Maritime Festival

Almería is getting ready to live an exceptional event. A Maritime Festival that brings together for the first time, three of the most famous ships of our history, from october 4th to 13rd.

A unique opportunity to see these masterpieces of river carpentry and the Spanish maritime culture of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries through exhibitions prepared with full detail, so that the visitor can feel like the Spanish sailors did 500 years ago. Authentic floating museums that revive history through the senses.

La Nao Victoria, faithful replica of the boat that made the First World Tour with Magallanes and Elcano is a boat of pine and oak, 26 meters long and 7 manga, with 4 sticks that sail 7 sails, built with maximum rigor historical. During the years 2004/2006 he completed his own tour around the world and since then he has made several tours of the USA. and European countries such as France, England, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Lithuania or Poland.

The Galeón Andalucía, is an imposing vessel of 55 meters in length, iroko and pine wood, 4 sticks and 930 m2 of sail area in its seven sails. He sailed to China to participate in the Expo Shanghai 2010, and on his return he crossed the Atlantic to visit Santo Domingo, Puerto Rico, USA. and Canada, calling in more than 70 cities like New York, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Miami, San Juan de Puerto Rico, Toronto or Quebec. He is currently working on a successful tour of northern Europe.

The Maritime Festival also offers the possibility of visiting the Interpretation Center of the First sailing around the World, a space created by the Nao Victoria Foundation on the Paseo Marqués de Contadero Mayor and offering a very particular vision of the turning made by Elcano and Magallanes, told by the ship itself. A unique opportunity to complete the history of a unique ship in the world through files, documents and audiovisuals that illustrate the greatest maritime feat of all history.