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O Navio Gil Eannes

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Address: Doca Comercial, Viana do Castelo 4900 - 321, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 258 809 710
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Beautifully restored - interesting perspective on Cod fleet

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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New York City, New York

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Eye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the Atlantic. In my formative years, I had a lot to do with an English... More 

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Grimbergen, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 a very good idea of the initial purpose of the ship. A hospital on the... More 

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Aveiro, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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€

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Bristol
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Nice way to spend an hour very interesting. May be awkward if busy claiming g steps . Great to see whole ship

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Elphin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Had a fab afternoon here with our family. Everyone enjoy it. It is great value. Load free parking close by. Every corner and every room has something surprising and interesting. We spent 2 hrs here , but if we had more time we would spent longer or even went back again.

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Drumheller, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

For a lover of all things sea-related, like me, this medical ship is a must. It was mainly used to service the Portuguese cod fishermen in Greenland and off the coast of Newfoundland in the 50's. I did not get a whole lot of other info, because most of the signage was in Spanish and Portuguese. However, it is clean,... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

The ship has an interesting history and is very well restored. This is a great rainy day attraction with a small price to pay. €3.50 for a fantasic look back at the ships history. You get a good look into many of the quarters and levels. The ship is like a giant maze the way it's set up to take... More 

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