December 30, 2005

World's Largest Fireworks Display

World's Largest Fireworks Display.
Nations Park in Lisbon will host the world's largest firework's cascade at midnight on New Year's Eve.

The titanium burst will last for two minutes with a 150 m column of flame from the top of the 140 m Vasco da Gama Tower into the Tagus River below, followed by a 10 minute display of conventional fireworks lit from eight floating platforms on the river.

Nations Park, which was built for Expo 98, hopes to beat its own world record for the biggest firework cascade.

Access

Take the metro to the spectacular Gare do Oriente.

December 2, 2005

Lisbon-Dakar Rally

The Lisbon-Dakar Rally

The Lisbon-Dakar rally will depart from the Portuguese capital on December 31, 2005.

27 Portuguese teams will participate with a record number of 240 motorbikes, 188 cars, 80 trucks and 240 assistance vehicles.

After traveling through Portugal, Spain and Morocco, the rally will pass through Mauritania, Mali, Guinea-Conakry and Senegal with the climax on January 15 in Dakar, Senegal having traversed the 9,043 km (5,606 miles) route.

Portugal will host the start of the rally until 2008.

Scotland's Team Braveheart