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O Navio Gil Eannes

Doca Comercial, Viana do Castelo 4900-321, Portugal
+351 258 809 710
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SUPER FUN and interesting!!

This was a great way to spend an afternoon. VERY interesting and cool to see all the old equipment... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Portland, Oregon
Part of our cod fishing history

Very well kept and renovated boat. Great views of the city all the way up to the mount of Saint... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
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“hospital ship” (19 reviews)
“cod fishing” (6 reviews)
“fishing fleet” (5 reviews)
Doca Comercial, Viana do Castelo 4900-321, Portugal
+351 258 809 710
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great way to spend an afternoon. VERY interesting and cool to see all the old equipment and imagine how difficult it must have been. Definitely worth the money.

Thank PatrickHildreth
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Very well kept and renovated boat. Great views of the city all the way up to the mount of Saint Lucia. Beautiful

Thank WizEva
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

I was surprised by how everything was so well preserved and kept. Even though a small part was still being restored in the machinery area, most of the ship appeared to be in pristine condition. I learnt about how life is at sea and got...More

Thank Francisco G
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We visited the Gil Eanes when we spent a couple of days in Viana. We were 2 adults a toddler and a baby. This ship of many trades has been used for cod fishing, floating hospital and was about to be scrapped before becoming a...More

Thank NetoLisbon
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Visit to this hospital ship was very good value, 3 euro entry for a very interesting and informative tour. Takes approx 30-45 minutes for a steady wander around the various decks and rooms. Restored to a high standard.

Thank CarlH24
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

13year old twins loved it especially after watching titanic! Lots of levers , wheels, instruments, ladders and bells. Parents found history of cod fishing Fascinating. Much more interactive than many so called interactive museums.

Thank gill l
Reviewed 23 May 2017

An absolute must when in Viana do Castelo. You can visit it even when it rains, you will miss a bit of the views but the most intersting is inside: this ship looks as if it could sail out today. Of course the medical aspects...More

1  Thank gcla102
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

It is a ship that tells it's history through rooms full of mannequins. I highly recommend visiting it because it is awesome.

Thank Diogo S
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This is an outstanding museum of how the fisherman life was during the cot fish times in Greenland and Terra Nova. This ship was a mobile hospital to provide the necessary support to the fisherman. This have X-ray machine, and was fully prepared at that...More

Thank Ricardo R
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I worked in several hospitals in the mid '60's so enjoyed seeing the old equipment. Easy to take a self guided tour but limited info in English.

Thank dottravels
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