This week A Coruña will live an exceptional event. A Maritime Festival that gathers for the first time the city to three historic ships: the Nao Victoria, faithful replica of the ship that culminated the First World Tour with Magallanes and Elcano (1519-1522), the Galeón Andalucía, a replica of the legendary Spanish galleons that for centuries crossed the Atlantic and the Caribbean, and the schooner the Atyla. During September 26 to September 30, they will be docked together at the Transatlantic Wharf, where they can be visited by the public.
An unprecedented event in which you can contemplate and climb aboard these three great ships, symbols of our most universal maritime history and authentic floating museums.
Three live boats, which have traveled thousands of nautical miles all over the world, spreading our maritime heritage in important international tours. They arrive in A Coruña from Gijón and the major European tours and ports in Spain that they have made this summer.
La Nao Victoria is a boat of pine and oak, 26 meters long and 7 of beam, with 4 sticks that sail 7 sails, built with maximum historical rigor. 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 countries in Europe like
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 has now returned to Spain after a successful tour of northern Europe.
El Atyla, a Spanish classic schooner of 31 meters in length, converted into a school ship with a wide educational project, which carries out a different route around Europe every year, visiting multitudinous maritime festivals and regattas of large sailing ships, and embarking hundreds of
apprentices from dozens of countries. During the festival the Atyla will make outings of daily and cruises of some doras in the evenings, in which they can participate.
Thousands of people from all over the world have already visited the decks of these ships that will dock together in A Coruña for the first time. A unique stamp that can be enjoyed for a few days in the city.