Camp Nou MuseumMy rating: 3.5 stars+ For fans of football, Camp Nou, FC Barcelona’s stadium, is an absolute must.
- The hefty price of 25 Euro doesn't include an audio guide anymore! The non-fans accompanying the soccer enthusiasts will have to grit their teeth for this one.
Piece of advice: Very long queue in summer.
Last updated: 22 Jan 2019 | Celine Mülich
The details at a glance
Opening hours: Open all year round apart from January 1 and December 25.
28. March – 12. October: Monday - Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. 13. Oktober – 19. December: Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 22. December - 06. January: 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., except bank holidays: 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 07. January - 27. March: Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Last admission: 45 minutes before closing. On days of matches in La Liga or the Copa del Rey or Champions League: The Tour will be closed all day. Only the Museum may be visited (Trophy Room, History). In case of the Champions League the tour will also remain closed the day before the match.
Price of admission: 29,50 Euro Basic Tour (on site price) 26 Euro Basic Tour (online price) reduced price 20 Euro (online) (children in the age between 6-13, students, senior citizens over the age of 70, extendedfamilies,)
41,50 Euro Plus Tour (on site price). Virtual tour and Audioguide inclusive 35 Euro (online price) reduced online price 30 Euro (online) (children in the age between 6-13, students, senior citizens over the age of 70, extendedfamilies,)
free admission for children under the age of 6, Club-Members
How to get there: L5 (blue line) Collblanc or Badal; L3 (green line) Maria Cristina, Palau Reial or Zona Universitària
And what’s there to see?
Soccer, soccer, soccer – or rather, Barca! Barca! Barca!
Fans of soccer should not miss out on the opportunity: the largest soccer stadium in Europe and one of the most successful clubs in Spain should absolutely be on your list.
Even the area in front of the stadium and the lines at the ticket counters are impressive (especially during the summer months). Once you have your tickets, you can enter the museum. There are audio guides, and yes, they are available in English and in many other languages. The audio guide is included in the price of admission, and you should absolutely take advantage of it. It gives a great overview of the club’s history, the exhibits at the museum and the many, many rooms and hallways you can wander along.
The museum shows the club’s history, including the jerseys and shoes of famous players, trophies, posters, and paintings. Take a quick peek at the inside of the stadium, and then, after the changing rooms (for the away teams only, though) and the press conference room, you’ll enter the stadium itself. There’s also a multimedia room to round off the tour.
Photogallery of Camp Nou
A history of the Camp Nou
Camp Nou (“The New Field”) was built from 1954 to 1957, and has been used by FC Barcelona ever since. It holds 99,354 spectators, making it the largest soccer stadium in Europe. The Michigan Stadium holds 107,601, but that’s an American football arena. Even famous Wembley Stadium has room for “only” 90,000 fans of soccer or rugby.
Camp Nou’s opening ceremony was accompanied by Georg Friedrich Händel’s “Hallelujah”, and even the Holy Madonna, normally at home at the Abbey of Monserrat, made the trip to bestow its blessing upon the site! 10,000 doves were released into the sky, and 1,800 fans performed the Sardana, the national dance! One of the greatest openings of all times! Luckily, Barca then won the opening game against Legia Warsaw, the final score being 4:2.
Both the stadium itself and FC Barcelona as a team hold many records. The club was founded in 1899 and has been very successful ever since. It’s an economic miracle in and of itself, and obviously, the club regularly faces off against such top teams as Bayern München, Real Madrid, and Chelsea FC in the Champions League. Messi alone has won the “Golden Shoe”, the award for the highest number of goals scored, three times so far.
The museum, too, holds a record of its own: in 2013, it was the most visited museum in Barcelona with 1,506,022 visitors – beating out even the Picasso Museum (915,226 visitors)! (Source: FC Barcelona website)