The city of Vigo is located in the Galician province of Pontevedra and situated on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in Spain. Vigo is considered to be one of the finest natural harbours in the world. The city boasts a traditional port area, major historic buildings and wide tree-lined avenues.
The historic quarter, the Cidade Vella, is located near the old maritime quarter of O Berbés, near the port. Situated in this quarter, are the arcades around the Plaza de la Constitución, fishing streets and emblazoned houses. Attractions in this network of tiny streets, is the Collegiate Church of Santa María and the do Pedra market.
The newer part of Vigo occupies a triangle formed by the Puerta del Sol, Colón and Urzáiz. Lining the wide avenues are notable buildings, one being the García Barbón Cultural Centre. The modern sector contains one of the best miradors over the Vigo estuary, the Monte do Castro mount.
Things to See & Do
* do Pedra market
* Cidade Vella
* Arcades around the Plaza de la Constitución
* García Barbón Cultural Centre
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Spanish
Land Area – 109.1 km²
Population – 295,000
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time –GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – +34
Port Location – The port area is located in the centre of the axial motorway, fifteen minutes away from Vigo airport and centrally located near the city of Vigo.
Transport Links - Vigo is easily accessible thanks to the motorway and airport, and there are also excellent nautical facilities.