I am a big fan of the city and recommend it to anyone. We had plenty of time to see a few sights as well as watch the football. The stadium was amazing and so was the tour. I had numerous questions and booking queries for the plane and the servie received was great, I had no problem and the responses were quick and pleasant. If thinking of a trip and taking in a football match, I would really recommend Footballbreak.co.uk.
Make sure you invest in the city pass. The metro is really easy to use but it is simple to order and pick up at the airport.
As it's my 21st this year my dad treated me to a weekend in Barcelona as a premature birthday present and the whole experience is one I will never forget. The Rialto Hotel we stayed in was of a good standard, serving breakfast from 7.30-10.30am and offering a wide range of foods. As for the actual football match I couldn't have asked for much more with Lionel Messi producing a masterclass performance scoring 4 goals in the process.
I couldn't recommend visiting the Camp Nou on match day enough - it really is a unique experience. I would also suggest going on a bus tour of the city as there are some wonderful buildings and trademarks of the city. You can visit the Olympic Stadium (home of Espanyol) free of charge too which is an added bonus.
Had a great time, hotel was clean and friendly, easy to get round the city as the metro stop was 2 mins walk away. Had a fab time at camp Nou easy to get to and great to see the game. Surprised how fans were not segregated everyone sat together very relaxed.
We had a great time on this trip, it was a 18th birthday present for my son to see Real Madrid play Levante, I really don't have any criticism of the whole trip. We flew with Ryan Air this was our first time with them and it was all good, the Stadium was amazing the day before the game we did a tour and it was great to see it all before the actual match. The atmosphere and local fans were brilliant, Real Madrid won 4-2 so everybody went home happy. I booked all of this on line and you can sometimes worry if all will be as advertised but I have to say the whole thing was brilliant! I had reason to call on a couple of times and was dealt very well and everything was completed as quoted. Madrid was great a little cold when we were there but that didn't spoil our visit staying for two nights gave us time to do the local sights as well as the football. We both had a great time and would definetly recommend to anybody.
Hotel Amaral is within walking distance of the Bernabeu and really close to the metro for the rest of the city, the Metro is fast clean safe and cheap!
This was a trip for me and my 10 year old son to see Barcelona v. Valencia. As I usually organise everything myself I had some initial doubts about how smooth everything would go in the hands of another party, not least could I trust them to get it right. I am pleased and relieved to say that the whole experience was superb, good flights, great hotel, match and stadium tour tickets waiting for us on our arrival, brilliant. I recommend using FootballBreak to anyone thinking of taking a football break abroad. They did everything, and they did it well. Thank you for an experience that me and my son will never forget.