Hermione Frigate in Portimão
The superb replica of the Hermione Frigate will be open to visitors in PortimãoTue May 8th 2018 to Thu May 10th 2018
Algarve, New 1, Portimão https://www.myguidealgarve.com/events/hermione-frigate-in-portimao VISIT WEBSITE
A replica of France’s 18th century Hermione frigate will be stopping in Portimão for three days this May.
The ship will arrive in Portimão on Tuesday, 8th May . It will be open for free visits from 8th until 10th and will leave Portimão on the morning of 11th.
This superb replica will enable visitors to appreciate the splendour of the original ship and to see the frigate up close. There will also be other activities to enjoy, including concerts, singing, dancing, fanfares, sea parades, conferences, soirées, exhibitions and shows.
About the Hermione
The Hermione was a French frigate that ferried Marquis de Lafayette to America in 1780 to rally US rebels battling for independence. A replica of the frigate was built and in 2015 it embarked on a four-month voyage to the US, having embarked on a Mediterranean journey in February that started in La Rochelle (France). The journey will also include stops in Morocco (Tangier), Spain (Barcelona and Pasaia) and France (Sète, Toulon, Marseille, Port Vendres and Bordeaux).
The replica is the world’s only working ship made entirely out of wood. It is 65 metres long and 47 metres high and took 400,000 pieces of wood, 17 linen sails, 25kms of ropes and 17 years to rebuild it.
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