All aboard the Nao Victoria

All aboard the Nao Victoria
MAYOR’S VISIT: Manuel Cortes with the Nao Victoria’s present-day crew Photo credit: Adra town hall

A FULL-SIZE replica of the Nao Victoria (the good ship Victoria,) recently visited Adra port.

The Nao Victoria was the first ship to successfully circumnavigate the world, part of a Spanish expedition between 1519 and 1522 that was commanded by Ferdinand Magellan and, after his death during the voyage, by Juan Sebastián Elcano.

There was a €5 charge for adults and €3 for children to explore the ship’s three decks on a self-guided tour where information panels explained the historic and social context of the world’s greatest maritime feat.


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Linda Hall
Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


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