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Camp Nou Stadium Tour Guide: How to Visit Camp Nou in 2023


Camp Nou Stadium tours are the best way to live Europe’s largest, most historic football stadium.

Home to legendary FC Barcelona, aside from taking the field yourself (you actually can!) the Nou Camp tour is the best way to experience world class football.

In fact, this Barcelona stadium tour is the second biggest tourist attraction in Catalonia behind the epic Sagrada Familia.

Here’s everything you need to know about how to visit Nou Camp in one handy guide.

Camp Nou Tour Tickets: Where to Buy

ATTENTION: from May 29th 2023 Camp Nou will start an aggressive renovation project. During the renovation it won’t be possible to book traditional Camp Nou tours.

From June 7th, the only tickets you can get are for the Immersive Tour, which includes the museum visit with English audio guide + access to the audiovisual space Spotify Camp Nou Live.

You’ll find many online ticket resellers, but we recommend relying on our collaborator Tiqets, which help us to keep this blog (which we’ve dedicated 1000’s of hours to) free 🙂

Here’s a link to book the only current Camp Nou tour left:

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Every Camp Nou booking helps us get closer to doing this blog for a living, so thank you 🙏

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The Camp Nou Museum

It’s here in this modern and interactive space that you appreciate just how good this club is.

You’ll start off listening to the team anthem with a translation in just about any language needed.

It’s in the museum where you can flip through touch screens with tons of info on the club’s greatest players. You’ll also get a great snapshot into the team’s history watching a video presentation of some of the club’s biggest moments on a massive screen.

⚠️  Warning ⚠️: Barcelona’s top two attractions must now be booked in advance.

You can book fast track tickets to both individually or get them as part of a discount pass:

You will not be able to book these tickets on site – lock in your tickets ASAP or you could miss out.

You can take a selfie with the 22 League trophies and 4 Champions League trophies on display – there’s just a ton of memorabilia and equipment spanning the club’s 100+ years of history.

Top it all off with a visit to the largest official FC Barcelona team shop.

Camp Nou Museum Prices

Camp Nou Immersive TourPrice
Seniors (70+) €21.00
Kids (4-10)€21.00
Kids (0-3)Free
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Adding the Camp Nou Museum Audio Guide

The audio guide, available in English, is not included in the standard ticket and must be added during the booking.

It costs €6.00 and I recommend it only to those who are truly interested in curiosities about Barça.

You can request earphones or bring your own headphones.

The duration of the audio guide is about 1 hour and is concentrated in the museum part, so if you are accompanied by someone who has little patience, perhaps it is not for you.

Expect the audio guide to go into deep detail about:

  • Paulino Alcantara’s shoes (the first Messi of 1910)
  • The history of the first FC Barcelona stadium
  • What happened during the Franco dictatorship
  • Anecdotes about the goalscorer Kubala in the 1950s
  • The construction of Camp Nou
  • Tidbits about Johan Cruijff, Maradona, Ronaldinho, and Messi
  • Much more.
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This is our favorite part! Here you can try to beat the world’s best keeper – which is actually a robot.

Three shots cost €6.00 and you can pay it straight to the guy at the start of the queue.

There’s really only one way to score here, and that’s burying it Beckham-style into the top corner 😉

In fact, there’s a video online of Messi and Neymar missing – so good luck!

Oscar naturally buried his first shot, then decided to retire.

Final score: Barcelona Hacks 1 – FC Barcelona 0.

Spotify Camp Nou Hours

FC Barça stadium tour opening hours and accessibility vary depending on scheduled matches (more info below).

Once you’ve entered there is no time limit on your stay within the opening hours.

Last entry is 90 minutes before closing time.

Entrances times are staggered every 30 minutes (9:30, 10:00, 10:30 etc.).

The stadium portion of the Camp Nou tour is closed to visitors the day of La Liga matches.

For Champion’s League matches the stadium is closed both the day before and day of the match.

In both cases only the museum and the stadium panorama (until 6 pm) remain open.

