Get down to Motril Port and check out the Spanish, replica, historic ships that have arrived, amongst them a galleon!
Don’t panic, though, because if you can’t make it today, they are docked in the port, just along from the Real Club Náutico and will remain their until Sunday.
They are the Nao Victoria and the Galeón Andalucía both from the medieval period, and there is the schooner from 1917, the Pascual Flores.
All three ships are on visits to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the first circumnavigation of the world. By the way, there’s a good series on Netflix on Magallen/Elcano about that voyage.
Normally, these three ships, which belong to the Fundación Nao Victoria, don’t sail together: one sails over the the Americas, another is out visiting Northern Europe, whilst the third is saling along the Spanish coast, visiting ports. However, as this is the 500th anniversary, they are sailing together to boost the impact of seeing majestic galleons and scooners sailing along the coast and staying over in ports.
As said above, all those interested in going onboard and inspecting these ships can do so from today until this Sunday between 10.00h and 20.00h. It only costs ten euros to be able to visit all three ships and only five euros for kids up to 10-years old. in fact, there is a family price to cover two adults and three kids for only 25 euros – a bargain.
One thing that you will find striking; the size of the Nao Victoria: on this tiny ship a crew of 45 sailed around the world, taking three years to complete the voyage.
(News: Motril, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)