The replica of the ship used by Bartolomé Díaz when he passed the Cape of Good Hope in 1488
One of the most famous Portuguese caravels of the Discovery Era
May 15th, 2017. The Caravel Boa Esperança arrives to the town of Cowes, where she will be open to public from May 16th to 21th so that visitors can get to know her story. The Caravel will be moored at Trinity Landing, off The Parade in Cowes.
She is an historical replica of one of the most famous Portuguese ships of the Discovery age: the caravel that the Portuguese seafarer Bartolomé Díaz took beyond the limits of Atlantic navigation in 1488, passing through the Cape of Good Hope and opening the route towards the East. The replica was built in Portugal and is making nowadays a tour of several European cities by visiting some of the ports in England, France, Holland, Germany and Belgium.
The Caravel Boa Esperança will be open to the public in Cowes between 16th and 21th May. During the visit to this 23-metres-long and 7-metres-wide wooden vessel –a masterpiece of Portuguese marine carpentry, visitors will get to know the ship’s amazing history, operation and the life of Portuguese seamen.
Date: 16th to21th May
Place: Trinity Landing- Cowes
Opening hours: 10 am to 7 pm
Tickets: Adults: £3.00 / Children from 5 to 10 years: £1.00
Tickets can be purchased on-board at the pier or here.
Fundación Nao Victoria
Soledad Gea: (+44) 7873 426145