Vigo

A small city in the north west of Spain with a population of 300,000. The city was occupied by the British for 10 days in 1719 as a Jacobite fleet to invade Scotland set off from here. Otherwise not much of note happened in the city.  Nearly the entire fish quota for Wales is sold to Vigo and all the fishermen in Wales come from Vigo. The boat to look out for in the harbour is the Armaven Uno.  There is a large pedestrianised area in the city centre.

Transport

From Vigo airport there is a public bus the L9A that takes you to the main train station and then through the centre of town for €1.35.

The main train station can be difficult to find as it is underground with car parking on top. It has airport style scanners for bags.

Accommodation

There are quite a few decent hotels and they at fairly decent prices. Hotel Axis Vigo, Rúa María de Berdiales, 22, 36203 Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain http://hotelaxisvigo.com/ is good and has a pool on top.

Restaurants and Bars

Burrito bar is cheap and a nice difference to a kebab. http://www.burritosbar.es/a-nosa-carta/

El Pasillo, Rúa Gamboa, 4, 36202 Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain

Bar Princesa, Praza da Constitución, 5, 36202 Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain

Bavaria, Av. da Florida, 21, 36210 Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain

El Castro, 2 10, Paseo de Alfonso XII, 36202 Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain

Taberna a Mino, Rúa San Vicente, 8, 36202 Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain

Porto Santo, Rúa de García Barbón, 45, 36201 Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain

El mono Vintage Bar, https://www.facebook.com/ELMONOVINTAGE Rúa Velázquez Moreno, 37, 36202 Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain

Taberna A Pedra Rúa Cesteiros, 2, 36202 Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain

Picadillo http://www.picadillo.eu/ Rúa Fermín Penzol, 10, 36202 Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain

La Cantina del Puerto http://www.lacantinadelpuerto.es/ Puerto de Vigo, Virgen del Carmen Dársena, s/n, 36202 Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain

A Tapa do Barril Rúa López Mora, 63, 36211 Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain

 

Shopping

Rua de Principe is the main pedestrian shopping street with C & A and other brand shops not seen in the UK anymore.

Things to Do

Galician Museum of the Sea, Avda Atlántida, 160, Vigo. Telephone number: 986 247 750 Web: http://www.museodomar.com

Jules Verne Statue in the Monteros Rias gardens is worth a look. A chapter of 20,000 leagues under the sea book was set in Vigo.

Marco Museum – on main street.

Map of Key Locations

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