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Playa Samil , Vigo
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Playa Samil, the main beach of Vigo, measures 1.7 km (around 1 mi). Justifiably busy during the summer, it features a popular boardwalk, swim
Landmark
Casco Vello , Vigo
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Tours from $101
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Playa Vao , Vigo
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Nestled into the Galician coastline near the town of Vigo, Playa Vao is one of the area’s finest beaches. Wander along the more than 650 m (2
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Duration: 9 hours
This excursion aims to bring the traveler to one of the most interesting routes in Galicia, the one that runs along the southern coast of the community, known as Rías Bajas / Rías Baixas .. The route offers the possibility of knowing some of the towns and landscapes most beautiful in the Galician region while allowing you to taste one of the most famous wines in Spain, the Albariño wine whose designation of origin is typical of this area. All this accompanied by a detailed explanation by our guides who have extensive practice and knowledge. In Galicia Tavels we have years of experience carrying out these types of routes and our goal is always to offer the best service to our clients in the most enjoyable and personalized way.
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Park
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Admire the gardens, statues, monuments, fountains, and expansive views of Parque Monte del Castro. Enjoy a good workout as you hike up the hi
Tours from $101
Island
Islas Cies , Cies Islands
4.7
Tours from $69

Vigo

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Vigo is a city and municipality in the province of Pontevedra, in Galicia, north-west Spain on the Atlantic Ocean. It is the capital of the comarca of Vigo and Vigo metropolitan area.Vigo is the most populous municipality of Galicia, and the 14th in Spain. It is also the most populous Spanish municipality that is not the capital of a province. The municipality has an area of and had a population of 292,817 in 2016. The city has a population of 198,537 in 2016.The city is located in the south-west of Galicia, in the southern part of Vigo Ria, in one of Europe's rainiest areas. In the north-east, it borders the municipality of Redondela, in the east Mos, in the south O Porriño and Gondomar, and in the south-west Nigrán. On the other side of the bay are the municipalities of Cangas and Moaña. They are all part of the southern Galician region called Rías Baixas. Vigo is located just north of the border with Portugal and its nearest larger city is Portugal's second largest city of Porto.Vigo and its metropolitan area are one of the main economic agents of the region.HistoryIn the Middle Ages, the small village of Vigo was part of the territory of Galician speaking neighbouring towns, particularly Tui, and suffered several Viking attacks. However, the number of inhabitants was so small that, historically, Vigo was not considered to be a real village until around the 15th century, when the earliest records began. In the build up to your vacation in Vigo, plan trip itinerary minutiae using the visitor reviews, staff write-ups, and custom search fields on our Spain trip maker app.

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Near the train station, you'll find simple hotels, flashy boutique properties, eccentric guesthouses, and backpacker-friendly hostels. The north of town, right by the harbor, is the place to look for luxury, with large hotels enjoying expansive views of the coastline. Right next to this area is the old town, offering an eclectic set of hostels and guesthouses set in historic mansions and townhouses.
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