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Camp Nou tour – tickets, prices, discounts, FC Barcelona Museum

Around two million tourists take the Camp Nou Stadium tour every year.

That is, out of every 15 tourists who visit Barcelona one goes on the Camp Nou Experience.

No wonder, Barcelona FC Museum, which is part of the Barcelona Stadium tour, is the most visited Museum in the whole of Europe.

1. Tour tickets
2. Why online tickets better
3. How to reach
4. Camp Nou hours
5. Best time to visit
6. Tour duration
7. What to see?
8. Tour reviews
9. Audio Guide
10. Restaurants
11. Souvenirs at FCBotiga

Camp Nou tickets

This Camp Nou tour ticket gets you access to everything there is to see and experience at the premier Barcelona stadium.

You get to experience the following:

– Away team dressing room
– FC Barcelona’s chapel
– Player’s tunnel
– Player’s dugout
– FC Barcelona Museum
– Camp Nou’s Press Box
– The Messi Zone

These tickets are timed – while booking you must choose one of the many half-hour time slots available between 9.30 am and 6 pm.

These are smartphone tickets, which means you don’t need to take print outs.

On the day of your visit, just show them the ticket in your email and walk in.

Camp Nou tour price

Adult ticket (14+ years): 26 Euros
Child ticket (6 to 13 years): 20 Euros
Infant ticket (0 to 5 years): Free entry

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If you would prefer a FC Barcelona guide to take you around, check out this guided Barcelona Stadium tour.


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Why it is better to buy Camp Nou tickets online

You can buy Barcelona Camp Nou 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 Experience will differ.

To have the best Camp Nou tour, we recommend you buy your tickets online.

There are four distinct advantages of booking your Camp Nou Stadium tour online.

1. No need to do research on match days

Camp Nou tour gets affected when matches are scheduled at the stadium.

For Champions League matches

When a Champions League match is scheduled, the Camp Nou tour gets affected on two days – one day before the match (for preparation) and one the day of the match.

On both the days you can visit the FC Barcelona Museum, the Trophy room, and Messi’s Zone till 3 pm.

But this is only half the experience, so we don’t recommend visiting on match days.

For La Liga & Copa del Rey matches

When La Liga and Copa del Rey matches are scheduled, the Camp Nou tours are cancelled on the match day.

And once again, we don’t recommend

How booking online helps

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 only to be turned away.

2. Avoid the queue

If you decide to buy tickets for the Barca Experience from the Stadium, 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 Camp Nou 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 Stadium 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 Camp Nou Experience tour.

When you book your ticket online, you can avoid this waiting by arriving at the Camp Nou entrance in time for your tour 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 Barcelona Camp Nou 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.

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How to reach Camp Nou

Camp Nou has been FC Barcelona’s home since it was inaugurated in September, 1957.

It is located at Aristides Maillol, 08028 Barcelona, Spain.

There are many ways to get to Barca stadium.

By Walk

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

By Metro

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 reaching Barcelona Stadium by Line 5, the closest Metro stations are Collblanc and Badal – you decide.

From each of these Metro Stations, Camp Nou is approximately 10-minutes by walk.

By Bus

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 drive to Camp Nou.

During Camp Nou tour hours, free parking is available for all visitors.

You must enter the Stadium via Access 14 (Carrer Arístides Maillol).

On match days, parking is available only till four hours before the kick off time.

If you have booked your Camp Nou tour on a match day, opt for public transport.

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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 times 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. Find out why

However, depending on the type of match, certain parts of the Camp Nou Stadium tour are open to the public.

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Best time to visit Camp Nou

Trophies in Barcelona FC Museum
Visitors enjoy the hardware at FC Barcelona Museum. Resul Muslu / Shutterstock.com

The best time to start your Barcelona Stadium tour is before 11 am.

The queue is short, and you can spend the whole day at the FC Barcelona 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 two and a half hours to make the most of your Tour Camp Nou (three and a half hours if you are visiting between 25 Mar to 14 Oct)

On all days of the week, the period just after lunch sees the longest queues.

Visiting this attraction close to the match days isn’t advisable because the Barcelona Camp Nou tour is cancelled. Read why

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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 FC Barcelona 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 for FC Barcelona tours during these months.

If you want to avoid the crowd, you must book the Camp Nou tour tickets from January to March or between November and December.

During winter the crowd thins down, making the November and December months as 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.


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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.

How long does Barcelona Stadium tour take?

A satisfactory tour of the FC Barcelona Museum and the stadium covering all the sections will take around two hours or so.

If you are a serious Barcelona FC fan, you may even end up spending up to four hours.

Once you are inside, you can stay and explore as long as you want.

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 a pint or two at the restaurant in Camp Nou.

After all, both soccer and beer are about kicks.


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What is Camp Nou Experience tour?

Camp Nou tour
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Camp Nou Experience tour is a self-guided tour which takes you through everything there is to see at Europe’s finest soccer 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 travelling with kids, 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 Tour Camp Nou 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 match days, and you can only enjoy a panoramic view of the stadium.

5. FC Barcelona 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 explore 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

Lionel Messi's Golden Shoe
Messi’s Golden Boot which you will see in Messi’s Zone during your Camp Nou Experience tour. Marco Rubino / Shutterstock.com

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.


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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 –

Review 1

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

Review 2

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


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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 Camp Nou’s audio guides 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.


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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 Stadium 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.

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