Lisbon is the capital and the largest city in Portugal. It is the westernmost city in mainland Europe and lies on the banks of the Tagus River flowing in the Atlantic Ocean.
The city of Lisbon is spread across steep hillsides that overlook Rio Tejo offering all the delights one could expect of Portugal’s star attraction, but yet with almost half the fuss of the other big European capitals.
The region is dotted with numerous Gothic cathedrals, majestic monasteries and some quaint museums which all form part of Lisbon’s colorful landscape. However the real delights of discovery for most visitors lie wandering in the narrow lanes of Lisbon’s lovely backstreets.
With its great climate, location and numerous shorelines, Lisbon is also a renowned yacht charter destination which is visited all year round and yacht charters come over by increasing numbers from year to year.
The popularity of Lisbon is also due to the fact that sailing in the area is a national pastime and it offers an excellent cruising ground.
The Porto de Lisboa is one of the most important seaports in Portugal and there are at least 4 recreational docks in the area offering over 1100 berths in very good conditions and assistance to the yachtsmen who choose Lisbon as a port of call.
The Porto de Lisbon is also famous for its annual yachting event called the Port of Lisbon Day which has been held in the area for over 30 years. It is a sailing regatta which takes place on the waters of the River Tagus attracting numerous boats from various classes.
The city of Lisbon boasts over 20 centuries of history, and when visiting the area, you will have the opportunity to explore some interesting places such as Alfama which is the oldest quarters of Lisbon. As a survivor of the famous earthquake of 1755, the Alfama has retained much of its original layout.
In the monumental city of Lisbon, you will find the typical tile covered building facades and the narrow medieval streets where you can hear the Fado played and sung at night. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy numerous popular local festivities, exquisite shopping and an exciting nightlife.