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La Liga clubs near Barcelona

Going to be in Barcelona in early August. Ideally wanted to take in a game at Camp Nou but looks like Barca are away on a tour in the States and only just back before we leave.. Been checking for other clubs and Espanyol looks like the nearest.
Just wanted to get views / suggestions on that or if there are any other clybs nearby.
Thanks.

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  • That's the lot. Gymnastic and Reus in the second division the only other alternatives.
  • Girona is an easy day trip but Espanyol would be the best as it's on the outskirts of Barcelona centre and have a great stadium and fanbase.

    Also worth a look in Barcelona are Europa who are in the fourth division and are one of Spain's oldest clubs - they were members of the original Primera Liga. They are in the neighbourhood of Gracia which is a fantastic part of Barcelona to visit.
  • My aunt lives in Gracia. What I mainly remember about visiting her in the when I was a kid is the stink of the sewers from Parc Guell in the summer...
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  • Girona is an easy day trip but Espanyol would be the best as it's on the outskirts of Barcelona centre and have a great stadium and fanbase.

    Also worth a look in Barcelona are Europa who are in the fourth division and are one of Spain's oldest clubs - they were members of the original Primera Liga. They are in the neighbourhood of Gracia which is a fantastic part of Barcelona to visit.

    unless you manage to get tickets from a tout and end up in with their nationalist ultras, waving Spanish flags, singing viva espana and get threatening looks and abuse for not being Spanish before being led out of their pen by a group of policemen pissing themselves at our predicament
  • edited July 1
    Don't think the season starts until mid-end of the month so there may not be any games on. I know girona are playing in a tournament abroad for pre season. Barca never have any home pre season games
  • I think you're going to catch pre seadon friendlies in August. I have a soft spot for Girona but their stadium is pretty basic. Espanyol have a nice stadium and for most games tou can pick where you sit. Avoid the away end, where you will be pointlessly stuck behind a fishing net. If you fancy going further afield, Nastic de Tarragona are in tier 3 with a stadium almost identical to Girona, and Sabadell were in the primera way back when. After that, you are drifting to non league level with L'Hospitalet, Europa or maybe Palamos and Lleida.
  • I think you're going to catch pre seadon friendlies in August. I have a soft spot for Girona but their stadium is pretty basic. Espanyol have a nice stadium and for most games tou can pick where you sit. Avoid the away end, where you will be pointlessly stuck behind a fishing net. If you fancy going further afield, Nastic de Tarragona are in tier 3 with a stadium almost identical to Girona, and Sabadell were in the primera way back when. After that, you are drifting to non league level with L'Hospitalet, Europa or maybe Palamos and Lleida.

    What sort of nick are Lleida in now? I remember watching them in the segunda when I was a teenager - but thought they went bust?
  • edited July 2


    Also worth a look in Barcelona are Europa who are in the fourth division and are one of Spain's oldest clubs - they were members of the original Primera Liga. They are in the neighbourhood of Gracia which is a fantastic part of Barcelona to visit.

    Seconded. Nou Sardenya is a very friendly place.

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  • Thanks for the suggestions. I'll look into those. Sounds like a pre-season friendly somewhere is the best hope.
  • edited July 2
    Phil said:

    Thanks for the suggestions. I'll look into those. Sounds like a pre-season friendly somewhere is the best hope.

    Third and fourth league starts around 18th August so looks like you'll miss the start of the season. Hopefully you can get a pre-season friendly of one of the teams mentioned, and Sant Andreu is another club to look out for in Barcelona.
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