Saturday, October 2, 2010



The Galeon Andalucia is a replica of the 17th century Galleon. Guest can hop on-board and jump into history!

WHERE:   PIER 13, SOUTH HARBOR, MANILA (Next to Manila Hotel)
October 6  1:00 pm - 4:00pm
October 7 9:00am – 12:00 noon, 1:00 pm - 4:00pm
October 8 8:00am – 12:00 noon, 1:00 pm - 4:00pm
October 9 8:00am-12:00pm
DAILY SCHEDULE (except october 6,9)
9:00am-12:00pm – LARGE GROUPS
9:00am-4:00pm PUBLIC
For Groups of 30 or more, email us your information and desired time between 9:00am-12:00pm. If there are no slots available, we will give you an afternoon schedule.

There is no need for reservation for individuals and groups with less than 30 people
Children under eight years old are not allowed due to safety reasons. Children under twelve need to be chaperoned
The Capacity of the Boat is 100 at a time, and guests will be asked to queue in line. Please expect some waiting.
For large groups and walk ins, it is suggested that you arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled time slot. Late comers will be bumped off their slot
Some walking will be required from the registration to the boat, we advise that you are as comfortable as possible. 
There will be waiting area where guests can view an exhibit, mural paintings and information on the Galleon Trade. Also, there will be a creative trade fair selling indigenous arts and crafts, and items from around the world.

There is no ample parking at the pier, however there will be some at Quirino Grandstand.

E-mail Abi Portillo at with your information including: day, time, number of guests, contact information. 

The Galeon Andalucia is a replica of the 17th century Galleon. Guest can hop on-board and jump into history!

 We do hope the weather cooperates with us. In case of heavy rain, the organizers have the right to close ship for safety reasons. 

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Age Limit at the Galleon

To everyone concerned (the schools and parents, especially) we regret to inform you that due to logistical issues, children below 8 years will not be allowed at the docking area of the Galeon Andalucia.
In addition to that, children below 12 years must be accompanied by an adult.
Apart from that, we hope to see you there!

Sunday, September 19, 2010


L-R: Instituto Cervantes-Jose Maria Fons, Msgr. Nestor C. Cerbo, Festival Director General-Cecile Alvarez , Festival Chairperson-Senator Edgardo J. Angara, Fundación Nao Victoria-Guadalupe Fernandez Morente  , Fundación Nao Victoria- Joaquin Garrido Garcia, Ignacio, Director Jeremy Barns-National Museum, PACLAS Chairperson-Emmanuel Calairo

Senator Edgardo J. Angara- DDG Chairperson

Marble Hall, National Museum of the Filipino People

Friday, September 17, 2010

Books on the Galleon Trade=)

Please check out these really cool books on the Galleons and Cultural Transmission:

Legarda Jr, Benito J. After the Galleons: Foreign Trade, Economic Change and Entrepreneurship in the Nineteenth-Century Philippines. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1999.

Alvina, Corazon S., Madulid, Domingo A. Flora Filipina: From Acapulco to Manila. Manila: ArtPostAsia, 2009.

Mercene, Floro L. Manila Men in the New World. Diliman, Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2007.

(All festival collateral trivia were taken from these books and duly approved by the ff:
Senator Edgardo J. Ang, Dr. Fernando Zialcita, Ms. Gemma Cruz-Araneta, Dr. Isagani Cruz, Dr. Sandy Chua, Senor Guillermo Rivera)

New Updates!

We finally have more details about the ARTES TALLERES

(For invited artists and applicants)
Open to applicants with an expertise in any artistic discipline connected with the experience of the Galleon Trade and its manifestations. Knowledge of Indigenous and Hispanic cultures is preferred. Upon acceptance, delegates will take part in lectures, tours, presentations, and multi-media performances and be party of the Juana la Loca multi-media performance.


OPEN REGISTRANTS: Lecture only with free workshops from Sep 24-28
(Open to the public)
Lectures are for individuals who are interested in learning about Galleon Trade themes. For those who choose lectures, there will be 1–2 lectures per day; we will provide multimedia workshops complimentary for those who choose lectures for this week.  

