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Date: October 27, 2019
Location: Camp Nou – Barcelona
Starting Prices: $2,150.00/person
El Clásico is the name given in football to refer to football matches between Spain’s most famous and fiercest of rivals: Real Madrid C.F. and F.C. Barcelona. This bitter rivalry is regarded as one of the biggest in the world of sport. The two teams meet twice during the Spanish Liga season, with an additional two times in the Copa del Rey, Champions League and the Supercopa de Espana and possibly in the UEFA Super Cup as well. These two clubs are among the richest and most successful football clubs in the world; in 2014, they were ranked the world’s two most valuable sports teams. Both clubs have a global fan base; they are the world’s two most followed sports teams on social media.
If you’re looking to enhance your El Clásico Experience, we have options available to make your experience even more memorable.
Luxury Accommodations for El Clásico
Mandarin Oriental Hotel: Located on Passeig de Gràcia, Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona is one of the city’s best loved hotels. Enjoying stunning views over our gardens or the modernist landmark Casa Batlló, we offer a wonderful mix of style and five-star luxury.
Four Points by Sheraton Barcelona Diagonal: Set in the [email protected] district, the Four Points by Sheraton Barcelona Diagonal is within walking distance to museums, shops, restaurants, beaches, and famous attractions like the Sagrada Familia and the Agbar Tower! Surround yourself with the most gorgeous views of Barcelona, seen from every window.
Preferred Seating for El Clásico
With capacity just under 100,000, Camp Nou is one of the largest football stadiums in the world. We refer to shortside as “behind the goal” and longside as “by the sideline”. There are 4 different levels at Camp Nou where Level-1 is closest to the pitch. Contact us for more information about seating options.
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History of the El Clásico in Madrid
El Clásico is one of the largest sporting competitions in sport and one of the most anticipated club football matches in the world. Matches between Spain’s fiercest rivals Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona have starred some of the best players that have ever played football, including Alfredo Di Stéfano, Ferenc Puskás, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
The El Clásico rivalry transcends football with political factions in Spain’s two largest cities at the forefront. Barcelona identifies itself as Catalan and a symbol of Catalan identity, while Madrid is the historical centre of traditionalist Spain.
El Clásico History
The Copa del Rey in 1916 was the competition which started the El Clásico. The clubs first met competitively in four matches to see which club advanced to the final against Athletic Bilbao. Real Madrid legend Santiago Bernabéu scored in each match with six goals in total, including one in the second replay to take Los Blancos through to the final with a 4-2 win.
The term El Clásico used to refer only to meetings in the Spanish championship, but nowadays the term includes every match between Barcelona and Real Madrid, such as the UEFA Champions League, Copa del Rey and Super Cups. These clubs are two of the richest and most successful clubs in world football, with enormous global fanbases and a big influence on social media.
Bursting with history, Barcelona, Catalona’s capital and second city of Spain is one of a few must-see cities that visitors describe as utterly incomparable. Remarkable buildings designed by Antonio Gaudí’ and rich cultural roots that go back 2000 years are only some of the reasons why the city is one of kind.
Nobody can deny that the city has its unique identity. It has even been designated as a world-class city by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network.
Barcelona has a long sporting tradition. The city hosted several matches during the 1982 FIFA World Cup and the highly successful Summer Olympics of 1992. It is also well-known for the FC Barcelona, a sports club that has one of the largest football team in the world.
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