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O Navio Gil Eannes

Doca Comercial, Viana do Castelo 4900-321, Portugal
+351 258 809 710
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Hospital ship Gil Eanes

The Hospital Ship Gil Eanes is a museum space that contributes to cultural, tourist and scientific... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2017
Barreiro, Portugal
An unusual vessel to visit

Most tourists visit tall ships or war vessels, this hospital ship is a bit different. You can visit... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
Jonathan H
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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“hospital ship” (22 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 20 November 2017

The Hospital Ship Gil Eanes is a museum space that contributes to cultural, tourist and scientific development in areas related to the sea.

Thank LidiaPereira
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Most tourists visit tall ships or war vessels, this hospital ship is a bit different. You can visit many levels and all crew and clinical rooms. It is on apart of the quay that means you can incorporate it into a good riverfront walk. After...More

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 10 November 2017

What a surprise and so interesting to view. Wonderful to see this magnificent hospital ship so immaculately restored and maintained. Historically to learn that in our lifetime what incredibly brave and strong men made those journeys to fish off Newfoundland, supported by this vessel. A...More

Thank Joyce h
Reviewed 27 September 2017

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
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