Se hva du kan gjøre og oppleve i Vigo

Vigo, a port city in Spain's north-west set scenically on the bank of Ria de Vigo estuary, is the world's largest fishing port. Vigo enjoys fine seafood fresh from the Atlantic, as evident in its numerous cozy 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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Casco Vello (Old Town)

In stark contrast to the modern part of the city and its industrial port area, the Casco Vello enchants with 19th-century architecture, narrow streets and charming squares of the old town. Casco Vello is an easy uphill hike from the port. Note that some businesses close on Sundays.
Adresse: Casco Vello, Vigo

Castro Fortress

Vigo's Castro (Celtic era) archaeological site grants visitors a glimpse into what the Galician settlement of today once was (between roughly 2 BC and 3 AD). Guided tours of the Castro are organized Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-2pm & 4-6pm. Hike up the mountainside to take in the ancient city from afar.
Adresse: Parque do Castro, Vigo

Cíes Islands

The Cíes Islands, just off the coast of Vigo, are home to one of the world's finest beaches (Rodas Beach), and are easily accessible by sea. Only 2,200 visitors per day are allowed on the islands, so do reserve your spot in advance if traveling during high season or at the weekends.

Samil Beach

Samil Beach (or Praia de Samil) is, perhaps, the finest stretch of sand in the area, easily accessible from downtown Vigo. Only 5km away from the city centre and with opportunities for dining and relaxation (including open-air kids' pools and beach facilities), the beach is an excellent choice for a day trip.
Transport: Bus 15C from Porta do Sol, buses 10 or 15B from Centro Comercial A Laxe (hourly, Mon-Sat)

Castro Park

Make your way uphill to Parque do Castro via Camelias Street - although the climb is somewhat steep, the views over the Vigo estuary from here are simply unbeatable. The Castro de Vigo (dating back to the 3rd century BC) and Castello the Castro can both be visited en route.
Adresse: Parque do Castro, Vigo

Museum of Contemporary Art

Contained inside what was once built to become a public prison, the Vigo Museum of Contemporary Art is a local cultural center that boasts a regular rotation of exhibitions, showcasing various forms of artwork (from painting to modern design). There is no permanent exhibition, however, so do check what's on when you're in town.
Adresse: Rua Principe 54, Vigo
Telefon: +34 986 11 39 00
Åpningstider: Tue-Sat 11am-2.30pm & 5-9pm, Sun 11am-2.30pm, Mon closed

Quiñones de León Museum

Housed inside a former castle, and with splendid park grounds in its immediate surroundings, the Quiñones de León Museum is worth the short trip from central Vigo if only for its well-maintained French garden (some say, a miniature of the one in Versailles). The museum itself contains archaeological artefacts discovered in Vigo and surroundings.
Adresse: Parque de Castrelos, Av Castrelos,Vigo
Telefon: +34 986 29 50 70

Los Caballos Monument (The Horses)

Juan José Oliveira's 1991 creation will quite probably strike you as one unlike any other you've ever seen - the ensemble of horses ascending to the skies up a waterfall was partially inspired by the wild horses historically inhabiting the region.
Adresse: Plaza de Esapana, Vigo

Monte da Guía

Hike up to the top of Monte da Guía, northeast of the town, and take in the panoramic view of the city of Vigo and Ria de Vigo river, with the splendid Cies Islands looming in the background. There is a scenic little chapel at the hilltop. The hill is a half hour's walk from the Vigo Guixar station.

Parque de Castrelos

A pleasant urban park within easy reach from downtown Vigo, with a kids' entertainment area, basketball courts, and an open-air amphitheatre (hosting world-renowned celebrity musicians a few times per year) on its grounds. Climb to the top and see what remains of the Castro.
Adresse: Av Castrelos, Vigo
Telefon: +34 986 81 03 06

Castelo de San Sebastián

The crumblings ruins of what was once Vigo's strongest fortification date from 1656. Take in wonderful views of Vigo city, the bay, and Ceis islands from this unique vantage point.
Adresse: Subida Barranco, 16, 36202 Vigo, PO, Spain

