When visiting the harbour of Alicante this huge ship is an immediate eye-catcher.
Build in 2006 it is a full-size representation of the 18th-century ship Santísima Trinidad. It is a museum but at the same time, it is also a floating restaurant (including a bar).
The galleon, that was built in Cuba and had its maiden voyage in 1769, is reported to be the largest warship of his time. After an extension in 1795, it carried more canons (130-136) than any other ship.
Following various battles during the war between Spain and Great Britain, the galleon was scuttled in 1805 during the Battle of Trafalgar.
It is said, that this loss heralded the end of the Spanish nautic dominance.
The museum stretches over two decks of the ship. It shows how life has been on an 18th-century warship and informs about the history of the ship in general.
The entrance is free if you combine your visit with a dinner onboard.