Vigo is the most populated city in the autonomy of Galicia Spain. It is the economic hub of Galicia. The city is located in the north-west of Spain, on the coasts of Vigo Bay. It is near to Spanish-Portuguese border. The city being on the coastline, has been the primary target for Spanish intruders in the past, specially the Portuguese and their allies, due to which the city has a great war history, and many war monuments and memorials. Apart from that, its has amazing beaches and a lot of great Romanesque architecture. If you go to Spain, you don’t want to miss Vigo.
Top Places To Visit in Vigo
There are many places to visit in Vigo, and there are many amazing things one can do and enjoy in Vigo, but we will enlist the Top Places to Visit in Vigo, Spain. for you to have a quality time and a memorable trip to the place.
Barco Islas Cies, Rías Baixas
Barco Islas Cies is an Archipelago (Island Chain) consisting of three amazing and gorgeous Island in the territory of Rias Baixas. There are many other small Islands too, but the Islas Cies, or Cies Islands form the largest ones. The Islands were declared as Natural Park in the 1980. It is enriched with flora and fauna, and is a natural habitat for many beautiful creatures of the nature. It is 14KMs away from Vigo, so you can enjoy a great water voyage, and as you are in Spain, why not?
Celtic Castro Ruins
The city doesn’t only have a war or battle history, it has got ancient heritage sites as well. The Celtic Castro Ruins, are the ruins of an old Celtic settlement in the area. Rocky walls and round roofed huts, with monuments of their gods, it is an amazing sight seeing tourist destination. Marking itself to the list of Top Places to Visit in Vigo.
Museum of Contemporary Art
Another place which had made it to our list of Top Places to Visit in Vigo, is the Museum of Contemporary art. A Museum that does not have a permanent collections of things to display, the collection of contemporary art changes, so no matter what stories people tell you, it wont spoil your visit, and no matter how many time you visit, you will find new stuff. The museum has an amazing historic building, which makes it even more exciting.
Castro fortress is the a fortress build in the mid 17th century to defend the city against the constant attacks of the Portuguese and the alliance. It has a great historic importance and an amazing architecture. It is always a thrill to find out how the old soldiers used to live, and you can sense the patriotism which dwells in the walls now.
As stated above, the city has got a great history, and how can there be a place in Spain, without the signs of its Romanesque affiliation. The great sights of the amazing Romanesque architecture are as follows.
- Santa Maria de Castrelos
- Santiago de Bembrive
- San Salvador de Coruxo
And there are many more to explore.
Praia de Samil
Last but not the least things that hit our list of Top Places to visit in Vigo, is the beautiful Praia de Samil (Samil Beach). After exploring the beauty of this city, and the visiting amazing historic places, have nice exotic evening at the beach with a relaxing time and enjoying the music of the water.
Enjoy the great visit to the beautiful city of Vigo, and don’t forget to share your experience with us in the comments below. If you have any query regarding your trip, let us know in the comments, We will help you out.