It promises to be one of the busiest spots in the capital. Doca da Marinha was the target of a strong investment, in the order of 3.5 million euros.
Always closed to the public and with a unique proximity to the Tagus, Doca da Marinha was the target of unprecedented public investment and, by the hands of the Lisbon City Council, the Lisbon Tourism Association and the Architect Carrilho da Graça, was inaugurated in 2021 as a new leisure space open to the entire city.
The Portuguese group Lean Man, led by Bernardo Delgado, won the tender launched by the Lisbon Tourism Association to explore the land concession of Doca da Marinha.
It concentrates the main investments – in the order of 3.5 million euros – in the areas of catering and events, assuming responsibility for transforming Doca da Marinha into a space for all Lisbonites.
In catering, the group led by businessman Bernardo Delgado has Chef Miguel Rocha Vieira, who leaves 2 Michelin stars in Budapest to take over the reins of the 3 kiosks (already open) and the restaurant that will open in the first quarter of this year, accompanied by the launch of brand that will represent the gastronomic project and that promises to land in the capital a family of very special beings.
In terms of events, and in line with the city’s strategy, the biggest bet is on a regular program that between March and October will bring to Doca da Marinha gastronomic markets, plants and flowers, handicraft products, jazz concerts, Dj Sets with new talents or urban art exhibitions.
There will also be a place for major events that will mark strong moments of the year, such as “Santos no Tejo” – which will bring an unprecedented nautical parade to the Tagus –, the Gastronomic Festival Heróis do Mar – which celebrates fishermen in an event entirely dedicated to fish and shellfish from the Portuguese Sea – and the “Winter Fanatics”, which celebrates the coldest season of the year in a grandiose Winter Market.
The maritime-tourist area is also an important complement to the areas of activity foreseen for Doca da Marinha, being developed in close relationship with the main tourist operators along the Tagus River.
“Space with potential”
For Bernardo Delgado, CEO of the Lean Man Group, “bringing together the main agents of the city, all with such an important role in what is a unique space full of potential, is without a doubt a great source of pride for our team, which has effectively an ambitious plan for the Navy Dock”.
“This is a very big boat that will only reach a safe port if all partners are on board, and this meeting, as well as the launch of the website www.docadamarinha.pt they are a small step in what is our objective of adding and inviting everyone to embark on this journey”, he concluded.
The new Doca da Marinha is an integral part of an ambitious project to rehabilitate Lisbon’s waterfront, carried out by the Associação de Turismo de Lisboa, which includes intervention in emblematic spaces of the city, such as the South Sueste Station, where concentrate the main maritime tourism companies in Lisbon.