Founded 3,000 years ago by the Phoenicians, Cádiz is the oldest city in Western Europe. For The Tall Ships Races Megallan-Elcano 500 Series 2021, it will be the final host port.
Cádiz is one of the oldest cities in south-west Europe, and its complexity is almost unparalleled. It is acted as a centre of power and influence, and has been key to Spain’s growth as a nation. There is so much history to discover, with craggy sea walls, fascinating monuments, and intriguing museums.
You wil be drawn in as soon as you cross the Carranza Bridge into the city and catch your first glimpse of the sparkling sea below.
Tall Ship Races in Cadiz
The Tall Ship Ports have prepared for the event a couple of years before they can welcome the fleet. Sail-ships in all sizes arrive in the harbour, from the big Class A ships to the smaller sailboats. They are welcomed by local boats an people waving on the shore. When the ships are moored at the quayside and the trainees can go ashore, they are met by a traditional festival. Musicians, activities for the whole family and trucks with local food along the quayside. All the ships invite people to visit them at “open ship” and it is a great feeling to meet fellow trainees from other ships.
The harbour organize sports-events, sailing-parade and activities for the crew. The price giving ceremony and a huge firework usually ends it all. After three days, the ships are ready for the sea again, and Christian Radich headed for adventures in the Mediterranean.
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