Discover an enchanting city on your football trip ... Destination Lisbon !
Welcome to Lisbon! For a few days during your football trip to Benfica, you will discover the capital of Portugal, and we have listed a few places not to be missed!
Departure from the Place du Commerce, the heart of Lisbon life. This square has the particularity of overlooking the Tagus. At the time, it was used to govern the commercial exchanges of the ships that passed by, hence its name. Take a break on the terrace and enjoy the view!
For those with a sweet tooth, head to the Time Out Mercado da Ribeira to taste the famous Pasteis de Nata, Portuguese specialities and, incidentally, cuisines from all over the world.
The city has a breathtaking historical and architectural heritage. Among these buildings is St. George’s Castle, an impressive Moorish castle dating back to the 11th century, perched on the highest hill in the historic centre. Another visit a little further away but worth a visit is to the Royal Palace of Queluz, one of the most beautiful palaces in Europe, located about 15 kilometres from Lisbon in Sintra. There is a lot to do and visit around the palace in Sintra, so you won’t be making the trip for nothing if you take the trouble (it’s also less crowded with tourists).
Lisbon also has American-style bridges over the Tagus, 25 de Abril Bridge and Vasco Da Gama Bridge. Passing on the other side of the first city, you can go to the municipality of Almada, where you will find the emblematic statue of Christ the King, which offers a breathtaking view of Lisbon.
On your way to the Estadio Da Luz
Back to the city centre with a visit to the Bairro Alto district, where you can go to the Jardim da Estrela to relax. It is one of the most beautiful green areas in Lisbon. In the same district you will have the opportunity to board the emblematic sloping funicular, whose image sticks to the city’s skin.
On a completely different note, visit the LX Factory, an area of Lisbon near Bridge 25 de Abril. On a base of industrial buildings, the inhabitants of this district have given new colour to the old disused installations, to say the least. This place has become Lisbon’s new fashionable district, where a bohemian / vintage atmosphere reigns, a little out of time. The street art culture is particularly present here. You will also find the Ler Devagar bookshop. You will find a huge building with an indescribable decoration, where almost 40,000 books are stored.
Lisbon is a city of contrasts. To make your stay even more sublime, head to the Bélem district, the Mecca of the Christian religion. A place that touches everyone, believers and non-believers alike. Visit the splendid Hieronymites’ monastery, which gives an idea of the power of Portugal at the time of the great discoveries. Walk along the river and reach the Tower of Belem. It is another strong symbol of Lisbon, which guards the access to the port of Lisbon.
Spotlight on the Estadio da Luz, the largest stadium in Portugal! Built for Euro 2004, the stadium is also home to SL Benfica, the country’s most successful club. There is no shortage of superlatives for this massive stadium, nicknamed “The Cathedral” after the former Estadio da Luz, which had a capacity of 120,000 in the 1980s, reduced to 65,000 in 2004. Safe to say this stadium will leave you with unforgettable memories on the occasion of your football trip to Benfica Lisbon.
In Portugal, football is a religion, and the domestic league is largely dominated by the three giants: Benfica, its long-time rival FC Porto, and its local rival Sporting Portugal. The reception of these two teams always results in spectacular matches. The eyes of the whole country are riveted on the Estadio Da Luz for this kind of match. Beyond the rivalry, it is often the title that is played between these three, which spices up their matches even more.
In the stands, the SLB fans have their team in their skin and the atmosphere is always there. Red songs and tifos punctuate the matches. In Portugal, the popularity of football clubs tends to be in favour of Benfica, even if Porto, the eternal rival, has nothing to be ashamed of.
Discover the history of the club in the museum near the stadium. Learn more about those who made the legend of this mythical club. The most beautiful European epics, the emblematic players and the club’s heroes such as Eusébio. Everything you need for a timeless football trip to Benfica Lisbon.
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These bloggers and stadium fans tell you about their stadium experience at the Estadio Da Luz!
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