How to Get to Camp Nou

You’ll find the stadium in the upscale Les Corts neighbourhood about 5 km from the city centre.

It is strongly recommended to visit Barcelona using the best discount Barcelona transport passes.

The address of Camp Nou is C/Arístides Mallol 12.

🚌 Heading to Camp Nou? Make sure you know how to get around Barcelona on public transport first.

Getting to Camp Nou by Metro

The quickest way to get to Camp Nou is via one of the three Barcelona metro stations: Palau Reial (green line L3), Les Corts (green line L3), or Collblanc (blue line L5, orange line L9S).

If you’ve found a place to stay near La Rambla and the Gothic Quarter your best bet is the green line.

If you’re near Sagrada Familia or in the Eixample neighbourhood consider the blue line.

Each metro station is approximately 8-10 minutes walking from the stadium.

It’ll take about 25-30 minutes door-to-door from anywhere central.

Related: Where to Buy Camp Nou Tickets

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Getting to Camp Nou by Taxi

A standard Barcelona taxi fare from most city centre locations to Camp Nou runs about €10.00 – €14.00.

Since Camp Nou is a bit out of the way this is a great chance to take advantage of my €5.00 discount on Spain’s taxi app program: Free Now (formerly MyTaxi)

For more information see how to sign up with Free Now.

Expect to pay €7.00 or less using this offer – almost as cheap as the metro if you’re travelling in a group!

Getting to Camp Nou by Bus

Camp Nou is also reachable by buses 50, 54, 57, 70, 75, D20, H8, H10 and V3.

It is strongly recommend to consult with your hotel, Airbnb discount homestay, or Barcelona holiday apartment owner before taking a bus as any misadventures finding stops can add a lot of time to the journey.

Related: How to Get to Sagrada Familia from Camp Nou

Getting to Camp Nou by Tram

The tram station for Camp Nou is Trambaix Avinguda de Xile. It is served by the T1, T2, and T3 lines.

The tram service is primarily for outside neighbourhoods like San Joan Despi, San Just Desvern, and Cornella. The Barcelona stops include L’illa (home to a large Barcelona shopping mall) and Plaça de Francesc Macià.

Camp Nou Experience Hacks

  • Get there as early as possible to avoid the crowds (just after lunch is the busiest).
  • Leave 90-180 minutes for the tour depending on your football love.
  • If you want to tour Nou Camp don’t wear green if you want a picture with the pitch!
  • Bring comfortable shoes (not flip flops or heels) cuz you’ll be walking a lot.
  • If there’s a chance of rain dress accordingly (the stadium has no roof!).
  • Get the audio guide for the full experience.
  • The massive club shop has everything but watch the prices.
  • Don’t eat there – go to the best restaurants near Camp Nou.
  • If you have restricted luggage for the flight there’s an FCB shop at Duty Free.

Related: How Big is Camp Nou Stadium?

Camp Nou Match Tickets + Seating Chart

A ton of you have been asking how to buy tickets for FC Barcelona matches and I must say that first of all the city’s season ticket holders have been holding on for generations and especially for bigger matches you may be out of luck.

That said, if you’re going to find any at honest prices they’re going to be through tourist ticket giant Tiqets. You’ll find a list of matches for sale and ticket prices by clicking the button below:

Book your seat now

The three sections available are GOL 1, 2, and 3 (behind the goal) and LATERAL 1, 2, and 3 (at midfield). The fantastic sight-lines are perfect for seeing Messi and company in action.

Here’s a map of the seats available:

Where to buy FC Barcelona tickets

How to Use your Match Tickets

If you’ve bought your Barcelona match tickets using the link above make sure you arrive at Camp Nou about 30-45 minutes in advance – or get there really early for some romantic time between you and the field before crowds arrive.

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Buy your tickets in advance from home or risk long lines + bigger prices.

The tickets can be printed or shown on your smart phone.

For premium matches like Real Madrid or any of the Champion’s League playoff fixtures you’ll probably find slim pickings: if you’re having trouble drop me a line at [email protected] and I’ll try to pull some strings for you!

