On the third day of our trip in Barcelona, we visited Camp Nou, a football stadium in Barcelona, which has been the home of FC Barcelona since its construction in 1957.
We were not surprise to discover a huge crowd of fans queuing up to purchase tickets for the Barcelona FC stadium tour as this is the most popular tour in Barcelona. Tickets were priced at €19 per adult and can be purchased online in advance. The Camp Nou seats 99,354, making it the largest stadium in Europe and the third largest football stadium in the world after Brazil and Mexico City. We visited the grounds and pitch area of the stadium.
Admission to the club’s museum was also included. There were countless paintings, sculptures and exhibition of sporting trophies to be discovered in the museum. Also included in the self-guided tour was visits to the players’ dressing room, press conference area, VIP lounge and the tunnel leading to the pitch. The tour was very interesting, definitely not to be missed if you visit Spain! Feel free to check out the official FC Barcelona website for more information!
After the impressive stadium tour we made our way back to the El Raval district. Craving for something light and sweet, we decided to have a light bite in Pasteleria Escribà, after reading a review from Lonely Planet that intrigued us. The pastry house is located in La Rambla, on the same street as Cafe de L’Òpera. The building was old but beautiful, and it has a small outdoor terrace where you can dine outside.
Since 1906, Escribà carries forward a family tradition of melting Barcelonians’ hearts with remarkable pastries and outstanding chocolate creations. Upon entrance you can see various cakes and pastries on display.
We had a chibouste tropical priced at €5.25. The tropical fruit tart was undeniably delicious. The chiboust cream (custard consisting of pastry cream) was thick and fruity with a hint of pineapple flavour and the base was soft and tasty. A very delightful dessert indeed!
We also had a ferradura for €2.40. Ferradura means horseshoes in Spanish, which explains why the pastry resembled the shape of a horseshoe. Coincidentally the pastry consisted of pineapple fillings, garnished with pine nuts. It was delicious, wouldn’t mind having more of them!
Overall it was a very pleasant visit, although service can be a bit slow when the café is crowded. No harm giving this place a visit if you are interested in sweets and chocolates! Check out their creative and interactive website for more information about their on-going family history and location of other outlets in Barcelona. Stay tuned for more authentic Spanish food in our blog!
Rambla de les Flors 83
Tel: +34 93 301 6027