Start date: 15 October 2021
Finish date: 17 October 2021
Event type: Exposition
Site: Marina de Dénia
Hours: 10 to 20 hours
Starter: 5 euros
The Nao Victoria, the first boat to go around the world in the 1519th century (1522-XNUMX), will be moored at the Sports and Tourist Port Marina de Denia from October 15 to 17. The boat can be visited uninterrupted from 10 am to 20 pm.
Tickets can be purchased at the entrance of the boat itself or through the website fundacionnaovictoria.org. The Nao Victoria Foundation will also open the doors for groups of educational centers (from 5 years old) and associations of Dénia, on Friday, October 15. The ticket price is 3 euros per student. During the visit, in addition to seeing the replica of the ship that went around the world for the first time, the exhibition installed on board that narrates the historical events around the feat led by Fernando de Magallanes and Juan Sebastián Elcano will be seen.
The replica of the Nao Victoria
Built for the Universal Exhibition of Seville (1992), its home port, the Nao Victoria is the only replica of the original ship that, to date, has completed a round the world tour.
Construction began in March 1991 in Isla Cristina (Huelva-Spain). Its designer and builder was Ignacio Fernández Vial, who after an exhaustive historical study faithfully traced its shapes and details. For eight months, riverbank carpenters and engineers worked on its construction following a maximum historical rigor.
Once the Nao Victoria was finished, it remained on display to the public during the Universal Exhibition of Seville in 1992, together with the replicas of the Nao Santa María and the caravels Pinta and la Niña, the ships of Christopher Columbus. More than 3 million people visited these ships full of history.
After the Universal Exhibition, the Nao Victoria was exposed to the public in dry dock, out of the water, near the Pavilion of Navigation, so that all its forms could be admired.