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Replica of Columbus Ship Comes to La Gomera

Replica of Columbus Ship Comes to La GomeraThe port of San Sebastian de La Gomera this week welcomed a replica of the Santa Maria ship, which was one of three ships that accompanied Christopher Columbus on his voyage of discovery.

This exact replica ship weighs 200 tons, is 29 metres long and 8 metres wide, and is a floating historical museum that tells the story of Christopher Columbus five centuries ago.

During its stay in La Gomera, the crew will finalise its preparations to embark on their great journey to cross the Atlantic Ocean. School children and the general public are welcome to visit this replica ship, and to learn about the history, what life would have been like on board this ship, and learn how all this links to the history of La Gomera.

The City Council of San Sebastian is currently studying the construction project of a similar replica to convert this into a tourist museum in the capital.

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