30||09:30 - 19:30|
Snacks and drinks close to Camp Nou
Before attending an FC Barcelona Football match, it’s nice to go for a bite to eat and a drink in the Camp Nou area. There are fortunately a number of great places near the stadium, and finding local bars in the surrounding streets won’t be a problem. If it’s a football bar you’re looking for, head for Futballarium.
A unique experience for football aficionados! This bar’s owner is a huge football fan, and has lavishly decked out the venue with shirts and scarves of all kinds of clubs: with more than 100 of the former and 400 of the latter on display. You’ll feel at home here straight away. Here they serve a number of simple dishes, and boast a large beer collection. This place really gets you in the mood before your FC Barcelona match commences. Futballerium closes its doors at 21.00.
You’ll find Tapas 23 on the FC Barcelona grounds. This restaurant is a collaboration between Catalan chef Carles Abellan and FC Barcelona, and is perfect pre-match for savouring the tapas Spain is renowned for. The restaurant is open daily from 9.00 to 23.00.
Information about FC Barcelona
Where should we start with a global club such as this? Somewhat surprisingly, FC Barcelona was founded on 29 November 1899 by a Swiss, by the name of Hans Kamper. At the age of 22, we was in fact on his way to Africa to help set up a sugar trading company there, but ended up staying on in Barcelona. He was obsessed with football, and started ‘Football Club Barcelona’ along with a number of English and Swiss supporters, after having placed an advert in the Los Deportes sports paper.
Kamper – later changing his name to Joan Gamper – picked the club’s colours of blue and purple himself, and was the team’s first captain. He played 48 matches between 1899 and 1903, scoring more than one hundred times. As chairman, he went on to spend years as the driving force between the club’s further growth and development. His private life was, however, less fortunate. Plagued by personal and financial issues, he took his own life on 30 July 1930. In hour of the club’s founder, FC Barcelona still plays the opening game of the season for the Trofeu Joan Gamper annually to this day.
FC Barcelona logo
The FC Barcelona logo as we now know it was designed in 1910 by Carles Comamala, who played at the club from 1903 to 1912, and was also a medical student and gifted draughtsman. He won a competition held by the club to create a new club logo.
Since then, although the ‘escudo’ has been updated – last time in 2002 – its core has remained unchanged: Its shape is still that of an ‘olla’, a traditional Catalan cooking pot. The red cross on the white top-right section is the Cross of Saint Jorge, the patron saint of Catalonia. The adjacent section with red/yellow stripes symbolises the Senyera, the traditional flag of Barcelona and Catalonia. The letters F.C.B below of course stand for the club’s initials. The football is displayed in a section in the club’s colours blue and purple (blaugrana).
Jordi Cruijff, the son of Johan who also played with Barcelona for some time, also happens to have been named after Saint Jordi referred to in the logo.
The historic link between FC Barcelona and the Netherlands.
FC Barcelona has long had a close connection with the Netherlands. This of course all started with Rinus Michels, who introduced the Total Football of Ajax here. This baton was then later passed to Johan Cruijff, first as a player and then as coach. Johen Cruijff was commemorated with a statue at Camp Nou in 2019. The new stadium on the training complex was also christened after him, bearing the name “Estadi Johan Cruyff”.
FC Barcelona has had various Dutch coaches over the years: Michels, Cruijff, Louis van Gaal and Frank Rijkaard. It’s also had its fair share of Dutch platers, too: Neeskens, Kluivert, Koeman, the De Boer brothers, Van Bommel and Cocu, to name but a few.
At present, Frenkie de Jong occupies an important role at FC Barcelona. For many Dutch people, his present is reason enough to attend one of this club’s matches.
What to do in Barcelona
Barcelona is a global city through and through. Fantastic for football, but also the ideal choice for a city break or long weekend. The warm climate, inviting outdoor bars and – the icing on the cake – the beach. Spanish cuisine always has something in store, such as sharing tapas along with a large jug of sangria. That means if you’re attending FC Barcelona for a match, there’s also plenty of things to do on the rest of your stay. These are our favourite handouts in Barcelona.
Take a look the former farmhouse where the youth academy was housed up until 2011. Located on the Camp Nou grounds.
Make the most of the amazing weather and go to the beach. The boulevard is brimming with charming places for a bite to eat and a drink.
Cable car tour
Take the cable car to the top of Montjuïc mountain, where there are splendid views of the city. Then have a leisurely walk back down.
La Sagrada Família
If you’ve never been to Barcelona before, a visit to his cathedral is certainly worthwhile. An iconic part of Barcelona.
I took my 14yr old to Barcelona to watch a match we booked trip late December and can’t fault the service we received from booking to the flight,hotel,match tickets all run smoothly and the match tickets were in a perfect location.
FC Barcelona - Levante UD
2 February 2020
This was an amazing trip and so easy to book. From booking until we went everything was sorted. The hotel was in an amazing spot and the staff were very friendly. The stadium was about 20minutes away by car but this wasn’t a problem for us. The hotel told us all about the transport system and it was very reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend FootballBreaks. The service is Fast and efficient.
