One of the world's greatest football clubs, FC Barcelona play at the 98,000-plus capacity Nou Camp Stadium, built in 1957. Blending players groomed in the famous youth academy with the biggest international stars, Barcelona have dominated Spanish football over the last few years as well as pleasing purists all over the world with a thrilling attacking philosophy.
FC Barcelona Essential Info
Home: Estadi Camp Nou
Founded: November 29, 1899
Nickname: El equip bluagrana (the scarlet-blues)
President: Sandro Rossell
Throughout a phenomenal history spanning well over a century, Barça have boasted some of the world's greatest players, incuding Johan Cruyff, Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi, and won every trophy there is to claim in the world game.
Barcelona is almost unique in the footballing world, belonging entirely to its paying members or socios - who are responsible for electing the President - and shunning lucrative sponsorship deals for advertising on the famous blue and claret shirts.
Buy FC Barcelona Football Tickets
La Liga and Champions League Games are played from August to May. You can book seats by phoning the Barcelona FC ticket office on 902/189900 or clicking here Barcelona football tickets. Tickets are usually between 30 and 102 euros.
Visit FC Barcelona Football Museum
Alternatively, you coould take a tour of the stadium, including a visit to the FC Barcelona Museum. The museum itself has fun interactive exhibits, but the real highlight is a chance to savour the atmosphere of the dressing rooms and walk on the legendary turf. You might feel weird when you walk into the stadium at first. That's because much of it is actaully underground, its interior seeming much more spacious than suggested by the modest height of its facade. It's open between 10 am and 6.30 pm from April to October and between 10 and 8 pm the rest of the year.