One more year, Barcelona FC Museum or as it has recently been renamed, Camp Nou Experience, holds the record for being the most visited museum in Catalonia. Not even the artworks of two renowned painters like Picasso or Dalí succeed in catching the attention of more visitors than the shiny trophies and golden boots of Leo Messi. In 2014, 1.530.484 people visited Barça Museum and on January 2014 the Museum welcomed its 25 millionth visitor!
Of course Barcelona FC is one of the emblems of Barcelona and its football team has admirers and supporters worldwide but let’s have a look at what Camp Nou Experience offers to the visitor. Why so many people decide to invest 23€ in its ticket?
Not just a visit, an Experience
Certainly, Camp Nou Experience is not only about admiring cups and trophies and remembering legendary and glorious moments of the history of the Club. No doubt enthusiastics of football could spend endless hours watching plays and moves of some of the best football players of all times like Maradona, Cruyff, Romario, Rondaldinho or Leo Messi, or admiring the tactics and the outstanding game combinations performed by probably the best football team ever, the Dream Team coached by Pep Guardiola. However, what probably draws most people to Camp Nou is actually the opportunity to step foot on the playing field or sneak into the changing rooms and into the tunnel of champions.
The visit to Camp Nou includes a tour around some of the facilities of the stadium in which the visitor can experience what it must be like for players. To walk from the tunnel of champions to the pitch just a few minutes before the game starts, the emotions in the changing room of the visitor team, or how journalists and commentators see the game from the commentary boxes. The Camp Nou Experience allows you to recall some historic announcements and statements made by players, coaches and managers in the actual press conference room where journalists and players meet after every game.
An interactive installation
The Museum itself is an interactive installation of big screens looping the best and most spectacular plays of the team. There are touch screens where the visitor can explore and discover up to 200 of the club’s most magical moments and a visual rain of images and portraits of those who have made Barça més que un club (“more than a club”, the Club’s motto). Cutting edge technology and a collection of hundreds of thousands of audiovisual and graphic documents meet in this interactive museum designed to be enjoyed by football and FC Barcelona fans and also those who might not be such a fan.
According to the statistics, during your visit to Barcelona one of your stops will probably be Camp Nou. Surely Barça Museum will once again be the most visited museum in Catalonia in 2015 and, once again, it will probably beat Real Madrid Museum in number of visitors… So, let’s make the numbers grow and enjoy your Camp Nou Experience!