The Nao Victoria visits Barcelona

A Replica of the Nao (ship) Victoria, the first ship to circumnavigate the earth, is docked in Barcelona and open to the public until March 2012. This replica of the Victoria is in port before completing a round the world voyage to celebrate and raise awareness of the first circumnavigation of the globe, in which her namesake took part between 1519 and 1522, as one of 5 ships in the fleet of Ferdinand Magellan.

This was the first expedition to successfully round the perilous Straights of Magellan at the tip of South America and subsequently circumnavigate the globe, linking up with Portuguese territories in the South Seas.

This replica of the Victoria also sailed around the world between 2004 and 2006 – sailing some 26,000 miles and visiting 17 countries. Visitors to this 26m long and 7m wide ship will experience the conditions of the historic journey and see an exhibition about both circumnavigations of the globe.

Victoria is docked in the Port Vell at Moll de la Fusta. Entry costs 3€, or for €4 you can visit the Nao Victoria, the Barcelona Maritime Museum and the Maritime museum’s schooner Santa Eulalia, which is also docked at Moll de la Fusta.

Opening times:
Open to general public: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00
Guided tours of 1 hour only on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Schools and groups should contact the Barcelona Maritime museum for reservations.

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9 Responses to The Nao Victoria visits Barcelona

  1. My husband and I were delighted with our guide. She was very knowledgeable and passionate about the cultural destinations in Barcelona. We visited the Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, and the Barri Gotic all in one day http://www.privatetoursinistanbul.com but it never felt overwhelming as she paced us well and took breaks as we needed (what with me being 7 months pregnant!) Her English was excellent and she always took the time to answer any whimsical questions about Catalan language, life, and whatnot that crossed our minds. A must if you want to experience Barcelona in the most in-depth way possible!

  2. Teyona from Real Estate Park City UT says:

    The “Galleon”! Really amazing! I saw a replica of a galleon of “Magellan” and it was awesome. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Jasmine from Volkswagen Golf says:

    This is definitely one of the most important part of history. And it’s nice to know that you’ve shared something like this most especially for this generation to be aware of how this galleon looks like.

  4. Tracy from Canvas Printing says:

    Oh gosh, I’m missing the fun! I need to go back to Barcelona!!

  5. Marlo says:

    It’s like one of the ships in Pirates of the Caribbean, I imagine pirates inside it. Thanks for taking a tour with the Nao Victoria. Even if it’s only a replica, it looks like the memories of the historical ship remains.

  6. Edward from Miami Homes says:

    That ship looks so amazing. Thanks for sharing that history.

  7. Alan from Hip Hop Interviews says:

    It’s going to complete another round the world voyage? That’s cool. The Nao Victoria is amazing. It has made its mark in history for sure by going around the world numerous times.

  8. i like the galleon. i wished to go there. next year i will go to Barcelona.

  9. Mike from Scrap Cars Worthing says:

    What an amazing ship, I find it very nice and I love the photo. Thanks for sharing!

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