Whether you are a football fan or not, a visit to the Camp Nou football stadium in Barcelona can’t be missed when you are in Barcelona. The Camp Nou stadium is the football stadium of FC Barcelona and is the largest stadium in Europe. Camp Nou is home to the most successful football club in Spain and Europe in recent years, F.C. Barcelona. The club from Catalonia in Spain was five times winner of the “cup with big ears” (1992, 2006, 2009, 2011 and 2015), the Champions League, including the last time in 2015. Also the UEFA Super Cup was won 5 times and The World Cup was won by Barcelona in 2009 and 2011.
Camp Nou Stadium; join the Camp Nou Experience
The Camp Nou stadium is the largest football stadium in the world. Other big football stadiums such as those in Mexico City have been reduced in capacity. The Camp Nou of Barcelona currently has a capacity of 99,354 seats and this will be expanded to 105,000 seats. Because of the passion for football that is shared by almost all Catalans, the entire stadium is sold out almost every game. You can visit this stadium very well and get nice tours. You will find all the information you need for this below.
Camp Nou Experience
Learn more about the amazing story of a football team that represents a city, a region and even the Catalan language and with that also the identity of the Catalans. With the ticket for the Camp Nou Experience you can visit the impressive Camp Nou stadium, the impressive museum and the Multimedia Zone where you can experience the most beautiful moments of FC Barcelona. Normal tickets that are time-related for adults (14+ years old) cost €25 and open tickets (not time-bound) for adults cost €28. During the tour you can use an audio guide that tells you everything about Camp Nou and the museum. This allows you to view and admire everything at your own pace. The audio guide is available in Catalan, Spanish, English, French, Italian, German and in Dutch. You can order the audioguide at the stadium for €5.
Visiting Camp Nou on matchdays
On competition days and the Copa Del Rey, the tour is closed all day. On these days you can only visit the museum (including the cup room, history, Messi room and sports goblets) plus a panoramic view in the stadium until 3 hours before the kick-off. On match days of the Champions League, the day before the match and the match day itself, only the museum can be visited plus a panoramic view in the stadium until 3 pm. More information about opening times, tickets, prices etc can be found on the official website of FC Barcelona.
Parking and public transport to Camp Nou
On non-competition days you can park your car free of charge in the Camp Nou car park with street name Carrer d’Arístides Maillol. While visiting the Camp Nou tour on match days the Camp Nou car park is accessible up to 4 hours before the match. The opening hours of the parking lot are equal to the opening hours of the Camp Nou Tour.
Getting to the Camp Nou stadium by public transport is also very easy. There are different bus stops and metro stations near the stadium. If you travel by metro you can go with line 3 (get off at Maria Cristina or Les Corts) or line 5 (get off at Collblanc or Badal).
If you travel by bus, you also have a large number of options, lines 7, 15, 43, 67, 68, 74, 75, L12, L50, L60, L62 and N12. The N12 is the night bus that comes close to Camp Nou. Night bus (N12) to and from the city center: bus stop at Diagonal-Av Joan XXIII. Walk via Avinguda de Joan XXIII to the large roundabout. Keep in mind that after a soccer game that ends at night, about 100,000 people leave from Camp Nou, it can be very busy at the bus and you will probably have to wait longer because you can’t always take the first bus.
Besides the regular buses, there is also the well-known hop on hop off bus. This bus that takes tourists around the city has several stops. The ‘blue’ route has a stop at the Camp Nou stadium.
Cycling to Camp Nou
In Barcelona it’s also possible to take the bike, there are a number of spacious cycle paths built along major roads. You can easily park your bike near Camp Nou. Please note that the bikes are only parked at the designated locations with bicycle racks. These are located at important locations around 50 to 100 meters from the Camp Nou stadium. On a large part of and from the Camp Nou stadium (along the Avinguda Diagonal) are excellent cycle paths.
Of course you can also easily go to the Camp Nou stadium with a taxi. Taxis in Spain aren’t that expensive as well.
During your stay in Barcelona you can easily visit the Camp Nou stadium. Even if you are not a football fan this is still an impressive experience. Besides visiting this beautiful stadium there are certainly plenty of other places that you can visit in Barcelona. Some of these places can be found in our must-see hotspots Barcelona article.