Old ship coming to Almerimar

The article here on the La Voz de Almería site has details of this ship arriving in Almerimar. Plus details of how you can visit it.

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La Nao Victoria arrives in El Ejido: these are the times to visit it

The replica of the ship that went around the world for the first time will open its decks this Easter

Good news for El Ejido and for history buffs. On the occasion of the V Centenary of the First Around the World (2019-2022), the people of Almeria will be able to visit the Nao Victoria, a replica of that historic ship that starred 500 years ago in the great adventure of being the first to travel the world.

This important vessel has already headed for the Almerimar Marina, the destination it will arrive at this Thursday, as reported by the Nao Victoria Foundation. This is one of his planned stops within the centenary program of activities. Thus, the people of Almeria during this Holy Week will be able to know all the details of the Nao Victoria, which was captained by Magallanes and Elcano, and both children and adults will be able to learn more about the history of the crew that made this exciting world voyage.

In addition, as stated by its foundation, the crew that today sails the seas aboard this boat, which starred in the greatest maritime adventure of "all time", will tell the experiences of their navigations from this Friday, March 26, until next Sunday. April 4.

Where can you buy tickets?

To visit this historic boat, you will have to purchase the ticket on the boat, located in the Almerimar Marina, or at this web link. Visiting hours are from 10 am to 8 pm from March 26 to April 4. The price for adults is 5 euros, while for children from 5 to 10 years it is 3. You can also buy tickets for families, which includes two for adults and 3 for children, for 12 euros.

Since the foundation, due to the measures against the covid, they recommend taking the ticket online or paying by card. To carry out the visit in "total safety, the Nao Victoria performs a disinfection and cleaning of the covers, and there is a limited capacity to maintain the safety distance. In addition, the use of masks and the provision of hydroalcoholic gels is mandatory.

In this activity to learn about one of the great feats of the world of navigation, families will explore first-hand what their decks are like, their details, dimensions, maneuvers and even how this journey was that changed history, in addition to knowing what they were like " the extreme living conditions of the crew of the time ".

About the boat

As the Foundation collects in a statement, the Nao Victoria is a 26 meter long and 7 meter long pine and oak boat. She is a "masterpiece" with riverside joinery built with "meticulous historical rigor".

This replica has also traveled the world. Her foundation indicates that she completed her own world tour in 2004 and 2006. On that voyage, the ship sailed more than 26,000 nautical miles, where she made a stop in 17 countries. La Nao Victoria has also toured dozens of ports in the US and Europe receiving thousands of visits. Among the ports that she visited on previous tours is also that of Almería.