On June 3nd, 1431, Pietro Querini arrived in the port of Cadiz to repair the helm.

From Pietro Querini’s Diary (P.Nelli,2007): We set sail from the port of Candia and we skirted much of Barbaria (North Africa), due to headwinds, and arrived in Cadiz, Spain, where, due to an error by the pilot who got too close to the shoal of St. Peter’s, we touched a rock underwater with the ship. Whereupon the main instrument in every ship, namely the helm, broke.


We thus entered the port of Cadiz on June 3 and emptied the ship for necessary repairs.

Cádiz Today

Cadiz, overlooking the shimmering waters of the Atlantic Ocean, is one of Europe’s oldest cities and a jewel of Spain’s southwest coast.

Founded by the Phoenicians more than 3,000 years ago, Cadiz has a rich history of maritime adventures, trade and cultural influences. With its narrow cobblestone streets, lively squares and majestic Baroque churches, Cadiz’s historic center is an architectural treasure.

The city is also famous for its golden sandy beaches that stretch along the coast, offering residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy the sun and sea. Cadiz is also renowned for its vibrant music and culinary scene, with flamenco, jazz, and carnival festivals enlivening the streets and restaurants delighting palates with local delicacies.

With its historic charm, natural beauty, and vibrant culture, Cadiz captures the hearts of anyone who visits.

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