Pablo Morillo, 6, Vigo, 36201, Spain
More about Vigo
lovely leafy features
Dragon, Calle de Elduayen, Vigo
View from Ayuntamiento, Vigo
Looking down on the fish market, Vigo
Travel Tips for Vigo
Casco Vella: Praza de la Constitucion
The nicest square in Vigo is the Praza da Constitucion in the centre of the Casco Vella. Cafes spill out onto the pavement on all sides, and for some reason, the square was decorated with large red balloons suspended in the air. In a rare moment of sunshine, we sat at one of the cafes and had a local beer...but the moment didn't last long, as dark clouds were never far away, a downpour sending everyone scurrying under umbrellas.
Branco's Vigo Page
Panoramic view of Vigo, marine city that dominates the estuary.
Vigo it's a naval base and one of the most active ports of Spain and it has the country’s most important fishing fleet. It also has shipyards, petroleum, sugar refineries, and light industries. With the rest of Galicia it was the hope for Portugal to stay ahead of the world... as a poet said "With Galicia at home and Portugal overseas both were the biggest of the world but not with each one working alone".
In 1702 a Franco-Spanish fleet, escorting galleons loaded with American gold and precious stones, was destroyed in the Bay of Vigo by the British and the Dutch. Several galleons were sunk.
(P.S. I'M sorry for the pic... but Vigo was the first place where I've seen a Porsche with a price that I could pay... and today I have one like this... OK... that as nothing to do with VT, I know...)...