Vigo, Spain: Culture and tourism of the Vigo estuary

Vigo (Spain) is the largest city in Galicia and one of the main engines of industry and innovation in the region. Noted for its architecture, landscapes, and the National Park Cies Islands with one of the best beaches in the world. Vigoenfotos oversees the Tourism and Vigo estuary (Ria de Vigo, south of the Rias Baixas) and promotes through its Vigo Spain travel magazine, Europe and Asia

Architecture and Buildings unique Vigo

Vigo remarkable architecture with beautiful granite buildings eclepticisms, academicians and modernists. Large samples rationalist buildings and new buildings contemporary architects known international awards.

Buildings of the total eclecticism

In this period, between 1880-1910, the rich bourgeoisie Vigo is suing eclectic language sumptuous buildings, which will be known by the name of its owner, as a symbol of prestige.

Modern architecture (1960-2003)

A visit to the modern architecture of Vigo through more than 100 photos. From the 60s to the last buildings still under construction.

Modernist buildings

Modernist architecture emerged in Europe in the last decade of the nineteenth century, diluted to top da Primeira World War. In Vigo coexists with the eclectic modernist style between 1890 and 190.

Romanesque architecture (s. XII-XIII)

Meet the Romanesque churches of the parishes of Castrelos Coruo Bembrive and through photographs

Monuments and sculptures Vigo

Throughout the entire city sculptures and monuments occur in squares and gardens merging art with the urban environment. The sculptures on the street bring art to the natural environment that the viewer to appreciate from many viewpoints interacting with the artwork.

Monuments and sculptures

With more than 100 monuments and sculptures cataloged photographically Vigoenfotos presents the most complete catalog of Vigo sculptural heritage. This catalog will be epanded soon.

Monument to the Horses

One of the most significant monuments of the city is by Juan Oliveira where five horses climb a spiral waterfall nearly 0 meters high.

El Sireno

The Sireno - Leiro Francisco. (1991). Puerta del Sol Vigo. Amid the Puerta del Sol and raised on two columns of polished black granite over 13 meters high, stands on a metal wave with the curious sight Sireno be oriented towards the sea.

Cementery of Pereiró

Pereiró Cemetery is known for the richness and quality of its sculpture. In it we can find works by sculptors like Francisco Gonzalez Asorey or Pola.

Museums of Vigo

The city of Vigo has a great cultural. Art Museums and contemporary Galician, archeology, ethnology, the sea, the words (Verbum), ... and a variety of art galleries with permanent and traveling exhibitions.

Building and installations

This museum houses the best public collection of art of the twentieth century Galician, A large living archeology from the Paleolithic period to the Roman era. And a reconstruction of the interior of the manor.

Building and installations

VERBUM is an interactive museum on all areas related to human communication, designed as a cultural, recreational and informative in which you can participate in an active way in the displays

Museum of the sea of Galicia

The Museo do Mar de Galicia born and maritime orientation reinforced by their own site, on the same shore of the river, in what is called Punta de Muíño located in the parish of Alcabre

Marco museum

Know their facilities up and running: the ehibition halls, the library, the auditorium, the art lab, library, ...

Vigo and the Sea

At Vigo its smell fresh sea breeze will flood, enjoy its incredible landscapes, the deep blue of the Vigo estuary, its sunsets, the Cies Islands with its emerald waters, beaches, boating, water sports , .... Vigo's history is linked with the sea since the Roman salt in ancient times to large shipyards, the refrigeration industry or the largest fishing port in Europe.

Cies Islands

Discover the Cies Islands archipelago. Its pristine beaches, the route of lighthouses, wildlife, landscapes. A true paradise that reason the Romans called 'island of the gods'.


Vigo has more than 40 beaches and coves. All clear and fine sand. Discover the beaches of Vigo. From the popular beach of Samil Vigo until more hidden beaches.

Samil beach

Samil beach. Beach of fine white sand located in the parish of Navia, very close to the city. It measures about 1,115 m long and 15m wide, which makes it the largest beach in Vigo.

Aquarium of the Museum of the sea

In the aquarium the Museo do Mar de Galicia you will enjoy watching major marine ecosystems are among the Museum's own dock to the rugged coastline of the Cies Islands.

