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Welcome to Portugal!
One of Europe's oldest nations looking out on to the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal is delighted to welcome the world to join the celebration of football that is UEFA EURO 2004. 

With sunny weather, miles of beautiful beaches, accommodation aplenty and the footballing and transport infrastructure to make things run smoothly off the pitch, the UEFA European Championships' trip to Portugal promises to be an unforgettable event. 

A massive programme of investment and rebuilding will see Portugal open its doors to the footballing world with eight pristine stadiums. The cities of Braga, Guimarães, Porto, Aveiro, Coimbra, Leiria and Lisbon will all host matches, while down on the south coast, the towns of Faro and Loulé have banded together with their own Algarve stadium. 

However, in stark contrast to the modern beauty of the new UEFA EURO 2004 stadiums, Portugal is a land steeped in history, with exciting cultural treasures dating back long before the foundation of the kingdom of Portugal in 1143. 

Celts, Suevians, Romans, Visigoths and Moors all called Portugal their home before the successful battles of the 'Reconquista' resulted in the foundation of the new state. Portugal's borders with neighbouring Spain have remained almost constant since 1297. 

While plenty of other nations have left their mark on Portugal, the country has also left its mark on the world, with Portuguese explorers being the first Europeans to discover the sea routes to India, Brazil, China and Japan as well as settling the coasts of Africa. 

Having assimilated the wonders of the world and brought them back home, Portugal can boast one of the most cosmopolitan cultures in Europe and an artistic heritage which combines elements from all over the world. 

The country is ready to welcome visitors from all over the world for a celebration of football which, from the first kick-off to the final whistle at the European Championship final in the 65,000-capacity Da Luz stadium, promises to dazzle and delight all who witness it.

Braga Municipal


D. Afonso Henriques

Dragão & Bessa

Aveiro Municipal

Coimbra Municipal

Dr. Magalhães Pessoa


José Alvalde & Luz





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