sábado, 27 de mayo de 2017

BARCELONA: FC BARCELONA

Visiting the FC Barcelona Stadium and the FC Barcelona Museum (Camp Nou Experience) is another interesting activity to do in Barcelona, even for children. Actually, I think that the Camp Nou Experience is one of the most attractive activities for children in Barcelona.



Camp Nou, the FC Barcelona Stadium
Camp Nou, the FC Barcelona Stadium from Sant Pere Màrtir in Collserola


FC Barcelona Stadium
Inside the FC Barcelona Stadium



Camp Nou Experience
Camp Nou Experience is a museum of emotions

FC Barcelona was founded by Joan Gamper in 1899 in a gym located in Montjuïc del Carme street belonging to the Raval district. There there is the plaque you can see in the following picture.



Joan Gamper founded FC Barcelona
Plaque located where Joan Gamper founded FC Barcelona football club

With more than one hundred years of history, FC Barcelona is "més que un club" (“more than a club”) in Catalonia because it is the sports club that most represents the country and is also one of its greatest ambassadors. Also, for different reasons, FC Barcelona is “more than a club” for many people living elsewhere in Spain, who see Barça as a staunch defender of democratic rights and freedom.




La Masia and FC Barcelona Stadium
Behind "La Masia" you can see the FC Barcelona Stadium. In "La Masia" were educated, both sportingly and intellectually, Xavi, Iniesta, Puyol, Messi, Valdés, Piqué, Busquets, Cesc Fàbregas, Pedro as well as a significant number of other players




Away Kit of FC Barcelona in 2013
Away Kit of FC Barcelona in 2013 with the colours of "La Senyera", the Catalan Flag, is the most sold shirt ever


T-Shirt of FC Barcelona
Colours of FC Barcelona are blue and garnet




Throughout these years, FC Barcelona has won many trophies thanks to the power of its large number of supporters. Being a winner club has made possible that FC Barcelona can be one of the greatest ambassadors of Catalonia all over the world.

Next, I would like to show the most important trophies FC Barcelona has won:


  • Champions League in 1991-92, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2010-11 and 2014-2015.
  • 3 FIFA Club World Cup (Mundialet de Clubs) in 2009-10 and 2011-2012 and 2015-2016.
  • 4 European Cup Winners Cup (Recopa d'Europa) in 1978-79, 1981-82, 1988-89, 1996-97.
  • 3 Fair Cup (Copa de Fires) in 1957-58, 1959-60, 1965-66.
  • European SuperCup (Supercopa d'Europa) in 1992-93, 1997-98, 2009-10, 2011-12, 2015-16.
  • 24 Spanish League Championship (14 in the last 26 years).
  • 29 Spanish Cup (Copa del Rei).
  • 12 Spanish Supercup (Supercopa d'Espanya).
  • 2 Spanish League Cup (Copa de la Lliga).

And the teams which won the five Champions League were:

  • Champions 1991-92 in Wembley (London) Barcelona - Sampdoria: Zubizarreta, Nando, Ferrer, Koeman, Juan Carlos, Bakero, Laudrup, Guardiola, Eusebio, Stoichkov and Julio Salinas. Coach: Johan Cruyff
  • Champions 2005-06 in Paris Barcelona - Arsenal: Valdés, Oleguer, Puyol, Márquez, Van Bronckhorst, Edmilson, Deco, Van Bommel, Giuly, Ronaldinho, Eto'o. Coach: Frank Rijkaard.
  • Champions 2008-09 in Roma Barcelona - Manchester United: Valdés, Piqué, Puyol, Yaya Touré, Sylvinho, Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta (Pedro Rodrí­guez, 92), Henry (Seydou Keita, 72),  Messi, Eto’o. Coach: Pep Guardiola.
  • Champions 2010-11 in Wembley (London) Barcelona - Manchester United: Valdés, Alves, Mascherano, Piqué, Abidal (Puyol, 87), Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta, Pedro (Afellay, 91), Messi, Villa (Keita, 85). Coach: Pep Guardiola.
  • Champions 2014-15 in Berlin Barcelona - Juventus: Ter Stegen, Alvés, Piqué, Mascherano, Alba, Busquets, Iniesta (Xavi), Rakitic (Matthieu), Neymar, Messi, Suárez (Pedro). Coach: Luis Enrique Martínez.


FC Barcelona Museum
The five Champions League Cups which FC Barcelona has won inside its museum



And the teams which won the three FIFA Club World Cup were:


  • FIFA Club World Cup 2009 in Abu Dhabi Barcelona - Estudiantes de la Plata(2-1): Valdés, Alves, Piqué, Puyol, Abidal, Busquets, Xavi, Keita, Henry,  Messi, Ibrahimovic. Coach: Pep Guardiola.
  • FIFA Club World Cup in Yokohama Barcelona - Santos (4-0): Valdés, Piqué, Puyol, Abidal, Busquets, Iniesta, Xavi, Cesc, Alves, Messi, Thiago. Coach: Pep Guardiola.
  • FIFA Club World Cup in Yokohama Barcelona - River Plate (3-0): Bravo, Alvés, Piqué, Mascherano, Alba, Busquets, Iniesta, Rakitic, Neymar, Messi, Suárez. Coach: Luis Enrique Martínez.

But Football is not the only sport section, there are many more, like Football, Basketball, Handball, Roller Hockey, Futsal, Ahtletics, Baseball, Hockey Field, Hockey, Figure Skating, Rugby, Men's Volleyball and Wheelchair Basketball.


FC Barcelona StadiumOverview of the Camp Nou, one of the largest football stadiums in Europe, with a capacity of more than 98.000 spectators


With the Camp Nou Experience it's easier to understand because FC Barcelona is “more than a club”.


Camp Nou Experience (Camp Nou Tour and Museum)

Opening times

Monday to Saturday: 10am - 6:30pm (4th April to 9th October, 10am - 8pm)

Sundays and public holidays: 10am-2:30pm.


On days of League and Champions League matches in the stadium, from 10am to 3pm (Camp Nou Tour not available)


Information and Reservations in FCBotiga:


Monday to Saturday: from 10am - 8.30pm (Summer timetable until mid-September)

Sundays and Holidays: 10am - 2:30pm.

Match Days: until kick off time.


Getting the Camp Nou and the Museum:


Metro:
Lines L3 (Palau Reial or Maria Cristina) and L5 (Collblanc)

Bus:
L54

Tramway:
T1, T2 and T3, stop Pius XII


If you arrive by car, there is Free Parking. 


Finally, clicking on the next link you will find links to more beautiful and interesting places of Barcelona.

4 comentarios:

Senona Abana dijo...

Nice blog! It gives right information about sporting Barcelona tours. Barcelona internationally famous brought major improvements that transformed the city. Barcelona stadium and museum of the Football Club most visited attraction in Spain. Thank you for sharing this blog.

Frank dijo...

You are welcome. Thanks to you for reading this blog.

Frank dijo...

You are welcome. Thanks to you for reading this blog.

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