Wednesday, October 6, 2010

a real-life galleon in manila

As part of the Día del GaleónFestival, the Philippines will play host to the replica of the 17th Century galleon Andalucia on October 6–9, 2010, at Pier 13 in Manila. The 51-meter-long traveling museum created by Spain’s Nao Victoria Foundation makes use of ancient seafaring techniques with very minimal modern technology and virtually no fuel at its disposal.

At the pier, guests will be treated to festive music provided by school bands. There will also be a waiting area where guests can view an exhibit on the Galleon Trade and participate in creating mural paintings of their impressions. There will also be a creative trade fair selling indigenous arts and crafts.

For booking or any other concerns regarding the galleon, please e-mail The tour is free. Groups of 30 pax and above however will have to register in advance while individual guests need not reserve. No children below 8 years old, and those below 12 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Amiya Rosalyn Sawadjaan
Día del Galeón Festival Manager
Office of the President – National Commission for Culture and the Arts
633 General Luna St., Intramuros, Manila
Tel. No.: +632 527 2192 local 605; +632 527 2206
Fax No.: +632 525 8656
Mobile: +63918 906 6643

more info here.


Miko said...

Wow, "traveling museum." A unique way in showing a small part of their culture and history.

I hope I can spare some time on Saturday so I can pretend to be a pirate there...

macoy said...

"I hope I can camp out in line beginning friday night so I can pretend to be a pirate there..."


Prajyot said...


Miko said...

Haha, you got that right :p

I just opted to be someone from night shift, which I am, and slept Saturday off instead :D

macoy said...

not so great really, i didn't even glimpse the sail.

mag virtual tour ka nalang kagaya ko:

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