Replica of record-breaking Nao Victoria ship sails into Malaga

Replica of record-breaking Nao Victoria ship sails into Malaga
  • The original vessel was the first to circumnavigate the globe, and the replica will be at the city's port, and open to visitors, until 8 August

A historical replica of the Nao Victoria, the first ship to sail around the world, will be docked in Malaga until Sunday, 8 August, to allow visitors to experience life onboard, close-up.

The original Nao Victoria, commanded by Juan Sebastian Elcano, left Seville in 1519 and returned to the same city in 1522, after circumnavigating the globe for the first time in history.

This replica was built in Spain in 1991 after a long process of historical research was carried out.

The historical replica is berthed at Pier 2 (Palmeral de las Sorpresas) in Malaga and the Nao Victoria Foundation, said a visit is perfect for the whole family, since all ages will be able to learn what life aboard this legendary ship was like.

In the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, health safety measures have been implemented and the use of masks onboard, by members of the public and the crew, is mandatory. There will also be a capacity limit and social distancing controls between family units.

Visiting times are from 10am to 2pm and from 5pm to 10pm. The admission price is five euros for adults and three euros for children between 5 and 10 years old. Families, with two adults and up to three children (aged from 5 to 10) can access the Nao for 13 euros. Tickets are on sale are the boat itself or on the website