Ocean liner ships

Each year we visit authentic floating giants, from the Queen Mary , the largest passenger ship in the world, Queen Elizabeth II, the Oriana, Constellation, Van Gogh, Golden Princess, Aurora, ...

Sunsets and sunrises.

Every sunset on the Ria de Vigo is unique and unrepeatable. The sun goes down in the sea on the horizon that look Cies Islands

Seaport of Vigo

Vigo renews its promenade in the vicinity of the Maritime Station. One of the largest cruise ships in the world 'Independece of the Seas' was commissioned premiere.

Marina of Nautical Club

Marina Nautico de Vigo. The city of Vigo has a modern marina next to the Royal Yacht Club in the heart of the village, with facilities and fully sheltered berths for boats up to 5 meters in length.

Archaeology and History

The first settlements in Vigo remains dating back more than 5,000 years in the stone age. In Vigo musealized will see a settlement of the third century BC, a Roman villa near the beach or the salt museum artifacts in the basement of the city. Not to be missed up to the strength of Castro seventeenth century to enjoy stunning views of the city and its river.

Archaeology and history

In this section we present the history of Vigo from the Stone Age to the Roman. Photos of megaliths, petroglyphs, forts and Roman villa in the estate Toralla Mirambell.

Fort of the Castro

The fort of Vigo was a large fortified village. It lasted more than 600 years since the third century B.C. to A.D. III Today we can see a small part of this great town.

Vigo (Spain) Castle

The castle of Castro, was built in the mid-seventeenth century as a defense of the city during the Portuguese Restoration War against a possible attack from land and sea powers involved in the conflict.

Ostras street

Street obligatory visit to savor one of the best fruits of the Ria de Vigo: oysters.

Nature and Landscapes

In its 110 square miles, Vigo offers nature lovers the most diverse landscapes: mountains and forest parks, rivers and reservoirs, the river sea, islands and beaches and coves tens

Gardens and parks

Meet the main parks of Vigo. The strength of Castro, the gardens of Quiñones de León, Castrelos, the Alameda, the Guide .... Its gardens, ponds and landscapes, places and facilities ...

Nature parks

 In Vigo's 1 forest parks scattered throughout the territory. They have balconies where you can admire the magnificent view of the city and the river. They are ideal places to spend the day in the field, as they are equipped with fountains, tables and barbecues.

Sunsets and sunrises. Sun.

Sunsets and sunrises. Sea an landscapes. Spain.

The fortress

The Castro is the second largest urban park, is situated high in the center of Vigo, and on top of the park is the seventeenth-century walled fortress with great views of the city and its river.

Vigo, city of contrasts

Vigo is a city full of contrasts. Noted for its natural scenery, its estuary, beaches, ... The center invites strolling Vigo enjoying their beautiful architecture, historical or "Helmet Hair", its shopping streets, and its museums and cultural centers. Revel in seafood cuisine or cuisine or just spend the afternoon with the family in its parks and gardens or their sailings.

Vigo at night

Stroll through the city center and discover its beauty at night. The streets and breathe a magical play of light and shadow covers the city bringing a new shade of color in every corner of Vigo.

'A pedra' market

A Pedra Market is one of the most historic markets of Vigo and the most valued by tourists.

Ostras street

Street obligatory visit to savor one of the best fruits of the Ria de Vigo: oysters.

Old part of Bouzas area

Is the 100th anniversary of the aneión of this small fishing village in the municipality of Vigo moving from village to district due to the rapid growth of the city.

Leisure, what to do in Vigo: zoo, concerts, fashion, parties, events, ....

Vigo is the city that never sleeps. By day you can enjoy walks in the park, visit the zoo or aquarium, museums, concerts, theater, fashion, ... and in the evening after dinner or tapas areas you go out running with great pubs and discos. We are confident that you will not get bored.

Zoo of Vigo. Spain

Visit Vigo Zoo (Vigozoo): bears, tigers and lions, lyn, zebra, owl, monkeys, water birds, the reptils, .... A zoo with improved facilities and evolving.

Vigo Conference Centre

The entire Congress and Auditorium, stands in a privileged position among the front port of Vigo fishing and shipbuilding, with a espectacuares views of the river and its surroundings.

Fashion and Design

Today, fashion is one of the areas of particular importance to the Galician economy and has solid production structure

Graffiti art

Photographs of some urban graffiti. An art with no very good reputation due to vandalism of some groups that sign anywhere.