The Barcelona FC Camp Nou Experience tour ticket gives you access to the ‘behind the scenes’ action at the club as well as access to the FC museum and the multimedia centre. The tour is ‘self-guided’, meaning that there are no tour guides.
In Canaletas, the legend says that “he who drinks of his water will return to Barcelona”
A destination almost obliged for tourists, the Canaletas fountain crosses thousands of people, located just at the beginning of the Ramblas, a few steps from Plaça de Catalunya. This modest but emblematic fountain-lantern treasures with a history that makes it one of the unavoidable sources for the tourist and the fan of Futbol Club Barcelona, when its successes allow it.
The source of Canaletas was built in XVIII century but its reaison for bein takes us to the implementation of Rec Comtal, a network of channels launched in the tenth century and operating for almost nine centuries, which was extended in the mid-nineteenth century to bring the water that arrived from the Montcada and Reixac dam. With the arrival of industrialization, the water of the canals became contaminated and the city opened some divergent channels to supply to the Ramblas of less contaminated water. They were called ‘Canaletas’.
The original source came from a deposit located in the Tower of San Severo of the old medieval wall, which supplied the area of the Rambla and the Raval, originally from the eighteenth century. In 1862 the old fountain disappeared with the demolition of the walls and in its place settled two provisional iron sources.
In 1888 the City Council of Barcelona agreed to replace it with another definitive source, a project commissioned to Pere Falqués formed by four sources that would be located in different places of the city. Subsequently it was extended to fourteen sources, awarded to Jaume Rodelles. For that reason, although the one of Canaletas was constructed in 1892, it counts on a good number of ‘twin sisters’ distributed by Barcelona.
Made of cast iron, the fountain has a circular base on which a cup-shaped structure rises with four faucets that pour the water over four circular stacks; On this glass rises a column crowned in turn by four lampposts. With the ornamental tracks on the table, nothing better than to trace a route in search of their ‘relatives’ that we will find, among other locations, in the Portal del Ángel, the main street of Gracia, the round of San Pablo, Or the Plaza de la Barceloneta, among others. In total, there are 17 identical sources.
Today it is celebrated for being scene of the festivities in honor to the victories of the Barça. A tradition that was forged when the followers of the azulgrana club were quoted at the gates of the sports newspaper La Rambla, which was in the habit of presenting the results of football matches using a blackboard. Disappeared in the late 1930s, it should be said that the newspaper was located just in front of the fountain, at number 13 of the Ramblas.
Tradition says that “he who drinks of his water will return to Barcelona.” That is why, by superstition, visitors who wish to return to the city do not hesitate to drink their water if they hope to comply with the saying, whose legend can be read inscribed on a plaque.
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The main novelty will be the garnet color of the third set
After announcing a few weeks ago the agreement with the new sponsor, Rakuten, it seems that the board of Barça already has the designs of the shirts that will accompany the Japanese giant, as it has leaked on the network and thus have confirmed various media.
After wearing a model this year that resembles those created in the nineties, in the 2017/18 season will return a more innovative and less nostalgic style subdividing the fringes stripes but leaving one of more thickness in the center of color grana. However, the substitute equipment will re-drink from the designs of past decades with a clear greenish tint can approach the sky blue. The mold is broken with the third one, which forgets what established in the Barcelona entity putting a garnet color with orange details in play. A design reminiscent of the usual in the players of Rome.
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The iconic New York skyscrapers make a nod to Barcelona on Wednesday for his ten years of collaboration with Unicef
New York unveiled to the world on Wednesday that his heart is Barça. The most emblematic building of the most famous city on Earth will go to sleep wearing the club’s colors. The Empire State Building will light up in blue and red in recognition of the club and its Foundation for the ten years of partnership with Unicef. A symbolic act that will also serve to welcome the city to Barcelona and to its new headquarters.
Vice President Jordi Cardoner ex football player Ronaldinho and Barca will be responsible for carrying out the formal ceremony at the Empire State to turn the lights ready for the occasion. Barca colors will remain linked to the building throughout the New York night, in view of the millions of tourists who gather daily in the Big Apple.
The staff of the club, starting with the president Josep Maria Bartomeu, has moved to Manhattan to open a new sales office which should mean an injection of income for barcelonistas coffers, an act that will take place on Tuesday at 250 Park Avenue , one of the nerve centers of the city.
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The project of huge Japanese firm Nikken Sekkei relieves the Foster´s one.
In September 2007 the club presented its previous project for a new Camp Nou. Joan Laporta presided over the club. And Sir Norman Foster was the winner in the contest. The British architect has drafted its proposal from a specification of five pages provided by the club. In its proposal acquired prominence formalism, it resulted in a scaly skin -evocative the roof of Gaudi House Batlló-, with the colors of the Barca shirt and the senyera. It was a time when in Spain built many star architects, sometimes with unbridled expressiveness and budgetary largesse.
This time the club has acted differently: he gave the contestants hundred pages of conditions, from detailing the number of seats to the VIP boxes, through the suggested types of cover for the stadium.
With so extensive specifications Barca sought to achieve the two main objectives of reform -catch up with regard to safety regulations and optimize the performance of the Camp Nou (raising there until additional 50 million euros per year). And, too, it led to the formation of teams of contestants who would represent the local profession, accredited architectural quality, and powerful engineering and architecture, based in the US, Britain, Japan and other countries where their role are dominating the architects, unlike what makes the tradition in Spain. They are engineers, most of them with experience in the construction of large sports facilities, always with very strict criteria for compliance schedule and budget.
In short, the club has been betting on the Laporta era for the iconic, colorful and stellar signature work, to bet on the Bartomeu time for a work that supports high-capacity engineering and diffuse aesthetic identity.
Who’s who in the team that will design the Camp Nou? What are credited? How will your synergy? What can we expect of the work Nikken Sekkei presented yesterday and Pascual-Ausió?
Nikken Sekkei, formed from a construction company that was born in 1900, is one of the largest engineering and architectural firms in the world, with nearly 2,500 employees, headquartered in Tokyo, and regional offices in the Far East and the Persian Gulf. He has participated in 20,000 projects in 40 countries. Among its sports facilities are the Saitama Super Arena in Chuo-Ko, and the Tokyo Dome. It has built skyscrapers and all kinds of private and public facilities. Its Catalan partners in the club, the study of Joan Pascual and Ramon Ausió, based in Barcelona, has a dozen professionals. In his curriculum apartment blocks dominate, such as 200 that ended in several towers of Barceloneta, twenty years ago; among his most recent works, the Diagonal Zero (Barcelona) hotel or the Electra (Terrassa) school.
This difference in muscle between the two partners winners of contest-and something similar happened in the Palau Blaugrana contest, won by Hok (1,800 employees) and TAC-Barcelona suggests that the club has passed the time of architectural and enters starsystem of engineering. It also suggests the elimination of contestants strong personality among the last fallen Bofill, Ferrater, RCR, Matthew or BIG-. And even the career of one who has served as project manager of the operation Espai Barça, which includes the new Camp Nou.
Nikken Sekkei will design the new stadium of soccer club Barcelona
The club has chosen the study proposal of Japanese architecture, Nikken Sekkei, in collaboration with Joan Pascual and Ramon Ausió Arquitectes, to design and implement reform Camp Nou.
After several weeks studying the eight finalists, the jury Espai Barça has finally opted for the Japanese architectural proposal, responsible for several works in Japan as the Niigata Stadium Niigata, Saitama Super Arena in Saitama or Wakayama Big Whale Wakayama .
Nikken Sekkei’s origins date back to the early twentieth century and currently has over 2,500 employees and projects in 40 countries.