Dia del Galleon Festival – Naval History docks in Cebu

The Andalucia Galleon, an actual, sea-worthy replica of the naval vessels used by the Spanish empire for global trade in the height of the 16th to 17th century, is scheduled to dock Cebu this Wednesday, October 13 at Pier 1 near the Malacañang sa Sugbo.

The galleon serves as a floating museum of life and work at sea for sailors of the period. The ship will stay in Cebu for four to five days.

The vessel will be reserved for meetings with local officials on the first day of its visit, October 13th, and will be open to the public beginning October 14th.  The galleon is open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. A two-hour traditional siesta will be observed and visiting hours will resume at 4 p.m. and end at 8 p.m.

A waiting area for visitors will be set up near the docks since the galleon could only allow 25 visitors aboard at a time.

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5 thoughts on “Dia del Galleon Festival – Naval History docks in Cebu”

  1. wow this is cool! my friend gave me your link. we are leaving this afternoon for cebu and she told me not to miss this exhibit. will it be okay to bring my toddler on board the ship? i have a 1 year old child. and also, how much is the entrance?

  2. Thank you for your interest. 🙂

    I haven’t checked out the galleon, which arrived today but is presently closed off for important groups visit.

    Tomorrow is the first day that it will be open to the public. The following information I’ve gotten from the official blog of the Dia Del Galeon Festival which sponsors the galleon Andalucia.

    Admission is FREE

    AGE LIMIT
    Children under eight years old are not allowed due to safety reasons. Children under twelve need to be chaperoned.

    LOGISTICS
    The Capacity of the Boat is 100 at a time, and guests will be asked to queue in line. Please expect some waiting.

    For large groups and walk ins, it is suggested that you arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled time slot.

    Late comers will be bumped off their slot

    Some walking will be required from the registration to the boat, we advise that you are as comfortable as possible.

    If weather conditions are unfavorable, the ship reserves the right to close without prior notice for safety.

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