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Camp Nou: Discovering the home of FC Barcelona

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“Alé alé, alé alé, Força Barcelona alé” - this is the raucous chant that reverberates through Camp Nou Barcelona on match days. Ah, the Camp Nou, home to FC Barcelona and might I even add, the home of football, is one of the most historic and renowned football stadiums in the world. This magnificent structure is a landmark in football history and why not? After all, it is the home of one of the most decorated and successful clubs in the world! FC Barcelona is one of the best teams in Europe, if not the world, and have been so for the past few decades.

Camp Nou is the largest football stadium in Europe and the fourth-largest in the world, in terms of capacity. This colossal arena can accommodate 99,354 people at a time! Over the next couple of years, the club plans to restructure the stadium and increase its capacity to hold 100,000 people along with adding some new state-of-the-art features, which would only add to the allure of the stadium.

With players like Messi, Ronaldinho, Rivaldo, Maradona, Eto’o and countless other legends have graced its pitch, the Nou Camp is the ‘dream home’ for aspiring football stars.

Camp Nou Barcelona In A Nutshell

Camp Nou Barcelona
Camp Nou Barcelona
Camp Nou Barcelona

Know Before You Go

Best time to visit - 3 hours before closing time
Suggested duration - 2-3 hours
Club - Futbol Club Barcelona (FC Barcelona)
Field size - 105 m × 68 m (115 yds × 74 yds)
Capacity - 99,354
Record attendance - 120,000 (FC Barcelona vs Juventus,
first leg of the 1985–86 European Cup quarter–finals)
Closest Subway Stop - Badal
Built - 1954–1957

Opening Hours

The tour and museum are open daily from 10 am to 7 pm.


La Liga - 24 times
Copa Del Ray - 29 times
UEFA Champions League - 5 times
UEFA Super Cu - 5 times

Camp Nou Address

C. d'Arístides Maillol, 12, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Get there

Why Take A Camp Nou Barcelona Stadium Tour

Camp Nou Barcelona
A Bird's Eye View Of Camp Nou

You must be wondering “Why visit a football stadium?” To answer this question, you must understand that football and FC Barcelona especially, are ingrained in the culture of Catalonia.

Barcelona is located in Catalonia, the northeastern part of Spain. This area, in yesteryears, used to be an independent region, with its own laws, customs and even language. However, through wars, conquests and unification, this region came to be under Spanish Governance. Under General Franco’s rule, the Catalans had greatly suffered. Their customs, traditions, festivals, history, language and culture had been suppressed and quashed by the Government. In essence, their identity was subdued. It was during these times that the people embraced FC Barcelona and considered this club as the sole carrier of their Catalan identity. Since then, FC Barcelona has been an integral part of Catalan life and will continue to be so for centuries to come.

By visiting the Nou Camp, you are not just walking into a mere football stadium, you are stepping into and experiencing history.

Leaving history aside, another reason to visit this stadium is the fact that it is the home ground of one of the most established clubs in world football. FC Barcelona has a rich history, having been at the summit of European football for years. Even today, they are one of the best clubs in the world in terms of the number of trophies they win and the players they attract. Just to give you an idea of what their trophy cabinet looks like - they have won 5 Champions Leagues, 3 FIFA Club World Cups, 24 La Liga titles and 29 Spanish Cups. On this tour, you will have the opportunity to look at all their laurels and feel what it is like to be a Barcelona player.

What To Expect On The Camp Nou Tour

Camp Nou Barcelona
A Close-Up Of The Stadium Ground

Camp Nou Stadium Tour

The stadium tour gives you the behind the scenes at FC Barcelona and a chance to look at and be in places that are otherwise only permitted to the players and staff! Get exclusive access to the press box, enjoy a panoramic view of the stadium, the dressing room, and the pressroom where players and managers give their thoughts after a game. You will also be lead to the Camp Nou pitch via the players’ tunnel! Experience what it is like to walk onto the turf of one of the most enchanting stadiums in the world. You will also get the chance to sit in the players dugout and feel how it is to be on the sidelines.

