Vigo is situated in the province of Pontevedra (Autonomous Community of Galicia). Even though Vigo is Galicia’s biggest city (concerning population) and “houses” Spain biggest fishing port it is not the capital of any province. Galicia is situated in the North of Spain, by the Atlantic Ocean, and bordering Portugal.
Ven a Vigo!
"Taste the seafood...."
Vigo seems to be a fairly quiet, grey, industrial town. On the surface, nothing too special.
It is located in the North-West of Spain, in the Galician region. This area is famed for its fantastic seafood - benefitting from the Atlantic coast - and rightly so. The mariscos here are absolutely not to be missed.... starting with ostras if you dare try!!
"relax in the park...."
There is also a small park in the centre... though you will have hike a little to get there, as it's located on a hill! At least when you arrive at the top you will benefit from a good view of the surrounding town and the port below.
Why not take a picnic and relax before your descent? While I was here I saw lizards and butterflies, so look out - you may be lucky too!
"...and visit the islands of lovely nature...."
Finally, no trip to Vigo would be complete without a visit to Las Islas Ciés.... a group of islands composing a protected nature reserve, with among other sights includes many beautiful birds and a beach that was voted the most beautiful in the world (The Times newspaper, travel section).
Note that visits to the islands are restricted. Access by boat from the port of Vigo is only possible during 5 months of the year (from Easter weekend until mid-September) and there is a daily limit to the number of people who can visit.
Camping is possible here, upon inquiry. In this case, you will have a little more time to take in the natural beauty and observe its wonders in peace.