Rua da Ostras

This street leading up to the town's port is jam-packed with restaurants and vendors offering up some of the freshest seafood imaginable. Walk up the street away from the port to find the best value deals, and do sample the fresh oysters at a stall that suits your fancy.
Adresse: Rua da Ostras, Vigo

Follas Novas

Ranking among the finest in Vigo, this compact restaurant is one where reservations are simply mandatory - demand on the establishment's honest, quality food and impeccable service remains high on the part of both visitors and locals. The menu is varied, and one cannot go wrong with the seafood.
Adresse: Rua Serafín Avendaño 10, Vigo
Telefon: +34 986 22 93 06
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 1.15–3.45pm & 8.15–11.45pm

A Curuxa

When asked for a restaurant recommendations, a local would, without hesitation, most likely single out A Curuxa. The stone-wall tavern is another safe bet when it comes to dining on Galician specialities and seafood, with stand-outs such as pulpo (octopus), empanada pies, meats, and more - all paired with native Albariño wines.
Adresse: Rua Cesteiros 7, Vigo
Telefon: +34 986 43 65 26
Åpningstider: Wed-Mon 12-4pm & 8.30pm-12am

Casa Marco

Heralded as one of the finest in Vigo and surroundings, Casa Marco is a superb restaurant showcasing local produce, meats and seafood at their absolute finest. Pricing is extremely reasonable for the quality. Reservations highly recommended, even on weeknights.
Adresse: Rua de Garcia Barbon 123, Vigo
Telefon: +34 986 22 51 10
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 1.30-4pm & 8.30pm-12am

Maruja Limon

One wouldn't expect to find a level of creativity and finesse this high behind the restaurant's humble facade, and yet Maruja Limon will probably deliver one of a lifetime's most memorable meals: local ingredients are sourced and handled carefully to create dishes that tend to look more like works of modern art than edibles, and yet splendidly deliver on flavour.
Adresse: Rua Montero Rios 4, Vigo
Telefon: +34 986 47 34 06
Åpningstider: Tue-Sat 1-4pm & 8.30pm-12am

The Othilio Bar

With its modern take on traditional Galician flavours, The Othilio Bar elevates local cuisine to a level few have been able to match. It's hard to go wrong with any of the menu offerings, so pick whichever fine dish suits your fancy. To complete the experience, pair with a Galician Albariño wine.
Adresse: Rua de Luis Taboada 9, Vigo
Telefon: +34 986 19 00 17

La Pepita Burger Bar

Having set out to "revolutionise the traditional burger", La Pepita appears to have accomplished the noble goal with flying colours. Burgers served here are all exquisitely crafted, and look nothing like your typical burger joint offerings. Traditional beef, ox, lamb, Iberian pig and veggie patties available.
Adresse: Calle Oporto 15, Vigo
Telefon: +34 986 11 81 56

Taberna A Pedra

The classic Galician tavern serves fresh, professionally cooked seafood, smack in the heart of Vigo's old town. One can't go wrong with any of the octopus dishes, just as well as other seafood offerings. Prices are very reasonable for the quality.
Adresse: Rua Cesteiros 2, Vigo
Telefon: +34 986 43 86 92
Åpningstider: Daily 12am-3.45pm & 7.45-11.45pm

Cafetería Maracaibo

A Vigo classic, this longstanding, quintessentially Spanish eatery in Praza de Compostela is a great choice for a breakfast croissant, a serving of churros (deep-fried dough pastry served with thick hot chocolate), an evening glass of wine or even lunch, all to be had in the outdoor seating area.
Adresse: Rua Velazquez Moreno 2, Vigo
Telefon: +34 986 22 55 46


Matina is an excellent choice fore breakfast, and set Sunday brunches enjoy a particular popularity as well. Dishes served are reasonable healthy, with a vast selection of fresh juices and smoothies offered. Coffee and cake alone are also a good option.
Adresse: Rua Abeleira Menendez 26, Vigo

The Coffee Land

This excellent little place serves high-quality coffee (choice is vast, so do not hesitate to ask for a recommendation), by no means leaving it at that and offering patrons a very affordable, tasty breakfast selection along with a few light snacks and sandwiches.
Adresse: Rua Serafin Avendano 8 Bajo, Vigo
Telefon: +34 886 11 45 90
Åpningstider: Wed-Mon 8am-11pm

