There are many things to do in Vigo, the largest city in Galicia and one of the main stops of the Portuguese Coastal Way
Vigo is one of the main cities in Northern Spain, located in the province of Pontevedra (Galicia), very close to the Portuguese boarder. Although industry is the main engine of economic growth, tourism has become quite important in the region. This is the due the presence of the Cies Islands on the estuary (Vigo’s greatest treasure in terms of tourism), and other attractions such as the white sand beaches, cultural and local festivals, etc.
Vigo is a town with a wide range of natural attractions (there are 38 beaches and coves in the city), but also a reach history, gastronomy, and many other activities that make it worth a visit at all times of the year.
Top 5 things to do in Vigo
The Cies Islands
This national park is one of the most beautiful places in Galicia. The Cies Islands are the perfect combination between the most beautiful beaches in Vigo with a natural environment and a unique sea bed. It is perfect to enjoy with your family and loved ones, for a romantic evening or just to go away from the city.
The street of the oysters
This is the most visited urban area in Vigo, you will find several places to taste the famous oysters of the Ria de Vigo. The tradition is that the oysters are purchased directly to the OSTRERA (the woman that sells the oysters) and naturally tasted in different places around this location.
You are invited to stop a couple of hours in front of the sea and enjoy its white sands, and the silhouette of the Cies Islands in the middle of the Ocean. This image shows us clearly why this destination is different to all. The nature created barriers to protect it, giving Vigo soft winters and warm summers.
Porta do Sol
This location is the origin of the city, where are concentrated the foundations, cultural centers and museums of Vigo. This is where we will find one of the symbols of the city: the sculpture of Francisco Leiro The Merman, a symbol of the union of the man with the sea.
The Mount of O Castro
Where the first settlers in the 2nd and 3rd centuries B.C. arrived. A lot of interesting remains are preserved in the Archaeological Site. Later, the city grew down and up and created a unique terrain that makes it possible to have a mountain in the heart of the city: a luxury nature that offers the best views and the most beautiful sunsets.
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