More than 30 million tourists visit Barcelona every year, and out of that close to 2 million take the Camp Nou Experience tour.
That is, one in every 15 tourist visits Camp Nou and the Barcelona FC Museum.
Maybe that’s why the Barcelona FC Museum in Camp Nou is the most visited Museum in the whole of Europe.
How to reach Camp Nou
Camp Nou is at Aristides Maillol, 08028 Barcelona, Spain.
If you are near Camp Nou, you can walk the distance to any of these four access gates.
Access 9: Av. de Joan XXIII
Access 15: Av. Arístides Maillol
Access 15A: Av. Les Corts
Access 18: Av. Les Corts
Two Metro Lines arrive at Camp Nou.
If you are taking Line 3, get down at Metro Station Palau Reial or Les Corts.
If you plan to get on Line 5, the closest Metro stations to Camp Nou are Collblanc or Badal.
From each of these Metro Stations, Camp Nou is less than a 10-minute walk.
Bus Numbers D20, H6, H8, 7, 33, 54, 56, 57, 59, 63, 67, 68, 70, 75, 78, 113, 157 & L12 pass through Camp Nou.
Camp Nou parking
You can also get to Camp Nou by private car.
During Camp Nou Experience tour opening hours, free parking is available for all visitors.
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Camp Nou hours
From March 25 to 14 October of every year, Camp Nou opens at 9.30 am.
This early opening hour is to cater to the high influx of tourists during the peak season.
Rest of the year, Camp Nou opens at 10 am.
On Christmas and New Year, Camp Nou remains closed.
Camp Nou tour hours
The timing of the Camp Nou Experience tour of Barcelona FC stadium and Museum depends on the time of the year.
Detailed Camp Nou tour hours are –
2 Jan to 8 Jan: Daily 10 am to 7:30 pm
9 Jan to 24 Mar: Mon to Sat 10 am to 6:30 pm & on Sun 10 am to 2:30 pm
25 Mar to 14 Oct: Daily 9:30 am to 7:30 pm
15 Oct to 16 Dec: Mon to Sat 10 am to 6:30 pm & on Sun 10 am to 2:30 pm
17 Dec to 31 Dec: Daily 10 am to 7:30 pm
Camp Nou tours on Match days
On Matchdays, Camp Nou Experience tours get cancelled.
That’s why match days aren’t the best time to visit Camp Nou. Barcelona FC’s schedule here.
However, depending on the type of match, certain parts of the Camp Nou Experience tour are open to the public.
La Liga and Copa del Rey match days
The Museum is open, so you can view the trophies and know the club’s history.
You can also explore Lionel Messi’s zone and get a panoramic view of the stadium.
Three hours before the start of the match, all visitors will be asked to leave.
Champions League match days
For Champions League matches, the football club needs more time for preparation.
That’s why the day before and on the day of the match, the Camp Nou Experience tour gets cancelled.
But you can visit the Barcelona FC’s Museum, Messi’s zone and get a beautiful view of the stadium from the top.
At 3 pm you will be asked to leave the premises.
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Best time to visit Camp Nou
The best time to be at Camp Nou is before 11 am.
The queue is short, and you can spend the whole day at the Barcelona FC stadium and Museum.
If you can’t make it before 11 am the next best time is by 4 pm.
But then, you only get 2 and a half hours to make the most of your Camp Nou Experience tour (three and a half hours if you are visiting between 25 Mar to 14 Oct)
The period just after lunch sees the longest queues, any day of the week.
Visiting Camp Nou close to the match days isn’t advisable.
The Stadium portion of the Camp Nou tour gets closed on the day of La Liga matches.
In short, you won’t get the full Barca experience.
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Best time to visit Camp Nou for photographs
Camp Nou offers a lot of photographing opportunities – both indoors and outdoors.
Inside the Museum you can take close shots of trophies and other memorabilia all through the day.
However, if you want to take good photographs of the stadium, the best time to visit Camp Nou is before 5 pm.
Shadows start to elongate and darken up the photographs after 5 pm.
Hint: If you plan to get photographed on the pitch, don’t wear green. You don’t want to merge with the lush green Camp Nou grass.