FC Barcelona - Granada
19 January 2020
Hi all. What a great experience and will be looking into future trips. With the package we bought we paid extra to upgrade the hotel. The atmosphere was really good. I liked the convenience of buying the whole package together as this saves us lazy people time 😉 as to the service I received from the staff at football breaks was really good. I had to contact the team 2 times the 1st was for my confirmation email that I didn't receive and this was due to an issue with the email address this was resolved instantly and the 2nd time was questions about my trip, Deborah replied to my emails and answered all my questions and even chipped in with info on her recent visit to camp nou which was really helpful.
Tip: Depends on what you want to do with your free day I would suggest a hotel nearer the front that to the stadium so it's less hassle with site seeing. Also he taxi dropped us off at the tours side of the stadium and the hospitality we were in was other side so might be a good idea of checking before you go as the alot of the security staff I spoke to kept sending us to the wrong areas. Apart from that no other issues 😉
FC Barcelona - Deportivo Alavés
21 December 2019
Thank you for providing an amazing trip to Barcelona. The whole experience has been faultless. Great communication, Great flights, Good Hotel and Excellent match day experience. Booking a complete package takes away any stresses, any questions we had were answered straight away. The service we experienced from the representatives was 100%.
The atmosphere at Nou Camp is unbelievable, such a great stadium. Barcelona is a fantastic city to visit.
FC Barcelona - Villareal CF
25 September 2019
Would recommend booking with football breaks. Excellent service from start to finish.
FC Barcelona - Atlético Madrid
6 April 2019
As a first time sole traveller, I was slightly nervous about the whole experience, but my trip was seamless without any issues. The FootballBreak team were contactable and reassuring when I had queries before travelling and were fairly thorough in preventing any issues that could possibly arise as a result of flying with my medical equipment. The hotel was pretty basic but did a sufficient job for my 2 night stay. The best and most satisfying part of my package was of course the match and my seat, which was category 2 but perfectly located centrally behind the north goal with a fantastic view. The atmosphere felt incredible in Europe's largest stadium (Camp Nou), and I can safely say it was a truly memorable experience and I achieved my long held dream to see Leo Messi play live - it was a masterclass performance by him, and with 2 goals and 2 assists, he pretty much won the match on his own so it could not have got much better.
FC Barcelona - Olympique Lyon (CL)
13 March 2019
It was effortless. A superb weekend, well organised, amazing seats (worth upgrading to the lower levels, the third tier is high) Took my 9 year old so suitable for lads and Dads. The staff at football breaks are so helpful and this made the whole experience that more enjoyable.
FC Barcelona - Valencia CF
2 February 2019
The booking process was made so easy and any optional extras you could possibly need catered for, we had transfer too and from the airport in Barcelona so simple. The hotel was good clean and tidy in a great location down a busy street with plenty of bars and places to eat. The match itself was amazing ended up 2-2 Barcelona vs valencia.The city is most likely one of the best iv ever been too the metro system is so easy to use and great value for money.
tip: Other than enjoying the match book a stadium tour and go see the cathedral in the middle
FC Barcelona - Valencia CF
2 February 2019
Service was amazing! Booking process was so simple, pick your match, flights (choose from multiple airports and travel companies) and your hotel. You can add taxi travel from airport to hotel etc. for an additional cost. Paperwork is all sent via email, easy to understand and received a few weeks before the date of the trip. We chose to attend FC Barcelona v SD Eibar and the atmosphere at the stadium during the match was electric. I can not express how friendly everyone was and very helpful when trying to find our seats. The seats we got were great, good view of the whole pitch and the tickets were sent in an email beforehand. I would use this company again, hassle free football break. Perfect. Definitely be booking again in the future.
tip: Use the Metro to get around Barcelona. Great price and easy to use.
FC Barcelona - SD Eibar
13 January 2019
We decided to book a surprise 21st Birthday present for my son Craig. Having looked at the options we booked the whole weekend package through Football Break. Flights, hotel, Camp Nou tour and football tickets. All the paperwork and information arrived a couple of weeks before the trip. Everything was easy to understand and the weekend arrived and everything went smoothly. We had a great tour of the Camp Nou on the Saturday, a fantastic evening in Barcelona and leisurely Sunday with the game at the Camp Nou Sunday afternoon. The atmosphere was something special and our seats were amazing. My son Craig said it was something he had dreamed of since a little boy. Watching Messi score 2 goals was the icing on the cake. We walked back to our hotel via a lovely Tapas bar Monday we had a leisurely wander around central Barcelona before our flights home. It was the perfect weekend one we will never forget. Thank you so much!
Tip: Get the train from the airport to central Barcelona we stayed next to Sants Train station the trip was simple one Train Three stops 4.30 euros each.
FC Barcelona - Real Betis
11 November 2018