Unique replica of the legendary Spanish galleons that for three centuries sailed the oceans of the world
She will open her decks for public visitation from May 24th to June 4th
May 23th, 2023.- El Galeon visits Southend-on-Sea, where she will be open for public visitation from May 24th through June 4th at the Pier Head, Southend.
This galleon is a faithful historical replica of the Spanish galleons that sailed the Atlantic, navigated the Caribbean, the American coasts and covered the immense Pacific route from the 16th to the 18th century. An imposing ship of 55 meters in length, six decks, made of iroko and pine wood, and almost a thousand square meters of sail area in its seven sails, built with careful historical rigor.
During her stay in Southend-on-Sea, the public will be able to get on board, tour her five decks and learn about her details, how she sails, what life was like on board and the history of these ships. Part of the experience is boarding a ship that today sails the seas of the world with a young crew, who have amazing experiences on their long voyages. A true floating museum of the Spanish maritime culture that has already sailed more than 55,000 nautical miles across oceans and seas around the world, visiting ports on four continents, such as Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Manila, New York or Quebec, spreading its history.
Her stopover in Southend-on-Sea is part of her great 2023 tour, during which she is visiting various ports in Europe, to spread the knowledge about how these legendary Spanish ships that for three centuries connected the great continents of the planet.
Date: May 24th through June 4th
Location: Pier Head, Southend
May 24th: 2pm to 7pm
May 25th to June 4th: 10.30am to 7.00pm
*The ship will close if the tide does not allow it for safety reasons
Children (5-10 years): £5
Families (2 adults + up to 2 children between 5-10 years): £25
Free for children under 5 years old. Must be accompanied by an adult.
Usual Pier entry fees will apply
Point of Sale: at the ship or on here.