The Volvo Ocean Race, the largest regatta around the world and one of the world’s top three nautical events, arrives in Lisbon between 25 May and 7 June, turning Pedrouços’ dock in one of the hottest spots of the city.
Lisbon, the capital of Portugal is one of the world’s great cities, and the heart of what was perhaps the first great maritime empire in the fifteenth and sixteenth century. The city is tucked into a stretch of south-facing Atlantic coast at the mouth of the Tagus River. These days the empire has gone, but Lisbon is still a major economic centre with a population of about half a million in the actual city, and an urban hinterland of over three million people.
Village Opening: May 25, 2015
Estimated arrival of the boats: May 23 – 27, 2015
More info at http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/ports/8_Lisbon.html