The replica of the Nao Victoria, docked in Estepona. / SUR

Replica of the first ship to sail around the world extends its stay in Estepona

The Nao Victoria will remain docked, and open to curious visitors, in the Costa del Sol town until 1 December

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A visit by the replica of the Nao Victoria, the first ship to sail around the world, is being extended and it will remain docked in Estepona until Sunday 1 December to allow visitors to experience life onboard the historical sailing vessel.

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.

The ship was built in Spain in 1991 after a long process of historical research was carried out. Since its construction, the ship has already sailed more than 26,000 nautical miles, making important cultural tours through hundreds of ports in the US and Europe.

The replica has already visited several tourist hotspots along the Costa del Sol as part of the tour to celebrate the fifth centenary of the first round the world trip.

During its stay in Estepona, the public will be able to tour its decks and learn about the amazing adventure that its sailors experienced 500 years ago, facing an immense journey of more than three years full of dangers and difficulties.

Visitors will also be able to go down into the hold and learn about the experiences of the young crew that today continues to sail through seas around the world.

Visiting times and prices

Visiting hours are from 10 am to 7 pm at the Estepona marina and tickets cost 5 euros for adults and 3 euros for children (between five and ten years old). In addition, there is a family ticket available for two adults and up to three children between five and ten years old for 13 euros. Tickets can be booked online at www.fundacionnaovictoria.org

All the relevant coronavirus health protocol measures will be respected, including the mandatory use of masks for both the public and the crew.