The historic seaside town of Vigo in the Spanish region of Galicia lies on the fantastic, picturesque Vigo estuary. The city helps to prove that Spain is more than simply a sun and sea holiday destination as it's city packed with history, beauty, Galician cuisine and adventure.
Sometimes overlooked as simply a cruise ship stop in point, Vigo offers something special for its visitors in terms of culture, heritage and beauty. The city also has a collection of fantastic museums to choose from including the Museum of Contemporary Art which offers modern and quirky art. Or simply wander the Casco Vello, Vigo’s Old Quarter and stumble upon its monuments and the arcaded plazas before enjoying a fantastic seafood platter in one of the many great restaurants which populate the city.
If you are looking for a more active break, then Vigo is an excellent choice with the area surrounding the city providing excellent hiking trails, and a hub for adventure tourism with opportunities for rafting, canoeing and bouldering and more. That being said, with the stunning Cíes Islands and beautiful beaches in the city, you may simply choose to relax and make the most of the Spanish weather. Either way, Vigo will not disappoint.
With so much to see in Galicia, you may choose to venture outside the city and unearth the region’s other treasures with the likes of Lugo and Pontevedra close by. Head to Santiago de Compostela where you can visit one of Spain’s most sacred sites, the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. The city is bursting with art, culture and nature; and being such a student city, Santiago de Compostela has a vibrant nightlife that you will not want to miss.
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