Favorite thing: 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.
Favorite thing: Vigo has the biggest fishing port of Spain (bathed by the Atlantic Ocean).
When you visit the port area you notice that those are big, big infrastructures (and yes, you fell so small!!) and that, in fact, it must represent a major economic activity.
Fondest memory: As with any other fishing village in Spain or Portugal, when you are near the port area that are lots of seagulls flying through the city and living there, ... I always have fun looking at seagulls.
Favorite thing: In the old part of this city there is a neighborhood called "Bairro de Berbes" where sailors used to live. Undoubtedly, a nice place to start your visit.
This neighbourhood has a slow paced life, different from the one notice in the newest and modern areas of Vigo. Almost the "old" heart of the fishing village, it is somewhat traditional: narrow streets, small modest houses, people on the windows talking to each other and watching passers-by, where everybody seems to know each other. On the other hand, restaurants seem to attract tourists.
Favorite thing: Vigo is a city that hasn't that much to offer compared to other cities in Galicia. But one thing that I liked about it was its sculptures.
Through the city, in the streets and the squares you will find innumerous sculptures, all with some specific meaning related to Vigo's history, geography or economy.
Fondest memory: By far, my favourite sculpture was the one that tributes the Wild Horses. Impressive!!
Do your own circular tour - I...
Favorite thing: Do your own circular tour - I start at Pontevedra because that is where I suggest staying. Pontevedra to Cangas by bus, Cangas to Vigo by ferry, Vigo to Pontevedra by train. Great views of both southernmost rias. Bus from Baiona to Vigo also gives outstanding views of Ria de Vigo and the Islas Cies.
Fondest memory: Octopus - mainly enjoyed at Pontevedra but Vigo equally good - cheap and delicious!
Pasar la mañana en la...
Favorite thing: Pasar la mañana en la playa.Playa America,,,,con Sol.
Aperitivo o comida en JR. Pulpo, calamares, Mejillones,Pescados.
Golf por la tarde. Un club pequeño cerca aeropuerto otro grande al otro lado de la bahía.
Go to Cies islands.If you´re...
Favorite thing: Go to Cies islands.If you´re in Vigo and it´s Summer or Holy Week you must go to islands.The weather is incredible,
the place is a paradise and all the people is having party. There are never problems, there´s no police ...I love them!
Fondest memory: What I miss the most is the sunsets i the see, after climbing to the highest point in islands.I´ve enjoyed it very much. you know, party, friends, love.. you can find it all.The fondest memory is my reaction for being there, I thought I was dreaming! It is not a real place!
In O'Grove you MUST make a...
Favorite thing: In O'Grove you MUST make a boat trip to the mussle banks, eat some of these very freah and delicious mussles and drink some vine. The Ribeiro white vine is very nice and the albarino is better. I enjoyed them.
Visit Cambados and their...
Favorite thing: Visit Cambados and their churches, Here one very old church where only parts from the walls and roof is still there.