Where can I watch Euro 2024 in Lisbon? Can Portugal win the European Championship in football?

It feels like we have been waiting for the European Championship in football for a long time, even though it has only been three years since the last tournament was arranged. The people of Portugal enter the tournament with great expectations to the team, and the quality of the top-league in Portugal is good, something we can also see by how Porto almost managed to win against Arsenal in the Champions League quarter-final a few months ago. Portugal was lucky with their group, meaning that it is considered an “easy” group in which Portugal will play against Georgia, Turkey, and the Czech Republic. But, where can you watch all the matches from the tournament in Lisbon? And do we really think Portugal has a chance to win the entire tournament?

The three group-stage matches for Portugal.

The tournament starts on June 14 as Germany plays the opening match of the tournament against Scotland. Fans in Portugal will have to wait for a couple of days before Christiano Ronaldo, Diogo Jota, Pepe, Bruno Fernandes, Vitinha, Ruben Dias, and the others will play their opening match. At 20:00 (local time in Lisbon) on June 18 Portugal will play against the Czech Republic led by players such as Patrik Schick and Tomas Soucek.

The second match is against Turkey on June 22 at 17:00. We all know that Turkey is a tough team to play against, because the team is like a rollercoaster. On some days they can play fantastic football, but on the next day they can lose against San Marino (almost). In other words, it is hard to know what to expect from this match, but we do know that Turkey played 0-0 against Italy in a preparation match before the tournament, which is a good result.

The final match in the group stage for Portugal is against Georgia on June 22 at 20:00. This is the match everyone expect Portugal to win, but if Georgia has something to fight for, the fighting mentality often counts more than actual skills, so I do hope Portugal will secure their spot in the knockout stage before this match. The biggest star on the Georgian team is Khvicha Kvaratskhelia who plays for Napoli.

The first match will be played at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig (where RB Leipzig normally play their matches). The second match will be played in Dortmund at the Signal Iduma Arena, while the third match will be played at the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen. That arena is normally used by Schalke 04.

Would you like to fly from Lisbon to see some of these matches in Germany at the stadiums? There are flights connecting Lisbon with big German cities such as Berlin, Düsseldort, and München, but there are unfortunately no direct flights between Lisbon and Gelsenkirchen, Dortmund, or Leipzig/Halle.

Ruben Dias – Source: UEFA.com

Do you want to watch the football matches in Lisbon together with others? Here are some great options!

Here you have some great sports bars and pubs where you can watch the European Championship in football together with other fans while drinking cold beer or other delightful drinks.

Hennessy’s – Cais do sodré 32-38, 1200-450 Lisboa

Hennessy’s is a popular Irish pub, well-known for its warm and inviting atmosphere. Inside the pub you can get a taste of Ireland, meaning that you can find Guinness and other delights on the menu. Besides showing football matches, this is also a place frequently used for live concerts. Its central location in the Cais do Sodré district makes it a convenient and attractive destination for those looking for a great bar where they can watch sports.

Real Sports Bar – Av. Luís Bívar 67, 1069-146 Lisboa

Real Sports Bar is a premier destination for sports enthusiasts. This bar has multiple large screens that broadcast a wide range of live sports events from around the world and it offers a diverse selection of drinks and a menu with delicious bar snacks and meals. What are you waiting for?

The Couch Sports Bar – Rua do Alecrim 21A & Avenida Duque de Loulé 85

There are two sports bars in Lisbon with this name. They are both equipped with lots of screen inside, meaning that you can watch several matches at the same time which comes in handy during the last round of the group stage when multiple matches are played simultaneously. You can learn more about the bars and make a reservation at https://www.thecouch.pt/.

O Reserva – Rua Vale do Pereiro 3A

This isn’t the biggest sports pub, and it only has two screens inside. But, if you want to visit a place known to be a Portoguese sports-bar, then this might be the most authentic you will find, and here you can also eat Portuguese delights, meaning it can be combined with an easy dinner.

The George Pub – Rua do Crucifixo 58

This bar is in the center of Lisbon and it is a typical English pub. This is a great place to watch Premier League football during the normal football season, and then to watch Euro 2024 or other sports events.

No matter which place you choose, it is important to book a table beforehand. Another option is to visit the different places the evening before the match you are interested in decide which bar you like the most and then reserve a table there while you visit the place. Do not forget that these bars are open all-year around, so they are great options for watching sports throughout the year or maybe the Summer Olympics later this summer.

If you want to watch the matches on Portuguese TV, then RTP is the main broadcaster of the matches. You can stream the matches broadcasted by RTP at https://www.rtp.pt/. It is free to watch if you are located in Portugal, but if you are located outside Portugal, you need to use a VPN for this to work. You will most likely be able to watch the different matches from the tournament on the TV in your hotel room. Would you rather watch the matches online on some other TV channel? You can find lots of information and help in the following article in the Budapest Guide.

Is Portugal capable of winning the European Championship in football?

What do you think? If we look at the squad, we are convinced that Portugal has one of the best teams in the entire tournament. We have young and vibrant players, but also old and experienced players such as Pepe and Christiano Ronaldo. Looking at group F where Portugal is playing, most people expect Portugal to win their matches and end up as number one in the group. What will that mean for the rest of the tournament?

When Portugal won the European Championship in football in 2016, they didn’t win their group, but instead they ended up second behind Hungary.

If Portugal wins their group, they will play against the best number three from group A, B, or C. If we look at those groups, we can quickly see that it might become one crazy match. In group A, Germany, Hungary, Scotland, and Switzerland will play (some will say that meeting the team at the third place from this group might be the best option), but it is just as possible that Portugal might play against the best number three from group B, a tough group with Spain, Croatia, Italy, and Albania. Can you imagine Portugal against Spain, Croatia, or Italy in the first leg of the knockout stage? If Portugal wins group F and plays against the best number three from group C, they can end up meeting England, Denmark, Serbia, or Slovenia. Some might say that Denmark, Slovenia, or Serbia would all be great opponents.

If Portugal wins the first match of the knockout stage (after winning their group), they will play against the winner of the match between number two in group D (Poland, Netherlands, France, Austria) and number two in group E (Belgium, Slovakia, Romania, Ukraine).

Based on this, you know have a small idea of what Portugal will be up against if they win their group and proceed to the knockout stage. What do you think? Will Portugal win the European Championship in football? And maybe even more important, will Christiano Ronaldo score once again in the tournament and become a star player in the team? Or is he in too bad shape and will be benched by coach Roberto Martinez?

Christmas markets in Lisbon in 2019

When will the Christmas markets be arranged in Lisbon in 2019? Where are the Christmas markets? Here you will find all the information you need about this years Christmas markets in Lisbon!

The goal of this article is mainly to give you information about the dates and the location of this years Christmas markets. For more detailed information about the Lisbon Christmas markets, check this site. Lisbon is getting better and better at celebrating Christmas with nice Christmas markets, so here you have the most crucial information about the Christmas markets in Lisbon in 2019.

Lisbon Christmas markets 2019

Wonderland Lisbon 2019

The most famous Christmas market in Lisbon in the so-called Wonderland. This is located near the metro stop Parque, and it is the biggest and nicest in the capital. Here you will find stands where you can buy drinks and food, and there will also be activities for children including an ice-rink and a Ferris wheel.

Dates for Wonderland Lisboa in 2019: not announced yet!

You can meet Santa in Wonderland Lisboa before Christmas
You can meet Santa in Wonderland Lisboa before Christmas

The Rossio Christmas Market

At the Rossio square, you will find another Christmas market. It doesn’t have set dates, because there is a market here mostly all year round. But, as the Christmas spirit arrives, so the Rossio square market is turning into a Christmas market, something that normally happens at the start of December. Here you can buy souvenirs and handicrafts, but also lots of things to drink and eat.

The Obidos Christmas Village 2019

The most famous Christmas village in Portugal is located in Obidos, approximately 90 kilometers from Lisbon. Here you can enjoy everything you expect from a Christmas market, in a beautiful environment just next to an old fortress.

Obidos Christmas Village dates: November 29th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020

Obidos is a small village that turns into a Christmas village before Christmas.
Obidos is a small village that turns into a Christmas village before Christmas.

We hope you will have a wonderful time at the Christmas markets in Lisbon. If you need help getting from the airport to your hotel in Lisbon, let one of our drivers pick you up and bring you safely to the hotel with set prices.

The taxi drivers in Lisbon doesn’t have the best rumor (for a reason), and that is why arranging with a pre-booked taxi with a set price is a smart thing to do!

Merry Christmas and enjoy Lisbon!

Christmas markets in Lisbon in 2016

Are you coming to Lisbon before Christmas? Are you in the mood for some fantastic Christmas market shopping? What to do in Lisbon?

You might be surprised to hear that Lisbon is not that much of a Christmas market city. There are lots of concerts in churches all around the city, but the traditional Christmas markets as we know them from cities like Vienna, Lubeck and Prague can not be found in Lisbon. There is however one place that is perfect for those arriving with children, and that is the Christmas park in Parque Eduardo VII. Here you can find a Christmas village with lots of events made for children and it has a nice Christmas atmosphere to it.