Camp Nou Museum
Sneak Peek Inside The Museum

Camp Nou Museum

Once you are done with Camp Nou, head into the FC Barcelona Museum where you can learn more about the roots of the club and have a look at some memorabilia that have enthused fans all over the globe. Chance upon all the trophies FC Barcelona have won, including the coveted Champions League crowns. In the interactive audiovisual area of the museum, you can enjoy a ton of videos and photos of Barcelona’s glorious 120-year-old history. Lastly, you will get access to the ‘Messi Space’, a small area in the museum dedicated to the greatest player of our time (Ronaldo fans, it’s time you face the truth). Here you can peek at this little genius’ collection of trophies, including the 5 Ballon d’Ors. Also, present here are 2 interactive tables displaying all of Messi’s goals for Barcelona, and you even have the chance to vote for your favourite one!

Camp Nou Tour Tickets

There are 4 types of Camp Nou tours up for grabs.

Timed Tour Tickets

A timed entry tour allows you to choose a specific time and date for your tour. Enter and be walked in immediately without waiting in the lines for hours.

Open Entry Tour

If you are unsure of what time and date you can be visiting the stadium, an open entry ticket assures you entry to Camp Nou anytime within two months from purchase.

Guided Camp Nou Tour

You get a more insightful experience if you choose a guided tour since the well experience guide will give you the details about the nook and corner of the stadium and the museum. There are two options you may choose from; FC Barcelona Camp Nou Guided Tour with brunch that gives you the company of an expert guide and lip smacking tapas, or Camp Nou Players Experience & Museum Tour with Free t-shirt personalization and a chance to visit to the Barça changing room!

The Barcelona Pass

The Barcelona Pass takes the cake among all tickets. It only gives you access to Camp Nou Barcelona Tour but also to Casa Mila, Casa Batllo, FC Barcelona Museum, Barcelona Zoo, and many other attractions in the city in a span of 2 to 5 days for only €85. This is an absolute steal for anyone looking for a small vacation in the city or who are new to the city and want to explore it to the fullest.

Camp Nou Stadium - All You Need To Know

Camp Nou Tour Timings

The tour and museum are open daily from 10 am to 7 pm.

Getting to Camp Nou

Metro: If you are coming via the metro, you can stop at Collblanc or Badal station and make the short 5 minute walk to the stadium. According to locals, this is the best mode of transportation to reach the stadium.
Bus: If you are coming via the public bus, you can take line 59 or 54.
Car: The closest car park to the stadium is 300 meters away and is called 'BSM Tanatori Les Corts' (you can find the Google Maps link here). Another car park called ‘Ronda Park’ is situated 400 meters from the stadium (map link here).

Camp Nou Map

Here is a map of Camp Nou and the surrounding areas to navigate your way in and out.

Rules and Regulations

  • On La Liga and Copa del Rey match days, the stadium tour will be closed the full day, with access only to the museum and a panoramic view of the stadium until 3 PM.
  • On Champions League match days, the stadium tour will not operate one day before and on the match day. You will only get access to the museum and a panoramic view of the stadium until 3 PM.
  • You may spend as much time as you like in the stadium and museum, however, the average duration of this tour is 90 minutes.
  • You can enter anytime within the operating hours on any given day. This is a self-guided tour, however you can purchase an audio guide at the ticketing counter for an additional fee. The audio guides are available in multiple languages including English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, Japanese etc.

Camp Nou Reviews

My family and I were in Barcelona during the 1st week of January and did Camp Nou experience. Honestly, I wanted to attend a match but there were no matches until after my trip. Also, I felt $25 for a stadium tour was expensive, however, it really exceeded my expectations, because you get exclusive access to areas you wouldn't be able to get into during games, such as the trophy rooms, the actual field, the actual benches where the players sit, the visiting team dressing rooms, the press room, the tunnel that takes you to the field, etc... so, it was definitely worth what I paid. My family and I really liked it.

Francisco R, TripAdvisor, December 2017

Whilst I don’t watch football I can only say that after a visit here I would now. It was an amazing experience and the whole tour is an absolute must if you visit Barcelona. Fantastic.

