A FOOTBALL MATCH’S WEEKEND IN BARCELONA

Wednesday 10 August 2011 15:31

Parc Güell (Barcelona)

Source: destinoespana.com

Seeing a match played by Barça or Espanyol in their stadiums is already reason enough to come to Barcelona and enjoy of a football match you’ll never forget. However, getting to Barcelona to see a football match means spending the day or the weekend in the city, and there is therefore some free time before or after the match. You can spend this time seeing the city: Barcelona offers many leisure and cultural activities to enjoy and a lot of beautiful places to visit.

The Camp Nou is in the legendary district of Les Corts, in Barcelona (in the ​​northwest of the city), and the new Espanyol stadium, the Cornella-El Prat, is in Cornella de Llobregat, about 9 km from the Catalan capital. You can get to both stadiums using the TMB (the Barcelona public transport network), with which you can move around the city and nearby towns.

The TMB network includes metro, bus, train and tram. There are different trip tickets to choose from, but we’re going to recommend the best ones for a day or a weekend (a football weekend). The TMB network has 6 different zones (these are all in the province of Barcelona), but we’ll give you the ticket rates for Zone 1 only, which includes the city of Barcelona and the towns which are within a radius of about 15-20 km in length (both Camp Nou and Cornella-El Prat are within Zone 1). You can move around the city using whichever kind of public transport you want with all TMB tickets.

T-Dia (T-Day) card costs €6.20 and allows you to make all the trips you want around Zone 1. It is valid for one person only and you can buy it in ticket machines and in information and attention points in the metro premises. The most popular card is the T-10, with which you can make 10 trips across Zone 1. In addition, the trips you make with​​in 1h and 15m (be it 2, 3, or 4 trips …) count only as one of the 10 trips of the card, meaning that this card is good value for money. The price of the T-10 is € 8.25. And if you want to make just one trip, you can purchase the Bitllet senzill (single ticket), which costs € 1.45 [More information here].

Metro is the most used public transport in Barcelona. If you take it you can get to almost all of the most popular places in the city. Lines 2, 3, 4 and 5 stop at Passeig de Gràcia or at its junction with Gran Via, where you can see the most famous street of the city (Passeig de Gràcia) and awesome Gaudi buildings like Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. Moreover, Line 4 stops at the most modern parts of Barcelona, ​​the Olympic Village and the Forum; and line 3, at the old town and Ramblas. And the Catalan building par excellence, the Sagrada Família, is connected by line 5 with both the Nou Camp, passing through the stops “Collblanc” and “Badal” (about a 15 minute drive from the Sagrada Família), and the Espanyol stadium from the station “Cornella Centre” (also about 30 minutes from the Sagrada Família).

Besides public transport, Barcelona also offers a wide taxi service, more comfortable and faster, yet more expensive.

Do not waste a minute when visiting the city of Barcelona, there are thousands of things to see and enjoy! Book your tickets for Espanyol and Barça matches on our website and enjoy an unforgettable weekend in Barcelona!

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