A visit to the Camp Nou is a must for soccer fans coming to Barcelona. But even if you are not soccer mad, FC Barça is such an integral part of the cities identity that a visit to the Camp Nou is still a great way to get to know the city better by learning more about the club and its history.

Located in the Les Corts district, the Camp Nou is easily reached on the metro line L3 (green) from any of the following stops: Les Corts, Maria Cristina, Palau Reial or Zona Universitària.

Often incorrectly referred to in English as The Nou Camp, the Camp Nou’s name literally means ‘new field’. The stadium has been the official home of Futbol Club Barcelona since its inauguration in1957. The stadium replaced Barcelona’s previous ground Camp de les Corts, which, though it could hold 60,000 supporters, was still too small for the growing support of the club.

The Camp Nou can seat up to 99,786, making it the largest stadium in Europe and the 11th largest in the world in terms of capacity. As well as being the home turf of FB Barcelona, arguably one of the greatest football teams of all time, it has hosted two UEFA Champions League finals and the football competition at the 1992 Summer Olympics.

Some highlights of the “Camp Nou Experience” include the Interactive Museum, describing the clubs fascinating history since it was established in 1899, and the Stadium Tour, where the walk in the footsteps of Messi through the players changing room, the tunnel and even out onto the hallowed turf. Sit in the players benches, venture into the VIP lounge and enjoy the press area where Guardiola gave so many happy interviews.

The admission price for the Camp Nou Experience is 23 euros for adults and 17 adults for children. Opening hours are 02 April – 07 October: 10:00 – 20:00; 08 October – 01 April: 10:00 – 18:30; Sundays and holidays: 10:00 – 14:30.

This is a popular tour so if you want to avoid a long wait you can buy your “Skip the Line” Camp Nou Experience tickets online and pick up your tickets Once you have picked up your tickets from Calle Balmes 5, 08007 Barcelona, you can make your way to the stadium at any time when the stadium tour operates.Remember to bring along the voucher printout, photographic identification for example your passport and the person that actually purchased the Barcelona FC tour tickets online.