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The caravel Boa Esperança is visiting Fuengirola

Carabela Boa Esperança has arrived Fuengirola marina, where it can be visited until Sunday, September 24th,  from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Photo: Lacobrigo, Wikipedia

Boa Esperança is one of the most famous ships in the history of Portuguese maritime discoveries. It is the ship the Portuguese sailor Bartolomé Diaz used when he passed the Cape of Good Hope in 1488, one of the biggest successes in the history of navigation that opened the sea route to the east.

It was built in Portugal by expert shipbuilders that used the same techniques of that time while having in mind the current safety requirements. It was launched in 1990 and she started ocean sailing right away.

Boa Esperança, has its home-port in the Portuguese city of Lagos, where it functions as a floating museum for the Regional Tourism of Algarve.