We had our European Championship in 2004 when 10 stadiums were built and renovated specially for the occasion, two in Lisbon, “Alvalade XXI“ and “Estádio da Luz”, where the big final took place between Portugal and Greece and where Greece was declared the winner.
The event occurred without incidents and it was considered by UEFA the best and most well organized Euro ever. This year the Championship is in Poland and Ukraine and that’s why Lisbon will be calmer than usual, giving the ones that are not football fans the chance to visit the city without finding the Museums and the Monuments as crowded and confusing as it is in high season.
This doesn’t mean that the football fans can’t come to Lisbon. All matches will be broadcasted across the city in Bars, Restaurants even in some Squares, or if you prefer I’m sure you will be able to watch them at your hotel, in a more quiet and “controlled” environment.
Euro 2012 is also played in Lisbon!