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O Navio Gil Eannes

Doca Comercial, Viana do Castelo 4900 - 321, Portugal
+351 258 809 710
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Unbelievable to see a hospital ship so well preserved or restaured

An absolute must when in Viana do Castelo. You can visit it even when it rains, you will miss a bit... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Koekelare, Belgium
Awesome ship

It is a ship that tells it's history through rooms full of mannequins. I highly recommend visiting... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
Diogo S
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Doca Comercial, Viana do Castelo 4900 - 321, Portugal
+351 258 809 710

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

It is a ship that tells it's history through rooms full of mannequins. I highly recommend visiting it because it is awesome.

Thank Diogo S
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This is an outstanding museum of how the fisherman life was during the cot fish times in Greenland and Terra Nova. This ship was a mobile hospital to provide the necessary support to the fisherman. This have X-ray machine, and was fully prepared at that...More

Thank Ricardo R
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I worked in several hospitals in the mid '60's so enjoyed seeing the old equipment. Easy to take a self guided tour but limited info in English.

Thank dottravels
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Well designed tour of key room and functions of hospital ship. Well restored. It would have been helpful if the video with former crew and Medical staff was subtitled in English.

Thank 172dick
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Well, no snakes, but lots of ladders - ranging from easy going to up and down backwards and hanging on with both hands. One of these things that you would never imagine, a hospital and mother ship to support the Portuguese cod fishing fleet in...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We parked the car at the parking lot nearby and walked by the Navio Gil Eannes bh coincidence. After reading the information we decided to visit the ship. Good decision. The tour on the ship is well done, information is provided and it gives you...More

Thank Hdevos
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Notable history of portuguese!!! Very sympathetic staff! It deserves a visit to understand the real difficulties of codfish fishing.

Thank Gi D
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Historical ship built in the city shipyard during the 50s. Dedicated to support the cod fishermen in North Atlantic as a hospital ship. It's fully restored and almost the entire ship can be visited. Accessibility is difficult for elderly people. Well worth a visit for3,5€

Thank PWRA
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Centrally located, and obviously an important ship for the town what a great idea to illustrate its history, which was fascinating

Thank Gillian M
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