One of the most exciting adventures ever told: the first voyage around the world.
It was a round trip in the sense that it ended just where it started, but after
its completion nothing would be the same again. This is the chronicle of two
navigators who stood at the helm of history and changed the course of mankind.
The expedition was first commanded by Ferdinand Magellan, but it was completed
by Juan Sebastian Elcano, the true protagonist of this story. Sea storms, hunger,
tribes and all kinds of incredible adventures hampered their voyage. Five ships set
sail from the port of Seville in 1519. Three years later only one of them returned
after completing the circumnavigation of the Earth, thus finally demonstrating the
roundness of our planet.
Thursday 24: Miguel Delibes Auditorium, 9.30 am and