Football at Camp Nou in Barcelona Barça

The FC Barcelona Camp Nou Stadium (Barça)
Address: Avinguda Aristides Maillol, s/n
08028, Barcelona.

FC Barcelona webpage for Camp Nou

Where and how to buy match tickets?

A comprehensive guide for purchasing match tickets is available on the club’s official website

You can also very easily purchase tickets from www.ticketmaster.es

How do I get to the Camp Nou?

The easiest and fastest way to get to the stadium is to take the metro. You can get off at various stations on the L3 metro depending on the access gate printed on your ticket. Get off at ‘Les Corts’ if your access gate is between 16-21 (also OK for 14 and 15) or at ‘Maria Cristina’ for access gates 1-6 (also OK for 7-9) or at ‘Palau Reial’ for access gates 7-15 (also OK for 4-6).

After the match, how do I get back?

People taking the metro green line (L3) should use the Palau Reial station (it’s fastest to walk through the stadium’s inside corridors). This will give you quick access to the metro and you might even find a seat.

Take care if the match is scheduled for 21.30 on a Sunday. The last metro & buses from the Camp Nou area stop running at midnight. With the number of people using public transport, it can take a while to get through to the platform.

Children under 8 years have free entrance to the Camp Nou for watching the matches if they are accompanied by a paying adult. But the kids do not get a separate seat for themselves. If you do want a separate seat for children under 8, you’ll have to pay the same amount as that for an adult ticket.

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Even though I have been living in Barcelona already a couple of years – I never managed to visit the Camp Nou Football Stadium to see a match. Its a real pitty as even the stadium itself is worth a visit and many of our clients combine their stay in Barcelona with a football match. Camp Nou was inaugurated in 1957 and with a capacity of 98.772 it is the biggest stadium in Europe.  So quiet impressive! The stadium is going to be remodelled and famous arquitect Norman Foster presented the beautiful new design in 2007. The works have not begun yet due to Spains low economy.

When some friends (and huge football fans…) from Germany came to visit I took the chance to join them and finally watch a match of “Football Club Barcelona” at Camp Nou. Our friends bought the entrance cards online at seatwave where you can get tickets for all sorts of events like concerts, theather plays and sports. We had to pick up the tickets in a small and unpretentious bar close to their accommodation. The waiter printed the entrance cards when we got to the bar. This left us a little worried if the tickets are actually valid, but everything worked out fine. If you are staying in one of our apartments you can order the tickets online on many different websites (for example at: footballticketsbarcelona) and pick up the tickets upon your arrival in Barcelona in our office.

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I have to admit that he evening at Camp Nou was quiet an event. Already the metro (green line) getting us to the stop “Maria Cristina”  (about 10 min walking distance to the stadium) was full of fans from all parts of Europe. All kind of age and culture groups were heading to the stadium, many dressed up with “Barca” scarfs, hats or even dresses. To enter (and to leave) the stadium was surprisingly quick and easy. You can access Camp Nou through a countless number of doors and stairs which ensure that the crowd of fans spreads out completely and you don’t have to queue.

…. even the restrooms are painted in the FC Barcelona colors! ….

On every level there are several snack bars where you can get the typical Hot Dogs – but no beer or any other alcoholic drinks. This might seem strange at first, but in the end its pleasant to watch a football match in a peaceful atmosphere.

The match we watched ended with a result of 5:0 for Barcelona against Mallorca. The goals just kept coming one after another and as usual Messi was the big star of the match. The fans are almost quiet compared to matches in Germany or other countries in Northern Europe. Nevertheless you can tell that the fans are very passionate about the club and they happily celebrated the result.

We decided to end the evening with some nice Tapas at Piscolabis on Rambla Catalunya – modest prices and good quality in a nicely designed restaurant!

This was surely not the last visit at Camp Nou and I recommend this experience for your next stay in Barcelona. If you are staying with friends, we offer also big properties or several apartments for groups in the same building.

 

 

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