Do not miss, The Tall Ships Races 2012 Lisboa 19-22 July.
More than 45 tall ships, with a total of three thousand crew members, including 220 young Portuguese, meet in Lisboa from July 19 to 22 for another edition of The Tall Ships Races.
During this period, as Lisboa prepares to host more than one million visitors from Terreiro do Paço to Santa Apolonia, you can admire these mythical sailing vessels, true witnesses of world history.
Among the most emblematic sailboats, highligts include the Portuguese ships Sagres, Creoula, Santa Maria Manuela and Vera Cruz. The MIR, the great Russian sailing ship assumes the title as the grandeur of the seas whilst the Lord Nelson is a sailing boat adapted for people with reduced mobility, as well as the Jolie Brise, which in the past has flown the Portuguese flag.
On board the tall ships are 220 young Portuguese mariners who, in some cases, will have their first contact with the sea, in what will be an unforgettable experience.
The Tall Ships Races are organized annually by Sailing Training International with the aim of promoting education and training at sea, as well as intercultural coexistence, with people from all over the world.
Entrance to the enclosure is free and the public has the opportunity to visit the tall ships, attend concerts and a variety of shows, as well as participate in conferences and workshops about the sea and the city of Lisboa.
On July 20, all crews will participate in a grand parade along Rua Augusta and on July 22, it is the turn of the tall ships to put on a show that will fascinate spectators, with a parade along the Tagus.
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Source: Lisboa Inside