Estádio da Luz

The Estádio da Luz, also known as "A Catedral" is the home of Benfica. The stadium hosts the Benfica Museum, an indoor pool, and a panoramic restaurant

The Estádio da Luz or the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica is the most important football stadium of Portugal.

Nicknamed “A Catedral” – the Cathedral – by its supporters, the stadium was projected by architect Damon Lavelle and it was inaugurated in 2003.

The stadium can seat more than 65 thousand people and it is home to the Museum Benfica – a must visit area for all football lovers and supporters – an indoor pool, a panoramic restaurant, and several shops including the Benfica Megastore.

The Estádio da Luz is located 7 kilometers north from the historic center of Lisbon, not too far from the Estádio José Alvalade. It is a magic mix of light and transparency; its polycarbonate roof allows the rays of sunlight to penetrate the stadium.

In oder to reach the Benfica stadium you can take the car and drive on motorway E1, or take the metro blue line or the bus.

Tickets to the Estádio da Luz

It is possible to participate in a tour of the stadium and thus access the VIP areas, the stripped dressing room and the Benfica Cosme Damião Museum, which portrays the history of the club and its greatest legend, Eusebio.

The Benfica Stadium is one of the most visited attractions in Lisbon and to visit it you need to buy a ticket or participate in a guided tour. There are different types of tickets: choose the one that suits you best.

Skip-the-line tickets to Estádio da Luz

With the purchase of the ticket online it will be possible to avoid the queues at the box office and we will ensure the visit on the indicated day.

Entrance + guided visit to Estádio da Luz

Alternatively, to enhance your stadium experience, you can be accompanied by an expert guide during your visit. The cost is a bit higher than the entrance ticket, obviously included, and even buying a guided tour will save you time by avoiding queues at the ticket office.

Discounted entry with the Lisboa Card

In addition, if you intend to purchase the Lisboa Card, you will have a discount on the entrance to the Stadium and the Museum, as well as all the advantages of the discount card, such as unlimited transportation and free or discounted tickets to the main attractions and activities in Lisbon.

Matches and events at the Estádio da Luz

In order to discover all national and international matches, the latest concerts, and all the events taking place at the Benfica Stadium, and in order to purchase your admission ticket, please check the link below:

Stadium tickets

Opening hours

The Estádio da Luz is open every day from 10 a.m. at 6 p.m. During Benfica’s home games, the stadium closes 6 hours before kick-off; however, during international matches, it is not possible to participate in tours on match day, the day before and the morning after the match.


Founded in 1904 by the union of two groups that used to play in the district of Belém, Benfica is one of the three main Portuguese sports clubs as well as the historical enemy of Sporting Lisbon. With their red shirt and their eagle as symbol atop the club’s crest, the football players of Benfica are often called Encarnados (reds) o Águias (eagles).

The history of the team is filled with achievements (the full name of the team is Sport Lisboa e Benfica); they have won a record 35 Primeira Liga title, while in the Sixties the team has established the record for the longest consecutive unbeaten runs (29).

Eusebio Da Silva Ferreira plays a special role in the heart of all Benfica supporters and beyond, as he wrote the history of Portuguese football. He arrived from Mozambique in 1960, he won 11 national championships, he was recognized seven times as leading goal scorer, he won a Champion Cup, the Ballon d’Or and the golden shoe awards.

Learn more about the fascinating history of this football team at the museum of the Estádio da Luz – also known as A Catedral. If you are lucky enough to travel to Lisbon while the game is on, enjoy the feeling of watching a game at one of Europe’s best stadium.

Useful information


Av. Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, 1500-313 Lisboa, Portugal


TEL: +351 932 401 904


Metro stops

  • Colegio Militar/Luz (351 mt)
  • Alto dos Moinhos (537 mt)

Bus stops

  • R. Antonio Alcada Baptista (276 mt)
  • R. Natercia Freire (301 mt)
  • Colegio Militar (Metro) (429 mt)

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