It will be open for visits on 28, 29, 30 and 31 March.

You can’t miss the opportunity to visit the replica of the Nao Victoria, the first ship that went around the world at the beginning of the 16th century and was captained by the Magellan-Elcano expedition.

This ship arrived at Alicante’s port on the night of March 25th, so it will remain moored until next Sunday, March 31st. Visiting hours will be from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 18:00.

This replica of the historic ship is relevant in the nautical world for being the first ship to make such an extensive tour between the years 1519-1522. Visitors can access the interior of the ship in turns and visit all its rooms free of charge.

Historical references
The Nao Victoria departed in 1519 along with four other ships (Santiago, San Antonio, Trinidad and Concepción) from the port of Seville, captained by Hernando de Magallanes. Together they formed what was historically known as the Armada de la Especiería, which was promoted by the Spanish crown with the aim of opening a route to the west to the spice islands, the Moluccas, in what is now Indonesia, where one of the most lucrative businesses of the time was located.

For three years, the expedition crossed three oceans and bordered different continents. They travelled along the South American coast of the Atlantic until they discovered the Strait of Magellan. The crew members of the navy experienced all sorts of vicissitudes that led many to lose their lives and others to try their luck in the new lands. Magellan, the driving force behind the project, did not see the end of the expedition as he died a few months before the end of the journey. After his death, Juan Sebastian Elcano took command of the expedition and became captain aboard the only surviving ship. The Nao Victoria was able to return to Spain, arriving in Seville on September 8, 1522 and thus completing its journey.