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FC Barcelona - more than a club


Mighty Camp Nou or New Camp
Camp Nou or New Camp. Capacity: 98 772



FC Barcelona - More than a club / Mes que un club

Barcelona has always been more than just a soccer club to the Catalans. The club has even been used as a political tool. Barcelona's home stadium Camp Nou was one of the few places where Catalan was allowed to be spoken during the Franco dictatorship. Franco made the club change its name from Futbol Club Barcelona to Club de Fútbol Barcelona since only Spanish names were allowed and he also removed the Catalan flag from the club emblem.

Nobody can buy Barça

FC Barcelona is the only European soccer club that have continuously refused to advertise corporate sponsors on their shirts. Since the club was founded in 1898, FC Barcelona has managed to keep their shirts "clean" from advertising. In recent years, the pressure has increased and new agreements have been discussed with, among others, the Chinese government before the Olympics in Beijing 2008.

When everyone thought that Barça would give in and sign a contract with the company betandwin.com (€100 million) they did the opposite and signed a contract with the international child organization UNICEF. Instead of receiving €20 million each year for five years, they now donate €1,5 million each year to wear the UNICEF logo on their shirts.

Great players to have played for Barça:

Diego Armando Maradona
Maradona (ARG)
Romário (BRA)
Johan Cruyff (NED)
Hristo Stoitchkov (BUL)
Gary Lineker (ENG)
Rivaldo (BRA)
Ronald Koeman (NED)
Patrick Kluivert (NED)
Henrik Larsson (SWE)
Ronaldinho (BRA)


...and the following two players have committed the worst crime that Barça players can do: leave FC Barcelona for Real Madrid, the arch enemy.

Luís Figo (POR)
Michael Laudrup (DEN)
 





The latest from Barcelona.
The magic kings are almost here
2017-01-04

On Thursday, the arrival of the three kings parade will fill Barcelona with joy and excitement. The parade starts at 18:00.

See map over the parade
Koku Kitchen - Ramen in Barcelona
2017-01-03

Swedish chef Robban Johansson is the creator behind Koku Kitchen, a ramen restaurant on Carabassa street down in central Barri Gotic. Do not miss next time around in Barcelona.

Koku Kitchen on Facebook
The three kings arrives to Barcelona on Thursday
2017-01-02

As each year, the Three Kings receive a warm welcome from the people of Barcelona while they parade through the centre of the city. The parade start at 18:00 it will come to an end at 21:00.

Photos from the parade
Shopping in Barcelona
2016-12-14

Barcelona is definitely one of the best shopping cities in Europe. In Barcelona you can stroll around shopping while passing by historical monuments, beautiful buildings and cosy tapas restaurants.

Barcelona Shopping Guide
Visit the markets!
2016-11-17

In Barcelona there are many markets you can shop at. The Boqueria on La Rambla is the oldest and probably the best but there are other really nice ones.

Markets Barcelona
Go Car - The talking car
2016-10-20

These small yellow open cars fits one driver and one passenger. Follow a GPS guided route to the best attractions in the city.

Go Car Tours
La Castanyada
2016-10-17

Barcelonas "Halloween" is called La Castanyada. This traditional festival celebrated in Barcelona where people will be eating chestnuts and sweet potatoes all over town.

Where in Barcelona would you like to stay?
2016-10-05

Do you want to stay close to the beach or in the city center? We help you choose the neighbourhood that matches your wishes.

Barcelona neighbourhood guide
Pablo Picasso
2016-10-01

"The exhibition shows Picassos work from him as a boy, his school years in Barcelona to the melancholic blue period, surrealism and cubism in Paris."

Visit the museum
New Year s Eve in Barcelona
2016-09-19

To celebrate New Year s Eve in Barcelona is very popular. It is however important to reserve your hotel early as prices tend to rise the closer we come to New Year s Eve.

Celebrate New Years Eve in Barcelona
Hotels in Barcelona
La Mercè 2016
2016-09-08

If you are visiting Barcelona next week you should consider yourself lucky. Between the 18 and 24 of September we celebrate the biggest festival in Barcelona: La Mercè! A big fiesta with Catalan traditions and a lot of music. Everything is free!

More about La Merce
Las Ramblas in Barcelona
2016-08-26

It s almost impossible to have visited Barcelona without hearing about La Rambla - the busy avenue with its street performers, street vendors, terraces and market, La Boqueria.

Read more
Beer in Barcelona?
2016-08-19

After you have had enough cava and wine, it might be nice to try a tasty beer. La Cerveteca is an amazing bar and the boys serve beers from all over the world and for a good price. If you are not sure which one to choose, they let you try first. It is fun and it is delicious. The bar is located right next to El Correos (the main post office)

La Cerveteca
Map
It is time for the Festa Major de Gràcia
2016-08-17

Festa Major de Gràcia is one of the biggest and most colorful festivals in Barcelona. During the festival from the 15th to the 21th of August, the streets and balconies in Gràcia are decorated. Do not miss if you are in Barcelona!

Festa Major De Gràcia
Gràcia neighbourhood guide
Top squares in Gràcia
2016-08-11

Have you heard about the relaxed and sweet neighborhood Gràcia? Read our guide about how to find the best squares and terraces in the area.

Top Squares in Gràcia




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Relax a few days in the nice village of Sitges.
Search hotels and apartments in Sitges
Let us guide you to the best squares (placas) in Barcelona.
We tell you about our favourites in Barcelona!
Miró, Picasso, Dalí and Tapies. Here you find our favourites.
From Miró museum you have an incredible view!
Summer in Barcelona equals party and fiesta!
Street Festivals in Barcelona.
Cool postcards and other design from Barcelona!
Different Souevenirs from Barcelona in Urbarna.
Visit the holy mountain just outside Barcelona.
Experience Montserrat!
We have the guide to all Barcelona's beaches!
Barcelona beach guide
Visit Camp Nou and FC Barcelona!
A night on Camp Nou is an incredible experience
Join us when we visit Barcelona's markets
Food markets in Barcelona
In May each year Barcelona organize Formula 1
Missa inte Formel 1 cirkusen
Sant Jordi the 23rd of April each year in Catalonia
Sant Jordi and the dragon
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Dream yourself away in the beautiful and mystical Labyrinth Park.
An unknown Jewel



 



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