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Galician in Vigo

Follas Novas

It's well worth venturing about 400m east of Praza de Compostela for the top-class fare at this small, unpretentious restaurant, but it's advisable to reserve as it fills up super-fast. Attentive, friendly service c…
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 …
Galician in Vigo

Othilio Bar

Friendly service by a busy team complements the expertly prepared fish, meat and shellfish (and desserts) here. It's contemporary Galician fare – steak tartare, steamed hake with coconut milk – and the clean-lined d…
Pub in Vigo

Cervexería Nós

This small and popular Old Town craft-beer pub has its own and international beers on tap, and further varieties in bottles. Their toasted 'Orixinal' is tasty.
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…
Cafe in Vigo

Cafetería Maracaibo

The Maracaibo, facing Praza de Compostela, does just about everything a good city cafe should, bustling with an all-types crowd and busy waiters from breakfast through morning coffee to lunch, afternoon coffee, and …
Seafood in Vigo

Rúa Pescadería

Short Rúa Pescadería, in the lower part of the Old Town, is jammed with people tucking into fresh seafood. From about 10am until 4pm (sometimes shorter hours in winter) you can buy oysters from the ostreras (shucker…
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…
Galician in Vigo

Estrella Galicia Vigo

This beer hall run by what many would agree is Spain's best commercial brewer, Estrella de Galicia, is good not just for excellent cerveza de bodega (unpasteurised beer) but also for tapas or more substantial dishes…