Vigo is the westernmost city of Iberian Spain, which is located right on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by lush mountain landscapes. The city is a seafood fan's dream. Here, oysters hardly cover a distance of more than a mile from your plate.
The location of Vigo is such that it creates a special microclimate with
temperatures up to five degrees higher than in other Galician cities
in winter and fall. But if in the summer you are pushed away by the sultry temperature on
The Mediterranean then
Fresh ocean beaches and a more temperate climate in
Vigo will be to your taste.
The best acquaintance with the city and its epic landscapes is
inspect them from the granite walls of the 17th-century fortress. From this
command post will be perfectly visible: Vigo estuary, harbor, historic
quarter, mountain landscapes and the islands of Cies. The fortress was
artillery mount, because it was intended to repel attacks
British Navy at Vigo during the war for the restoration of Portugal.
The walls now have classic lawn gardens , neatly
manicured flower beds and a fountain in the center, a wonderful
view of the city. The park around the fort is not so much urban
an entertainment garden, it’s rather a wild mountain right in the center of the city.
If you want to practice,
you can go to Monte Castro on foot, and although this is a difficult walk,
There are many interesting things that will distract your attention. On the way
You will be an Iberian settlement on the lower slope, where they were restored
Three conical stone houses of the Bronze Age.
You will also see anchors. They were installed on Monte Castro in
commemoration of the Battle of Rand, which occurred at the mouth of Vigo in 1702
between the Anglo-Dutch and Franco-Spanish forces during
which disappeared several galleons with treasures.
Set aside a day or two for this stunning uninhabited archipelago located at the entrance to the mouth of the Vigo.
In summer, ferries run at about half an hour intervals from the harbor to the islands.
You can stay overnight at the campsite that will provide rental
tents. But you need to book in advance, since the 800-seat area
Fills up quickly.
On the west side you'll walk along granite
to the top of the cliffs over 100 meters high, but in the east,
where are you waiting
white sand beaches
, other conditions await you. Cies Islands beaches
deserve special attention because you may not meet
more sophisticated bays anywhere in the world. And it's true, Playa de Rodas often
falls into the top ten best beaches on the planet and is almost paradise
a place if you want to sunbathe and swim in the summer.
Because here is the coast, protected from the open ocean and with perfect
white sand that adds
aquamarine shine under water in
On the other side of Punta Mucciero is
Praia de Figueiras, which has a length of 350 meters and a little less
popular, but no less wonderful and magnificent than her neighbor in the south.
The old town of Vigo is located on a slope,
from where you can see the estuary in the old port, with lanes that lead to
beautiful arcade squares such as Praza da Constitución. This is that
part of the city where fishing houses and grandiose houses are located nearby
buildings such as luxury townhouses. Here you can see the church
Santa Maria of the 19th century. Almost all
buildings were made of Galician
, which gives the old city a decent atmosphere, different from
many spanish old quarters. Many of the street names match
In the 19th century Vigo grew sharply because the canning
industry has become one of the main sources of income for the city.
Most of the entrepreneurs behind this boom were from
Catalonia. You can see that they built
Belle luxury apartment buildings
Epoque Still Standing In Ensanche
east of Casco Vello.
This is the center of Vigo's nightlife and shopping, as well as Alameda Park, where you can relax and have fun ..
You can take great walks along the mouth of the river
breakwater to the red lighthouse, which is arguably the best place
to watch the sun go down.
If you flew to Vigo Airport, you can get to the city center
by bus, stopping at the airport exit.
Buses run on weekdays with a frequency of 30 minutes