It's game day at Camp Nou and you have your ticket to assist to the match. You are lucky ! The question is: How do I go to the Camp Nou to see the F.C Barcelona play?. Without hesitation I recommend you go with the Line 3 of the metro. It's worth it.
Taxi, Car, Bus: Avoid!!!
First of all because match days the stadium surroundings is always congested. Getting there by taxi is therefore not a good idea, unless you arrive at Camp Nou two hours before the game and enjoy the surroundings.
By car, it's worse. Not only will you have to discover the road, but in addition you will need a parking lot. Do not expect to park in the street on matchdays! The Camp Nou is indeed in the heart of the district of Les Corts and does not offer the possibility of parking in the surroundings or inside. You will have to go in search of a private parking which, on the days of matches, is worth from 12 to 15 € according to the sites. And do not even imagine leaving your car badly parked under penalty of finding it in the pound. And you will have to pay a 200 € fine.
Finally the bus can be a good option if, like the taxi, you arrive 2 hours before the game. Otherwise, you will be stuck in the traffic jam.
Metro, yes, but line 3
So come using the underground, even if you will be a little tight. In order to live your arrival at Camp Nou in procession, feel the atmosphere in the bars before the game, then take line 3, the green, and get off at Les Corts. You will then be within a 10 minute walk from the stadium, in a straight line, and you will see as the crowd advances towards the stadium. Past the Rambla Badal, you will have on both sides the bars filled with local fans waiting for the match drinking a beer, a gin and tonic, and buying their sandwich rather than consuming those at the stadium, not really appetizing.
You will then be a few dozen meters from Camp Nou, barely 5 minutes on foot. Enjoy the opportunity to observe a familiar and quiet population, that of the socios of F.C. Barcelona. We do not recommend to take line 5 because the arrival at the metro station of Collblanc is not glamorous at all. You are certainly closer to the stadium but you do not see it because it is hidden by enormous buildings. What's more, the exit of the metro is on a narrow, busy avenue, which is not at all welcoming. The bars next to the Collblanc station are also full of locals. But if you want to experience a majestic arrival at the Camp Nou, get off at Les Corts stop, line 3. You will not regret it!
By Olivier Goldstein, the founder and editor of the Barça Blog, the first 100% Barça blog written from Barcelona. He is also a sociologist and guide at Camp Nou.
Monday 07 November 2016 - 15:51