Journey to the End of the World

A photographic account captured and narrated by the researcher José Manuel Núñez who travelled the circumnavigation route between 1990 and 1991, just as Magalhães did in 1519.

Sailing the Pacific Ocean (1990) by José M. NuñezThe Portuguese Task Force for the Commemorations of the V Centenary of Circumnavigation

"Faro de Última Esperanza"

Explore the photographs of José Manuel Núñez's journey with the sound of some excerpts from the work "Faro de Última Esperanza" by Chilean composer Rafael Díaz, interpreted by the Portuguese Philharmonic Orchestra (OFP).

Cape of the Eleven Thousand Virgins (1990) by José M. NuñezThe Portuguese Task Force for the Commemorations of the V Centenary of Circumnavigation

This work had its world premiere in 2020 during the concert "Sete Mares" at the Coliseu do Porto, promoted by the Estrutura de Missão of the V Centenary of the First Circumnavigation.

Approach to Suluan (1991) by José M. NuñezThe Portuguese Task Force for the Commemorations of the V Centenary of Circumnavigation

Find out more about this work and the initiatives developed in partnership with the OFP in this interview with maestro Osvaldo Ferreira.

1990: Sevilla - Tenerife - Ecuador

Opening of the old Puente de Hierro (Seville) for the departure of the Antaviana, (1990) by José M. NuñezThe Portuguese Task Force for the Commemorations of the V Centenary of Circumnavigation

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February 1990

Opening of the old Puente de Hierro in Seville for the departure of the sailing ship Antaviana. 

Island of Tenerife (1990) by José M. NuñezThe Portuguese Task Force for the Commemorations of the V Centenary of Circumnavigation

15 February 1990: arrival in Tenerife

Coastal zone of the northeast. 

Antaviana crossing the Equator to Brazil (1990) by José M. NuñezThe Portuguese Task Force for the Commemorations of the V Centenary of Circumnavigation

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February 27, 1990: crossing the Equator

Antaviana crossing the Equator towards Brazil, sailing in "donkey ears" mode.

1990: Corcovado - South Coast of Brazil - Port of Montevideo

Corcovado from the Antaviana (1990) by José M. NuñezThe Portuguese Task Force for the Commemorations of the V Centenary of Circumnavigation

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March 10, 1990: Corcovado

Corcovado, in Brazil, seen from the Antaviana.

Sailing south coast of Brazil (1990) by José M. NuñezThe Portuguese Task Force for the Commemorations of the V Centenary of Circumnavigation

March 15, 1990: coast of Brazil

Antaviana sailing full sail along the southern coast of Brazil.

Bocana Port of Montevideo. Hill sighted by Magellan (1990) by José M. NuñezThe Portuguese Task Force for the Commemorations of the V Centenary of Circumnavigation

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March 20, 1990: Montevideo

Port of Montevideo. Hill sighted by Magalhães during the circumnavigation trip.

1990: Rio de la Plata - San Matías Gulf - San Julián Bay, Patagonia

Sky and sea of Golfo San Matías (1990) by José M. NuñezThe Portuguese Task Force for the Commemorations of the V Centenary of Circumnavigation

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March 25, 1990: San Matías Gulf

A strong gale broke part of the rigging and the cheer of the crew.

San Julián Bay (1990) by José M. NuñezThe Portuguese Task Force for the Commemorations of the V Centenary of Circumnavigation

March 31, 1990: San Julián Bay

Strange unintended coincidence, the Antaviana arrives in San Julián Bay, Argentina, on the same day that Magalhães arrived in 1520.

San Julián Bay. (1990) by José M. NuñezThe Portuguese Task Force for the Commemorations of the V Centenary of Circumnavigation

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April 1990: San Julián Bay

Place of encounter with the Tehuelche Indians, baptized as "Patagones" by Magalhães.

1990: Magalhães’ Penguins - Tehuelches Indians - Ganaco running, Patagonia

Magellanic penguins (1990) by José M. NuñezThe Portuguese Task Force for the Commemorations of the V Centenary of Circumnavigation

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April 1990: San Julián

Magalhães’ penguins on the island of Carlitos Cendrón.

Tehuelche Indians (Patagones) (1990) by José M. NuñezThe Portuguese Task Force for the Commemorations of the V Centenary of Circumnavigation

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April 1990: San Julián

Tehuelches Indians. Photo at the Museo de los pioneros in San Julián    

Guanaco running (1990) by José M. NuñezThe Portuguese Task Force for the Commemorations of the V Centenary of Circumnavigation

April 1990: San Julián

Ganaco running. Animal described by Pigafetta in 1520.    

1990: Cape of the Eleven Thousand Virgins - Strait of Magalhães - Pacific Ocean

Cape of the Eleven Thousand Virgins (1990) by José M. NuñezThe Portuguese Task Force for the Commemorations of the V Centenary of Circumnavigation

May 1990: Cape of the Eleven Thousand Virgins.

