Published on July 2nd, 2017 | by Sun Gold Soap0
Places To Enjoy The Sun & Football
If you want to a holiday that involves watching football matches and relaxing in the sun, you’re in luck, because there are many top-quality holiday destinations that offer both.
This coastal Spanish city is home to one of the world’s most popular football teams, FC Barcelona. Here you’ll find Camp Nou, which is the world’s second largest football stadium by capacity and the largest in Europe. Many people in Barcelona are extremely passionate about football and many people come from afar to visit this city because of its football. In fact, in 2014 the museum at Camp Nou, which is dedicated to football, received over 1.5 million visitors. Of course, Barcelona is also well known for its beaches, with four main beaches in and around the city.
Known as the capital of the French Riviera, the city of Nice is located on France’s southern coast and is known for its gorgeous sea views, mountainous backdrop and laidback character. Relaxed and cosmopolitan, Nice is a place where you can unwind and forget your woes in scenic surroundings. This city will be one of the host cities for the Euro 2016 finals, with matches taking place at the Allianz Riviera stadium. The buzz for Euro 2016 is already building, with sites like Titanbet already taking bets. No doubt the city will come alive during Euro 2016, but even when there are lots of football fans in the city, you’ll easily be able to find somewhere to relax away from the buzz. There are plenty of beaches here, with golden sands and warm seawater ready to welcome you. The weather’
Marseilles is also located on the French Riviera and is a thriving port city with a rich and colourful history. Even though it’s the oldest city in France, having been established some 2,600 years ago, Marseilles is decidedly modern in character. There’s a lot to see and do here, from the vibrant Old Port area to the contemporary architecture of the Joliette area, not forgetting the scenic coastline, with its gorgeous sandy beaches and picturesque sea views. Like Nice, Marseilles will also host matches for the Euro 2016 finals.
Located in Lisbon is the Estadio da Luz, a modern and intricately designed stadium that was built for the 2004 European Championships. The stadium is renowned for its wavy profile and its polycarbonate roof, which allows sunlight to penetrate through, giving the stadium more natural light; the stadium was designed to have a lighter feel to it than most other stadiums. There are many great beaches not too far from Lisbon, including the Praia De Carcavelos, which can easily be reached from the city centre and has excellent facilities and gorgeous coastal views.
Naples is one of the most picturesque cities in Italy, with an impressive collection of historic buildings and a historic centre that’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city’s football stadium, the Stadio San Paolo, has seen its fair share of important matches. Perhaps its most famous was the 1990 World Cup semi-final that saw Italy play against Argentina and was the only world cup match where the Argentinian national anthem wasn’t jeered at. As well as being rich in culture and heritage, Naples has an impressive collection of beaches, some of which are on nearby islands that can easily be accessed by boat.
These are just some of the many places that offer sun and football. Visit any one of these places and you’ll be to enjoy a holiday that combines relaxing downtime in the sun with exciting football matches held in huge stadiums.