Fútbol Club Barcelona or F.C. Barcelona, is one of the most famous teams throughout the world and one of its premier teams, and has never been relegated from the Spanish La Liga. Barca has been the most successful team worldwide between the years of 1991 and 2016.
The club plays out of the Camp Nou stadium, in Barcelona. It is only 7 miles from the El Prat Airport, and the 5 mile journey from the city center can be taken using the subway (Line 5 from Collblanc or Badal and Line 3 from Les Corts or Maria Cristina).
Barcelona F.C. is a very wealthy team in comparison to most teams in Spain and even in Europe, regularly competing in the Champion’s League that is open to the top qualifying European teams.
Ever dreamed of running down the tunnel and onto a world-class football field, you can do that at the Nou Camp. It is spectacular for visitors and football fans, no matter what football team or country you support. The museum is world class and the tours are a must visit. You are shown round the dressing rooms, the press box, the president’s area and also the field.
All you need now is a ball and thousands of fans screaming for you to feel the the power of Nou Camp, The atmosphere is intense, and you would be doing what every supporter of this great team dreams of doing.
When you visit the museum you can look at all the trophies won by the club, and loads of photographs showing its history and its great players over the years. Enjoy learning about the great modern players, such as the Argentineans Diego Maradonna and Lionel Messi, the Brazilians Neymar, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo , and Hollands Johann Cruyff, all Barcelona players at one time – and Messi still an active player. Barcelona hasthe most FIFA World Player Awards of any club with eight.
The museum has grown significantly since it opened in 1984, and boasts 1.5 million visitors each year. You don’t get better than that for a football museum!
It does a lot more than simply show exhibits and photographs: it offers a wonderful audio and visual display of the social and cultural aspects of this great football club and provides a marvelous insight into its history and what makes a modern football work.
It offers guided tours, but you are not obliged to take them. You can opt for an audio tour instead that offers you a personal commentary of the salient features of the club. It is available in seven languages including English, Dutch, German, Italian and French, and of course Catalan and Spanish. It is well worth taking one of these – the guided tour or at least the audio commentary.
Tickets are available from the clubs ticket office. To get there head through Gates 7 or 9 and then make for the Boulevard Ticket Office.
Opening times for the museum are 10 am to to 6:30 PM daily, except Sundays and Bank Holidays when closing time is 2:00 PM. On match days the museum is open as normal but the tour is closed until 3:00 PM. Advance booking is not necessary, although if you prefer you can book by emailing [email protected] or you can call (+34) 93496 36 08. You can also book tickets through the football club’s website.
Very important to get your hotel accommodations booked well in advance as the sity is constantly busy, and there are many beautiful Barcelona apartments available to rent in the city during most times of the year.