On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the First Voyage Around the World (1519-1522), Taberna Libraria publishes la Editorial Taberna La Primera Vuelta al Mundo: Edición Conmemorativa del V Centenario 1519 – 2019, a cartographic, documentary selection of materials connected with this navigation milestone, which is now exhibited at our venue.
A Hispanic deed achieved by the man that discovered and named the Strait of Magellan and the Pacific Ocean, Fernando de Magallanes, together with the explorer Juan Sebastian Elcano, after an arduous and amazing journey on the famous nao Victoria.
This edition was hosted by Manuel Ravina, Director at the General Archive of the Indies in Seville, with the presence of Antonio Muñoz, Deputy Mayor and Councilor of Urban Habitat, Culture, and Tourism at the City Council; Reyes Bilbao, General Director of Cultural Innovation and Museums at the regional government of the Junta de Andalucía; F. Borja Aguinagalde, Director at the Historical Files of the Basque Country; and Juan Gil, Member of the Spanish Language Academy, and coordinator of the work study book. Besides, the event was attended by Dionisio Redondo, director of the publishing house, and Marcos Otero and Cristina Vargas, General Director and Resident Director at Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento Hotel.
Once the event was over, guests enjoyed at the hotel a cocktail and lunch with products from the New World, reminders of the amazing expedition of Magallanes and Elcano. The menu described, through the different courses, the different stops in the long and legendary journey. A different, innovative, and attractive offer that combined contemporary techniques with traditional cuisine of the time.
For a few months now, our hotel has been undergoing its own journey around the world, joining different activities of the commemoration of the first circumnavigation of the Earth with new activities and events, inspired by the expedition led by Fernando de Magallanes and Juan Sebastian Elcano.