Stadium sights in Barcelona
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The Estadi Olímpic was the main stadium of Barcelona's Olympic Games. If you saw the Olympics on TV, the 65,000-capacity stadium may seem surprisingly small. So might the Olympic flame holder into which an archer spectacularly fired a flaming arrow during the opening ceremony. The stadium was opened in 1929 and restored for 1992.
Among Barcelona’s most-visited museums is the Museu del Futbol Club Barcelona near the club’s giant Camp Nou (aka Nou Camp) stadium. Barça is one of Europe’s top football clubs, and its museum is a hit with football fans the world over. Camp Nou, built in 1957 and enlarged for the 1982 World Cup, is one of the world’s biggest stadiums, holding 99,000 people. The club has a world-record membership of 173,000. Football fans who can’t get to a game may find a visit to the museum, with guided tour of the stadium, worthwhile.
The best bits of the museum itself are the photo section, the goal videos and the views out over the stadium. Among the quirkier…