Best month(s) to visit Camp Nou
The peak months for Barcelona tourism is from April to October, so expect long queues at Camp Nou during these months.
If you want to avoid the crowd, you must book the tickets from January to March or between November and December.
During winter the crowd thins down at Camp Nou.
That’s why November and December are one of the best times to visit Camp Nou.
During these months the Camp Nou stadium feels a bit colder than usual.
The self-guided Museum tour, which is indoor doesn’t get affected in winter.
Duration of Camp Nou tour
Since Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Casa Batllo, La Pedrera etc. are within 6 Kms (3.7 Miles) of Camp Nou, tourists tend to club other attractions with their Camp Nou visit.
That’s why “How long is Camp Nou Tour?” is a favourite question amongst those planning a trip to the Mecca of football.
There is no time limit to this self-guided Camp Nou tour.
You can stay and explore as long as you want, as long as it is within the tour timings.
However, a satisfactory tour of the Museum and the stadium covering all the sections will take around 2 hours or so.
However, if you are a serious Barcelona FC fan, you may even end up spending up to 4 hours.
Most of this time will go in viewing the Barcelona FC’s trophies, the various other exhibits on display, and soaking in the stadium atmosphere.
If you are a beer-drinking soccer fan, we recommend you have a pint or two at the restaurant in Camp Nou.
After all, both soccer and beer are about kicks.
What is Camp Nou Experience tour?
Camp Nou Experience tour is a self-guided tour which takes you through everything there is to see at the World class stadium.
This experience is also known as the Barcelona FC tour.
What is included in Camp Nou Experience tour?
On non-match days, the Camp Nou Experience tour includes everything that’s on offer at the world-class stadium.
1. 3D presentation at Camp Nou
This 3D show provides images and scenarios of famous football matches.
If you have kids with you, do stop by here because they seem to love this 3D show more than the adults.
This 3D show has no audio – perhaps, to cater to tourists from all nations.
2. Away team dressing room, Camp Nou
You get a peek inside the away team dressing room where the likes of Ryan Gigs, David Beckham, Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard and many other legends have discussed team strategies before facing the mighty FC Barcelona.
3. FC Barcelona’s Chapel
Gods of football come to worship the real God at this Chapel before entering the pitch and facing their opponents.
The Chapel is right next to the dressing room.
4. Players’ tunnel and the dugout at Camp Nou
This part of the Camp Nou Experience tour is sure to give you goosebumps.
It is the same tunnel through which players such as Maradona, Johan Cruyff, Ronaldo, Romario, Ronaldhino, Xavi, and Messi walked to the pitch.
You will be standing on the spot graced by their stud-laden feet.
You can also sit on the dugout benches, and do a fake warm up as if you were going in next.
However, this part of the tour remains closed on the match days, and you can only enjoy a panoramic view of the stadium.
5. Barcelona FC Museum
At the Museum, you can see all the 5 Champions Leagues, 3 FIFA Club World Cups, 24 La Liga titles and 29 Spanish Cups.
Many interactive walls take you through the glorious history of the club.
A video presentation showcases some of the biggest wins of Barcelona FC.
6. Press Box at Camp Nou
As part of the tour, you can sit and walk through the lavish 29-cabin Barcelona press box which stretches for about 35 meters above the ground.
The view from the press box is one of the best.
7. Artwork of Miro at Camp Nou
The famous artist Miro was a Barcelona fan, and as a tribute, he has made a beautiful lithograph, displayed at the club.
The painting is bound to catch the attention of art-lovers visiting the FC Barcelona stadium.
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8. The Messi Zone, Camp Nou
The club hero! The legend! The magician! No words are enough to describe this footballing maestro who grew up in this club.
In Messi’s Zone, you can see his three Golden Boots and five Ballon D’ors.
If his trophies and the prizes overwhelm you, get ready to be blown away by the continuously-running big screen display of Messi’s legendary goals.
Camp Nou Experience tickets
You can buy Camp Nou experience tickets online, or you can buy from the ticketing window at Gate No. 9 of the Stadium.
Depending on where you buy them from, the cost of Camp Nou tickets will differ.
The price of Camp Nou tickets is lower online than at the stadium.
