Barcelona FC play their home games at a magnificent stadium in the centre of the city and one of the biggest tourist attractions when visiting Barcelona is going to their famous Camp Nou home ground.
This world famous football stadium has seen many great matches over the years and most of the world's greatest football players at one time or another. It has also played host to the final stages of major competitions. The Camp Nou or Noucamp stadium can hold up to one hundred thousand spectators and is truly one of the world's great sports arenas.
With Ronaldinho and Thierry Henry in the crop of current stars but luminaries such as Johann Cruyff glittering through the past the old place really has seen it all down the decades. The worlds best players have played in some all time great matches on the turf of the Nou Camp.
So – you might ask – how do you get a ticket for a Barcelona match if you are visiting the city?
You've got several options but do remember that the team have been in superb form since 2005 and it is not always easy to get a seat for match day when they are playing this well – good play and good results tend to bring old closet fans out of the woodwork. Getting a Barcelona FC ticket also depends on what time of year you plan to go. Some tickets are always available direct at Camp Nou stadium, or you can book them by phone and theoretically online. Football tickets can also be purchased through the serviCaxi ticket buying service. If you are not a club member of Barcelona FC (equivalent to a season ticket holder in the UK) then you need to buy your tickets by phone or online at least 15 days before the match. Their is an internet booking service but it has a reputation for unreliability at times.
Tickets for a match can cost anything from 30 euros to 120 euros with the price depending on where you sit and on how big the match is. On match days there are ticket touts all around the stadium and to be fair, most of these people are usually members who have a spare ticket. But be careful of rip offs and conmen with forged tickets. If they claim to be a member with a spare seat then get them to take you into the stadium with them and do not hand over your cash until you are sitting comfortably in your seat.
Some games are simply impossible to get tickets for – for example: if you are thinking of gong to see Barcelona vs. real Madrid, then do not bother unless you have very large amounts of spare cash on hand. Major matches like this are pretty much impossible to get tickets for this game as it is the biggest game of the year for both of these clubs.
Taking in a match and seeing Barcelona FC play at Camp Nou is certainly something that you should do if you are a football fan – it's sure to be an unforgettable experience.
On non match days you can also buy a ticket for a tour around the stadium where you just might have the chance to meet one of the super stars from the team and pay a visit to the trophy room and dressing rooms.