Archive for November, 2010

Get free Barcelona tickets with Spain Tickets!

Monday 22 November 2010 14:17
Written by Spain Tickets Online

Have you always wanted to go to the Camp Nou and see your favorite team (that is, FC Barcelona) play? Picture that: Messi, Villa, Iniesta… all of them playing directly in front of your eyes. Well, that dream may come true!

In Spain Tickets we’re giving away two tickets on the main stand for the match between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad, scheduled on 12th December 2010 (the precise date may vary). And we’re giving them only to our friends.

What do you have to do to become our friend? Well, first of all friends need to know each other, so please come to our Facebook page and tell us who’s your favorite player on the Spanish League. If you like Twitter better, that’s fine too: follow our account (@spaintickets) and tweet about your chosen one.

Wednesday 1st of December we’ll randomly choose a winner among all our new friends in twitter and Facebook. If it’s you, then you’ll have 10 days to plan your surprise visit to Camp Nou. We suggest to come with enough time to visit Barcelona, its restaurants and monuments really are worth it.

To sum up: become our friend, tell us your favorite Spanish League player and wait until December 1st to know if you’re lucky. If you’re not, it isn’t so bad: with us you’ll discover all you want about Spanish football…and the chance to get tickets to all major sports events held in Spain!

Meet David Villa, El Guaje

Monday 15 November 2010 11:31
Written by Spain Tickets Online

You already know that his full name is David Villa Sánchez and that he plays in FC Barcelona under the number 7, but what else do you know about him?

He was born in 1981 in Tuilla, Asturias, one of the greenest places in Spain. He wanted to play for Real Oviedo, but he was rejected because he was too short! So he started playing for the local team, Real Sporting of Gijón. Then he went to Real Zaragoza, and from there to Valencia.  It wasn’t until this very year (2010) that Villa got to FC Barcelona.

He debuted with the Spanish Team in 2005 and was acclaimed Best Scorer in 2008 with  4 goals. During 2010’s FIFA World Cup he surpassed Raul as best scorer with the Spanish Team, scoring a total amount of 8 goals.

Villa’s currently the 18th best scorer in Spanish League’s History, with almost 150 goals, and is a playable character in the FIFA videogames since 2007.

As for his personal life, he’s married and has two beautiful little girls named Olaya and Zaida. His nickname is “El Guaje”, that means “little kid”, because he was always trying to play with the older ones.

Also, he’s one of the candidates to this year’s Ballon d’Or. Do you support him?

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How do I get to the Santiago Bernabeu stadium?

Monday 8 November 2010 11:23
Written by Spain Tickets Online

Once you get to Madrid holding your tickets, you will probably wonder how can you get to the Santiago Bernabeu stadium. Don’t worry: here we are to guide you and make sure you enjoy Real Madrid’s match.

The easiest way is, probably, taking the underground. Why? Because you only need to get to the Santiago Bernabeu station, at L10, open from 6 am to 1:30 am. If it’s crowded, you may try Cuzco or Nuevos Ministerios and go for a walk. Here you have Madrid’s underground map, just be sure you don’t miss your stop!

In case you prefer the bus, the ones that get you to the stadium are 14, 27, 40, 43, 120, 147 and 150. And the night-buses that get you back when the match is over and it’s getting late are N23, N24 and L10. Here you can find a simple map portraying all the bus stops that surround the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.

But if you want to get there by car, just memorize this handy data: the stadium is located at the crossing between Paseo de la Castellana (one of Madrid’s main avenues) and Concha Espina Avenue. Here you have the map of its precise location.

And remember that the stadium is located very close to the center of the city, so why not make the most of the visit and go for a bit of tourism?

7 Spanish candidates to the Ballon d’Or 2010

Tuesday 2 November 2010 13:35
Written by Spain Tickets Online

This year, 7 out of 23 candidates to win the Ballon d’Or are Spanish: Casillas, Puyol, Cesc, Xavi, Xabi Alonso, Iniesta and Villa. What do you know about them?

1.- Casillas (1981) plays as Real Madrid’s goalkeeper and captain. He was Best Goalkeeper in the World in 2008 and 2009, consecutively. People call him El Santo (The Saint) because some of his actions have magically saved his team.

2.- Puyol (1978) plays defense and captain at FC Barcelona. He was chosen as the best defense in the UEFA League 2006. People call him Tarzan because of his curly hairstyle.

3.- Cesc (1987) started at Barça, but now plays for Arsenal. He has been playing with the Spanish team since he was only 17: he’s the youngest player, with 57 games behind him. His real name is Francesc.

4.- Xavi (1980) plays as midfielder at FC Barcelona, and he is considered one of the best in the world. He started playing football at only 11 years old at La Masia. He hasn’t got a popular nickname.

5.- Xabi Alonso (1981) plays as midfielder at Real Madrid. Football runs in his family: his brother and father are football players too. People call him El Donostiarra (a reference to the Basque City where he was born).

6.- Iniesta ( 1984) is a midfielder at FC Barcelona and was the one who scored the goal that won the FIFA World Cup 2010. People call him Sweet Iniesta and he has  his own song.

7.- Villa ( 1981) is a scorer at FC Barcelona. He’s also the top scorer in Spanish Team history, and won the Silver Boot during the World Cup. People call him Villa Maravilla.

Which one is your personal favorite?