Venue: Albaola, Guipúzcoa Availability: year round Duration: 8 hours Capacity: from 1 person
in a unique historic event
Witness the rebirth of a 16th-C galleon at a unique museum
How about a trip back in time? Now is the time to go for it. Right back to the 16th century. You can live the experiences of the Basque sailors who set out each year for Terranova – Newfoundland, in ships like the San Juan you are going to visit.
Now you can take a trip back in history and join the crew. You’ll visit the fantastic Albaola Maritime Museum. A living museum in constant change where you can actually sail through the history of this city.
You’ll see how a ship of this kind was built, visiting a replica of the historic Basque whaling ship, the galleon San Juan, which sunk in 1565. This is the very first model for a transoceanic cargo ship in this day, and today, it comes to life again in the same port where it was originally built. And you will witness its christening.
And after touring the museum, you’ll take a boat to Pasajes de San Juan. This is a unique area comprising various historic neighborhoods facing the bay that connects to a narrow strait, where you will experience a fabulous gastronomic event with local products at the famous Ziaboga restaurant.
You’ll be able to say: “I was there”.