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Visit Camp Nou

Visit Camp Nou

Last Saturday I went with my friend to visit the famous Camp Nou. He was so nervous about it, it was the high point of his visit! We took the blue metro to Collblanc and then wondered why there were no signs of the route to the 3rd biggest stadium in the world. Finally we asked some people and found it.

It was such a big area and firstly we only strolled through this places which are free. Then we were so enthusiastic and looked forward to getting inside the football stadium. We then paid 17 euro per person to get in and went to pick up the audio guide; which was an additional. I would like to know how much they earn with this but anyway we strolled through the whole stadium.

The Camp Nou

In the beginning there was a short movie in 3D where you can see the players. Also, you can learn much about the stadium and the FC Barcelona. As the stadium Camp Nou has been the home of the club since its construction in 1957. You can visit the place where the competitors of FC Barcelona come to and have a look at the newsrooms; seating of the press during the play and look at the amazing play field from all of the different viewpoints.

It is a UEFA 5 star rated stadium and has hosted numerous international matches at senior level and UEFA Champions League finals. Camp Nou has also hosted musical performances and other non-football events. Artists who have performed at the stadium include: U2, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, Madonna and many more.

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It is really worth seeing and in my opinion a great experience when you visit Barcelona. The area also hosts a big fan shop with all types of products you can not even imagine. You’ll have a great day at Camp Nou, without a doubt!

History

The Camp Nou is a soccer stadium, located in Barcelona in the district of Les Corts, Spain. FC Barcelona is the resident club since its inauguration. With a capacity of 99,354 seats, the Camp Nou is the largest stadium in Europe and the twelfth largest in the world.

The Camp Nou was built in 1957 in Barcelona. After a particularly successful period for FC Barcelona, symbolized by the performances of Hungarian László Kubala. It is located in the same district as the former Estadio de los Corts or Camp Vell. It took more than three years to build. Its initial capacity was 93,000. It was inaugurated on September 24, 1957 with a solemn mass and the blessing of the stadium by the Archbishop of Barcelona, Monsignor Gregorio Modrego.

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After the changes

In the years that followed, the Camp Nou saw few changes, except for the increase in it’s capacity to 120,000 seats before the 1982 World Cup and the opening of a club museum in 1984.

Then, in 1993, 1994 and again in 1998, the stadium underwent further renovation work, which enabled it to meet the safety standards set by UEFA in particular. The capacity of the stadium reduced to 98,772 seats. In 2000, FC Barcelona organized a vote to change the name of the stadium.

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The Catalan stadium has the particularity, like some other stadiums in Europe (Goodison Park in Everton for example), of housing a chapel in its bowels. Indeed, the place of worship is located right next to the dressing rooms. Also, it has the particularity of housing in its center, a statue of Saint Mary of Montserrat. This is another symbol of the power of the Catalan identity, which can be found even in a chapel. Of modern style, it has two colored stained glass windows and can accommodate about fifteen people.

Practical information

Opening hours

  • From January to March 18: Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 6:30 pm; Sunday 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
  • March 19 to October 16: 9:30am – 7:30pm
  • October 17 to December 18: Monday – Saturday 10:00am – 6:30pm; Sunday 10:00am – 2:30pm
  • December 19 to December 31: 9:30am – 7:30pm

Prices

  • For adults: 26 €
  • Over 70 years old : 20 €
  • For children from 4 to 10 years old : 20 €
  • For accompanied children under 4 years old: free

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How to get there

You can choose one of the two different metro lines that arrive at Camp Nou:

  • L3 (Palau Reial and Les Corts stations)
  • L5 (Badal and Collblanc)

Depending on the access door you have on your FC Barcelona ticket at Camp Nou, it is advisable to get off at the closest station:

  • Access 1-10: Palau Reial (L3), about 11 minutes on foot
  • Access 11-16: Collblanc (L5), about 7 minutes on foot
  • Accesses 17 and 18: Badal (L5), about 6 minutes on foot
  • Access 19-21: Les Corts (L3), about 8 minutes on foot

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Written by: xavi

xavi

Hello there! I love to travel, and Barcelona is a great city to live, thats why I decided to write about it and share my experiences!

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