Destination Barcelona! A beautiful city, ideal for a football trip. Discover all its treasures
Wondering what a football trip to Barcelona is like? Here are some elements of answer:
Your route to Camp Nou begins at Plaza de España. A strategic place for all your travels in Barcelona, as it is an important transport junction. Head south-east, between the two Venetian Towers guarding the square, and head towards the National Art Museum of Catalonia by taking the huge stairs leading up to it. You will also come across the Fountain of Montjuïc, which offers a breathtaking water show. For art lovers, a visit to the museum is optional. But for all, the sublime view of Barcelona, with your back to the magnificent building that houses the museum. All around the museum, charming gardens are just waiting to be discovered.
As you wander through them, you soon find yourself in the Olympic district of the 1992 Olympics on Monjuïc hill. You will find the Olympic Stadium, where the flame was lit, marking the beginning of the Games, the Olympic Ring of Montjuïc, the Palau Sant Jordi, and many other sports facilities built especially for the occasion.
On the way to Camp Nou…
Then, head to Port Vell, the marina of Barcelona, from where you can reach the most famous avenue of the city, La Rambla. Choose to walk up it, through the old town of Barcelona, to reach the imposing Plaza de Catalunya.
A multitude of options are available to you. Interested in the style of architecture of the city, follow in the footsteps of Antonio Gaudi throughout the city. Visit the Parc Güell, an emblematic place for a magnificent view of the city. Direction the unfinished masterpiece of Gaudi, the basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Undoubtedly the religious building with the most extraordinary architecture. And although Gaudi, the architect who designed the basilica is no longer with us, his plans are still in application, and the final version of the Sagrada Familia as he designed it is planned for 2026 ! If Antonio Gaudi’s influence is felt all over Barcelona, it is at the foot of the Sagrada Familia that you will feel the power of the lines of this prestigious architect. (To visit the interior of the basilica, we advise you to buy a ticket in advance).
Finally, on the cooking side, we recommend the traditional tapas bars that you will find everywhere during your football trip in Barcelona.
One of the pilgrimage sites of European and world football, the Camp Nou is a true monument. With just under 100,000 seats, it is undoubtedly the largest stadium in Europe! In 1986, in a different configuration and not having the same obligations as today, the Camp Nou even recorded its maximum attendance of 120,000 people! A record stadium for such a record-breaking club. The stadium has been home to FC Barcelona since its inauguration in 1957. Barça” is one of the most popular football clubs in the world!
Every match is an opportunity for the Barcelona players to sing the “Chant du Barca”, the club’s anthem. And although Barça has an international dimension, this anthem is of particular local interest. Indeed, the club is openly committed to Catalonia’s quest for identity. In the Catalan derby against Espanyol Barcelona, two ideologies meet. And even if the sporting debate is often unbalanced, to the advantage of Barcelona, the political debate is very much alive, with Espanyol’s unionists on one side and Barça’s independence fighters on the other.
In sporting terms, the Camp Nou pitch is, and has regularly been trodden on by some of the best players in the history of the sport: J. Cruyff, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, A. Iniesta, L. Messi… to name but a few. Barcelona’s philosophy on the pitch is to play an attractive game based on double passes, to the delight of all football fans. In short, a football trip to Barcelona is a must for any self-respecting stadium collector.
They talk about it best :
These bloggers and stadium fans tell you about their stadium experience at Camp Nou!
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