Lonely Planet Writer

Replica of Spanish galleon now open in San Juan

Puerto Rican and Spanish officials have welcomed El Galeón, a replica of the large cargo ships that that crisscrossed the Caribbean during the 16th and 17th centuries, to the port of San Juan.

El Galeon docked in St. Augustine, Florida.
El Galeon docked in St. Augustine, Florida. Image by Rob Bixby / CC BY 2.0

The full-sized vessel was constructed in Huelva, Spain by the Nao Victoria Foundation in 2010 and has since sailed over 35,000 miles and visited four continents. In San Juan, five of the six decks will be open for public tours and real-life crew members will also be available to answer questions about the history of the ship and its current voyages. Previously docked in St. Augustine, Florida, El Galeón will be docked in Puerto Rico until 31 January and will be open daily from 10AM to 6PM. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. For more information, please see El Galeon’s website.

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