Hide the children! So serious are they about the local soccer team in Barcelona (FC Barcelona — Barça, in the local parlance) that childcare is available in Camp Nou on game days for those ages 2 to 12. And for good reason: Camp Nou is the largest stadium in Europe, and it grows extremely rowdy on weekends. Games are played almost year-round, but the Spanish League season runs from late August to early May. If the idea of watching soccer with 99,000 fans (some with vuvuzelas) isn’t your cup of tea, tour the stadium or the ultra-modern Barça museum — open seven days a week — for an in-depth, multimedia look at a century’s worth of soccer in Barcelona.

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