17 Mar 2017
Chances are good that you or someone you know is a total fanatic about some type of sporting event, and that sport is most likely either football or soccer. The name may change depending on what country you're from, but the sport brings out the beast in fans from all around the globe. Only this exciting sport can inspire huge crowds of fans to stand up and scream for their team to win, stomp their feet until the bleachers shake and shout out their displeasure at a goal scored by the wrong team. While you can see this fun, rowdy behavior in sports fans everywhere, you'll find the most festive atmosphere surrounding the players and fans of the beloved FC Barcelona soccer team in beautiful Barcelona, Spain.
About FC Barcelona
Formally known as the Football Club Barcelona, this incredible club dates all the way back to 1899. Over the years, it's become a recognized and revered symbol of the Catalan culture, and it's well known for its revolutionary spirit and rebellion against the Franco dictatorship. Today, FC Barcelona is owned and operated by its supporters, and it holds the honor of being the most successful team in Spain with the most official title wins.
Many incredible players have taken the field and the hearts of the Catalan people throughout the years, and there are way too many to list. These are just two of the FC Barcelona players who are considered local legends.
- Lionel Messi: This Argentine player has been a part of FC Barcelona since 2004, and he is thought by many to be the best player in the history of football. He is given credit for the team's great success in recent years, and he's the only player in history to have won five Ballons d'Or. He's also broken almost every club and league record and has won four championship leagues and 26 overall titles.
- Johan Cruyff: Both a player and a coach between 1973 and 1978, Cruyff is considered the best football player of his era. He was given credit for FC Barcelona's first league win in 14 years, and he has also won three Ballons d'Or. Still today, his goal against Madrid is considered one of the most iconic images of Spanish football.
See Everything With an Awesome Tour
You can learn more about all of the players throughout history and all things FC Barcelona with the exciting Camp Nou Experience. Camp Nou is the huge, five-star stadium that is home to FC Barcelona, and you'll have the chance to explore the VIP lounge, the chapel where the players pray before a match, the press boxes and the presidential box. Many visitors take this tour repeatedly for the unique opportunity to walk or run through the tunnel that the players use to run onto the field for every game, and you'll also have access to the museum, which features an abundance of FC Barcelona memorabilia.
Catch a Game
Game day is something really special in Barcelona, and FC Barcelona fans are out in full force. You'll hear them before you see them, and the bars are fairly overflowing before and after the game. Visitors are always welcome, and many of the local bars feature multiple large-screen televisions so that you can watch the big game. However, there's no reason why you can't enjoy an exciting, first-hand experience of an FC Barcelona game. The team plays a full schedule, and those staying with us here at Luxury Barcelona may take advantage of our concierge services to obtain game tickets. We can also arrange for your transportation to and from the game, so just let us know what we can do to help. Be sure to check out these FC Barcelona game day traditions so that you don't miss out on any of the fun.
Plan Your Barcelona Vacation Today
Here at Exceptional Stays, we invite you to come stay with us while you enjoy an FC Barcelona game and all of the other wonderful things that Barcelona has to offer. Make your reservations with us today for one of our luxury vacation homes with all of the best amenities.