The football passion in Lisbon

Everybody knows that Lisbonis a wonderful town and that one has many things to see here. But besides its historical value and its beauty, Lisbonhas a great culture of football. The two local teams, Sporting Club and SL Benfica, have very good results both in the national championship and in the international competitions. Therefore, you should not leave Lisbonbefore going to visit the two stadiums. Even if you are a boy or a girl, a football fan or just a watcher of this sport, you will enjoy your visit, trust me. For a better appreciation of this concept, I’ll present you The football passion in Lisbon:

Estadio da Luz – the stadium of Sport Lisboa e Benfica

The Estadio da Luz is the home of the football club Sport Lisboa e Benfica and the largest stadium in Portugal, with a capacity of 65,400 spectators. It is opened for the visitors every day, so you should give it a try. Firstly, you have to go visiting the museum, for a better understanding of the club’s history, both national and international. It won two times the European Cup. In the museum you will see trophies and photos of former and current players. Then, you can see the stadium, with its red and white seats, the changing room, the indoor training areas and the conference room. You will have the possibility to go through the player’s tunnel and seat on their bench. If you like, you can eat at the restaurant, from where you have a great view of the stadium. Your tour ends with the gift shop because you must buy something to remember you this remarquable day. The tour of the stadium and the museum cost EUR 5 each and schedules are 10h00, 11h00, 12h00, 14h30, 15h30, 16h30 and 17h30. The Estadio Da Luz, meaning the “Stadium of the Light”, is situated northwest of the city centre. The nearest metro stop is “Colegio Militar” (the blue line).

The Estadio Jose Alvalade XXI – the stadium of Sporting Club

If you visited the Estadio da Luz now it’s time to see also The Estadio Jose Alvalade XXI, the home of Sporting Club, the great rival of Benfica. It is a five star UEFA stadium, that worth to be seen. Like on the other stadiums, you can visit the club’s museum and you can take a tour of the stadium. The tour costs EUR 8 and it is taken on Monday to Friday, at 11h30, 14h30 and 16h00, and on Saturday and Sunday at 10h30, 12h00, 14h30 and 16h00. The stadium is situated about ten minutes north of the city’s centre. The nearest metro stop is “Campo Grande” (both yellow and green line) or you can take the buses 7, 36, 47, 78, 106, 108, 701, 750, 767 and 777.

If you are lucky, you will feel the football passion in Lisbon by seeing a match of the two teams. A match between them would be a real pleasure because of their rivalry, but for that you have to buy tickets in advance.

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