Pedralbes and the Zona Alta

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This area of the city is North-West as you look at a map, and is mainly business and residential area, with a few museums and galleries. Perhaps the main Barcelona attraction is the Camp Nou - Barcelona's football stadium. This stadium is huge and if you are fortunate enough to be here when a home game is on, then try and go down. Sadly it never really fills up completely (save Real Madrid match - an impossible fixture to get to unless you pay a minimum 150 Euros a ticket), and many tickets can be bought on the day - although usually for the top tier, which is rather like watching a Subbuteo match - but at least you can say you've been. Season ticket holders can also sell you a ticket due to the strange system of season tickets over here, so if there are only a few of you, this is a sure fire way of getting a good seat. However, this is illegal, so agree a price beforehand, and don't let the guards see a money changeover. They won't con you, as it's ok to give a spare ticket away but if the guards think you've paid for the ticket, then they'll refuse admission. If you're not here on match day, then it's still well worth the visit to the tour, where you can see the trophy rooms, press office, sit in the stands, watch projections of past and present stars, as well as visit the impressive club shop.

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