Top 10 Things to do in Vigo, Spain

November 23, 2017 Rebbecca Marino

Vigo (/ˈviːɡoʊ/, Galician: [ˈbiɣo], locally [ˈbiħo, -xo], Spanish: [ˈbiɣo]) is a city and municipality in the province of Pontevedra, in Galicia, northwest Spain on the Atlantic Ocean. It is the capital of the comarca of Vigo and Vigo metropolitan area.
Restaurants in Vigo

1. Islas Cies

36202 Vigo, Spain +34 886 21 80 90
Excellent
83%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
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1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Islas Cies

Reviewed By cath31 - scotland

Lovely area to walk around go to Beaches. Advise was take a picnic which we did as not much available on island . But there is a restaurant where ferry arrives and a bar and shop at camp site as well.
If booking via hotel which we did be aware you still need to go to booking office with receipt to get tickets for ferry . Ticket office located near leaving point of ferry give yourself plenty time as very busy . Lovely day .

2. Playa del Vao

Illa de Toralla, Vigo, Spain
Excellent
58%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 437 reviews

Playa del Vao

Reviewed By Seramusafirah

this beach is one of my fav. super fine white sand and a bit wilder than others as dunes being recuperated.great for shell hunting.
2 restaurants behind big parking lot/chapel with menu del dia etc.
summer offers cafe in parking and restrooms as well as special needs assistance and red cross.
popular with kite surfers.
small cafe (a bit pricey) obradoiro far right above nudist section (i know weird huh) and showers. if you keep going RIGHT (facing sea) another small beach with little rowboats.
you can also walk about 10 minutes to your LEFT to CANIDO town and mini beach with a lot of restaurants (no views aside little one at end) to do so go LEFT from VAO (looking at sea)
past bridge to enormous ugly building island.right where the bridge starts you have "villa romana" ruins if you like that kind of stuff

3. Pazo Quinones de Leon

Avenida Castrelos s/n, 36213 Vigo, Spain +34 986 29 50 70
Excellent
56%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
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4.5 based on 207 reviews

Pazo Quinones de Leon

Reviewed By JohnandTuula - Hove, United Kingdom

This is a bit of a trek from the city centre and is set in the Parque de Estrellos. The house itself is interesting and there is also a small archaeological museum attached with interesting artefacts disinterred from around the city of Vigo. The park is a pleasant place to walk and we were lucky because the sun was shining. It was a slog up to the Plaza de America where we found a taxi to return us to the city centre.

4. Parque Monte del Castro

Paseo Cedros s/n, 36203 Vigo, Spain
Excellent
49%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
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4.5 based on 814 reviews

Parque Monte del Castro

Reviewed By NBZouk2010 - London, United Kingdom

The fortress at the top of this small hill in Vigo is the icing on the cake. There are lovely Gardens going up and a very nice children´s park, as well as a cafe to stop for some refreshments, but once you get to the fortress at the top the views are simply amazing: the city of Vigo at the bottom, the sea and the estuary, the Cies Islands to the left and the cost opposite. There are different viewpoints on your way up, explore them all. The small climb up the hill will be worth it!

5. Playa Samil

Vigo, Spain +34 632 42 99 82
Excellent
49%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Playa Samil

Reviewed By Miriam L - Dublin, Ireland

I was staying in Vigo and took a short bus journey to Playa Samil. Wow! It was worth it. I arrived at a beautiful beach, blue seas, white sand, peaceful and relaxing. I had lunch in one of the many restaurants along the seafront which was excellent.
Spent the day sunbathing and swimming in the most beautiful sea. Took the bus back to Vigo in the evening, a wonderful day out!

6. Castro Fortress

Castro Park, Vigo, Spain
Excellent
46%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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4.5 based on 202 reviews

Castro Fortress

In 1665, the Castro Fortress was constructed to protect the city from continuous attacks by the British Navy. During that time, the Castro, the San Sebastian Fortress and the city wall were a strong defensive system of the city. This defensive system was not very much effective because it couldn't stop hostile interventions. At present, the fortress has become a famous tourist attraction because of beautiful Gardens, open spaces and superb views.

Reviewed By lynda44t - Darlington, United Kingdom

Getting to the top will be hard work of you are not fit.
Walking up the steps, every time you think you have finally reached the top, there are more steps set further back and then more steps. They seemed never ending!
Once at the top of the steps turn right to get to the entrance.
Admission was free.

7. Barco Islas Cies - Cruceros Rias Baixas

Rua Montero Rios s/n | Estacion Maritima de Ria - Mostrador Cruceros Rias Baixas, 36202 Vigo, Spain +34 678 49 19 22
Excellent
61%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 805 reviews

Barco Islas Cies - Cruceros Rias Baixas

Reviewed By Hywel H - Cardiff, United Kingdom

Booked the boat over the internet. My tip here is even if youve printed your ticket you still need to go the the ticket office and collect a formal ticket so give yourself 10 min extra. The island is lovely with good walks but fairly easy going. The stars of course are the Beaches....gorgous white sand, crystal clear water (but cold) and not plenty of room. Bring your oen water and food as it's quiet exprnsive to buy on the island £2 for a small bottle of water. €£5 euros for a bocodillo.enjoy!

8. Casco Vello Vigo

Centro de la ciudad y proximo al puerto., Vigo, Spain
Excellent
33%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
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4 based on 715 reviews

Casco Vello Vigo

Reviewed By Mojoblue717 - Manchester,England

First time visit during our Iberian Cruise. Had read up on place before our visit and established that it had major connections with Jules Verne who featured the town and large bay in his famous novel " 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" On the seafront near the Marina is a delightful bronze statue of Captain Nemo with the Giant Squid; lovely photo moment. Vigo is a modern busy port city, famous for its fishing, especially seafood, and especially Oysters. There is a small delightful old town with a ruined castle/fort on a hill overlooking the town. Also a small but interesting fish market, both well worth a visit. Not a lot to see, but a place to spend a few hours stretching your legs on the sea front, or maybe, as we did, enjoying a scrumptious seafood lunch. There are also 3 small Islands in the bay, with lovely Beaches for those who have the time to catch the regular ferry from the Marina area

9. El Monumento a los Caballos

Plaza de Espana, Vigo, Spain
Excellent
34%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
3%
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 294 reviews

El Monumento a los Caballos

Reviewed By Skeney57 - Sydney, Australia

I'm supposing a bit here but this pretty spectacular sculpture in the middle of a major road really captures your attention, not good while driving I should point out, but I think it celebrates the Horse & maybe Riders ? Either way is very interesting indeed.

10. Monumento ao Trabalho

Avda. Gran Via | Cruce rúa Urzaiz., 36204 Vigo, Spain
Excellent
41%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
3%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 178 reviews

Monumento ao Trabalho

Reviewed By L C - Bath, United Kingdom

Impressive statue/monument located centrally in Vigo and is a very impressive work of art. As other reviewers said a tribute to the hard work of fishermen showing them reeling in a net.

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