Here are my tips for things to do in Vigo in Galicia in north western Spain.
Enjoy the View from Parque de Castrelos
You get some of the best views of Vigo from Parque de Castrelos. I was there in the late afternoon, an hour or so before sunset.
View over Vigo from Castrelos Park
Fountain in Castrelos Park
Take a Dip at Playa de Samil
It wasn’t quite warm enough for swimming during my trip to Vigo, but you can take a walk along the prom.
Playa de Samil
There are several cafes dotted along the prom and a great kids play area.
The prom at Playa de Samil
Visit Museo Marco
This museum of contemporary arts used to be a prison.
I visited the A Balea Negra exhibition, which marks the 10th anniversary of the Prestige oil tanker disaster which had devastating effects on the Galician coast.
Revolving oil barrels at the A Balea Negra exhibition
Walk Along Vigo Prom
I walked along Vigo prom at dusk and dawn. The harbour is really deep and enormous cruise ships can berth in the city.
P&O Arcadia docked in Vigo
Fallen man sculpture & shopping centre on Vigo prom
Admire La Alameda Gardens
It was pretty wet during my second day in Vigo. However, I managed to have a walk around La Alamdeda Gardens, justÂ up from the prom, during a dry spell in the afternoon.
Fountain in La Alameda Gardens
Sculpture in La Alameda Gardens
See Grand Living at the Pazo-Museo Quiniones de Leon
This museum used to be the home of a wealthy local family.
Dining room at Pazo-Museo Quiniones de Leon
There were chandeliers in most of the rooms, which I photographed from my Chandeliers Board on Pinterest. You can also have a wander around the museum garden.
Beautiful chandelier at Pazo-Museo Quiniones de Leon
Take a Boat to the Cies Islands
One of the best things to do in Vigo, as long as you don’t suffer from sea-sickness (like me) is to take a trip to the Cies Islands.
Approaching Rodas Beach on the Cies Islands
Looking down on Las Rodas Beach
Have lunch at Restaurante Mirador do Cepudo
If you want to eat well whilst enjoying wonderful views, then Restaurante Mirador do Cepudo is the place to head for.
View from Restaurante Mirador do Cepudo
Fish platter at Restaurante Mirador do Cepudo
Listen to Galician Music
As a Scot I’ve heard plenty of bagpipes, but the Galicians also play this instrument.
Local musicians perform at a Tapas bar in Vigo
Sebastian of Off the Path tries his hand at the Galician drum
Your Tips for Things to Do in Vigo
If you have any recommendations for Vigo, please leave a comment.
I visited the city as a guest of Turismo de Vigo on the 2nd blogger trip to Vigo in October 2012.