Top ChoiceCastle in Vigo

Castelo de Soutomaior

The Soutomaior castle-palace, amid enormous and beautiful gardens, is well worth a 21km drive northeast from Vigo. Displays inside the castle, which dates back to the 12th century, detail its fascinating history...

Park in Vigo

Parque do Castro

Directly south (uphill) from the old town, this verdant park is a magnificent place to be when the sun is dropping into the ocean behind the Illas Cíes. You can look at the partly reconstructed Castro de Vigo...

Beach in Vigo

Praia de Samil

A long swath of sandy beaches stretches southwest of the city. Best is 1.2km-long Praia de Samil, beginning about 5km from the city centre. It's backed by a long promenade and has great views of the Illas Cíes....

Church in Vigo

Concatedral de Santa María

The Casco Vello's main church was built in 1816, in neoclassical style – long after its Romanesque predecessor was burnt down by Sir Francis Drake.

Archaeological Site in Vigo

Castro de Vigo

The Castro de Vigo, a pre-Roman settlement of circular, thatch-roofed dwellings, dates back to the 3rd century BCE and has been partly reconstructed. Though opening hours are limited, you can get a decent view of...

Museum in Vigo

Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo

Vigo is something of a modern art centre, with several museums and galleries to prove it. The Contemporary Art Museum is the number-one venue for thought-provoking exhibitions ranging from painting and sculpture...