Navio Hospital Gil Eannes - Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
N 41° 41.405 W 008° 49.798
29T E 514149 N 4615381
Quick Description: Gil Eannes the hospital ship is now a museum.
Location: Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Date Posted: 1/23/2013 5:42:02 AM
Waymark Code: WMG757
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 2

Long Description:
[ENG] The Navio Hospital Gil Eannes, built in Viana do Castelo in 1955, has supported for decades, the Portuguese cod fishing fleet which operated on the banks of Newfoundland and Greenland. Off the cod fleet, was rotting on the docks of Lisbon for many years.
In 1998, the Foundation Gil Eannes, considering the emotional and cultural heritage of the city, bought it for scrap for about 250 000 euros, after an unprecedented campaign that involved all social Viana.
On January 31, 1998, he was greeted festively in Foz do Lima, where, after being cleaned and restored, opened to the public, taking as a pole of attraction to Viana do Castelo.
The conversion turned it into a museum space, integrating exhibition halls, meeting room, four multimedia kiosks and simulator of navigation.

[PT] O Navio Hospital Gil Eannes, construído em Viana do Castelo em 1955, apoiou, durante décadas, a frota bacalhoeira portuguesa que actuava nos bancos da Terra Nova e Gronelândia. Desactivada a frota bacalhoeira, ficou apodrecer nas docas de Lisboa, durante muitos anos.
Em 1998, a Fundação Gil Eannes, considerando-o património cultural e afectivo da cidade, resgatou-o da sucata por cerca de 250 mil euros, após uma inédita campanha que envolveu todos os estratos sociais vianenses.
Em 31 de Janeiro de 1998, foi recebido festivamente na Foz do Lima, onde, depois de limpo e restaurado, foi aberto ao público, assumindo-se como pólo de atractividade para Viana do Castelo.
A reconversão transformou-o num espaço museológico, integrando salas de exposição, sala de reuniões, quatro quiosques multimédia, um simulador de navegação e uma pousada de juventude.

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Is there a tour: Yes

If boat is a garden what was planted in it: Not listed

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