Vigo is an industrial city in Galicia, Spain.
The Galician language (Gallego), Portuguese, and Castilian (Spanish) are all spoken in Vigo.
Vigo-Peinador International AirportIt serves mainly national routes such as Air Europa (Madrid), Orbest (Lanzarote and Tenerife-South), Spanair Vueling (Barcelona), Iberia Airlines (Madrid), Volotea (Ibiza, Sevilla). Their regional affiliate Air Nostrum flies also to some other destinations such as Bilbao, Seville or Valencia. Air France flies to Paris and there might be other international destinations such as London (Vueling) or Brussels (Air Nostrum), depending on the season.
There is a bus shuttle which connects Porto airport (Portugal) with Vigo.
There is direct train to/from Porto (Portugal) twice a day (14 €, 3 hrs) and to several other Spanish cities - Santiago de Compostela (hourly, 1.30h, 9 €), Madrid (twice a day, 50 €), Bilbao (one per day, 48 €), Pontevedra (several times a day, 3 €, 30 mins)
By carDistances to/from Vigo: Madrid 590 km, A Coruna 156 km, Ourense 100 km, Pontevedra 27 km
Local ferries sail from neighbouring villages (Cangas and Moaña)
Museo Municipal de VigoVigo's local museum has got more than 1500 works of art, including paintings, sculptures, drawings and applied arts, from which just a small part is exhibited. The best known artists of the collection are Carracci, Pourbus, Goya, Teniers, Fragonard and Prud'hon. There is archeological hall and the least developed museum department - history of the city.
Fortaleza de San Sebastian
Santa María Churchin city centre
Porta do SolVigo's kilometre zero, from where all distances are traditionally measured. It is very popular meeting point. Sculpture is made by Francisco Leiro, El Sireno (The Merman). El Sireno looks to the north, to the sea.
Castro de VigoPark and panoramic viewpoint.
Oyster sellersin city centre
A GuíaA hill known as A Guía is the most important landmark. It has served sailors for centuries as a point of reference when entering port, has become one of Vigo's most popular parks, thanks to the fine views it affords over the city.
Islas Cíes (Cies Islands)national park. Boats to Cíes islands (30-45 mins) run several times a day in summer: June-September, in the week of easter holiday, on weekends in May and October. There are two companies Nabia Naviera and Mar de Ons that takes you there for the same price (just different timetable). Round trip costs 16 €/adults (2012). Both companies have office just behind the tourist information point near the boat terminal. Cíes Islands are famous of nice beaches, nature, bird watching and diving/snorkelling. There is camp (8 € adult/5 € child per night), although is possible to stay over night in apartments. There is a restaurant and a bar or two.
- Watch football ie soccer at Celta Vigo, who play in La Liga, the top tier of Spanish football. Their Balaídos stadium, capacity 29,000, is 2 km southwest of the old centre.
phone: +34 986 222 292address: c/Progreso, 40Fashion store in Vigo's Commercial Zone (Zona Centro) where you can find Spanish fashion brands for women, such as Rosalita McGee, PepaLoves, TitisClocthing, Compañía Fantástica or Tiralahilacha. Marengo also has an e-commerce site, where you can order your clothes from any place in Europe.
Try the amazing Tortilla and empanadillas at Bar Carballo
Tia Brigidaphone: +34 986392326address: Rua do Arco 10Situated in the old seaside village of Cangas, across the picturesque harbour from Vigo, this restaurant specialises in contemporary interpretations of traditional seafood dishes. The creation of young Chef Alfonso Moldes, Tia Brigida, serves some of the most satisfying food in Galicia.
phone: +34 986 223 729address: Fermin Penzol 10, VigoSitting right on the edge of Vigo´s old town, this restaurant offers classic and innovative meals, tapas and wines in a warm, friendly atmosphere.
Maruja Limónphone: +34 986 473406address: Victoria 4
Queimada is an alcoholic beverage of Galician tradition.
Queimada's characteristic blue fire. Queimada has origins in the Pagan festivals of Galicia. It is a punch made from Galician aguardiente (Orujo Gallego) - a spirit distilled from wine and flavoured with herbs or coffee, plus sugar, lemon peel, coffee beans and cinnamon.
Traditionally while preparing the punch a spell or incantation is recited, so that special powers are conferred to the queimada and those drinking it. Then the queimada is set alight, and slowly burns as more brandy is added.
phone: +34 886 905 810address: Martín Códax 5Bed & Breakfast near old train station. Even for single travellers they may charge for just a bed, not for a room.
phone: +34 986 232 699Av. Florida nº 14. A bit far from the city centre, but price worthy.
phone: +34 986 43 66 07Irmandiños nº 2. 25-60 €. Nice hostal close to the city centre.
phone: +34 986 41 54 44Calle de Urzáiz.
phone: +34 98 6433643address: Avenida García Barbón, 17-19In the heart of Vigo, close to the Club Nautico and the Do Castro Park, this hotel occupies a residential building dating from the beginning of this century (Casas de Oya, 1904). Its magnificent granite façade decorated in the typical style of that period is crowned with three large architectural roses and has been restored to its original splendour.
phone: +34 986 22 8674Calle de Gamboa 12. Puerta Gamboa is a charming hotel, in the heart of the old town centre.