Related: What to Do Near Camp Nou

Camp Nou Stadium Tour History

By the late 1940’s rising football power FC Barcelona had outgrown the Camp de Les Corts and needed a new stadium to house all the new fans generated by star striker Ladislao Kubala.

Cue the aptly named Camp Nou (‘New Camp’).

The city broke ground on this UEFA five star stadium on March 28th, 1954.

When the last brick was laid Camp Nou had a capacity of 99,354. The ground was set for some of the greatest teams in football history to frustrate opponents – like hated rivals Real Madrid.

Long before any tours of Camp Nou the stadium hosted the Olympics, World Cup (with 120,000 spectators including added standing tickets), the Champions League Final, and even the Pope.

A €600 million Camp Nou renovation project is currently underway – but the games go on!

Related: How Many Days Should I Stay in Barcelona?

Camp Nou Stadium Tour FAQ

Is Camp Nou free entry?

No, tickets must be bought for the Camp Nou Experience (museum/tour) or a match to visit.

How much are Camp Nou Stadium Tour tickets?

Basic stadium tours start at €26.00 for adults and €21.00 for children and seniors, while more expensive tours with admission to dressing rooms (and more) cost €139.00 and €92.00 respectively.

Should I book my Barcelona Stadium Tour tickets in advance online?

Yes, you get the best price and it’s the only way to skip the lines. Booking offline also carries with it a €3.50 handling fee per ticket.

What is included in my Camp Nou Experience ticket?

You get liberal access to the stadium, the elaborate Barça Museum, the Multimedia Zone, and the Messi Zone. Booking with Tiqets also gets you a free audio guide.

Is the basic Camp Nou tour ticket a guided tour?

No. The basic Camp Nou tickets are open visit where you can go at your own pace.

Can I take a Camp Nou tour on game day?

Yes, but the field aspects of the ticket will not be able to be realized. You’ll only have access to the Camp Nou Museum.

How long is the Barcelona Stadium tour?

Going at your own pace means it depends on you. That said, most tours average 90-120 minutes.

Is there a time limit to the Camp Nou visit?

No. You’re free to soak up the Camp Nou Experience as long as you wish within opening hours.

If I buy a match ticket will the Camp Nou museum ticket be included?

No. These are tour separate tickets and you’ll have to pay extra.

Which Camp Nou tour is best?

The best value tour comes from the general admission ticket from Tiqets which includes an extensive 25 minute audio guide (a €6.00 value) for free.

When is the best time to take a tour of Camp Nou?

The best time to take a Barcelona Stadium tour is early as possible, especially in summer – that way you avoid the crowds. Take the first slot at 10:00 am to be sure.

Which metro station do you use for Camp Nou?

Camp Nou can be accessed by the Palau Reial (green line L3), Les Corts (green line L3), and Collblanc (blue line L5, orange line L9S).

Expect to walk between 10-15 minutes from each station.

Does the Camp Nou tour have access for persons of limited mobility and the elderly?

Partially. The staff only guarantee access to the museum and the panoramic view from the second deck. The rest of the tour involves many stairs, though plans to make it completely accessible are in the works.

Is there somewhere to eat on the Camp Nou grounds?

Yes, you’ll have Tapas 24 and the legendary Spanish fast food joint Pans and Company.

Is there a place to buy souvenirs at Camp Nou Stadium?

Yes! The tour ends going through the massive FCB Megastore.

Can I take photos at the Camp Nou Experience?

Of course!

Can I get to Camp Nou directly from the airport?

Yes, simply take the L9 metro (orange line) to Collblanc stadium from either terminal.

Can I bring my camera to Camp Nou?

The only prohibition expressed by the stadium is that no professional cameras are allowed. This would mean massive telephoto lenses that could obstruct the view of other spectators.

A friend brought his SLR camera with a 200 mm lens and encountered no problem, though bigger than this you may want to urge caution.

