The club motto is
"mes que un club", in Catalan which means "more than a club" and certainly the history of this stadium goes beyond football. The stadium and the football club Barcelona are a major cultural and political element in the life of the Catalan capital. The Barca - Madrid games are a representation of the struggle between the two Spanish major cities.
FC Barcelona, founded in 1899 by Joan Gamper, Swiss origin and a group of Catalan and foreign sportsmen, began in a gym. In 1909, the club had only 200 members, but began to grow and moved to a stadium with the first two-storey bleachers, unique in Spain at the time, and a capacity of 6,000 spectators.
The nickname of
FC Barcelona supporters, the "culés", in Catalan “butts”, comes from this time. As many spectators that could not afford the ticket to the games sat on the fences which surrounded the stadium and the passers-by from the sidewalk saw only a line of butts…
"Camp Nou", literally the new stadium, was built in 1957. FC Barcelona has now 153,500 members and in 2019-2020 had a budget of € 1,047,000,000, the largest in world football history.
For this tour, being accompanied by an official guide will allow you to enter without queuing.
During this tour, you will discover the most impressive parts of the stadium:
- the players
entrance tunnel to the stadium.
- walk on the famous grass were many star players have played on.
- visit players
- sit in the
- visit the
museum that tells the history of the club, and where you can admire the countless trophies, cups, photos and memories of FC Barcelona’s best players. Visit the
Messi area with the gold footballs and boot awards. And finish with a visit to the Football Club Barcelona souvenir shop.
Note: the tour inside the stadium may vary because of sporting events.