Elaine T, TripAdvisor, January 2018

Insider Tips For Your Camp Nou Tour

  • Purchase your tickets online. This not only saves you the hassle of waiting in line at the ticket counter (during the high season, the line can get very very long), but you also get the chance to score some great discounts!
  • Make sure you have a look at the FC Barcelona calendar before you plan your visit. The tours’ operating hours and timings may change depending on the schedule of matches, so make sure you check at least 24-48 hours before your intended date of visit.
  • Give yourself enough time to thoroughly enjoy the tour. Most people generally spend about 1.5 - 2 hours on this tour. However if you are a football fan, you may want to explore a little bit more and spend some more time at the stadium and museum, so give yourself at least 2.5 hours to take it all in. And if you opt for the audio guide, give yourself another half an hour.
  • Eat something beforehand. Although there is a Tapas cafe and a Beer hall in the stadium, it is rather expensive. So save money and get some food before partaking in this tour.
  • Try visiting the stadium on a matchday. Although you will not get a full-fledged tour of the stadium, you can take in the electric atmosphere and feel the buzz throughout the city as the Blaugranas take centre stage.
  • Keep in mind that this tour is not only meant for football fans! Sure, it helps if you are one, but if you are just interested in learning about the Catalan culture and seeing something new, you will surely enjoy this tour.
  • If you want a picture with the pitch, hold back from wearing green.

7 Mind-Blowing Camp Nou Facts

  • The first game played in the stadium, against Warsaw Select XI, was a win (4-2) for the Catalan side.
  • The first player to score a goal in the stadium was Eulogio Martínez, a Paraguayan player.
  • FC Barcelona went on a 13 game unbeaten run after their first match.
  • Barcelona achieved their 1000th victory at home in the last season of 2014-15.
  • The stadium was built for Ladislao Kubala, a former FC Barcelona player, since the crowd to watch him play kept on growing.
  • With a seating capacity of 99,354, Camp Nou is the largest stadium in Europe.
  • You can see all the trophies won by FC Barcelona at Camp Nou.

Restaurants Near Camp Nou Barcelona

Although Camp Nou is not located in the centre of the city, you can still find many happening restaurants and bars after a long tour. Here are some of our top picks:

Futballarium Barcelona

If you want to watch a game with the comfort of tapas and beer, head over to Futballarium Barcelona. The atmosphere is perfect for a football nut and the place is family-friendly, too. Some of the must-try are sangria, tapas, and the local IPA.
Distance from Camp Nou: 1.1 km

Corte & Brasa

Corte & Brasa is a steakhouse, and a gastropub serving local, Latin and Argentinian delicacies. They also have a great selection of wines sourced from the neighbouring valleys that you should check out. Their empanadas and chicken breast fillets are to die for.
Distance from Camp Nou: 1.3 km

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La Nueva Marquesa

If you are looking to eat a hearty meal in a fine dining restaurant within budget, head to La Nueva Marquesa. They serve authentic Mediterranean, European, Spanish, and Catalan delicacies. Some of the fool-proof dishes on the menu are Black rice seafood paella, Sole fish with gulas, and Brazil chocolate cup.
Distance from Camp Nou: 0.5 km

Restaurante Can Fuste

Can Fuste is an ode to gastronomy and serves Mediterranean, European, and Spanish recipes with a modern twist. The place is cozy yet comfortable with hospitable service. Try their Tío Pepe, Les Terrasses, and Iberian ham and we assure you that you won’t be disappointed.
Distance from Camp Nou: 0.5 km

Hotels Near Camp Nou Barcelona

If you want to wake up to the view of the stadium and the like-minded FC Barcelona fans strolling through the streets, here are some amazing hotels you should stay in:

hotel Catalonia Rigoletto
Catalonia Rigoletto

Catalonia Rigoletto provides a modern yet classy experience while in Barcelona. There are 65 suites, a groovy bar and all the modern amenities. It is also located only a couple minutes away from the nearest subway and bus stop.
Distance from Camp Nou: 0.8 km

hotel NH Barcelona Stadium
NH Barcelona Stadium

NH Barcelona Stadium is a luxurious hotel with chic and cozy rooms that are well equipped. This hotel also has a terrace pool that overlooks the city and the stadium. They also have a well equipped gym, and a fine dining restaurant indoors.
Distance from Camp Nou: 0.3 km

hotel Aparthotel Atenea
Aparthotel Atenea

If you are looking for a stay that is easy on your pockets and does not compromise on the service, head to Aparthotel Atenea. There are different suites you can choose from depending on if you are staying alone or with family or friends. The building is made of 105 apartments that are well furnished and have a fully stocked kitchen.
Distance from Camp Nou: 1.2 km

hotel Hotel Primero Primera
Hotel Primero Primera

Hotel Primero Primera is the lap of luxury located very close to Camp Nou and providing great views of the greener side of the city. The full length windows from the room provide swelling views of the city and each room has its own mini bar.
Distance from Camp Nou: 3.8 km


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