Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona
Attractions | 04.10.2019
Many football votaries remember British coach Sir Bobby Robson's famous phrase: "Catalonia is a country and FC Barcelona is their army". For over sixty years this army possesses its own headquarters – Camp Nou stadium. It is the most capacious sports arena in Europe and one of the most popular Barcelona's sights.
About Camp Nou
In the fifties, Barcelona experienced glorious times – it constantly won Spanish and international trophies, and the legendary striker László Kubala played within the team. Barça's popularity grew and it was decided to move from Camp de Les Corts stadium to a new, more capacious one. Estadi del FC Barcelona, referred to in the vernacular simply as Camp Nou ("New field" from Catalan), was opened on September 24, 1957.

Camp Nou is located near Collblanc metro station, Maria-Cristina and Les Corts stations are nearby as well. Work schedule: Monday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sunday and holidays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Do you know?
  • Camp Nou Museum is the second in the list of the most visited museums in Catalonia. It will be interesting to visit it even for tourists who are not keen on football, and fans of the game will definitely spend several hours in the museum. Here a collection of artifacts is gathered, for example Johan Cruyff's and Lionel Messi's boots, players' gaming t-shirts, originals and copies of cups. Visitors can go to the field and sit in the commentary booth.
  • Camp Nou constantly hosts finals of European football tournaments, but an international final took place here only once. In the play-off of the football tournament of the Olympics-92, the Spanish national team beat the Poles with a score of 3-2. The captain of the team was Josep Guardiola – at that time he was Barcelona's midfielder, and now –one of the best coaches in the world.
  • Camp Nou hosts events not related to sports regularly. One of the most massive events was the Catholic Mass, which was held by Pope John Paul II in 1982 in honor of his election as an honorary citizen of Barcelona. Almost 122 thousand people came to it. But the most frequently, Camp Nou hosts music concerts: Michael Jackson, U2 and others performed here.
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