The Camp Nou is a football stadium in Barcelona, which is home to FC Barcelona. It has been the home of FC Barcelona since its completion in 1957 and is one of the most well know football stadiums in the world due mainly to the success of its football team. The Camp Nou is the biggest football stadium in Europe and the second biggest in the world, the stadium has a capacity of 99,354. The build of the stadium was started in 1954 and was completed in 1957, it has since been expanded in 1982 and renovated in 1995 and 2008. The Stadium has hosted two European Cup Finals in 1989 and 1999. It has also hosted other major footballing events, hosting the Olympics and World Cup competitions. Plans have been announced to redevelop the Camp Nou further in the near future.
The stadium is situated outside of the city centre. The best way to get there is on the metro, take line 3 to ‘Les Corts’. The next two stations, ‘Maria Cristina’ and ‘Palau Reial’, are equal alternatives.
Opening Times and Admission
The obvious way to visit the Camp Nou is on a Barcelona match day, tickets are fairly easy to obtain for most matches with them being sold through the club website as well as the onsite ticket office. Another option is to go on a paid tour of the stadium which is operated by the club, this will take you around the stadium and give you a history of not only the stadium but the football club with a visit to the Museum amongst other areas of the stadium that is visited on the tour. The tour costs 24.50 euros and runs daily.