We are very sorry about the constant changes, but they are because of technical difficulties. However, we promise to update everybody as soon as we get the details down pat. Thank you for bearing with us, and we hope to see you at Artes Talleres! :)


Learn about the Galleon Trade-the good, the bad, and everything in between. Learn indigenous dance and world music from the Masters.
Join our fabulous lectures and workshops!

Registration from Sep 24-Sep 28. 5 days of fully packed lectures and workshops is only 2,500. Join now, slots are limited.
Go to and check the Dia Del Galeon Festival, or email us at for registration information

September 24 ,Friday 10:00am

Interfaith Rituals
Welcome Addresses
Cultural ESPECTACULOS on Hispanized Traditions in the Galleon Trade Countries
Showcases from ARTES TALLERES
Excerpt from JUANA LA LOCA
Special Performance by Japanese Artist- JUN AMANTO

Overview of the Galleon Trade History and the People of the Galleon (Historic, Political, Economic)
Lecture 5: Historical Overview
Panelist: Economic Implications (
Panelist: Political Implications
Panelist: Cultural Dimensions
Panelist: Migration and Diaspora engendered by Galleon Trade
Open Forum

September 25, Saturday 8:00 am

Movement and Dance Workshop: Ballet and Modern Dance
Lecture 6:
Cultural Transmission through the Galleon Trade
Lecture: Overview (45 minutes)
Panelist: (20 minutes) Visual Arts
Panelist: (20 minutes) Dance and Music
Panelist: (20 min) Cultural Mores
Open Forum

Lecture and Panel 7:
Role of the Religious Orders and the Church
Overview: The Augustinians (20 minutes)
Panel 1: The Augustinians (15 minutes)
Panel 2:The Recollects (15 minutes)
Panel 3: The Jesuits, Images and Icons (30 minutes)
Panel 4: The Dominicans (15 minutes)
Panel 5: The Franciscans (15minutes)

Creative Writing and Monodrama Workshop Session 1

Sept 26
Sunday EDUCATIONAL TOUR 1 (Intramuros area)

September 27,Monday 8:00 am

Music and Movement Workshop

Lecture 8: The Architectural Plan and Town Planning in the Colonies (30 minutes)
Lecture 9: Biodiversity- Flora and Fauna during the Galleon Trade (30 minutes)
Lecture 10: The Indigenous Peoples in the Americas during the Galleon Trade era (45 minutes)

Lecture 11: The Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines during the Galleon Trade era

INDIGENOUS MUSIC AND DANCES from the Philippines and other countries participating

Lecture 12: The Environment Then and Now:
Global Warming, Climate Change, etc.
Biodiversity Then and Now

Lecture 13: Maritime Conditions then and Now

September 28, Tuesday 8:00 am

Music and Movement Workshop:

Lecture 14: The Chinese in the Philippines during the Galleon Trade (45 minutes)

Lecture 15: Independence Movements in the Continents of the Galleon Trade (Patriots, Heroes, Artists, Sites and Monuments)
Overview: (30 minutes)

Creative Reporting on the Latin American and Spanish experience of Independence and Arts of Liberation

Lecture 13: UNESCO Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures focusing on the works of Tagore, Neruda and Cesaire
Excerpt from PETA’S production THE POST OFFICE of Tagore

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Artes Talleres Open Registration Form, updated

Dίa del Galeón Festival

The Philippines, the First ASEAN Culture Capital 20102011, will host the International Día del Galeón Festival 2010: Connecting Continents. With a 250-year history that connected four continents, the Galleon Trade was an essential trade route that served as a vessel for cultural exchange. 

 The festival will be held from September 21-October 11 in the Philippines and will include workshops, exhibits, educational tours and the docking of a replica Galleon in Manila Bay. Artes Talleres: The International Workshop is a major component of the festival which will bring artists and historians from around the world to collaborate and fuse their artistry with Galleon Trade themes. 

If you are interested to join Artes Talleres, you can download the workshop information and open registration form here. 

See you there!