Euskal Itsas Museoa

International Congress: Study and analysis of the Victoria nao’s technological context, in the period of the first world round


The Naval Museum, in collaboration with Summer Courses of the University of the Basque Country, organizes the International Congress "Study and analysis of the Victoria nao’s technological context, in the period of the first world round", which will take place in Miramar Jauregia de San Sebastián on September 5th and 6th.


Throughout the 13th to the 16th century, Basque naval technological evolution would produce craft that came to dominate the commercial routes opened up between the Mediterranean and the European Atlantic. This process culminated with the development of the ocean-going ships, which were protagonists of the first circumnavigation and exercised their hegemony in the relations between the old and the new worlds. 2018 is the year of cultural heritage, and the antechamber of the 5th Centenary of the First Circumnavigation of the World by Juan Sebastian Elcano on board the Victoria.


Xabier Alberdi Lonbide


Brad Loewen, Eric Rieth, Javier Vicedo Jover, Manu Izaguirre Lacoste, Marcel Pujol i Hamelink, Marion Delhaye, Mikel Soberón Rodríguez, Toby Jones, Xabier Agote Aizpurua


  • Discover the naval technological evolution that took place in the Basque Country between the final centuries of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
  • Discover the characteristics of Basque ocean-going ships, like the Victoria.
  • Discover first hand the results of the archaeological investigations undertaken in the main Basque shipwrecks dated form between the end of Medieval times and the beginning of Modernity.
  • Discover the historical context in which this naval technological evolution took place in the Basque Country.


Online sign up


The assistants of the Congress will have the possibility to present to the public their lines of work, research projects or experiences through posters.



Tuesday to Saturday:
10:00 - 14:00 and 16:00 - 19:00

Sundays and public holidays:
11:00 - 14:00
16.00 - 19.00 (from 15th of june to 15th of september)

December 24 and 31:
10:00 - 14:00

Closed on Mondays. Closed January 1, 6 and 20, and December 25.

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