- Waterfront Area
- 258 809 710
- admission €2
- 2-7pm Mon-Fri Jul-Sep, 9am-noon & 2-7pm Sat, Sun & holidays Apr-Sep, 9am-noon & 2-5.30pm Sat, Sun & holidays Oct-Mar
Lonely Planet review for Ship
Demanding attention on the waterfront near Largo 5 de Outubro is a pioneering naval hospital ship, the Gil Eannes (zheel yan -ish). Now restored, the ship once provided on-the-job care for those fishing off the coast of Newfoundland. Visitors can clamber around the steep decks and cabins, though a scattering of old clinical equipment may make your hair stand on end. The ship even houses a novel – if cramped – youth hostel.