Juan Sebastián Elcano - The Spanish fleet, called the Armada de Molucca, comprised five ships and 270 men, when it began the journey on Sept. 20, 1519. After Magellan’s death during the Battle of Mactan, Elcano (pictured) commandeered a single ship, named Victoria, with a crew of 18 men and returned home on Sept. 6, 1522. He sailed across the Indian Ocean, around the Cape of Good Hope, traversing along the west coast of Africa to finally arrive in Spain.
Magellan shrine is a large memorial tower erected in honor of the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan. The spot is believed to be the area were Magellan was killed in the Battle of Mactan on 1521 in Cebu, Philippines.