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On the occasion of the ‘V Centenary of the First Round the World’ the Valencia Navy celebrates a Maritime Festival from March 11 to 22.
Two historic ships have headed to Valencia. The Nao Victoria and the Galleon Andalucía have sailed from Alicante to reach Valencian waters, where it will dock from this Wednesday to March 22.
The famous ships will be anchored in La Marina to celebrate in the city the Maritime Festival ‘V Centenary of the First Round the World‘, which will bring together the most representative ships of an era of Spanish maritime expeditions.
The two great ambassadors of the appointment will be ready to be visited by all those who want to go on a trip through time and know what the life of the sailors of the time was like. Nao Victoria, meanwhile, arrives in Valencia after having toured ports in Spain, France and Italy. It is a faithful replica of the ship that between 1519 and 1522 culminated the first round the world under the command of the Magellan and Elcano captains.
It is a pine and oak boat, 26 meters long and seven meters long and with four sticks that sail seven sails. The ship, built following the greatest historical rigor, has thousands of miles sailed across all the oceans and seas of the planet. Between 2004 and 2006 he completed his own trip around the world, sailing more than 26,000 miles and arriving in 17 countries, being the first ship of these characteristics to make a similar journey.
Since then, he has not stopped making cultural tours that have taken him to the United States and various European countries such as France, England, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Lithuania or Poland, arriving in more than 50 ports and receiving thousands of visitors.
The Andalusian Galleon is the replica of the famous Spanish galleons that for centuries united Spain with America and the Pacific. An impressive vessel of 55 meters in length, iroko wood and pine, four sticks and 930 m2 of surface area in its seven sails. It is a floating museum, which has made several tours from Spain through ports in northern Europe in France, Holland and Germany.
In 2010 he traveled from Seville to the Shanghai Expo in China and in 2013 he crossed the Atlantic to spend more than four years in America, arriving in Santo Domingo, Puerto Rico, USA. and Canada, and making stops in more than 70 cities such as New York, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Miami, San Juan de Puerto Rico, Toronto or Quebec. Thousands of people from all over the world have already visited their decks.
This Maritime Festival is organized by the Nao Victoria Foundation as part of the activities carried out to commemorate the V Centenary of the First World Tour, and will be held in La Marina de Valencia, next to the Veles e Vents building, on the 11th March 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The educational centers, associations and other entities of the city, also have visits arranged and guided by the crew itself, during the school days of the Festival.
On Friday, March 20, special night visits are also offered , from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., guided by the crew itself, which will make the public feel like authentic sailors of the time and includes exclusive areas not hitherto visited by the general public. The price of this special visit is 15 euros.
The entrance fee is 9 euros for adults, 5 euros for children from 5 to 10 years, free for children under 5 years and there will be a family pack of 22 euros (two adults + up to two children from 5 to 10 years).
Your stop at the port of Valencia is, without a doubt, the perfect opportunity to learn about its history, its construction and the experiences of the current crew on board its voyages across the seas around the world.
Source: Las Provincias