Directions to the ground
Camp Nou, the FC Barcelona stadium is located
TRAM: There is a tramway 500 metres from the stadium, the stop is Avinguda de Xile Trambaix
METRO: There are 4 stations near to Camp Nou;
- Accesses 1-10: Palau Reial.
- Accesses 11-16: Collblanc.
- Accesses 17 and 18: Badal.
- Accesses 19-21: les Corts
BUS: Camp Nou is served by 16 bus lines
See the Barcelona Tourist Guide for more information on how to get to the stadium
Camp Nou is home to the FCB Museum, dedicated to the history and values of Barca. It is the most modern football museum in the world, with interactive displays and a 35 metre audiovisual screen. A ticket to the Camp Nou experience is 23 euros.
Where to watch football on screen
Barcelona’ Sports Bar – centrally located in Las Ramblas this bar has 16 HD screens so you won’t miss any of the action. During the World Cup, European Football Championships or other big tournaments, this bar screens every match and even has the option of English or Spanish commentary.
La Rambla dels Caputxins 31
Paddy Flaherty’s Irish Bar– the name might have given it away but this is an Irish bar dedicated to sport. As well as all of the English Premiership games, this bar screens rugby, golf, formula 1 and other sports including hockey and boxing. There is a good range of ales, beers and stouts as well as some good pub food.
7 Sins – a glamorous bar right in the centre of town just off Plac Universititat screening the big ones like Champion’s League and Liga Football on a huge projector downstairs. There is an abundance of sofas if you are looking for somewhere with a bit of comfort during trips to Barcelona.
Where the players go
El Jardi de l’Abadessa
Barca players have been spotted eating here. The crowning glory of this restaurant is the garden and you can enjoy a lovely meal under the stars.
Abadessa Olzet, Barcelona, Spain (Pedralbes)
Barcelona is a perfect place to try some great wines and there are 2 large wineries located just outside of Barcelona. One of those is Codorniu Winery; a winery with cavernous Cava cellars beautiful gardens and Art Nouveau buildings.
The second is Marfil Alella 14km from Barcelona. Tours include a visit to the Marfil museum, wine-making laboratory, bottling factory and a wine tasting.
Local places to stay
Budget: Market Hotel is a chic and sophisticated cheap hotel on the edge of the Raval and a short walk to the Placa Catalunya. Doubles are from £55
Mid-Range: The Banys Orientals is in Born, a lovely neighbourhood in Barcelona. It has elegant rooms and a friendly service. Doubles from £83
Luxury:Hotel Claris is a luxury hotel with a difference and is a minutes walk from Gaudi’s buildings. The owner is a well known Egyptologist who has an impressive collection of fine art and antiquities on display. Doubles from £131
Local dining gems- Tapas
Tossa– a short stroll from La Sagrada Família this central bar is reasonably priced with friendly service and a firm favourite among families. It has a terrace but also plenty of room inside where you will find a relaxed atmosphere and friendly service towards those on trips to Barcelona.
Specialities include croquetas, foie gras, seafood salad and squid.
Carrer de Nàpols 291, +34 93 457 6510, tossabcn.com. Open Mon-Fri 7am-11pm, Sat 7am-5pm
Maitea– is praised for its quality, value and variety. Portions of meat, fish, cheese, seafood and tapenades are speared onto chunks of bread with a toothpick. Your toothpicks are counted up at the end of the night and each ‘pinxto’ (meaning spike) costs €1.55.
Carrer de Casanova 157, +34 93 439 5107, maitea.es. Open Mon-Sat 11am-midnight
3 things you might not know…
-The most walked pedestrian street in Spain is Portal de l’Àngel in Barcelona with 3,500 people walking down it every hour.
– Merce is the city’s saint and Fiestas de la Merce is celebrated on September 24th with parades, music and dancing.
– Barcelona has 4.5 km of sandy beaches although until 1992 there were no beaches at all