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.
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.