Between the 22nd to 25th July the largest free festival in Europe will descend on Lisbon. The Tall Ships Race featuring 60 tall ships and 5000 crew will sail into Lisbon with its aim of promoting sail training, team spirit and cultural exchanges for young people from around the world.
As a massive worldwide event, The Tall Ships Races Lisboa 2016 will once more reaffirm Lisbon as the Atlantic Capital, the gateway to Europe. The crew members and visitors will learn about the city’s past on the sea and also its future.
In 1956 the first Tall Ships race left Torbay in southern England to Lisbon. This year enjoy the 60th anniversary of that first race. Starting in Antwerp, Belgium to Lisbon and then onto Cadiz, Spain, finally reaching A Coruña in Galicia northern Spain on 11th August for the grand finale.
Come and experience this wonderful sight in Lisbon, the city from which the navigators of old sailed in search of the New World. A true ocean experience.