The naval and fishing industries are the foundations of the economy in this beautiful city in the Rías Baixas area of north-western Spain. The backdrop to the majestic city are the beautiful Cíes Islands, with one of the richest sea beds in Europe.

Seafood, great wine and monuments

If you like a good meal and you love seafood, keep reading - this is the right destination for you. In the old town in this port city you can enjoy a wide range of seafood and fish specialities, which are even better when washed down with a good wine. On the Rúa da Pescadería, the speciality is oysters. Rúa do Príncipe is the top shopping street in the city, and the Bouzas district is more picturesque and with maritime influences. One of the things you must see in Vigo is the Co-Cathedral, popularly known as La Colegiata, and considered the best example in Galicia of neoclassical architecture. Porta do Sol is one of the liveliest areas in the city, and links the historic centre with the Ensanche district.

The currency used is the euro. You can withdraw money with a credit card from banks and ATMs.
The official languages are Spanish and the local language, Galician.
The city has several free Wi-Fi hotspots. The quality of Internet access is good in hotels.
The temperature throughout the year ranges from 7⁰C to 26⁰C. Summers are mild and winters are cold and rainy.

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