Elsewhere: Vigo, Spain

Elsewhere: Vigo, Spain, Vigo, Spain (B)

Galician port city, that combines a comfortable city break with access to some of Spain’s best beaches, all in a cooler climate.

Spain is a country of overwhelming choices. Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Majorca, the list goes on. You’re never going to run out of places to visit. But if you’re already passed through all the highlights, where next? Well it’s likely you’ve missed Galicia, the region of Spain that sits north of Portugal, and the city of Vigo.

Now Galicia is probably best known for the city of Santiago de Compostela, the end point of the famous Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. But it’s certainly not the only viable destination the region has to offer tourists. The port city of Vigo, while it may come across as unassuming and uninterested in dazzling visitors, has some surprising charms. Actually, if you have just completed the Camino de Santiago, Vigo may be a perfect spot to unwind and rest those aching soles.

On the face of it, Vigo may seem like an unlikely choice for a Galician getaway. The coastal city is the region’s economical hub with its massive port, manufacturing and fishing industries. Those factors hardly scream “tourism!”. But look beyond that and you will find that Vigo is a modern city with everything you’d need for a city break, with the added option of some remarkable nearby beaches. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Elsewhere: Vigo, Spain
Guide Location: Spain » Vigo
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: David Johnston
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.travelsewhere.net/elsewhere-vigo
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Castelo do Castro
  • Playa de Samil
  • Praia de Rodeira
  • Hotel Celta
  • Ruxe Ruxe
  • Restaurante Da-Vid
  • Gran Via
  • Rua do Principe
  • Centro Comercial Plaza Elíptica
  • Centro Comercial A Laxe