On September 20, 1519 sailed from Sanlucar de Barrameda expedition captained by Fernando de Magallanes with 5 ships and 239 men to complete the first round of the world. On September 6, 1522, 18 men commanded by Juan Sebastian de Elcano, including Juan de Santandres, or Santander, from Cueto, arrived in Sanlúcar de Barrameda aboard the Victoria ship.
To remember how this event deserves, a National Commission has been created within the General State Administration and between 2019 and 2022 events of all kinds will be organized in commemoration of this trip.
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The Villas del Cantábrico Foundation, through the Santander Sea Festival, commemorates and will remember this incredible expedition back to the world 500 years ago, in which the small towns of the Bay of Biscay had such a prominent role.