This morning at dawn, the Galeón Andalucía freed moorings from Seville to go to the port of Motril. 12,000 people have visited this historic ship in the Seville capital during the last week in which it has participated in the Maritime Festival of the city.
After this enormous success of the public, the ship sailed a few hours ago and began to lower the Guadalquivir river until it reaches the open sea, where it will put its bow towards the Granada coast. If the weather forecasts are met, it will arrive at the port of Motril after two days of navigation, and next Thursday, November 30, it will begin its program of visits.
The Galeón Andalucía is the unique replica of the legendary Spanish galleons that for centuries united Spain with America and crossed the Caribbean. An impressive vessel of 55 ms. in length, a masterpiece of riverside carpentry, which after its long voyages around the world, stops for the first time in the port of Motril.
An iroko and pine boat, with 4 masts, that has 930 m² of sail area in its seven sails.
A floating museum of our maritime culture that travels the world spreading our history, which has already navigated more than 50,000 nautical miles across all oceans. Lately he has arrived in Spain from the USA. and Canada, where he has visited more than 70 cities such as New York, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Miami, Toronto or Quebec.
During his stay in Motril he will open his covers to the public during the days of November 30 to December 3. A unique opportunity to get to know the ship, its extraordinary history and the amazing experiences of the crew that today continue to travel the world on board.