- The Nao ‘Victoria’ will dock in Ibiza Town Port in front of the Port Authority between 7th-12th May
During its stay the ‘Victoria’ will open its doors to the public between the hours of 10am and 8pm where you can roam the 5 decks of the ship and literally relive history meeting authentic sailors and crew members who live as they did 500 years ago.
Tickets are priced at 5€ per adult and 3€ per child (under 10yrs) with a discounted family ticket of 2 adults and up to 3 children (under 10yrs) at 12€ and valid any day at any time. There is no time limit for your visit, stay as long as you wish, and photography and videos are welcomed!
Weather Halts Sailing
Recent adverse weather conditions have kept the ship in Maó (Menorca) and it will now sail towards Denia then onto Ibiza.
The Original Nao ‘Victoria’
The Nao ‘Victoria’ is a legendary ship that made the greatest maritime venture in history, the first sailing around the world.
The Spanish carrack set sail from Seville on August 10, 1519 as one of a group of five ships in an expedition, which aimed to find a new westbound route to the ‘Spice Islands’ – now known as Indonesia. Three years on, the Victoria was the only ship to return to Spain, its remaining 18-man crew unaware they had completed the first ever round-the-world voyage in the process. Between 1519 and 1522 Captains Magallanes and Elcano travelled 32,000 nautical miles.
The ‘Victoria’ is sailing through Italy, France and some Spanish Mediterranean ports to mark the 5th centennial of its iconic voyage.
A Unique Replica
The Nao ‘Victoria’ making its way to Ibiza was built in Spain in 1991. Previously, a long process of historical research was carried out, directed by Ignacio Fernández Vial, the ship’s designer and builder, to design the shape of the ship and define its characteristics. An exhaustive study, based on documentary sources, chronicles, nautical treaties from the 16th century and iconography of the era, allowed to accurately reproducing the original ship’s main dimensions, spars, sails, and equipment.
To book tickets for this amazing opportunity to go back in naval time: