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Getting to Camp Nou


Headed to the Barca match on Wednesday. Have some general questions.

We are staying near Placa de Catalunya. Is there a good public transit option? Looks like a green line subway?

Is the area around the Camp Nou generally safe? I’ve been to two dozen stadiums, some like Chelsea are posh as could be. Others that shall remain nameless were not places I would take my family. What is the general area around the stadium like?

Recognizing this is an El Clasico, we plan on arriving 90 minutes before kickoff. Has anyone been pre-match and could recommend a place for a pint or a bite to eat? I will be with my 8 year old son.

And of course, any other general recommendations. Thank you all!

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The area around the stadium is fine, just a regular neighborhood; not a slum.
To get to the stadium from the city center take L3 to the Maria Cristina stop and follow the crowds to Nou Camp.
After the match consider walking to either the Palau Reial or Zona Universitària stops on L3 instead. If you go to the MC stop you'll find the trains will be completely full and may have to wait a while until the trains have space.
The neighborhood is residential so you won't many places to eat. Best to eat somewhere in the city center or inside the stadium.

Posted by
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What a wonderful experience you and your son will have! Growing up I did the same thing with my father.

Bring some bacadillos with you, this is what my dad and I always did when we went to Barça games. We would eat them in the seats during halftime. Consider Pans and Company, this is like a Spanish subway.

The area around the stadium is safe especially since there's going to be a lot of people, we don't have violent hooligans in Spain.

The only thing is to watch out for pickpockets when on the Metro and leaving the stadium.

As a back-up plan for transportation, I consider taxis if you see them, they are plentiful cheap and safe

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Thank you all so much.

Ended up going up to Montjuic this afternoon. Did a castle tour and then walked down all the way to Para-lel. Highly recommend the funicular up and then the cable car. Great views of Barcelona, especially the sea.

Walked down the hill, back to Para-lel. Took the green L3 to Les Corts. Walked .25 miles, stopped for tapas and beer/soda. Then into the match.

Left ten minutes before time (tough match), caught an L3 back without waiting luckily from Les Corts to Passeig Gracia.

All-in, a good day. And thank you all so much.

I will say, having now been on “that” side of Las Rambla, I wouldn’t bring my family through their post match. I’ve been through much rougher areas, but it is seedy over that way. Happy I took all your advice. Thanks again.

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Glad you were able to see the game with no problems. Yeah very difficult match for me to watch too (I saw it on the telly), Barça is my hometown team since I was a kid, guess I'll go cry in a corner now lol 😭