Barcelona is an extremely popular destination for the football tourist and rightly so. Savour the atmosphere of the Nou Camp and enjoy the sights of this great city.
Where to Stay
In a city the size of Barcelona there are a number of areas to stay, for a short trip we would recommend being as close to the centre as possible. La Rambla, Gothic Quarter, El Raval, Eixample, La Ribera, El Born or Poble Sec all provide a good base to explore the city.
Match tickets - www.fcbarcelona.com/en/tickets/football
Prices vary significantly, predictably the cheapest tickets are for the top tier which feels a long way from the pitch, you can also expect to be surrounded by tourists with an estimated 10,000 attending each game. If you can afford to pay more, you'll be rewarded with a better view and more authentic experience.
Tickets for the stadium tour and museum are available through the following link.
How to get to the Nou Camp Stadium
The Nou Camp is over 3 miles from the city centre so taking the metro is the easiest and most convenient way of getting to the stadium but be prepared for a tight squeeze on the way. There are 3 metro stops close to the stadium - Collblanc or Badal on line 3 (best for gates/access 2 to 17), Line 5 (gates 17 - 21) and Maria Cristina (gates 1 - 7).
To avoid the worst of the crowds on the Metro, head to Les Corts station on Line 3 reasonably early. This station brings you to a street called La Travesia De Les Corts which is just a short walk to the stadium and a popular area for supporters to meet and enjoy a pre-match drink and bite to eat.
Where to go before a Barcelona match
If you arrive at Les Corts Metro you're in the heart of La Travessera de les Corts, head towards the stadium and you'll find a large number of fans in the many bars enjoying a drink before the match. There is no alcohol sold inside the stadium so the surrounding bars are very popular. Futballárium is a particular highlight.
The city centre also has an array of options before making your way to the stadium. L'Ovella Negra Marina, CocoVail Beer Hall, and La Taverna de Barcelona all have a great atmosphere and are well worth the visit.
Not to miss while you're in Barcelona
Sagrada Família - Pre-book your tickets for this must see Basilica designed by Antonio Gaudí, still under construction since work began in 1874.
La Rambla - You just have to experience the atmosphere as you stroll down the most famous street in the city.
Gaudí architecture - Not only Sagrada Família but Parc Güell, Casa Milá and Casa Vicens are well worth a visit.
La Barceloneta - Neighbourhood built in the 18th century with a popular sandy beach and many bars and restaurants.
Montjuïc cable car - Offers spectacular views of the city.