Big football night – F.C. Barcelona vs Manchester United

Barcelona will meet Manchester United at the Camp Nou on April 23rd. This should be a great night of football at the highest level with both teams looking for a place in the Champions League final so strong emotions are guaranteed.

For those Manchester United fans coming to Barcelona from the UK or anywhere in Europe, here are some tips:

April 23rd coincides with the feast of Sant Jordi so you will be able to enjoy a great atmosphere all over Barcelona but specially around Las Ramblas area. Of course, city center will be packed, you should be extra careful with your handbags and wallet, so be extra careful with pickpockets.

As normally happens in this situations, airlines will bring up prices so you may consider for an alternative route to get to Barcelona (e.g. via Ireland or another country) if you don’t have your flights booked already. Click here for a list of cities in the UK flying directly into Barcelona airport.

How to get to the Camp Nou? The easiest way is to take the underground (Metro). There are three metro stations very close to the Nou Camp: Collblanc (L5 – blue), Badal (L5 – blue) and Maria Cristina (L3 – green). Click here for a small map showing their location with regards to the Nou Camp. If your acommodation is in city center, the easiest is probably is to go Maria Cristina as you can take the metro at the following stations (Catalunya, Liceu or Drassanes, all at the L3 green line) as it is just few stations away.

For those of you travelling without a ticket, be aware that it may be almost impossible to obtain one as very small amount of tickets will be put on sale. You may try the box office (access 14) at the Nou Camp on April 23rd.

If you are unable to get a ticket and want to watch the match in an English speaking environment, you can go to an Irish Pub. There are few in the city centre area.

Finally, here are some useful links:

Consulates in Barcelona
Places to visit in Barcelona
Restaurant in City center
Bars
Transport in Barcelona
Useful information

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