Arriving by sea makes for a splendid welcome to Vigo, a port city in Spain's north-west set scenically on the bank of Ria de Vigo estuary, facing the Atlantic. Surprisingly the world's largest fishing port, Vigo enjoys fine seafood in its highest concentration, and offers it up upon first request at restful local taverns. The wildly beautiful Cies Islands, along with one of the world's finest beaches, Rodas, are only a short ferry trip away.
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||Faro de Vigo (Spanish)
||The 2.30 to 5pm siesta is widely observed; most shops are closed on Sunday, and some do not open on Saturday evenings.
||Vigo Tourist Office
Estación Maritima (ferry ticket office)
+34 986 430 577
Galician Regional Bureau
Rúa Cánovas del Castillo 22, Vigo
Mon-Fri 9.30am-2pm & 4.30-6.30pm, Sat 10am-1.30pm