Historic Spanish galleon returns to Southend Pier this summer

Prepare for an exciting journey into the past as the Galeón Andalucía, a stunning replica of a 16th-18th century Spanish galleon, returns to Southend Pier from 22 to 28 August 2024.

The Galeón Andalucía, a stunning replica of a 16th-18th century Spanish galleon, sails majestically on the ocean.

Step aboard this impressive vessel and explore its six decks brimming with fascinating exhibits and displays. This floating museum has a huge open deck space of 320 square meters, offering plenty of things to see and do.

The Galeón Andalucía is a replica of the ships Spain used during the Age of Discovery and for trading between Spain, America, and the Philippines. These ships were part of the famous fleets of the Indies and played an important role in global maritime history.

Visitors can enjoy a self-guided walking tour, offering the freedom to wander the decks, interact with the crew members who live aboard, and explore dozens of interactive exhibits, videos, projections, and historical documents.

This unique experience is perfect for anyone curious about life at sea. Whether you love history or just want a memorable day out, the Galeón Andalucía offers an exciting adventure for everyone.

Councillor Matt Dent, cabinet member for culture, tourism, and business, said: "The return of the Galeón Andalucía is a wonderful addition to our summer events programme. It provides another chance for residents and visitors to step aboard a piece of history and learn about the fascinating voyages that shaped our world. We are delighted to host such a prestigious vessel at Southend Pier once again.”

To book tickets and for more information about Southend Pier and its upcoming events, please visit www.southendpier.co.uk.

Published: 29th May 2024

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