The two finalists of the Champions League are not yet known, but many fans have already started to organize their trip to Cardiff , which will host the grand final of the Champions League on June 3. In fact, 98% of the accommodations in the Welsh capital are already occupied.
Are you one of the lucky ones who will have the opportunity to travel to Cardiff to enjoy this great sporting event, either outside or inside the stadium? Well, then we recommend that you take advantage of the trip to get to know some of the best corners of this small city, which has all kinds of services and cultural activities, numerous parks and green areas, castles, Roman remains, theaters, shopping streets, places to drink. something … If you are going to visit Cardiff coinciding with the Champions League final or on any other date, we recommend that you do not miss anything that we tell you below, since today we are going to tell you about its main points of interest. Can you come with us?
How could it be otherwise, let’s start by talking about the Millennium Stadium, the stadium that will host the grand final of the Champions League. It is the home of the Welsh football and rugby teams and the regular venue for the Speedway Grand Prix.
One place in the capital of Wales worth a walk is Cardiff Bay, a promenade built around a freshwater lake, where you will find restaurants, shops and a great mix of attractions, entertainment and events.
Cardiff Castle, a building founded by the Normans in 1091 on an ancient Roman castle, could not be missing from this list. Today it is a mix of different styles and offers stunning views of the Welsh capital.
In Tongwynlais is the Coch Castle (Red Castle), whose origin dates back to the 13th century, although the current building is a neo – Gothic work of the 19th century, made by the architect William Burges.
Another surprising building in Cardiff is Llandaff Cathedral, the most prestigious of all the dioceses in Wales. It is in the Gothic style, although there are traces of its Norman past. As a curiosity, the famous writer Roald Dahl studied at Llandaff’s school.
Cardiff National Museum
How could it be otherwise, Cardiff is also home to interesting museums. One of these is the Cardiff National Museum, which is housed in an Edwardian building complex in Cathays Park. In it you will find collections of natural history, archeology and painting.
National Museum of St. Fagans History
Also worth visiting the National History Museum St. Fagans, one of the best museums in the world outdoors. Here you can discover how the people of Wales lived, worked and spent their free time.
Doctor Who Experience
Are you a fan of “Doctor Who”? Well then you can’t miss Doctor Who Experience, a fun facility located in Cardiff Bay. Belonging to the BBC studios, it offers a unique journey through more than 50 years of adventures in time and space.
Wales Millennium Center
Another corner of Cardiff worth discovering is the Wales Millennium Center, an arts center designed by Jonathan Adams , who drew on Welsh ideas, materials and traditions. A multitude of ballet, opera, dance, comedy and musical performances are held here.
Finally, we want to talk about Bute Park, a park that stretches from Cardiff Castle to the north of the capital. Without a doubt, it is one of the main green lungs of the city.