I always tell football fans it’s mandatory to visit Camp Nou Stadium, and a common question I get after is what to do near Camp Nou.
Luckily this area is ripe for off the beaten path Barcelona gems.
Here’s my advice on what to see near Camp Nou.
What To Do Near Camp Nou
Pedralbes Royal Gardens: Behind a 250m long wall are these spectacular English and French style gardens. They offer a romantic and luxurious setting optimal for couples visiting Barcelona. It will take you to a time when splendor and majesty were all the rage.
The Palace is now the headquarters of the Mediterranean Union and cannot be visited, but its gardens, partly designed by Antoni Gaudí, are open to the public and are worth a kick around
The gardens are a 10-minute walk from Camp Nou.
Pedralbes Monastery: although it’s not very close on foot (30 minutes), it’s about about 10 minutes by Barcelona taxi (€8.00). The monastery was founded in 1327 and its cloister is the largest Gothic cloister in the world.
It is a National Historic Complex and also highlights the Chapel of San Miguel, with restored paintings depicting the original decoration from medieval times. During the year the Pedralbes Monastery hosts photographic exhibitions, displays, and other cultural activities.
Quick tip: If you have the Barcelona Card the visit to the Monastery is free (without it you’ll pay €5.00).
Guell Pavilion: near the Pedralbes Gardens you’ll also find this work unknown to most, but that bears the signature of the great Antoni Gaudí. It is a series of small buildings that Eusebi Güell commissioned from the architect together with the renovation of a palace that was where the Royal Palace is today.
Unlike Sagrada Familia, Gaudí designed these buildings with an orientalist vibe – typical of his early years.
It is currently not open to visitors due to renovations, but you can see the beautiful dragon-shaped iron door as you walk along Avenida de Pedralbes.
Tubella passage: this small street is one of the gems of Les Corts. Located 15 minutes from Camp Nou, Passatge de Tubella is a tiny side street with a group of single-family houses, with internal courtyards and gardens built in 1925 for the skilled workers of Sant and Les Corts.
A colorful street, which preserves the harmony and charm of that period.
Plaça de la Concordia and Cafe Can ten: located 15 minutes on foot from Camp Nou, this splendid corner of peace recalls the squares of the Gracia neighborhood, the difference here is that the Concordia still retains the tranquility and original spirit of the neighborhood before tourism ran rampant.
Both the square and the surrounding streets were built in the mid-nineteenth century. The Santa Maria Bell Tower del Remei, 40 meters high, dominates the the square, where places steeped in history stand out such as the old pharmacy (1860), the Fragments Café and the Palau Can Deu (1897), which houses the Can Deu Civic Centre.
OK, now you’re good to go! Just make sure that you book your Camp Nou tickets in advance online.
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