Three Of The Very Best Football Stadium Tours To Take In Europe
Some of Europe’s most iconic cities have splendid stadia and museums just waiting to be explored.
If you’re a football fan looking for something to do when traveling in Europe, one of the best activities you can do is visiting some of the world’s most iconic football stadiums and taking tours of their trophy-laden museums. However, whether you’re a fan who regularly tunes in to footybite live streams or just a regular tourist traveling in Europe, these places could be equally interesting to you.
Here are just three of the best stadium experiences to enjoy in Europe.
Camp Nou, Barcelona
The iconic Camp Nou is home to FC Barcelona, one of the most successful football clubs on the planet. On their stadium tour, you can see go out to look at the pitch which has hosted the likes of Lionel Messi, and marvel at the sheer size of the structure. With a capacity of just under 100,000, this is, without doubt, one of the grandest stadiums in Europe and indeed the world. Football fans and curious tourists alike can also take a walk through their museum which takes you on a trip through the glittering history of the club and shows off the many, many domestic and continental trophies the club has won over the years. It’s even famous for hosting huge live concerts and events – a real hub of activity in the beautiful city of Barcelona.
If you’re a tourist in Barcelona, a football fan, or otherwise, the Camp Nou is a must-see on your trip.
Next time you find yourself in the UK, the home of football, why not take a trip to Liverpool and enjoy a tour at Anfield, the home of Liverpool FC, one of the biggest and most successful clubs in the history of European football. The stadium has a lot to offer for tourists. Visitors can go out onto the pitch to see the stadium in all its glory, take a trip through the stadium museum to learn about the history of the club and the city, and even pay respects at the memorial of the 96 people who sadly and famously lost their lives at the Hillsborough disaster in 1989. With a capacity of around 55,000, it’s a huge stadium that is famous for the almighty noise it creates on match day.
If you’re in Liverpool and you’ve already had your fill of Beatles-related stuff, take a trip to Anfield and learn a lot about the culture and history of the city and it’s prized possession, Liverpool FC.
San Siro, Milan
The third and final iconic stadium on this list plays host to two of the biggest football clubs in Italy and indeed the world – AC Milan and Inter Milan. Yes – the bitter rivals share the same stadium! Officially known as the Guiseppe Meazza Stadium, and colloquially called the San Siro, this huge structure regularly sells out its 75,000 capacity for huge fixtures in the Italian Serie A and the UEFA Champions League. Some of the world’s most famous players have been on show at the San Siro over the years and there is plenty to enjoy there as a tourist.
If you’re lucky enough to take in the matchday atmosphere by going to an actual game here, that would surely prove a fantastic evening. Likewise, if you have a few hours to kill on an afternoon while in the stunning city of Milan, head over to the San Siro to take their world-famous tour. Also, if you don’t want to spend the money entering the stadium, it’s also worth a visit just to marvel at the architecture from the outside.
Next time you’re in Milan, get down to the San Siro.