Anyone who is from Barcelona or kind of a football fan knows that Barça is “more than a football club” and that the most important victories of its first football team, the most popular sport in Spain, are celebrated in Canaletes fountain (in La Rambla of Barcelona) as if they were historical achievements. This team triumphs get together all cheerful culés and mean something more than just a sporting event, becoming a patriotic and political celebration. Barça, Catalan and pro-independence flags flutter on Barça football matches and victories celebrations, which often incite some journalists and Real Madrid fans rage, the opponent football club par excellence. It is well known that the media tend to like to mix sports and politics to argue and fill the front pages and news on TV, but most of the fans enjoy only the sports pleasure.
Besides the “sensationalist” aspect of this collective passion, it is clear that the club and their star players have become one of the main tourist attractions of the city. People all over the world is coming to Barcelona to visit the Museum of FC Barcelona to attend a match of, according to many, one of the best football teams, to celebrate one of the amazing Messi’s goals with the local fans or to attend a training of the whole staff. From ShBarcelona we invite you to deepen into the culé passion (as everybody know Barça fans) and enjoy your stay in one of our long term rental apartments in Barcelona. We will show you the hot spots of FC Barcelona, that you must visit to soak up its history and its present, and even buy the T-shirt with the name of one of its players if you want.
The Barça Museum: is located in the Camp Nou facilities and on it are exhibited all the trophies won by all club sections throughout its history, as well as other objects in relation to their teams, players or that surrounds the club. It is the most visited museum in Catalonia and in it we can admire the ball used in the first final of the Copa de Ferias in 1958, the golden boot that Lionel Messi won in 2010 or one of the T-shirts that Diego Armando Maradona worn with the number 10 during his years at the club.
The Camp Nou: is the football stadium in which Barça plays its matches when playing at “home”, where other major sporting events like the Olympics take place, or in which the public vibrates with music concerts and triumphs celebrations of all sections of the club. If you visit the Barça Museum you can also access the Camp Nou and be amazed by the sights of the empty stadium.
Ciudad Deportiva Joan Gamper:was opened in 2006 and is located in the town of Sant Joan Despi. It is where the first Barça football team trains, as well as the second team and lower teams. All of them use to train in La Masia, near the Camp Nou. Facilities at this sports complex include nine football pitches, a goalkeepers training pitch with natural grass and a sports pavilion. Before it was much easier to attend any of the training sessions of the first team (with Messi, Puyol, Iniesta, Xavi, etc.), but now all are inside this facilities and fans can’t see anything from outside.