The Nao Victoria Foundation has begun this week the construction of a new replica of the ship with which Fernando de Magallanes and Juan Sebastián Elcano took the first round the world between 1519 and 1522, with the aim of turning it into a true icon of the greatest feat naval of all time and that mar the legacy of this institution for Seville on the occasion of the V Centennial of the first circumnavigation of the earth.
The NAO VICTORIA 500, as it is called, is built on a slipway in Punta Umbria (Huelva) where this institution previously built in the Galeón Andalucía and very recently a replica of the Nao Santa María. It will be twelve months of intense work where all the trades related to shipbuilding will participate, but where the craftwork of a riparian woodwork will stand out in a very special way, part of Iroko trunks, real wooden sculptures that will have the most showy of this new boat.
Between August 2019 and September 2022 will commemorate the 500 years of the expedition that will stay forever the course of history, with this reason has created the “National Commission for the commemoration of the expedition of the first round to the world “by Fernando de Magallanes and Juan Sebastián Elcano. “The Kings are preparing an important program of activities in the Nao Victoria Foundation has an important role.”
In this context, a collaboration agreement has recently been published between the aforementioned national commission and the Nao Victoria Foundation, in which the latter has been designated as the entity in charge of carrying out programs and activities related to the commemoration. In this way, it will be who executes a good part of the activities of the official program and click so that the companies sponsoring events can benefit from the important fiscal benefits that have made possible the attention in the V Centenary of the first round the world as ” exceptional public interest event “.
La construcción y apertura al público, con carácter permanente, en Sevilla de la NAO VICTORIA 500 forma parte de las actividades que la Fundación Nao Victoria está promoviendo con sus propios recursos, con motivo de la efeméride y entre los que destacan también la puesta en Fundación Nao Victoria www.fundacionnaovictoria.org
marcha de un centro de interpretación de la expedición en la ciudad o la vuelta al mundo que realizará con la otra réplica de la Nao Victoria que gestiona hace más de diez años y que fue construida con motivo de la EXPO 92.