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Reviewed 4 days ago

Family ticket is 9 euros. See the whole ship restored. First ship I have seem with a bath tub. Has been restored really well

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tudor J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a total blast! Very interesting and fun to wander around and learn the history. Even better if you have a couple of cocktails first. : )

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Patrick H
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Even though the explanatory panels are mostly in Portuguese, it’s easy enough to explore the ship on your own. Signage marks the route and you travel through the engine rooms, the galley, the hospital rooms and more. I think it took us about an hour...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank F5245HItimm
Reviewed October 21, 2018

this ship has been restored by a foundation, it was a hospital ship for the Portuguese fishing fleet in the north atlantic, it is very well restored and does give a real good picture of the 50s and 60s, worth to visit, everything is very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank otmarwbaertl
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Recommended for anyone interested in history. Plenty of detail to see. Worth the 4 euros admission fee.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AlexandreLCarneiro
Reviewed September 19, 2018

Admittedly this attraction is still a work in progress, and much could be done to improve the visitor experience. However it still offers a fascinating insight into long distance offshore fishing. Most will be drawn by the excellent presentation of a seashore hospital. But the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lewis_the_Barman
Reviewed September 17, 2018

At this ship you get a good impression how the Portuguese started their bacalhou fisihing many years ago and how dangerous it was. this ship was escorting the fleet as a supply and hospital vessel with even a surgery on board. It is amazing to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kingcloggy
Reviewed June 25, 2018

A very interesting visit that allows you to get an idea of the facilities on a historic ship and allows us to check and feel the feeling of living on a ship of that size. The area of the hospital is very interesting given its...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Victor K
Reviewed June 20, 2018

Having visited Viana do Castelo in the past, we just hadn’t realised that this hospital ship even existed. We went with sailing friends who give us a great insight into the workings of the ship. In our modern age of internet and easy access by...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 30, 2018

The ship was nice but there wasn't really anything jaw dropping or amazing to see. The tour was so short. If you have nothing to do, it is not a very bad activity.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Samer B
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