Barcelona Football Festival

May 24-27th 2019

Barcelona Football Festival is an international youth football tournament for boys, held in Salou and Cambrils area in the south of Barcelona. In previous years teams have travelled from England, Finland, France, India, Indonisia, Scotland, Sweden and of course Spain to take part.

The tournament will be played at a fantastic football venue with 8 full size fields – two natural grass fields, six artificial and two hybrids. This is a high quality tournament designed to provide unforgettable days of football and fun – on and off the field. Combine football and holidays – two days full of matches, a visit to the Camp Nou stadium, water fun at Water World, brilliant sunny weather and first-rate beaches, what more could you wish for?

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Tournament Programme

Friday May 24th 2019:  Arrival. Transfer to Football Salou for tournament check in and age check.  Transfer to hotel. Free Time. Dinner.

The Accommodation: You will stay in one of the seven Best Hotels in the area (Best Maritim, Best Cambrils, Best Negresco, Best Cap Salou, Best Los Angeles, Best Oasis or Best San Francisco). All are near the beach (100-200m) and have an outdoor pool and WiFi.  Your hotel name will be confirmed about 14 days before tournament starts.

Saturday May 25th 2019: After breakfast the tournament starts, there will be a full day of matches.

Sunday May 26th 2019: More tournament matches including the finals and presentation of trophies.

Monday May 27th 2019: Free time (Nou Camp visit or stay at hotel). Transfer to airport

Free Time
Port Aventura

When you are not playing football there are lots of things to do including a visit to Port Aventura, a Camp Nou tour or a visit to Barcelona.

Port Aventura is a theme park located in Salou. There are not many places in the world where you can experience adventures and excitement that will stay with you forever!

These roller coaster thrill rides will leave you weak at the knees with breathless excitement! Spins, turns, flips and even rides that have you ‘flying’ close to the ground, there’s a thrill ride for everyone at Port Aventura!

The Camp Nou Experience

The Camp Nou Experience has become an obligatory stop for visitors to Barcelona.

The Experience gives the chance to walk through the most emblematic areas of the stadium: the away team changing room and the players’ tunnel, the dugouts, the press room, commentators box and of course the Museum.

The Museum is the most modern football museum thanks to its interactive wall spaces, large scale audiovisual displays and an extensive display of objects to explain the history of FC Barcelona and understand the values that make Barça “més que un club” – “ more than a club”

Barcelona is the perfect city to relax in, stroll around and enjoy. Barcelona’s pleasant climate means that the locals spend a lot of time outdoors. The city’s location on the shores of the Mediterranean brings pleasant temperatures, allowing Barcelona to enjoy its 5km of perfect beaches.

There are many things to see and do during your time in Barcelona, you can make the most of the sunshine and walk along Barcelona’s beaches or through its parks, do some shopping. You can eat at open-air restaurants or enjoy a drink at a pavement café, with the Mediterranean as an outstanding backdrop.

Here are some of its most famous attractions.

Sagrada Familia by Antonio Gaud

Sagrada Familia by Antonio Gaudí (Giant Basilica): this is Barcelona’s no.1 tourist attraction, a Giant Basilica designed by the master architect Antonio Gaudí. This building has been under construction since 1882 and they’ve still got another 30 to 80 years (depending on funding and resources) to go before it will be finished. Just imagine the dedication, devotion and commitment involved in creating a building for that length of time. Its uniqueness, its boldness and shear size are breathtaking. It is under construction which means that each time you visit you will see something new. You will also be witnessing a masterpiece in its creation as the work will be going on whilst you visit.

Las Ramblas

La Rambla or “Las Ramblas”, as it is sometimes called, is Barcelona’s most famous boulevard.Here you will not only find many interesting shops, restaurants and buildings but also street performers. Las Ramblas is often the first landmark that most tourists identify with the city.

It is the central most boulevard which cuts through the heart of the city centre and is a vibrant and lively promenade filled with Barcelona action at its best (and sometimes the worst!). Attractions along the Ramblas including live performances, human statue art, artists that will draw your portrait or caricature, as well as established attractions like: Erotica Museum ( Museu de l’ Erotica), Christopher Columbus monument and Modernist Boqueria Market.

The Magic Fountain of Montjuic: One attraction which is popular and is a “must” visit is “The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc”. This is a light, music and water extravaganza that just can’t be missed. Performances are nightly but times vary depending on the time of year.

Picasso Museum: The museum has arranged Picasso’s paintings in chronological order from his early days to his final works. Arranging the paintings in this way gives you a fascinating insight into the development of Picasso thinking over time and shows how he developed the distinctive designs that he is famous for today.

Tibidabo Amusement Park

Barcelona’s Tibidabo Amusement Park And ‘Tramvia Blau’ Tram: The journey to Tibidabo amusement park starts with a short train ride from the centre of Barcelona from there you will take the Tramvia Blau which takes you half way up the mountain.

The small blue tram – the ‘Tramvia Blau’, is one of Barcelona’s beloved modes of transport. The old Spanish conductor adds to the charm of the experience, welcoming people aboard. On the tram’s journey up the mountain you will pass through Barcelona’s most affluent residential area. The journey lasts around seven minutes and as you alight you are half way up Mount Tibidabo and can take in some breathtaking panoramic views of the city. The Plaça Dr Andreu is a picturesque platform looking down over the city.

Funicular de Tibidabo

Most travellers then continue up the mountain on the Funicular de Tibidabo.

This is also an entertaining journey as you travel up through the mountain’s forests and to the summit and get a glimpse of the city from a height on your way. If you do choose to continue to the top, both kids and adults will enjoy the charming little theme park. It was built in 1889 and a lot of the rides date back to this time, giving the park a whimsical feel. Don’t expect any bare-knuckle rides, but the views and friendly atmosphere, with people in fancy dress parading through the park and interacting with the visitors, make for an enjoyable day out.

Getting There

The nearest airport is Reus which is 7 miles away from the tournament base. Here are a list of airlines that fly there from the UK and Ireland.

AlbaStar (all seasonal) from Cork, Dublin, Knock and Shannon.

City Jet (seasonal) from Dublin

BA (seasonal) from Glasgow.

Cello Aviation (all seasonal) from Cork, Dublin and Shannon

easyJet from London-Luton.

Jet2 (all seasonal) from Belfast, Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, London-Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle.

Ryan Air from London-Stansted plus seasonal from Birmingham, Bristol, Cork, Dublin, East Midlands, Liverpool, London-Southend, Manchester and Shannon.

Thomas Cook from Belfast–International, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, London-Gatwick, London–Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle upon Tyne.

TUI (all seasonal) from Aberdeen, Belfast–International, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, Dublin, Glasgow, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Manchester and Newcastle upon Tyne.

Another option is to fly into Barcelona El Prat which is 60 miles away. The following airlines fly there.

Aer Lingus from Dublin plus seasonal from Cork.

BA from London-Gatwick and London-Heathrow, plus seasonal from Edinburgh and Glasgow,

CityJet seasonal from Belfast-International.

easyJet fromBristol, Liverpool, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, London–Southend and Newcastle upon Tyne, plus seasonal from Belfast-International.

Jet2 from Manchester, plus seasonal from Glasgow and Leeds/Bradford.

Norwegian Air Shuttle from London–Gatwick, plus seasonal from Edinburgh.

Ryan Air from Birmingham, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London–Stansted, Manchester and Prestwick.

Vueling from Birmingham, Dublin, Edinburgh, London–Gatwick and Manchester, plus seasonal from Cardiff.

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