Where is Camp Nou in Barcelona?

Camp Nou is found at C. d’Arístides Maillol, 12 in the Les Corts district of southwest Barcelona.

Is Camp Nou pitch bigger?

The pitch at Camp Nou complies with FIFA regulations and clocks in at 105 m x 68 m: the same as Premier League clubs like Arsenal and Manchester United.

It is relatively small compared to Spain’s biggest pitch in Elche which measures 108 m x 70m.

Where to sit at Camp Nou?

Football fanatics should look to sit in the Gol Nord Zone because it’s the closest area to the pitch where you won’t spend a ton of money.

It’s also home to some of the most enthusiastic, flag-waving supporters which create an authentic, exciting atmosphere.

How are Camp Nou seats numbered?

The are four main sections of the stadium: Tribuna, Lateral, Gol Nord, and Gol Sud.

Each section is served by multiple ‘ACCES’ areas from the street (numbered 1-22 on your ticket). From these areas you’ll scan your tickets at a designated ‘PUERTA’ (entrance).

Once inside you’ll access your seats going to the correct ‘BOCA’ (pitch entrance) and finding your FILA (row) and SEIENT (seat).

Camp Nou or Nou Camp?

Locals call it Camp Nou. The name Nou Camp is an anglofonized version so if you want to say it correctly then go with the Catalan version.

Why the name Camp Nou?

Though the original name of Barcelona FC’s second stadium was the Estadi del FC Barcelona, it was more commonly referred to as Camp Nou (New Stadium) for obvious reasons – the name stuck.

It was only officially renamed Camp Nou for the 2000/2001 season, after 68% of the club members voted in favour of the change.

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Taking a Tour of Barcelona Stadium?

Go ahead and ask me anything we didn’t cover here, or tell me about your Camp Nou experience in the comments below.

Also don’t be afraid to join the Camp Nou stadium tour discussion by first giving me a like on Facebook and then joining my group I’m Off to Barcelona – here you can ask any questions, air out grievances, and chat with thousands of Barcelona travelers.

