Magellan and Elcano – 500 years

The first global voyage

Historic background

From the Douro to the other side of the world … A Man – Fernão de Magalhães – and a Territory – The Planet. The First Global Man will tell the exploits of the first circumnavigation trip.


Current locations covered by the Route (with colored markers) and possible future locations (grey markers):


The Corpus Christi Convent was founded in 1345 by a noblewoman from Gaia, Dona Maria Mendes Petite.

Fernão de Magalhães will include his Sister, a nun in this Convent, in his will.