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Vigo a City of the Sea...

Vigo City and Samil Beach from the BayView of Vigo City and Samil Beach from the Bay

Vigo is a good combination of a bay "with which, in many respects, none other in the world can compare" (G. Borrow) and maritime industrial infrastructure (shipyards, canneries, fishing port, etc.) explains the rapid growth of this city since the end of the 19th Century. Today it is the most populous city of Galicia. It has splendid parks, museums, a zoo and beaches. It still has the small old sailing quarter of O Berbés. Castrelos Park, surely the most beautiful municipal park in all Galicia, is home the Quiñones de León Manor Museum, now the city museum. The city of Vigo began its modern development from the last decades of the 19th-century onwards. However, this has not prevented it from being a historic, monumental city. The Celtic Castro which was the city's origin, Galicia's largest Roman necropolis, the Romanesque temples, O Castro's mediaeval fortress.... The Neo-classical Collegiate of Santa María and the urban centre with its harmonious combination of quiet streets and broad avenues, all deserve a mention. Another suggested visit is the Quiñones de León Museum, which holds some important collections, mainly of paintings. Not to be forgotten are the splendid views over the ria and the nearby Cíes Islands, that can be seen from O Castro, the A Guía and the A Madroa.

A Closer look at Vigo Cruise Port...

Cruise Ship docked at the Port of Vigo, Galicia, SpainA Cruise Ship docked at the Port of Vigo, Galicia, Spain.

Vigo Port, Spain is then biggest fishing port in the world and one of the busiest in transportation. It is an important cruise ship stop on most of the cruise liners routes when passing by the Atlantic coast of North-Western Spain. The council of Vigo, with almost 300,000 inhabitants, and being the most populated city of Galicia, is placed on one of the most beautiful landscapes in the peninsula, dominating the estuary which has the same name. Vigo and the sea are inseparable. The yachting port has grown since the famous Volvo Ocean Race departed from Vigo in 2005.

Santiago de Compostela A Historic Gem...

Cathedral of Santiago over the Obradoiro Square, Galicia, SpainView from the Cathedral of Santiago over the Obradoiro Square, Galicia, Spain.

Santiago de Compostela (the administrative capital) is the medieval centre. It has been declared Cultural Heritage of Mankind, and is the finishing point of the Christian pilgrims' roads to the tomb of the Apostle St. James. The Obradoiro Square is an impressive square because of its dimensions and buildings, a symbol of Santiago de Compostela. You will see the Façde of the Cathedral, The Rajoy Palace, the College of San Jeronimo, the Fonseca Palace, the Gelmirez Palace and the Hospital of the Catholic Kings which is now the Parador 5*GL Hotel.



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