The tall ship Atyla is visiting Bilbao

All information about the dates and activities in the city

As part of its 2022 sailing season, the famous historic ship Atyla will stop at Bilbao. With its two masts, black sails and the #ATYLAship sign in the wheelhouse, the ship will attract the attention of thousands of people in the city. This is your opportunity to see this astonishing sailing ship closer than ever.

The arrival of Atyla to Bilbao will be part of a commemoration of the 5th centenary of the first circumnavigation of the earth. Atyla will sail up Bilbao’s Estuary heading a fleet with Saltillo and other sailing ships, until arriving at the docks of the Itsasmuseum where, during the entire weekend, there will be a series of activities and events for the public, including the visits to the Atyla.

You can sign up to visit the ship in Bilbao, and also participate on the sailing trips to and from Bilbao:

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How is the visit? Our crew will welcome you on board and play a video that shows the ship in action. Then you’ll be able to walk around the deck and read several banners with interesting information and engaging questions.

You can also take pictures in front of the helm, or wherever you want. If you post them on social media, please mention us: @atyla_ship

Access to the ship’s interiors is normally not allowed, but you can look through the windows to see how it looks inside or see them here.

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Visit Atyla in Bilbao:

When? 11th of August 2022, from 11:00 to 13:00 & from 17:00 to 19:00
Where? Docks of the Itsasmuseum

Register for the visit on the form below. The visit includes a minimum donation of 5€ per adult and 3€ per child (until 12 years old).

100% of all donations go to a Scholarship Fund to create scholarships for people with fewer resources, so please donate generously if you can.

The donation is done in cash when entering the ship, but if you prefer to do it with card or PayPal you can use this button:

How is the visit? Our crew will welcome you on board and play a video that shows the ship in action. Then you’ll be able to walk around the deck and read several banners with interesting information and engaging questions.

You can also take pictures in front of the helm, or wherever you want. If you post them on social media, please mention us: @atyla_ship

Access to the ship’s interiors is normally not allowed, but you can look through the windows to see how it looks inside or see them here.

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Location of Atyla ship in Bilbao:

What is Atyla ship?

A unique ship from Spain that sails around the world

Atyla is a classic sailing vessel built between Soria and Vizcaya in the 80s. It was built following the designs of the ships in the XVIII century. Its history is remarkable, check it out here.

Today, Atyla is the only Spanish wooden ship that regularly participates in international regattas of tall ships and sail training ships. In these regattas, Atyla often receives the prize for the most international crew.

Atyla has been all around Europe, and as far as Russia and Canada in the last 6 years. All of this happens as a charity foundation that promotes life skills like emotional intelligence and intercultural communication.

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Can I join a trip?

Yes you can! Our trips are open for anyone who wants to enjoy an adventure, learn new things and meet other explorers.

You join as part of the crew, and get to participate in all the sailing activities, including taking the helm!

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Pictures & Press

If you are in the area and you happen to take any good pictures or videos of Atyla, please send them to us via email. We can mention you on social media if we publish them.

If you are a journalist and you want to make an article or piece about Atyla, check out our press dossier. If you publish something please let us know; we love to see articles mentioning Atyla!

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Sponsor our visit to the city

We're currently looking for companies and organisations that want to sponsor this visit.

By donating to our charity, you make our activities accessible to more people - something that your community can surely benefit from.

Win-win: Support a charitable cause and benefit from wide-reaching exposure during our visit. You can also get private tours and other perks.

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Where is Atyla ship right now?

Here you can see the live location of the ship from two different sources (VesselFinder and MarineTraffic). Do you want to know what the official plan of arrivals and departures is? You can check our timeline:

Other options:

Help us spread the word

Hang up this poster in your city to help other people know about our visit.

Print it on size DinA4 or DinA3, and hang it in visible places (local bars, shops, etc.).

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Donate to our charity

Atyla uses 100% of all donations to provide scholarships to people who cannot afford to join the trips. Donate to this cause if you can.

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Buy a gift card

A gift voucher that does not expire and can be used for any of our trips.

You can get it immediately and print it or send it digitally, no deliveries required.

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