Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Royal Galley of Battle of Lepanto in Barcelona

Meet Real, the flagship of the Battle of Lepanto.  Seen at the Maritime Museum in Barcelona.

This is a re-creation, constructed in the same shipyard in Barcelona.

The Battle of Lepanto in 1571 saw Juan of Austria's fleet of the Holy League, an alliance of Christian powers of the Mediterranean, decisively defeat the Islamist Turk in the largest naval battle in the history of warfare.

A breathtaking sight to behold.  

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