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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is an old friend of the Tall Ships Races ­– it’s welcomed the fleet seven times already. The city last hosted the Tall Ships during the Tall ships Races 2016.

The captivating capital of Portugal enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate and sits on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. It faces the sea, and cleverly uses water as one of the city’s defining elements.

As well as sitting on the Atlantic coast, Lisbon also overlooks the Tagus River (Rio Tejo) and captivates its many visitors with a mix of Gothic cathedrals, Roman and Moorish ruins, majestic monasteries, quaint museums, and plethora of sunny cafes. Lisbon’s lamp-lit old quarters will transport you back in time, while the newer parts of the town reveal an undeniably youthful spirit, with vibrant bars, clubs and street parties.

Take in the yellow trams that pass through Lisbon’s streets, visit the beautiful grand plazas, and get gloriously lost exploring the narrow lanes.

Check out the review video for the Tall Ships Races Lisbon 2016 and get a feel for the fantastic adventure and spectacle that awaits in 2020: