stadium, home to the Catalan club; the biggest stadium in Europe. In Barcelona it is possible to buy tickets for football at each tourist bay. Below are pictures from the museum of "Barcelona". The entrance to the museum also acts as the central tribune of the stadium, and is decorated with portraits of the Catalan club stars, one being Lionel Messi. "Nou Camp" was constructed in 1957. Many of the great football matches were held here, including the World Cup of 1982, the European championship of 1964, the legendary final match of the Champions League between "Manchester United" vs. "Bavaria" in 1999. These matches are known around the world as "El-Classico".
There are benches for trainers and substitute football players.
Some more panoramas of "Nou Camp".
Despite its size, "Nou Camp" is one of the most convenient and comfortable arenas for football viewing. Even from its right-most tiers, the field is perfectly visible. The locals are certainly supportive and lively for Barca!
Under the central tribune there is a museum of "Barcelona" where the main awards of the club and its players are presented, as well as many historical materials about world soccer and "Barca". Below are the four "Ballon d'Or" trophies given to Leo Messi.
And one of his "Gold boots", an annual award presented to the best goal shooter in the European national league:
Over the last 10 years "Barcelona" has won the Champions League of UEFA three times.
The "mixed zone" of "Nou Camp" where football players give interviews after matches.
The locker room for players of the away team. The "Barcelona" team's locker room is never shown to tourists, as it is in the inner sanctum of the Catalan club.
This is tunnel where players exit their locker rooms and enter the field:
Evening on the square in front of the
Music plays and the people arrange mass dances. The people are friendly, kind and positive, and so is the atmosphere.
Evening tourist rush on La Rambla. :))
Sunday morning at the cathedral.
Historical quarters of Barca
In general, Barcelona is very easy for the tourists to navigate because of its convenient public transport services. Below is Guel park, a Gaudi creation.
The park is a so-called "Zone of sculptures", special tickets can be bought but it is possible to look at this part of the park without any paying . . . peek in from the outside!
The funicular on Tibidabo's mountain from where you can admire panoramas of Barcelona from a height of nearly 2000 feet (600 meters).
The square near the foot of Montjuic.