Gil Eannes, Viana do Castelo

Be sure to visit the famous Gil Eannes hospital ship on your passage through Viana do Castelo, in Portugal.

Navio-Hospital Gil Eannes, Viana do Castelo
Navio-Hospital Gil Eannes 
© Celestino Manuel

Gil Eannes is a former hospital ship which is anchored near the 5 de October Square, in Viana do Castelo, Portugal.

Currently, this pioneer boat, which gave assistance at sea to fishermen off the coast of Terranova, is restored and can be visited.

While visiting it, you can scale by its steep decks and cabins, and you will also be surprised to find old medical instruments.

More information:

Location:

Viana do Castelo.

Ticket price:

2€.
Children younger than 6 years have free entry.

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday 09:00 -19:00 (up to 17:30 from October to March)

Website:

www.fundacaogileannes.pt

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