What to see in Vigo in 3 days
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What to see in Vigo
Are you thinking of making a getaway to Vigo but you don’t know what you can see? If you don’t have much time, pay attention. At Galicia Travels we bring you closer to what you can see in a city like Vigo in three days.
Not without first remembering that Vigo is the largest city in Galicia, so its offer is very wide and for all tastes. It is located in the northwest of Spain, and offers a mixture of modernity and tradition, being able to enjoy in this area from incredible landscapes, to discover its rich history. Next, we bring you a guide to discover the best that Vigo has to offer in three days.
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Day 1: Explore Casco Vello and enjoy the views
Begin your three-day trip to Vigo in the Casco Viejo. Here you will find cobbled streets, old houses and, in short, you will be able to discover a city full of charm. Don’t forget to visit the Church of Santa María, a beautiful Gothic temple dating from the 10th century.
In addition, after touring the Casco Viejo, it will be time to go up to Mount Castro to enjoy one of the most impressive views of the city, where you can contemplate an unparalleled panoramic view of Vigo, with the port and the Cíes Islands in the background. .
Day 2: Sail along the estuary and visit the Cíes Islands
During the second day in Vigo, you will be able to visit the Vigo estuary. The estuary is famous for being one of the most beautiful in the world, and to enjoy it to the full it is best to rent a boat, and you can also visit the beaches and rafts, floating platforms where mussels are raised.
After enjoying this boat tour, it will be time to visit the Cíes Islands. These islands are considered one of the natural treasures of Galicia, thanks to their white sand beaches and crystal clear waters.
In addition, sports lovers can go hiking on the trails that cross the island, snorkel in its waters or simply relax on the beach.
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Day 3: Immerse yourself in the culture and gastronomy of Vigo
On the third day in Vigo you will be able to take the opportunity to learn more about the culture of the area. To do this, you can visit the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vigo (MARCO), which has an impressive collection of modern and contemporary art.
In addition, the Quiñones de León Museum will give you a historical perspective of the city and displays an archaeological and Roman art collection.
Another plan will be to go to the Mercado de la Piedra, which will offer you the best local products.
To end the three-day visit to Vigo, a great option will be to take a walk along Samil Beach and enjoy the views of the Atlantic Ocean.
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Bonus: are you going with children? Pay attention
If you go with children, don’t forget to visit areas like Parque del Castro, where you can enjoy outdoor activities. It is a park that has a large children’s play area, as well as walking trails, ideal for family outings and exploring nature.
In addition, the park is home to the Castro de Vigo, an ancient Celtic settlement that may be interesting for children who love history and archaeology.
Similarly, the Samil Beach is another point of reference if you are going to visit Vigo with children. It is a white sand beach with calm waters, ideal for children to play in the sand, build castles or take a dip. In addition, it has recreational facilities, such as tennis courts, beach volleyball courts, and play areas.