After the 2-1 scoreline between Arsenal and Barcelona at The Emirates Stadium in the first leg of the last 16 of the Champions League, the Gunners now head to the Nou Camp next month with a great deal of confidence. Arsene Wenger’s men will be travelling to the Catalan region of Spain feeling that they can progress to the next round and knock out the La Liga champions. Similarly Arsenal fans will be sharing that belief when they travel to Spain’s second city and to enjoy some Champions League action at the Nou Camp. If you didn’t visit the Nou Camp last year and haven’t travelled to Barcelona for European football before, here is a guide to the Spanish city so that you can know everything you need to on your European trip.
The first thing you’ll want to do is get your hands on those coveted tickets for the match at the Nou Camp. The second leg takes place in Barcelona on Tuesday 8th March and you can check ticket availability by clicking here. The stadium is located in the west of Barcelona, approximately 5 km from the city centre. You can take the metro to Maria Cristina or Les Corts Stations on Line 3, or to Collblanc or Badal Stations on Line 5. If you go down the route of car hire and head into Barcelona from the north then you’ll want to search for car hire options, alongside flights, by clicking here.
There are a number of flight options available to you, although as the Champions League fixture approaches the demand for air travel to Barcelona is sure to increase. Flights are available from a number of airports in the UK, including London Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted and Luton direct to Barcelona International Airport. You can decide to stay in Barcelona for the night and get a return flight back the next day so that you can explore the Spanish city as well as watch the football.
If you plan to stay in Barcelona for the night then you’ll need to book hotel accommodation alongside flights. The Football FanCast Travel Page is ideal for this as you can bring up all the hotels within a five mile radius of the Nou Camp. The available hotels are also listed in order of price so that your Spanish football trip doesn’t have to cost you the earth. A handy map illustrates just where you’ll be staying, too, with the Madanis hotel and Princesa Sofia Gran Hotel both on the doorstep of the Nou Camp.
So you can book football tickets, flights, hotel and accommodation for the Barcelona v Arsenal Champions League fixture with a couple of clicks of your mouse. This will ensure your trip to Spain is as simple as possible, then you just have to hope that the Gunners do the business in the Nou Camp.