Eastern gate of the Strait of Magalhães.

Strait of Magellan (1990) by José M. NuñezThe Portuguese Task Force for the Commemorations of the V Centenary of Circumnavigation

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May 1990

Strait of Magalhães.

Sailing the Pacific Ocean (1990) by José M. NuñezThe Portuguese Task Force for the Commemorations of the V Centenary of Circumnavigation

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June 1990: Pacific Ocean.

Entering the largest ocean on the planet.

1990: Sulan - Cebu, Philippines

Approach to Suluan (1991) by José M. NuñezThe Portuguese Task Force for the Commemorations of the V Centenary of Circumnavigation

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December 1990: Pacific Ocean

Magalhães took 100 days to cross the Pacific Ocean. The Antaviana took 300.
Approaching Suluan, Philippine Islands.

Exchanging food with fishermen in Suluán (1991) by José M. NuñezThe Portuguese Task Force for the Commemorations of the V Centenary of Circumnavigation

December 1990

Trading food with Suluan fishermen. Fear made us think they were pirates.

Arrival of the Antabiana in Cebu (1991) by José M. NuñezThe Portuguese Task Force for the Commemorations of the V Centenary of Circumnavigation

January 1991: Arrival in Cebu

Antaviana arrives in Cebu, Philippines Islands.

1991: Leyte - Negros Island - Mactan, Philippines

Peasant with carabao in rice field (1991) by José M. NuñezThe Portuguese Task Force for the Commemorations of the V Centenary of Circumnavigation

January 1991: Philippines

Peasant in a rice field, Philippines.

Filipino children on raft. Negros Island (1991) by José M. NuñezThe Portuguese Task Force for the Commemorations of the V Centenary of Circumnavigation

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February 1991: Philippines

Filipino children on a raft on the island of Negros.

Exchange with Mactan natives (1991) by José M. NuñezThe Portuguese Task Force for the Commemorations of the V Centenary of Circumnavigation

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February 1991: Mactan

Exchange with natives of Mactan, Philippines. Like Gama and Magalhães, we also lost in the exchange.

Fresco battle of Mactan. LapuLapu Monument (1991) by José M. NuñezThe Portuguese Task Force for the Commemorations of the V Centenary of Circumnavigation

February 1991: fresco of the battle

Detail of the fresco depicting the battle between Magalhães and Lapu-Lapu, in Mactan.

1991: Tidore and Ternate, Moluccas - Indian Ocean

Arrival of the Antaviana at Tidore and Ternate (Moluccas) (1991) by José M. NuñezThe Portuguese Task Force for the Commemorations of the V Centenary of Circumnavigation

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March 1991: arrival in the Moluccas

Arrival of the Antaviana at Tidore and Ternate, in the Moluccas. 
Dream comes true, we shouted with joy!

Cinnamon dryer (1991) by José M. NuñezThe Portuguese Task Force for the Commemorations of the V Centenary of Circumnavigation

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March 1991: Ternate

Cinnamon drying process in Ternate.

Paco and Lola at the helm of the Antaviana sailing the Indian Ocean (1991) by José M. NuñezThe Portuguese Task Force for the Commemorations of the V Centenary of Circumnavigation

June 1991: Indian Ocean

Paco and Lola at the helm of the Antaviana, sailing in the Indian Ocean. Good and talkative fellow travelers.

1991: Cabo-Verde - Return to Seville

Praia market. Cape Verde (1991) by José M. NuñezThe Portuguese Task Force for the Commemorations of the V Centenary of Circumnavigation

October 1991: Praia

Market in Praia, Cape Verde.

Antaviana in the Port of Seville (1991) by José M. NuñezThe Portuguese Task Force for the Commemorations of the V Centenary of Circumnavigation

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October 1991

Arrival of the Antaviana in Seville.

Arrival of the Antaviana in Seville (1991) by José M. NuñezThe Portuguese Task Force for the Commemorations of the V Centenary of Circumnavigation

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October 1991

End of Antaviana's journey.

Approach to Tidore harbour (1991) by José M. NuñezThe Portuguese Task Force for the Commemorations of the V Centenary of Circumnavigation

To end this virtual expedition, watch an excerpt from the interview with José Manuel Núñez, in which the author says that his circumnavigation experience in the 1990’s contributed to increase of his admiration for the feat of Fernão de Magalhães.

Talks: Admiration by Mission Structure of the V the 5th Centennial of the First Voyage of Circum-NavigationThe Portuguese Task Force for the Commemorations of the V Centenary of Circumnavigation

Credits: Story

 Curatorship and scientific supervision of: José Manuel Núñez de La Fuente

Technical support: Mito + Rito


Music
Composer: Rafael Días 
Interpretation: Portuguese Philharmonic Orchestra

Credits: All media
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