The main sports and cultural destinations in 2020

In a few days 2020 will begin. A year that comes full of sports and cultural events in different countries of the world, which are well worth a visit. And not just to attend these events. They are a good opportunity to plan trips and trips in order to get to know the places where they are held or to visit the countries. And there are some that are a bit far from Spain, but that will surely appear on the travel calendar. Here we give you a summary of the main appointments so that you can program your travel agenda.


One of the most anticipated events in 2020 for all sports lovers and fans is the Olympic Games , which are going to be held in Tokyo. It is a good opportunity to visit this capital , as well as visit other less known areas of Japan , but which have a lot of charm and which are easy to get to from this city.

One of them is, for example, Tohoku , which is very well connected to the capital with the bullet train , which is one of the main elements that attract the most attention to tourists.

In addition, the 2020 Olympic Games are also a good setting to enter and get to know the most traditional Japan to explore its beech forests, waterfalls, lakes and volcanic peaks. In addition, you can visit its thermal baths or onsens and small towns and samurai neighborhoods , which are very well preserved.

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Of course, you cannot miss a tour of the 12th century temples and take the route through the distilleries to see first-hand how sake is made, a typical drink of the country and from whose production centers the best in the world comes out.


Continuing with sporting events, the tour takes us to Bilbao, the city that will host the Eurocup matches . Specifically, there will be four of them. In addition, this capital is the only one in Spain to host this championship. However, this sporting event will also lead to visiting and touring other towns such as Saint Petersburg in Russia and Baku in Azerbaijan.

Staying within Spain, it is worth highlighting the attractions of Bilbao and the main tourist attractions such as the Guggenheim Museum by Frank Gehry and the famous dog by Jeff Koons, which is at its entrance.

The old town , which is closed to road traffic, is another good tour in this city where you should not forget to visit the Cathedral of Santiago , which dates back to the 14th century. And, of course, you shouldn’t leave Bilbao without trying its gastronomy and the more than famous pintxos .

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Leaving aside sports events, now it is time to talk about cultural events. And one of the most important will take place in New York with the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Metropolitan , which is considered one of the most outstanding exhibition centers in the world.

For this celebration, the exhibition Making The Met has been organized, which can be visited from March 30 to August 2 and includes more than 250 works of art. In addition, the new British Design and Decorative Arts Gallery will be inaugurated on March 2.

They are appointments that can well be accompanied by a tour of the ‘Big Apple’ to explore its streets with skyscrapers , visit the Statue of Liberty, Fifth Avenue or the Empire State , among other points of interest.


And this agenda with the main events closes with Germany, which hosts the celebration of Beethoven’s 250 years . For his commemoration, various activities and routes have been programmed to learn about the German destinations that most influenced the composer, as well as the characters of the moment and the most important events that took place at that time.

The figure of this genius is also made known from the point of view of his opinions on society and his international understanding , among other topics that are addressed in organized programs such as the Jubilee.

These are some of the options that can already be taken into account for this year 2020 to prepare the suitcases and head towards the favorite destination. Or who knows, maybe several of them.