When visiting Barcelona take time out to see the Camp Nou home of BarcelonaFC.
Ok on www.goholidaylets.com when we think Barcelona we think beautiful serviced apartments http://www.goholidaylets.com/Spain/1408 located in Fira Sants Montjuïc. We think Fernando, our friend and GoHolidayLets Agent based in Ubrique Spain in the area of Cadiz. We think short term accommodation wonderful weekend trip away from Glasgow and Dublin during cold winter months.
Ok Barcelona is all of the above and much more. It’s a cosmopolitan city on the East Coast of Spain with a welcome for all. But today I want to explore Camp Nou I want to take a look at a giant of a football FCBARCELONA. On its website it says FC Barcelona is “more than a club” in Catalonia because it is the sports club that mostly represents the country and is also one of its greatest ambassadors. I would go further and say it has world appeal.
The slogan “more than a club” expresses the commitment the club has always put forwarded to the citizens of the area in which it is based. This is specifically to the Catalan people. They say sport and politics don’t mix. Unfortunate FCBarcelona is so intertwined with the local population it had no choice but to take a stand on political issues. In the 20th century it lived under dictatorships that persecuted its language and culture. Courageously it has during this period always supported and defended its own language and culture. In 1921 the club drafted its statutes in the language of Catalonia. It was also in this era that in 1918 the club adhered to a petition for a statute of autonomy for Catalonia, which was being demanded from all sectors of the Catalanista movement.
So when on that short stay self catering holiday and you manage to visit the Camp Nou give a thought to the courageously officials that have always been at one with the local population.
To this day the club is one of the only in Europe ran as a democratise.
Getting back to modern time In 2006 the new pavilions at the Ciutat Esportiva FCBarcelona training facility. This is a huge complex that houses a multi sport pavilion for other sports such as handball, basketball and futsal.
Barcelona FC have won it all over the years. Some of its players are the stuff of legends A modern day on is Leon Messi but over the years there has been others such as Carles Puyol , Ronaldo de Assís Moreira ‘Ronaldinho The Brazilian striker was born at Porto Alegre (Brazil) in 1980. In his five seasons at the club he became one its greatest ever footballers and made a decisive contribution to winning two League titles and the Champions League.
So when visiting one of our self catering accommodation partners take a trip to the Camp Nou and maybe take a tour of this history establishment.