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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is a Tall Ships Races regular ­– it’s welcomed the fleet after the first race leg six times already. In 2021, the city will be a host port for the eighth time.

This captivating, cobble-stoned city sits on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. It faces the sea, and cleverly uses water as one of the city’s defining elements.

Lisbon overlooks the Tagus River (Rio Tejo) and captivates its many visitors with its Gothic cathedrals, Roman and Moorish ruins, majestic monasteries, quaint museums, and a 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 Keynote video for the Tall Ships Races Lisboa 2016: