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posted on 16/10/19

Post this on the Barcelona board mate.

posted on 16/10/19

I was able to get tickets in Madrid really cheap and easy. Real v Valencia at the Bernabeu on the Saturday was about 35E I think (up in the gods), and Atletico v Real at the Vicente Calderon was about 30E, and those were pretty reasonable seats. I bought both sets of tickets at the ground no more than a day or two before the match. I might even have got the Bernabeu tickets on the day, I don't remember exactly, but the Bernabeu match was on the Saturday, I think, and I definitely got the Atleti tickets between the two matches (the Madrid derby at Atleti was on the Wednesday, I think). So definitely no more than a couple of days before each game.

That was in 2012. I know that doesn't necessarily help you much, but you never know. I know at the time Spain was in the absolute pits, financially, and I think selling out grounds was a real issue for clubs. Maybe Madrid is just an easier place to get tickets, but then again you wouldn't expect Real Madrid to be any cheaper than Barca.

posted on 16/10/19

Be far cheaper on the gate. Just give yourself a bit of time before kick off and you'll find a decent seat for south of 40 euros.

posted on 16/10/19

Nah that's really helpful Amanda. You're so tall.

£60 each for Barca vs Alaves is a bit steep when you're getting the Madrid derby for half that (albeit a few years ago). I was expecting £20/£30.

posted on 16/10/19

Just a normal ticket booth is it, GT? Neither of us speak a word of Spanish btw.

posted on 16/10/19

comment by Flashy flibble (U10324)
posted 4 minutes ago
Just a normal ticket booth is it, GT? Neither of us speak a word of Spanish btw.
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Pretty much. You can find them dotted around the outside of the ground. You won't have any issue finding it.... I wouldn't worry about the lack of Spanish. I reckon a good % of the tickets they sell on the day of the game are to tourists. I can't remember now if there were options regarding pricing of those available though...

posted on 16/10/19

The ticket office at Camp Nou is located at two separate access points - 9 and 14.

Opening hours for Access 14:

Month Day Time
January - December Monday - Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 14:30
Saturday 09:00 - 13:30
Opening Hours for Access 9:

Month Day Time
January - April Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 18:15
Sunday 10:00 - 14:30
May - October Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 20:00
Sunday 09:30 - 19:30
November - December Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 18:15
Sunday 10:00 - 14:30

posted on 16/10/19

comment by Flashy flibble (U10324)
posted 5 minutes ago
Nah that's really helpful Amanda. You're so tall.

£60 each for Barca vs Alaves is a bit steep when you're getting the Madrid derby for half that (albeit a few years ago). I was expecting £20/£30.
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I remember being shocked at how cheap it was tbh. I was expecting to pay at least double for the derby, but then Atleti were definitely the people's club in Madrid back then, much more so than big corporate Real.

The Bernabeu match was largely horrible - the whistling was genuinely deafening and basically didn't stop from the first minute to the last. It didn't help that Real played awfully, Benzema missed an absolute sitter and it ended 0-0.

The Madrid derby was facking wicked though. Vicente Calderon was a much smaller and more intimate stadium, closer to the pitch, open-air, and the atmosphere was great even though it was piisssing with rain and Real won 4-1 (Ronaldo hat trick).

Benzema missed another sitter too Di Maria was absolutely dire in both games too

posted on 16/10/19

At this moment in time ,it might be better if you DON'T practise your Spanish !

posted on 16/10/19

comment by Flashy flibble (U10324)
posted 12 minutes ago
Just a normal ticket booth is it, GT? Neither of us speak a word of Spanish btw.
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As things stand, that is probably an advantage in Barcelona right now

posted on 16/10/19

comment by Amanda Hugginkiss (U11574)
posted 4 minutes ago
comment by Flashy flibble (U10324)
posted 5 minutes ago
Nah that's really helpful Amanda. You're so tall.

£60 each for Barca vs Alaves is a bit steep when you're getting the Madrid derby for half that (albeit a few years ago). I was expecting £20/£30.
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I remember being shocked at how cheap it was tbh. I was expecting to pay at least double for the derby, but then Atleti were definitely the people's club in Madrid back then, much more so than big corporate Real.

The Bernabeu match was largely horrible - the whistling was genuinely deafening and basically didn't stop from the first minute to the last. It didn't help that Real played awfully, Benzema missed an absolute sitter and it ended 0-0.

The Madrid derby was facking wicked though. Vicente Calderon was a much smaller and more intimate stadium, closer to the pitch, open-air, and the atmosphere was great even though it was piisssing with rain and Real won 4-1 (Ronaldo hat trick).

Benzema missed another sitter tooDi Maria was absolutely dire in both games too
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Atleti are seen as more of a working class team than Madrid, that's for sure, but Rayo Vallecano are the real people's club in the city. That said, they're generally considered more of a neighborhood team - the neighborhood being Vallecas, which is Madrid's quintessential working class district.

Plus, as much as Madrid have always been depicted as Franco's team, Atleti's back ground is just as shady, if not more, and (like Madrid) they still have a pretty Fascist element in their support.

posted on 16/10/19

As regards your original question, I can't give you pricing info, but you'll have no trouble whatsoever getting a ticket at the gate on match day vs Alaves.

posted on 16/10/19

I’m in Barcelona now coincidentally, not to watch a game though.

About 6 years ago I was able to buy a ticket for the el Classico on the day of the game via the official site, but it was €160. Unforgettable day though so was well worth it.

posted on 16/10/19

Super useful - thanks!

posted on 16/10/19

Flashy

I turned up at the ticket office the day before Barca v Spurs in the CL last December and was able to buy three tickets in the home end. They were pretty high up though and 100 euro each

Pretty sure you can turn up and you will get tickets easily

posted on 16/10/19

Tips for things to do there? Outside of the normal tourist things?

posted on 16/10/19

Awesome Palmers - I'm thinking I'm 100% guaranteed to get a ticket on the day.

posted on 16/10/19

comment by Flashy flibble (U10324)
posted 1 minute ago
Tips for things to do there? Outside of the normal tourist things?
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If you like history and architecture etc there are free walking tours in the centre of the city

I say free, but you’re expected to chip in at the end as that’s how the tour guides make their living

posted on 16/10/19

comment by Flashy flibble (U10324)
posted 6 minutes ago
Tips for things to do there? Outside of the normal tourist things?
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Don't keep wallet and phone in pockets that are easy to access

posted on 16/10/19

comment by Flashy flibble (U10324)
posted 6 minutes ago
Tips for things to do there? Outside of the normal tourist things?
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How long you over for?

posted on 16/10/19

Sorry, you said 4 days. So day trips out of the city are a non-starter I suppose.

posted on 16/10/19

comment by it'sonlyagame (U6426)
posted 2 seconds ago
comment by Flashy flibble (U10324)
posted 6 minutes ago
Tips for things to do there? Outside of the normal tourist things?
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How long you over for?
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20-24 December

posted on 16/10/19

Yeah 4 days.

Me and my girlfriend. Our christmas present to each other is we plan and book one of the days each as a sort of surprise.

The football isn't the present

I have the Sunday.

Found this:

https://www.getyourguide.co.uk/barcelona-l45/barcelona-360-skywalking-land-sea-and-air-t60994/?partner_id=QN65UCP&utm_medium=online_publisher&placement=content-middle&cmp=barcelonaOTBP-helicopter&utm_force=0#customer-reviews

Which looks pretty cool and reasonable...£100 each.

Thinking about going to the Els Encants flea market as she loves all that (ableit on the Saturday before the football so doesn't really count as the present day).

She's a massive foodie so anything food related would be perfect.

posted on 16/10/19

comment by Greatteamswinit4times- a terrible enemy (U6008)
posted 41 minutes ago
comment by Flashy flibble (U10324)
posted 6 minutes ago
Tips for things to do there? Outside of the normal tourist things?
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Don't keep wallet and phone in pockets that are easy to access
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So I hear

Her parents went earlier in the year with friends and one of the guys got frogmarched to an ATM by two blokes to draw out his daily limit. Sad times.

posted on 16/10/19

comment by palmers_spur (U8896)
posted 48 minutes ago
comment by Flashy flibble (U10324)
posted 1 minute ago
Tips for things to do there? Outside of the normal tourist things?
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If you like history and architecture etc there are free walking tours in the centre of the city

I say free, but you’re expected to chip in at the end as that’s how the tour guides make their living
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Which are always awesome. Try to do one of those in every city I go too.

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