Replica of the first ship to circumnavigate the world and survive the greatest adventure in the maritime history
20th June 2023.– The Nao Victoria has arrived and docked at Visitors Pontoon at Weymouth Harbour, where she will be open to the public from 21th to 25th of June so that visitors can get to know her extraordinary story.
She is an historical replica of the first ship that successfully circumnavigated the world commanded by Ferdinand Magellan and Juan Sebastián Elcano in the 16th century. Almost 500 years ago (1519- 1522) one of the greatest maritime adventures of all time was accomplished. One of the biggest acts of maritime history carried out by Spanish sailors who managed to sail all around the world and discovered the planet’s real dimensions. One of the 243 members of the crew of the expedition was an English man: Maestre Andrés, born in Bristol. He was serving as lombardero (artillery soldier) and died in the Philippine islands during the expedition, on May 9th, 1521.
By visiting Weymouth this emblematic vessel puts the town on the vast map of ports all around the world that she has already visited since her construction. Between 2004 and 2006 she made her own particular journey around the world, stopping in 17 countries and visiting the United States. She is already making a tour of several European ports.
The Nao will be open to public at Visitors Pontoon at Weymouth Harbour. During the visit to this 27-meters-long and 7-meters-wide wooden vessel –a masterpiece of Spanish marine carpentry, visitors will get to know the ship’s amazing history, forms, details, operation and the life of Spanish seamen. In the hold they also get to experience the real life of the crew members
You can now book your tickets to avoid missing out and book a guided tour during the week for associations and schools by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, for those who want to live an unforgettable experience, only a few will be able to sail on board of this vintage ship through www.tallshipexperience.com
Book your tickets now on the NAO VICTORIA FOUNDATION website and don’t miss out on this fantastic ship!
DATA FROM THE VISITS:
Date: 21th to 25th of June
Place: Visitors Pontoon at Weymouth Harbour
Opening time: 10,00h. a 20,30h.
Tickets: Adults: £8 / Children (5- 10 years): £4 / £20 Families (2 adults + up to 3 children aged 5- 10 years). Free for children under 5, who must be accompanied by an adult.
Guided tour for schools and associations: £4 (1 teacher free for every 10 children). To make arrangements through: email@example.com
Points of sale: on the ship or here.