Barcelona Stadiums Overview

Cúpula de las Arenas  - Arena in Barcelona

Because the citizens of Barcelona are so passionate about their sports, it makes sense that their arenas and stadiums are on par with places of worship. Of course it’s not only sports that take place in the behemoth temples – they also serve as great venues for big-time international musicians and performers.

When talking about sports, there’s really only one team that matters – and that’s FC Barcelona. Barça isn’t just one of the best teams in the Spain, but the world, and L'Estadi Camp Nou is the hallowed ground they play on throughout the year. With a capacity of nearly 100,000 rabid fans, there are few places more intimidating to play a match. One of the other major Barcelona stadiums is Estadi Cornellà-El Prat, which is home to RCD Espanyol and holds over 40,000 spectators.

Of course if you’re looking for bullfights, the Plaza De Toros Monumental De Barcelona holds nearly 20,000 people for events and fights during the year.

On the music front, Camp Nou is also a premier venue for the hottest touring acts in the world. A-list performers like U2, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, and Julio Iglesias, have all performed here – not to mention Pope John Paul II celebrated mass in the stadium. The old Barcelona Olympic Stadium, meanwhile, seats more than 50,000 people and has hosted the likes of the Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Coldplay, and Madonna.

If you’re looking for some of the biggest events in sports and music, the stadiums in Barcelona are the perfect venues for witnessing once-in-a-lifetime performances.

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