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Dinner // Quimet i Quimet

The food is the only unfantastic thing about Camp Nou. So after the game, stop off in Montjuïc at Quimet i Quimet, one of the most charming liquor store/tapas bars in all of Barcelona.

Photo by Siqui Sánchez

The Game // Camp Nou

You can take in as much history as possible, but you won’t really understand the club’s Catalan motto—“Més que un club,” (more than a club)—until you see the team in front of 98,000 fellow culés.

Afternoon // Museu del FC Barcelona
Relive some of the greatest moments in Barça history. Surprisingly, this is the most trafficked museum in all of Barcelona—outdrawing both the Miró and Picasso museums­.

Photo courtesy of www.fcbarcelona.cat

Morning // Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc

Check out the stadium where Barcelona hosted the ’92 Olympic Games, just to remind yourself that Camp Nou isn’t the center of the world, just the footballing world.

Photo courtesy of imagebroker / Alamy

Where to Stay // Omm
You’re not going to get much sleep if your goal is to see the best football team in the world led by the best player in the world, Lionel Messi. But Omm is striking in its own way.

October 08, 2010

They play the most beautiful soccer in the world in Barcelona—and if you go to a Barça match, you're an honorary Catalonian for the day.

In this slideshow:

Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc

Museu del FC Barcelona

Camp Nou

Quimet i Quimet

Text by Steve Marsh

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