Vigo attractions

Park in Vigo

Parque do Castro

Head directly south (and uphill) from the Old Town for a wander in this verdant park with nearly 100 camellia trees. It's a magnificent place to be when the sun is dropping into the ocean behind the Illas Cíes! You …
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. Seve…
Archaeological Site in Vigo

Castro de Vigo

The Castro de Vigo, a pre-Roman settlement of circular, thatch-roofed dwellings, dates back to the 2nd century BC and has been partly reconstructed. Visits inside the fenced-round site are only by guided tour with a…
Museum in Vigo

Centro de Visitantes Illas Atlánticas de Galicia

This centre in the Old Town presents photos, information and an attractive audiovisual display on the nature and history of the Illas Cíes in the mouth of the Ría de Vigo and the Ons, Sálvora and Cortegada archipela…
Church in Vigo

Concatedral de Santa María

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