Day 8—Beach day & Camp Nou Tour (Aug. 19)

We set out for the beach in the morning! We chose a beautiful beach called El Prat located just south of downtown Barcelona. It was a bit overcast, perfect beach weather to enjoy for a few hours!

Team ASA enjoyed time in the water and time on land playing beach futbol! We enjoyed lunch at a traditional beach cafe then headed back to the hotel to prepare for our tour of Camp Nou!

Camp Nou is as magical as you might imagine! Though the stadium is older than some, the history is so rich. We started in the museum and learned about the championships, the players and the history of FC Barcelona.

We moved into the stadium starting high above midfield, taking in the view. From there we went through the visitor locker room, press room, hallway of campeones and onto the field. Each place was better than the last and you could feel the FCB magic!

Last but not least we headed to Futbol Mania, one of the largest soccer stores in the world! Needless to say Team ASA didn’t have a problem wandering through that store, taking it all in!

After that, we headed back to the hotel for dinner and sleep, stay tuned for Day 9 — last match & FC Barca home opener!

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