Cristiano Ronaldo is internationally known for his talent and charisma. Inspired by the career of the 5-times winner of the Ballon d’Or, we planned our travels for 2020. Like us, you can discover what to see and do in each city where CR7 lived and the clubs he played.

Also, you can see all Cristiano’s autographed t-shirts at Pestana CR7 Lisboa!

Andorinha and Nacional da Madeira (Funchal)

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Ronaldo started playing in the Andorinha Football club when he was 9 years old and soon moved to Nacional da Madeira. Both clubs are located in Funchal.

As the capital of Madeira, Funchal is a beautiful, interesting city,  rich in history, gastronomy, and easy access to the most spectacular places of the island. The forest and the gardens, as well as the peaks and the ocean, are always there for you. So it is possible to have a stroll in the Levadas by the morning, dive into the warm seawater later in the afternoon, and finish the day with a poncha in your hand.

Pestana CR7 Funchal is a Lifestyle Hotel in front of the cruise port, featuring a relaxed environment, a colorful swimming pool, and also legendary parties.   

Did you know?

One of the oldest forests, the Laurissilva forest, endemic to the island of Madeira, is considered a living relic. It dates back to the Tertiary period (20 million years).

Sporting Clube de Portugal (Lisbon)

Being one of the 3 greatest Portuguese Football Clubs, Sporting hired Cristiano Ronaldo from1997 to 2003. To any traveler, Lisbon is a dream destination. The food is delicious, the weather is pleasant, and since there are some amazing beaches only half an hour away. Besides, the city has a very special atmosphere. The castle of São Jorge, the Jeronimos Monastery and the Belem tower are historical landmarks.

For an unforgettable stay in town, choose Pestana CR7 Lisboa, located near Praça do Comércio, just a few steps away from the River Tagus.

Did you know?

The peaceful revolution of April 25th, 1974, is known as the Carnation Revolution, because of the flowers given by the people to the soldiers. 

Man. United (Manchester)

Manchester United is one of the most popular, rich and valuable clubs in the world. Based on Old Trafford, the famous stadium includes the biggest football museum on the planet, which kind of it’s worth a trip by itself. But there are more reasons to visit the city. Sports, pubs and nightclubs, shopping and urban art must be on your wish list.

Pestana CR7 Manchester will open in 2023 to welcome everyone who loves football and much more.

Did you know?

More than 20 Nobel prize winners studied or worked at Manchester University. You can count on a huge and vibrant student community.  

Real Madrid

We arrive in Madrid and immediately become dazzled by all that movement and stamina. First, we visit the Royal Palace and the Prado Museum, then we walk around the Plaza Mayor and Retiro Park. After, we eat paella and churro, and still, we can later enjoy the nightlife in Malasaña and Chueca. We watch the game at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium and we excitedly come back to the Pestana CR7 Gran Via Hotel. Which, by the way, is side by side with the Real Madrid official store. Cristiano Ronaldo made his mark on the Spanish club’s history.

Pestana CR7 Gran Via will open in May 2020.

Did you know?

Madrid has 89 museums and is less than 1-hour distance from 6 UNESCO heritage sites. During your stay, visit Alcalá de Henares, Aranjuez, Ávila, El Escorial, Segovia, and Toledo.

Juventus (Turin)

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In spite of the Italian elegance all over the Piedmont city, so is the rich industrial heritage of Torino. The caffès in Plaza San Carlo – including the historical Caffè Torino – have unbelievable espressos and cappuccinos. Furthermore, the Egyptian Museum hosts an impressive collection of ancient civilizations (possibly the larger outside of Cairo). Also, being close to the Alps, Turin is the ideal destination for those who love winter sports.

Did you know?

FIAT is the acronym of Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino. Likewise Juventus, the famous car brand is based in Turin.

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