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Football in Barcelona - Enjoyable experience

Introduction

The football experience in Barcelona is definitely and without any doubt an amazing experience. There are two international level football teams in the city: FC Barcelona playing in the Camp Nou stadium (100,000 seats) and RCD Espanyol playing in the Olympic stadium (56,000 seats). Football in Barcelona is an excellent entertainment option for one evening, and also those who are not familiar with the game or not so interested, have to see in order to believe to the exemplary order nd the atmosphere in the famous Camp Nou stadium. We recommend to go one evening to see FC Barcelona team in a game in from of thousands of fans in the stadium.
The experience is amazing. 100% guarantee!!!

Barcelona Football Club

A little about Barcelona Football Club

Barcelona Football Club (FC Barcelona) was founded in 1899. The club, known in his name "Barca", became a well known Catalony institution and is moto is "More than a club". The stadium of the football team is the famous "Camp Nou". The biggest spanish competitor of F.C Barcelona is Rial-Madrid club. During the years many famous players and coaches passed through the club. The team won many titles, among them: 2 championships in the "champion leage", 3 UEFA cups and 18 championships in the spanish leage.
All about the club can be read in the official F.C Barcelona website.

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Camp Nou Stadium

In 1957, the Camp Nou stadium, the current stadium of F.C Barcelona, opened its gates. Camp Nou capacity is around 100,000 people, and it is one of the biggest stadiums in the world, one of those "Football Temples". The experience in the stadium is enormous, due to the magic, the size and the atmosphere in this giant complex. Every football fan that respect himself and is visiting the city, won't miss the impressive stadium (also when it is empty), in which you can easily feel the sportive atmosphere of the place. It is possible to have a tour (guided or not) in the stadium and also visit the football museum located inside it.
Note: Those who are coming to Barcelona in order to watch a football game and want to stay close to the stadium will be able to find hotels near Camp Nou easily.
How to go to Camp Nou?
Metro: take the blue line towards COLLBLANC or the green line towards MAROA CRISTINA. The stadium is located 3 kilometers north west to the RAMBLAS area.
Tour in Camp Nou:
A tour in the stadium is cost 17 Euro. The tour includes visit in the sitting area, in the VIP balcony, in the showers, in the prayer room before the games and in the team museum with all the cups and great moments in it.
Website:
For more info on the stadium see worldstadiums or stadiumguide.

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Football Museum

Inside the biggest stadium in all Europe, the Camp Nou, which is the home stadium of the famous football club of Barcelona ("Barca" as it called by its fans), it is possible to see the football museum of the club. The football museum is spread over two floors and shows the peak points and glory days of the club and also the many medals and prices. There are also paintings and statues of famous players, paintings and statues that were orderd on the occasion of the Blau Grana exhibition in 1985-1987.
On the first floor small wood and bronze statues of different sports fields are exhibit. It is also possible to be impressed from the hockey ice skates, balls. Tickets to the stadium, different cups and medals that the team won, organized according to the year of win inside lighted glass closets, also other items such as: contracts of former players, players signatures and items that symbolized highlighted moments in the team history.
On the second floor it is also possible to be impressed from penciel drawing, gouache paintings and oil paintings on wood made by players. Additionally there are posters and advertisement ads starring the players. Also there are photos of glorious team members, ads on international games etc. In the corner there is a reconstructed model of printing press that produce the team ads at the early days of the club.
Video presentation projected on five screens simultaneously documents the atmosphere in the city in a day of a game.
From this second floor, it is possible to go out to a balcony, take a fresh air and observe from it on the stadium.
Physically there is no option to leave the museum before a visit in the souvenirs store. The stairs are leading to the store whether you want or dont want. Every other way is just blocked. In the store you can find sports shoos, sportswear, footballs and basketballs, video tapes and CDs with Barca anthem and more stuff like that.
Open Hours, Activity Hours:
April October: Monday-Saturday: 10:00-13:00, 15:00-18:00
Sunday and Holidays: 10:00-14:00
November March: Tuesday-Friday: 10:00-13:00, 15:00-18:00
Sunday and Holidays: 10:00-14:00
Note: November-March: Closed on Monday
Price:
Visit in the museum is included in the ticket to the stadium tour, a ticket that costs 17 Euro. The tour includes visiting the fans seats, the checkrooms, the praying room before games and the team museum which all the cups and big moments in it.
How to go to Football Museum?
Option #1: Metro:
Line 3 (Green), get off at Palau Reial station. Turn on Marti i Franques Street until reaching Avinguda Aristides Maillol Street. This option will lead you exactly to the entrance gate #7.
It is also possible to get off at Maria Cristina or Les Corts stations of this line (Line 3).
Option #2: Metro:
Line 5 (Blue), get off at Collblanc station. Turn left on Riera Blanc Street, which after 150 meters become Avinguda Aristides Maillol Street. Keep going in this street, surrounding the whole stadium, until youll reach entrance gate #7. It is around 15 minutes of walking distance.
Option #3: Bus: 7, 75, 157
Website:
For more info on the museum see the F.C Barcelona Football museum. in the official club website.

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Famous players & Coaches

Here is a short list of famous players & Coaches from the club:
Coaches:
Players:

Tickets

It is recommended to buy tickets to the games of F.C Barcelona ahead becaus most of the seat reserved for subscribers.
Sites for buying tickets:

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Fans Clubs


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Espaniol Football Club

A little about Espaniol Football Club

Espaniol football club (RCD Espaniol) was founded in 1900. This club is the less famus club of the city (F.C Barcelona is of course the most famous one). The stadium of the team is the Olympic Stadium which located on the top of the Montjuic. All about the club can be read in the official Espaniol Football Club website.

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The Olympic Stadium

The Olympic stadium in Barcelona (Estadi Olimpic de Montjuic) is located on top of the Montjuic hill. The stadium is the home stadium of the RCD Espanyol team since 1998. The stadium was established in 1927 towards the world exhibition that took place in the city in 1929. In 1989 the stadium was renovated massively in order to serve as the main stadium for the 1992 Olympic Games.
In the stadium there are 56,000 seats.
How to go to Olympic Stadium?
All arrival options to Montjuic.
Metro: get off at Espanya station and than take bus 50. It is also possible to use a tram.
Website:
For more info about the stadium see worldstadiums or stadiumguide websites.

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