But, it just isn’t about the price – there are many other benefits of buying Camp Nou tickets online.
Why it is better to buy Camp Nou tickets online
To have the best Camp Nou experience, we recommend you buy your tickets online.
There are four distinct advantages of booking your Camp Nou Experience tickets online –
1. No need to do research on match days
When you buy Camp Nou tour tickets online, you won’t be able to book on match days.
Thus, you don’t have to do your independent research on the match days.
You also won’t land up at the stadium’s Gate No. 9 to buy tickets on a match day and then be turned away.
2. Avoid the queue
To buy tickets at the venue, you must stand in a queue at the Gate No. 9 ticketing counter.
Depending on the season and time of the day, you may have to wait anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours in the line.
You can avoid this waiting time if you buy your tickets online.
3. Avoid the wait for your time slot
Tickets issued at Camp Nou have a time mentioned on them.
And you can only start your tour at the time specified on your ticket.
If you don’t purchase your tickets online, these timed tickets result in additional waiting time during crowded days.
Let us explain how:
Let’s say you reach Camp Nou at 2 pm.
You stand in the queue at the ticketing counter for a half hour and get your tickets at 2.30 pm.
But because of the crowd, the next available time slot is 3.30 pm (this time gets printed on your tickets).
Now, you will have to wait for an hour before you can start the tour.
When you book your ticket online, you can avoid this waiting by arriving at the Camp Nou entrance just before your tour is to start.
4. Online ticket prices are discounted
Yes, you read that right – if you buy your Camp Nou tickets online, you get a discount on the ticket.
When you buy tickets at the venue, you get charged 2.5 Euros extra for every ticket.
This ‘extra’ that you end up paying is called the handling charge (also known as the window surcharge).
When you buy online, you don’t pay this surcharge and hence end up with a 2.5 Euros discount on every ticket.
Camp Nou tour review
Camp Nou is a highly rated attraction on TripAdvisor.
Its 4.5 rating makes it a top 10 tourist attraction in Barcelona.
We have selected two of the most recent Camp Nou reviews for you –
As a football lover, I was always going to love this, but my wife who is not really into football also enjoyed it.
The Museum was fascinating. The Museum is not only about the team but the part they played in Catalonian history and the differences between Catalonia and Spain.
Being able to go pitch side, see the change rooms, media boxes and walk up the tunnel to the pitch was all part of the exciting experience. – H3005MGjohna
I loved this place. The museum was beautiful and lovely to visit, and taking all those pictures was great.
Multiple exhibits and trophies in the Museum showcase just how talented this team is.
I also bought one of their t-shirts from their humungous gift store.
Would recommend but it is quite an expensive place. – Shaniasarkar
*The reviews have been edited for language & brevity
Camp Nou audio guide
The Camp Nou Experience tour is a self-guided tour.
All through the tour, you will see enough directional arrows, information boards, bright yellow barriers etc. to direct you.
Besides, there are security guards and attendants to guide you if you get stuck.
However, if you love lots of information, we recommend you purchase the Camp Nou audio guide.
Working the audio guides at Camp Nou is easy.
It has two parts – a device where you can input numbers corresponding to the exhibit you are standing next to and an earphone to relay the info to you.
Camp Nou audio guides are available in Catalan, Spanish, English, French, Italian, German and Dutch.
Restaurants in Camp Nou
Most tourists finish their Camp Nou Experience tour in two hours or less.
However, if you are a hardcore Barca fan, you may take around hours.
If you prefer you can break your tour for some good Spanish food at ‘Tapas 24’, or the popular Spanish fast food joint ‘Pans and Company’ or ‘Ice Rink’.
All these restaurants serve local fare.
You can’t be a soccer fan and not have a beer at Camp Nou.
That’s precisely why ‘Estrella Damm Hall’ dishes out beer and snacks for the tourists who walk in.
Camp Nou souvenirs at FCBotiga
The largest of the FCBotiga stores, the official merchandise store for Barcelona FC, is at Camp Nou.
At the end of the Camp Nou Experience tour, you will be ushered into FCBotiga to pick up souvenirs.
These FCBotigas also exist in other parts of Barcelona and are excellent places to pick up gifts for friends and relatives.