Enjoy the FC Barcelona stadium tour ⚽

  • October 20, 2022 at 12:28 am
    Love the site and so happy I stumbled upon it! We're attending a match on Sunday (Oct 23) and I have two questions maybe you can answer. First one. I know you need ID that matches your ticket to enter, but wondering whether you know if they will accept a photocopy of a passport vs. the actual passport. We'd like to avoid carrying the originals if we could given the pickpocket situation we've read a lot about. Second one. Knowing metros don't run past midnight and there are generally crowds, wondering about logistics for getting back to our hotel. Do you think we could count on getting on a car in that timeframe or should we perhaps leave the match a little early given we're not die hard fans and are really just going to take in the experience.
    • October 22, 2022 at 7:28 pm
      Team Member
      Hi Andi, So glad you like the site :) I have never done it myself but I have heard of tourists bringing photocopies for that exact reason... just make sure it's a quality copy with all four corners of the passport on the page. About the logistics of getting back, I've never had to run for the last train after a match... you should be good, if you don't mind a bit of crowd, though if you'd like to beat the crowd it can't hurt leaving 20 minutes early. That said, I in your shoes would download the Free Now app as explained in my Barcelona taxi guide. You can have the car waiting for you outside. Would be the least amount of hassle. Cheers,
  • January 29, 2020 at 9:02 pm
    Emma Pomells
    Firstly ... your site is incredible!!! My son is a huge Messi fan so will probably want the the whole FC barça card ticket. However as I am just tagging along, and definitely not joining in with a virtual training session, can I just buy a standard open ticket and be allowed to go wherever he goes?? Thanks Emma
  • November 20, 2019 at 3:22 am
    The Camp Nou is the biggest football stadium in Europe, and it has been the setting for countless dramatic moments and wild celebrations. If you are a fan of FC Barcelona (or football in general) you will relish the opportunity to visit the stadium when it is empty. You will be able to enjoy getting up close to the trophy gallery and European cups while learning more about the master himself, Lionel Messi.
  • September 24, 2019 at 1:07 am
    Hi Ash! I was hoping you could give me some advise between purchasing the "Match Day Tour" vs "Players Experience Tour" - I am taking along me a BIG Barcelona fan so I want to make it really special Also, for the "Match Day Tour" do I need to purchase an additional entry (which one?) or is it included (i.e. VIP terrace) Thank you so much in advance, Ash
    • September 24, 2019 at 11:20 am
      Team Member
      Hi Paul, I don't have any experience with the Match Day Tour as I don't promote it (I only promote stuff I've actually done)... but having a look at it, it appears that the biggest differences would be that the Players Experience Tour gives you access to the home dressing room, ability to walk on the pitch, the virtual reality experience, and the aperitf at the end. These are not available with the cheaper Match Day Tour. For a BIG fan I would definitely recommend the Players Experience Tour. Cheers, Ash
  • September 11, 2019 at 3:37 pm
    Brandi Bertoni
    Hello Ash! Thanks for all the great info! Our family of four is heading to Barcelona for the first time in November. We will only be in Barcelona for 3 days. We're super excited that during our stay there is a Champions League match (11/5) during our stay, so we have purchased tickets for that. I was wondering your opinion about the tour/museum. My boys (9 and 11) are huge Barca fans and this will undoubtedly be the highlight of their trip. Is it better for us to rush straight from the airport on our arrival date (11/3) in order to be able to do the tour and museum or to come earlier in the day on game day to do the museum only? As I understand it the tour and stadium experience aren't available on game day or the day prior for Champion's League games, so I'm trying to decide, for scheduling purposes, if the museum and going to the game are enough or if they're really missing out by not getting the full tour. Thanks for your advice!
    • September 12, 2019 at 1:27 pm
      Hola Brandi, I will advise you to go there on your arrival date in order to have the full experience, moreover if your sons are huge fans. If necessary, the stadium has a locker where you can leave your luggage and bags. Anyway, I'm sure your sons will still be more than happy with only the museum and the match ;) On a Champion's League match day you can access to the museum and panoramic view until 3 pm. Cheers, Lucile
  • August 23, 2019 at 4:53 pm
    Hi, Great website, very informative. I am travelling to the Sevilla game on the 06th October. I have purchased 3 tickets for my wife, 7 year old and myself. When purchasing the tickets, they advise that there is no guarantee that the three of us will be seated together, however obviously we would much prefer if we were. Do you know if normally they do sit three together?? is it worthwhile contacting the ticket office and asking them if they could seat us together?
    • August 24, 2019 at 1:03 pm
      Team Member
      Hi Mark, Thanks for the kind words :) I have heard both sides of the story from groups of 3... some have been sat together while others ended up sitting split up. I imagine this is simply to do with availability of tickets. For a match like Sevilla on October 6th I imagine it's not an 'A' game and hopefully you can be accommodated... That said, without knowing which ticket broker you went through I can't comment on the contact plan... who did you buy with? I suppose it's always worth a shot. Cheers, Ash