You should also be aware of the fact that Lisbon is a city with lots of delicious pastry. That is why you should prepare for eating lots of snacks and good cakes when you come to Lisbon before Christmas.

There are no Christmas markets in Lisbon like this one (picture from Budapest)
There are no Christmas markets in Lisbon like this one (picture from Budapest)

What about the Christmas markets in Lisbon?

If you really want to enjoy a good Christmas market then you should travel to another destination like Vienna or maybe Budapest. But, if you simply will be happy if you can go shopping, then you can read more about shopping in Lisbon right here.

You can also read more about other activities and programs in Lisbon here in our Lisbon Guide.

We wish you a Merry Christmas no matter where you decide to go before Christmas to do this years Christmas shopping!

Can Portugal beat Poland tonight?

You might find it strange that a Lisbon Guide writes about football, but if you knew the people of Portugal you would for sure understand that Portugal loves football, and when Ronaldo and Portugal is playing a quarter final in Euro 2016 the entire nation pays attention.

That is why we look very much forward to watch the match between Portugal and Poland tonight. According to bookmakers Portugal are the favorites to win the match, but most people also agree that Poland has a good chance. That is why lots of football fans actually consider tonight’s match to be a battle between Ronaldo and Lewandowski. The team that has a shining star tonight will win the battle.

If you are in the mood for watching the match between Portugal and Poland tonight then you can find instructions both in England and in Portuguese on ipaddressguide.org on how it is done.

Now we are already biting our nails, but we hope that in 5 hours from now Portugal will be the first team to qualify for the semi-finals in Euro 2016. If you are a fan of Portugal cheer together with us and the best way to do so is to go out into the streets of Lisbon and find a place to watch the match together with locals and foreigners cheering for Portugal together!

Euro 2016 in Lisbon

Portugal is one of the big outsiders in Euro 2016, but the people in Portugal believe their nation can make it all the way to the top. That is why you can watch Euro 2016 almost anywhere in Lisbon, but here are some advises from us!

Portugal was really lucky when the groups were drawn in Paris in December 2016. They ended up in what many people believe to be the easiest group consisting of Iceland, Hungary and Austria. Ronaldo and the rest of the team is expected to win all three group stage matches and easily get on to the knockout stage.

In Portugal RTP will broadcast the Euro 2016 and if you want to watch RTP online then these are instructions written for you! Notice that the article is written in Portuguese, so if you do not understand this beautiful language then the follow instructions might serve you better telling you how to watch Euro 2016 online.

Most people will however want to watch the European Championship out together with the crowds, and here are some sports bars and pubs and other places where you can watch Euro 2016 in Lisbon.

Where to watch Euro 2016 in Lisbon

Hennessy’s – Cais do sodré 32-38, 1200-450 Lisboa

This is an Irish pub located by Cais do sodre, and it is for sure among the most popular bars and pubs in Lisbon. It has all the drinks you expect an Irish pub to have and they of course have big screens as well where you can watch all the matches you consider important during the European Championship. A full Euro 2016 can be found here.

Football Park – Parque Eduardo VII

This is a place that normally features a big screen outdoors where people simply can come together to watch football and drink and enjoy the nice summer temperatures we can expect in Lisbon in June and July. Since its outdoors it is also completely free.

IMPORTANT: It seems as if this place want be used anyway, but instead you can watch Euro 2016 in Lisbon at the following place(s): Terreiro do Paço and Alameda (check the comment beneath and please write a comment if you have further insight on the subject)

Real Sports Bar – Av. Luís Bívar 67, 1069-146 Lisboa

This Sports Bar is a part of a very nice hotel and that means that it is not a tired and bad looking pub, but a really nice looking place where you can easily grab some very nice bites of food while watching all your favorite Euro 2016 matches. Reserving a place might be smart and do not forget to tell them that you want to watch Euro 2016!

These are some suggestions to where you can watch the European Championship matches in Lisbon. Enjoy the city and if you have some spare time, do not forget to enjoy a beautiful river cruise while in town.


Portugal – Denmark (Euro 2016 qualification)

Denmark PortugalOn October 8th at 20.45 it is time for a very interesting football match between Portgual and Denmark in Lisbon. This is a very important match for both teams, as they will want to grab three points in this match. Whichever team wins this match will raise their chances of qualifying to the Euro 2016 a whole lot.

The match between Portgual and Denmark will be played at Estadio da Luz, and if you want to buy tickets for the match you can do so at WorldTicketShop.

Do not forget to read around here in our Lisbon Guide for more information about attractions and recommended activities in Lisbon to enjoy as you come and visit the city.

For more information on watching this and other football events online, we recommend visiting www.ipaddressguide.org.