Are you ready to watch and feel the excitement of football in many cities from Amsterdam to Baku? Here are the cities that will host the 2020 European Football Championship and the places to visit in those cities.
1. Rome: A Football City
UEFA tournament will be held between 2020 opening match with Turkey match as Italy begins on June 12th. How about turning this into a wonderful Roman holiday? Moreover, due to the event, you can feel the carnival atmosphere in the city. If you want more, you may have to wait a bit for Venice Carnival: The Venice Carnival, which is held in February, will warm you in between the Winter Festivals.
2. See Baku with Euro 2020
Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, is located on the shore of the Caspian Sea. Baku Port, one of the important ports of the Caspian Sea, has turned the region into an attractive center. The culture and art life in the city, which has been developing rapidly since the beginning of 2000s, is also inspiring.
Known as the Paris of the Caucasus, Baku has many options for those who love nightlife; But first of all, it is necessary to visit the stops such as İçerişehir, Şirvanşahlar Palace, Haydar Aliyev Cultural Center. Baku, which is always a separate place for tourists, is an excellent option for a short holiday. Baku is a great city where those who have Euro 2020 tickets can go to the matches and visit the remaining city.
3. Amsterdam: Center of Dutch Culture
Amsterdam, which will host EURO 2020 Football Championship Group C matches together with Bucharest, and a final 16 round struggle, is an interesting stop with its rich historical and multicultural texture. In addition, this international city, where entertainment, nightlife and modern art come together, is a fascinating holiday route connected by channels and preserving its structure.
Amsterdam; It is a city identified with the AFC Ajax club, which has a special place with its players and championships in the history of European football. Presenting stars such as Johan Cruyff, Marco van Basten, Frank Rijkaard, Dennis Bergkamp, Patrick Kluivert, Clarence Seedorf to the world, this club has a special place in the heart of all football fans. Although it is a small city, there are many places to visit in Amsterdam. You can explore the city with long walks or easily reach everywhere thanks to the advanced public transportation system in Amsterdam, which is one of the favorite cities of those who love cycling.
4. Dublin: A Fairy Tale Stop
Dublin, which will play E Group matches with Bilbao, will also host a final 16 round challenge. Dublin; With its historical buildings, natural texture, colorful nightlife and sophisticated places, it is one of the most remarkable cities of not only Ireland but also Europe.
Dating back to the times before Christ, Dublin is also rich in cultural and artistic terms. With its 800 years of history, Patricks Cathedral, Dublin Castle, National Museum of Ireland, Phoenix Park and historic Trinity College are among the iconic routes of the city. The city, which also has traces from world-famous authors such as Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett, George Bernard Shaw, is a special place in terms of literature lovers.
5. Budapest: Beauty of the Danube River
Budapest, where F Group matches will be played together with Munich, will also host a final 16 round challenge. The city, one of the most inspiring stops in Central Europe; It is a must-see route with its cultural texture, historical depth and local tastes. The history of the city, which is the capital of Hungary and divided by the Danube River, goes back three thousand years.
Budapest, which was also an important part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the time, was badly damaged in World War II. But it has been rebuilt with extraordinary effort and has become a perfect reflection of East-West cultures.Buda Castle, Parliament Building, St. Stefan’s Basilica, Chain Bridge, Heroes’ Square and the Fisherman’s Bastion are among the routes that must be visited by travelers.
6. St. Petersburg: White Nights
Along with Copenhagen, it will host the group B matches and a quarter final match. St. Petersburg is a historical city built on the coast of the Baltic Sea. The city, which was once the capital of Tsarist Russia, is almost an open air museum. It is on the UNESCO World Heritage List with its bridges, channels, historical buildings.
It was also home to Russian writers who influenced world literature such as Dostoevsky and Pushkin. Petersburg is famous for its “White Nights”. Hermitage Museum, Peterhof Palace, Peter and Paul Fortress, Kazan Cathedral, Russian State Museum, Mariinsky Theater and Palace Square are among the must-see places of the city.
7. Bilbao: Center of the Basque Country
Bilbao, which will host the E Group matches and a final 16 round fight with Dublin in 2020, is located in the northern part of Spain and is known as both the center of Basque Region and a gastronomic city. Located in the Bay of Biscay of the Atlantic Ocean, the city stands out as a very valuable port. The city, which is also famous for the Athletic Bilbao football club that introduces the Basque culture to the world, is an alternative and beautiful stop.
Bilbao, which is close to France due to its location, is surrounded by the Nervion River and the mountains. One of the most iconic art museums in the world, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, Nueva Square, Dona Casilda Park and La Salve Neighborhood are among the must-see stops of the city.
8. Bucharest, the Impressive Capital of Romania
Bucharest, which will host the C Group matches and the last 16 rounds struggle with Amsterdam, is one of the important centers of Eastern Europe. Lipscani (Historical City), Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum, National Art Museum, Herastrau Park and Revolution Square are among the must-see stops of the city. In short, Bucharest is waiting for you with its fun-filled streets.
Those who follow the travel trends know: Bucharest is one of the most popular routes of recent years. The city, the capital of Romania, is waiting for you with its vibrant nightlife and 24-hour structure.
9. London: The Heart of Football
The history of London, where the semi-final and final matches will be played together with the D Group matches in the 2020 European Football Championship, dates back to the times before Christ. London, where many different cultures are intertwined, is very special for travelers as well as football fans.
London; It is the capital of England and the UK as well as the capital of football. The city, which hosts world-famous teams such as Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Fulham, Charlton Athletic, West Ham United, Crystal Palace, Queens Park Rangers, is also a giant cultural-arts center.
How about going to the city known for its works such as Big Ben, Westminster Palace, Buckingham Palace, London Bridge, British Museum, London Eye for EURO 2020 Football Championship? So you can get enough of both football and fun!
10. Munich: Pearl of Bavaria
Munich, which will host Group F matches and a quarter-final fight with Budapest, is one of Germany’s unique routes. It is also home to the world-famous Bayern Munich club. Munich, the capital of the Bavarian state of Germany, is a very special historical and cultural stop.
Marienplatz, Frauenkirche, St. Peter’s Church, Neues Rathaus, English Garden, BMW Museum and German Museum are some of the spots awaiting travelers. A unique location with its gourmet tastes, historical structures and natural beauties, Munich is always attractive for travelers!
11. Glasgow: Bagpipe Sounds in the Streets
Glasgow’s glamorous city, Glasgow, will host Group D matches and a final 16 round competition with London in EURO 2020. The city, which is one of the largest commercial ports of the UK, is a breathtaking stop with its planning and historical structure.
Home to important football history clubs such as Celtic and Rangers FC, Glasgow is a must-see location for travelers. Don’t forget to add George Square, Riverside Museum, Mackintosh Art Academy, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Pollok House and Glasgow Botanic Gardens to your excursion list.This is a city where you will hear bagpipes in the streets and love the Victorian castles and cultural texture.
12. Football Festival is Another in Copenhagen
St. Copenhagen, which will host Group B matches and a final 16-round fight with St. Petersburg, is Denmark’s most important city. It’s called “the happiest people in the world” for the Danes. You can easily understand the reason for this when you go to Denmark because the level of welfare and quality of life in the country is quite high. Copenhagen is the capital of this country of happiness.
It is known that the first settlement in Copenhagen, which means “the port of traffickers” in ancient Danish, dates back to the Stone Age, but the city was founded in the 11th century. Nyhavn canal, Tivoli Gardens, Amalienborg Palace, National Museum, Little Mermaid Statue and Christiania District are among the most important stops of the city.