Spanish galleon to dock in Cardiff Bay

A unique replica of the legendary Spanish tall ship that sailed the world for three centuries will be open to visitors at Britannia Quay in Cardiff Bay. The public is invited to climb aboard the Galeón Andalucía and experience this fascinating floating museum on Friday 10 – Sunday 12 May from 10am until 8pm.

Majestic vessels such as this brought about global maritime trade during the 16th to 18th centuries by sailing the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, American coasts and Pacific route, linking Spain, America and Asia.

The visit includes a self-guided walking tour with the opportunity to explore six decks, interactive exhibits and historical documents, watch videos, take photos and meet crew members.

Tickets cost £12 for adults, and £6 for children aged 5-10 (under 5s are free). Family tickets for two adults and up to three children are available for £30. They can be purchased in advance at or at the ship. Schools and organisations should schedule their visit by contacting


Galeón Andalucía – facts and figures

Over the past five years, the vessel has visited 123 cities and received more than a million visitors

Decks area: 3,400 ft²

Length: 164 ft

Beam: 33 ft

Weight: 500 tons

Masts: 3

Sails: 7, measuring nearly 11,000 ft²

Average speed: 7 knots

April 30, 2024 10:01 am.

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