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Gil Eannes Hospital Ship - Tickets and Visit

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Introduction

Visit the Gil Eannes Foundation and explore the historic Hospital-Ship. Wander through the different spaces: the kitchen, the doctor's office, the radiology office, the general wards, the operating room and more.

An independent visit or a guided tour. 

Book now your ticket to the Gil Eannes Ship!


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Highlights

Explore the Gil Eannes Hospital Ship, a pole of attractiveness for Viana do Castelo.

 

A very educational but also a fun experience for the entire family.

 

Visit the awesome interior of a true ship! Discover all the rooms and spaces that were used in the past.

Key details

LANGUAGES

Portuguese, English

MEETING POINT

Viana do Castelo

DURATION

Free Visit: 1 Hour / Guided Visit: 1h30

SCHEDULE

Daily 

Description

Gil Eannes was a Portuguese hospital-ship. It began its activity as a hospital in 1955, supporting for decades the Portuguese bacalhoeira fleet that operated in the banks of Terra Nova and Greenland. The reconversion has transformed it into a museological space, integrating exhibition halls, a meeting room, and a souvenir shop. It is currently anchored in the fishing port in Viana do Castelo.

The new space is endowed, among other valences, with multimedia equipment, support areas for entrepreneurship and nautical economy and several interactive audiovisual experiences.

  • Free Visit (not guided)

In this activity, the visitor can freely move around the bounded path of the Museum Ship, where you have the opportunity to know the functionalities of spaces such as bridge, kitchen, bakery, engine room, doctor's office, operative block, wards, several cabins, and chapel. 

  • Guided Visit

This activity consists of a brief historical introduction in the Sala José Hermano Saraiva and then begins the museological visit to the spaces of the Ship. Explore all the corners of this stunning hospital-ship with the explanations of a local and expert guide.

Included

Ticket to the Gil Eannes Ship Museum

Guided visit (if you choose this option)

Map of the visit 

Excluded

Extras

Additional info

LANGUAGE

Portuguese and English

SCHEDULE

October to March: 09h30 - 18h00

April to September: 09h30 - 19h00

DURATION

Free visit: 1 Hour

Guided tour: 1h30 (approximately)

CANCELLATION POLICY 

Full refund! No cancellation fee if you cancel until 48 hours prior to the tour date.

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BEFORE YOU GO

Do not forget your voucher and camera!

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For groups with less than 10 people, the guide will be charged in full.

For guided tours, confirmation is required one week in advance. Less than the specified time is subject to availability.

Family ticket: includes 1 or 2 adults and 4 children under 16 years.

Guided tour groups consist of a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 25. Less than 10 people, the guide will be charged in full.

 

Please reconfirm your booking 48 hours before it starts by email or phone.

Living Tours Porto Contact:  [email protected] / +351 228 320 992

Nearest town

Viana do Castelo

NEAREST AIRPORT

OPO - Francisco Sá Carneiro

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