Andalucia Galleon bids farewell to Mallorca

ATTRACTION: Some 10,000 people visited the ship while it was docked in Palma CREDIT: Club de Mar - Mallorca Facebook @clubdemarmallorca

THE Andalucia Galleon has bid farewell to Mallorca.

The vessel set sail from the island on Monday after 10 days docked at the Club de Mar in Palma, during which time it attracted 10,000 visitors.

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The 55-metre long, seven sail wooden ship is a replica of a Spanish galleon dating back to the 17th century, which was sponsored and built by the Junta de Andalucia and the Nao Victoria Foundation to promote the Guadalquivir River History project, and was a feature of the Spain Pavillion at the Shanghai 2010 Expo.

For centuries galleons like this connected Spain with the Americas and the Pacific Ocean.

Visitors to the Andalucia Galleon were able to take a look around its five decks and discover the routes ships like this would have taken, what life would have been like on board, the hardships and the kind of merchandise and treasures it would have transported.


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