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VigoSpain

With its picturesque ports and markets, pretty beaches and historic landmarks, this city in northwest Spain is sure to please.

Vigo is located in Galicia, along the Atlantic Ocean. Visit this major Spanish fishing port and taste some of the country’s best and freshest seafood. Discover its impressive historic landmarks, interesting museums and lovely coastline.

The ancient Romans who once inhabited Vigo called it Vicus. See the archaeological remains of the famous Villa Romana de Toralla. This Roman villa was discovered on a farm in the town of Corujo in the 1920s. It is fully excavated and open to visitors.

Wander in the picturesque Porta do Sol, the Casco Vello (historic center) of Vigo. This charming old part of the town has narrow streets and traditional buildings. Enjoy coffee in one of the many outdoor cafés at the beautiful Plaza de la Constitución, the largest of the four squares in the area. Head east from Casco Vello to find another square, the Plaza Princesa and its beautiful fountain. Shop along one of the city’s busiest streets, Rúa do Príncipe.

While you are downtown stop at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Vigo to see lovely pieces of contemporary art and visit Monte del Castro, one of the city’s biggest parks. Take photos of the stunning cathedral Concatedral de Santa María de Vigo, also known as Colegiata de Santa María. To the north of the church, find the Rúa de Pescadería (Fish Street) in the historic neighborhood of La Piedra. Along this typical street, you’ll meet Vigo’s famous ostreiras (women selling fresh oysters). Taste more fresh seafood at O Berbés, a seaside neighborhood located southwest of the Casco Vello with many seafront restaurants.

After a morning of sightseeing and shopping, head southwest of Vigo’s city center to find many beaches to relax and swim. Enjoy Praia de Samíl, one of the area’s most popular beaches. It has picnic zones, cafés, a public swimming pool and public restrooms. Dive in or splash around and then explore the area with a walk along the picturesque seaside path Avenida Samíl.

Where to stay in Vigo

Vigo

Coia

5/5Exceptional!(5 area reviews)

Visitors to Coia like its beaches and restaurants, and Balaidos Stadium is a sight worth a stop.

Coia
Vigo

O Perpetuo Socorro

If you're looking for some top things to see and do in O Perpetuo Socorro and surrounding area, you can visit Plaza America and Balaidos Stadium.

O Perpetuo Socorro
Sampaio, Vigo, Galicia, Spain

Sampaio

While Sampaio isn't home to many top sights, Vigo Zoo and Nosa Senora da Guia Shrine are some notable places to visit nearby.

Sampaio

Top Hotels in Vigo

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Sercotel Bahía de Vigo
Hotel Sercotel Bahía de Vigo
4 out of 5
Avenida Canovas del Castillo 24, Vigo, Pontevedra
The price is $64 per night

Located in Casco Vello, this hotel is steps from A Pedra Market, Centro Comercial A Laxe, and Santa Maria Church. Estuary Marine Station and A fada e o dragón ...

4/5Very Good! (204 reviews)

"Everything was fine. I am allergic of shellfish and there was just too much of it."…"

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2019

Hotel Sercotel Bahía de Vigo
NH Collection Vigo
NH Collection Vigo
4 out of 5
Rua de Garcia Barbon, 17-19, Vigo, Pontevedra
The price is $66 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Sargadelos Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art, and Centro Cultural Caixanova. Centro Principe ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (303 reviews)

"The room was sturdy, clean, efficiently elegant and comfortable. The breakfast was additional but worth the 15€ for a great, healthy spread. The location is an easy walk to the port for ferry rides across the Vigo Bay, walk to the train station, and access to the old town."…"

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

NH Collection Vigo
Pazo Los Escudos Hotel And Spa Resort
Pazo Los Escudos Hotel And Spa Resort
5 out of 5
Avenida Atlantida 106, Vigo, Pontevedra
The price is $154 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Vigo hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Praia de Carril and Samil Beach. Praia de Santa Baía and Praia do Adro are also within 10 ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (97 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel. Very spacious room. Breakfast was good but not five star, choice wasn’t great. Spa and gym at extra cost so didn’t feel like a spa resort. Staff were very attentive and friendly particularly Silvia at breakfast service."…"

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2019

Pazo Los Escudos Hotel And Spa Resort

Popular places to visit in Vigo

Samil Beach
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Samil Beach

5/5(7 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Samil Beach, a popular beach in Vigo. While you're here, you can savor the top-notch restaurants.

Canido Beach
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Canido Beach

If a restful vacation is part of your travel plans, Canido Beach might be the perfect place to seek out during your trip to Vigo. While you're here, you can savor the top-notch restaurants.

Vao Beach
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Vao Beach

If a restful vacation is part of your travel plans, Vao Beach might be the perfect place to seek out during your trip to Vigo. While you're here, you can savor the top-notch restaurants.

Top things to do in Vigo

Private Transfer from Porto to Vigo
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Private Transfer from Porto to Vigo

$265
Per adult
Vigo Coastal Trek Tapas Tour
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Vigo Coastal Trek Tapas Tour

$120
Per adult

Reviews of Vigo

4.5

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Nov 29, 2019

The weather is unpredictable. It can change unexpectedly, sunshine one minute then high winds, rain and very chilly

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 9, 2019

safe town, nice restaurant. but not enough shopping.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jul 15, 2019

Love it. Such a fascinating area of Spain!

4/5 - Good

Susan

May 7, 2019

Loved the town except for driving. Driving is not easy in this town. The GPS did not want to work within the city very well - I assume from the tall buildings. It's best to park and walk to where you want to go. We enjoyed Castillo O Castro!

5/5 - Excellent

SharonLynnLopez

Mar 12, 2019

Best option for hotel in Vigo!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 28, 2019

Great place to visit!!