      • August 26, 2019 at 4:07 pm
        Hi Ash, thanks for your reply. I booked through the official FC Barcelona club website.
        • August 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
          Team Member
          Ah OK! In this case while I'm pretty sure it's out of their hands, if you do have a special request or need to sit together (being a family and all!) I would get in touch to see if they can pull some strings. Ash
  • July 21, 2019 at 6:56 pm
    Hi, Thank you a lot for the help in advance. I love your site and it is so hopefull. Me and my sons (age 6.9 & 11) are heading to Barcelona on the 3rd august for the 1st time. I`ve a question about the match on 4th on Camp Nou. I`m planning to take the boys to see the Joan gamper trophy while we are in Barcelona. But I`m concern about my youngest. Do you think it`s save to go to the Stadion with little ones. I`m alone with them so it`s not possible to live him with some one else. And I thought to buy the tickets from the official site, but feel like the chairs will be some kind crowded for the kids. I just want them to experience the game. But I don`t want to buy the VIP tickets. I`ll be taking them to aquarium , Parc Guell, La Sagrada Familia and the beach. We will only be there for 4 days. Thank you so much for your help! Best regards Sara
    • July 22, 2019 at 10:22 am
      Team Member
      Hi Sara, Thanks so much for your kind words :) It can certainly be intimidating to bring kids to a massive sporting event like this but I can assure you that it's just your mind playing tricks on you ;) The stadium is filled with children and a six year old may be on the young side, but it's certainly not anything to be particularly worried about as it is completely safe. The regular seats are not crowded at all in my opinion. Cheers, Ash
  • July 5, 2019 at 1:50 am
    Hello Ash! I planning to visit Camp Nou during September. I read about “Match Day Tour” on the F.C Barcelona official website. Is it still valid or available? Hope to hear from you soon. :) Regards, Jay
    • July 5, 2019 at 9:43 am
      Team Member
      Hi Jay, It is indeed available for specific matches throughout the year... the only problem right now though is that the schedule has not been released yet so I'm not sure there will be one during your dates or not. I imagine this information will come available shortly as the schedule is usually released by the end of the month. In the meantime you can show your interest by getting on their match day tour email list right here. Hope it all works out :) Ash
      • July 5, 2019 at 11:05 am
        Hi Ash, Thank you so much for your quick reponses! Yea.. I already subcribed for the "update". I am targetting to go for the match on 25th September, Barcelona vs Villarreal. Hopefully by August the ticket schedule will be out. >< Thank you once again for the information. Your guide and advices are awesome!
        • July 6, 2019 at 11:17 am
          Team Member
          Hi Jay, No problem at all! Please let me know how you get on and if you need any more advice :) Best of luck, Ash
          • August 29, 2019 at 7:04 am
            Hello Ash! How are you? I am wondering can I still able to enter the stadium if I am late for the game on match day? I found out that the date Barcelona vs Villarreal is on 24 Sept instead of 25 Sept. I will be landing Barcelona on 24 Sept evening. Hope to hear from you soon! Best Regards, Jay
            • August 30, 2019 at 10:57 am
              Team Member
              Hi Jay, As far as I know you can enter at any point during the match... but I guess the question is, how late will you be? I imagine if it's late in the second half they'll be closing up shop. Cheers, Ash
              • August 30, 2019 at 12:41 pm
                Hola Ash! Thank you so much for the info! I am not sure either (Depends on the flight *Crossed fingers*), I decided to risk it by buying 3rd Lateral seatings. Hoping at least I get to watch the 2nd half! :) I am not worry about the mechandise shops as I will be going back for the basic tour. Best regards, Jay
                • August 30, 2019 at 1:47 pm
                  Team Member
                  Oh wow! I'm crossing my fingers for you as well :) Please let me know how you get on. Ash
  • June 9, 2019 at 5:17 am
    This entire site has been a lifesaver :) Does the open ticket still let you skip the line?
    • June 9, 2019 at 3:08 pm
      Team Member
      Hi Jamie, Thanks so much for the nice compliment! Yes, the ticket still lets you skip the lines :) Ash
  • March 23, 2019 at 10:25 pm
    We have tickets to see FC Barça v Espanyol next Saturday at 4.15.However we need to be back in Barri Gotic for a restaurant booking at 8pm,our Hotel is also there how long is it likely to get back there after the game by Metro?
    • March 24, 2019 at 12:14 pm
      Team Member
      Hi Bob, If you're grabbing the metro (green line to Liceu for example) it can get quite crowded and tack on an extra 20-30 minutes to your journey just getting into the station. That said, the game should be done around 6/615 so you'll have plenty of time... If you're really paranoid you could leave 10-15 minutes early to beat the metro crowd (as Barcelona will no doubt be beating Espanyol to the point the game is a foregone conclusion) or even take a taxi which would shave off 30 minutes or more. That said, I don't think it will be necessary in this case. Ash
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