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FC Barcelona v Manchester City FC travel advice

Travel advice for Manchester City fans travelling to Barcelona for the Barcelona v Manchester City match on Wednesday 12th March

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FC Barcelona v Manchester City FC travel advice

Advice for fans travelling to Spain for Manchester City’s match with Barcelona on Wednesday 12th March:

Date: Wednesday 12th March

Venue: Camp Nou Stadium

Kick off time: 20.45 (local time)

As well as this advice, check out our travel advice for Spain

Passports and visas

  • British Nationals don’t need a visa to travel to Spain, but your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. No additional period of validity beyond this is required
  • remember your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) but also take out travel insurance, even if you’re only going for one night it could save you a lot of money if you get into difficulties
  • you must provide ID (your passport) if requested by a Police Officer. The Police have the right to hold you at a police station until your identity is confirmed.
  • always take care of your passport, as obtaining a replacement is costly and time-consuming

Getting to the stadium

For a map and further information about the location and transport to the stadium visit FC Barcelona website

The advised route to the stadium is also the shortest from the ‘Maria Cristina’ and ‘Les Corts’ metro stations on Line 3 (The Green Line). This line has direct stops in ‘Liceo’, ‘Plaza Catalunya’, ‘Paral.lel’ and ‘Plaza de Espanya’.

At the match

  • at 18.45 access 21 in Carrer de la Maternitat will open exclusively for Manchester City fans
  • at 19.15 access 21 will close and Manchester City fans will then use access 19 in Travessera de les Corts
  • Manchester City fans are located from blocks A to D in the South stand and should enter through gates 50,51,52
  • access to the stadium can be very slow. There will be ticket checks and body searches at the entrance to the turnstiles. To avoid a last-minute bottleneck at the stadium those attending are advised to get to the stadium early – Access mentioned above will be open to Manchester City fans at 18:45 (two hours before kickoff)
  • fans should obey Spanish Police instructions and avoid physical contact of any type (including requests to take photos etc.)
  • anyone who is obviously drunk or bearing racist insignia will not be allowed into the stadium. Also, any banners bearing political slogans will not be permitted inside the stadium
  • no flares, fireworks, alcohol, cans, glass, bottle tops or containers over 0.5 litres are allowed in the stadium. Soft drinks are available and can be taken inside
  • visiting supporters will be kept behind for around 30 minutes after the match to allow the home fans to disperse


  • large crowds are the favoured hunting grounds for petty criminals so be careful with your valuables. As in any other city beware of pickpockets and bag snatchers at airports, railway stations, around the town centre and when using public transport. Only carry what you need, leave spare cash and valuables in hotel safety deposits
  • drinking in the streets in some areas of Spain is illegal, and you can be arrested for doing so

Contact the British Consulate General in Barcelona

British Consulate General Barcelona Avenida Diagonal 477,13 08036 Barcelona Spain

Telephone 902 109 356 (also for out of hours emergencies) Office hours: Monday to Friday: 08.30 to 13.30 For more information please visit British Embassy in Madrid site

Emergency services numbers

The local emergency services contact number is 112

Further information

FC Barcelona website Manchester City website

Published 4 March 2014