Vitruvia Cafe

The cafe's warm ambience invites for a coffee (organic) and cake break on your walk in town. Vitruvia has also earned itself a crowd of return patrons for the live jazz played here frequently during the evenings. A multitude of light meals and snacks are also on offer.
Adresse: Praza de Compostela 4, Vigo

Sésamo Bakery Shop & Lounge

Sésamo Bakery Shop & Lounge is a solid choice for a quick recharge or brunch in town. The set brunch menu includes your choice of a hot and cold beverage, a sweet course (yogurt, pastry or similar), and a selection of main (eggs cooked to your liking, miniature hamburgers, savoury pastries, and more). The adjacent bakery sells heavenly fresh goodies.
Adresse: Calle de Ecuador 73, Vigo
Telefon: +34 986 11 04 05
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 8.30am-11pm

Porto Santo

The buzzing burger place is a great find - the menu is concise, yet includes a good choice of burgers, meats and Spanish/Galician tapas. Depending on the time of day, these go incredibly well with both beer and coffee. Prices are reasonable, most menu items being under €5.
Adresse: Rua de Garcia Barbon 45, Vigo
Telefon: +34 626 58 51 18
Åpningstider: Mon-Thurs 7.30am-12am, Fri 7.30am-2am, Sat 10am-2am, Sun 10am-12am

La Cervercería de Vigo

The celebrated local Estrella Galicia beer flows freely at this beer hall, run by the beer's very brewers. Come for a drink if pale lagers suit your fancy (non-pasteurised beer is served, too), and pair a glass with an offering of tapas or a full meal.
Adresse: Praza de Compostela 17, Vigo
Telefon: +34 886 11 72 67
Åpningstider: Daily 12pm-12am

Cervexeria Nós

This Vigo microbrewery, is, indeed, rather compact in size, but despite its limited capacity stocks an impressive amount of local and international beers, as well as it's own in-house brewed drafts. Snacks, burgers (including vegan ones), and various tapas are on offer.
Adresse: Rua Palma 3, Vigo
Telefon: +34 679 42 79 82
Åpningstider: Mon-Thurs 6pm-12am, Fri-Sun 12pm-12am

Van Gogh Cafe

The recently refurbished Van Gogh Cafe only closes for a handful of hours at night, luring visitors in with a cup of joe in the early morning and keeping regulars going past midnight with its impressive array of spirits (take your pick from the display behind the bar).
Adresse: Rua de Rosalia de Castro 28, Vigo
Telefon: +34 678 59 23 36
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 7.15-2am, Sun 7.15-12am

Bar Princesa

With a rather unlikely choice of name for what is, essentially, a rock bar, Princesa plays good music and lets the crowd spill out onto the Praza da Constitución, a square where a night out in Vigo starts more often than not. Good vibes are sure to be present.
Adresse: Praza da Constitución 5, Vigo
Åpningstider: Mon-Thurs 9-12am, Fri 9-2am, Sat 11.30-2am

20th Century Rock

This popular rock bar's interior is a sight to behold: walls are adorned with US pop cultural memorabilia, and the space itself contains curious exhibits, such as a full yellow cab, a statue of liberty mock-up, an odd elephant head and (be weary - unreliable!) street signs.
Adresse: Rua do Areal 18, Vigo
Telefon: +34 986 43 93 14
Åpningstider: Daily 10.30am-3.30pm


Seat yourself at one of the barrels that serve the bar as tables and enjoy a tasting of the region's finest wines (international labels represented if you're interested in varieties from elsewhere). Buqué is a relaxed, quaint wine bar for a low-key evening in the old town.
Adresse: Rua Palma 9, Vigo
Telefon: +34 986 22 18 79


If beer is your drink of choice, do check out Craft in Rua Fisterra. The bar stocks a surprising number of draft beer varieties, with Spanish and international beers both on tap and bottled. The bar also holds courses on beer making, but these will require some knowledge of Spanish.
Adresse: Rua Fisterra 3, Vigo
Telefon: +34 986 12 93 67
Åpningstider: Tue-Sun 7am-11.30pm

Mercado da Pedra

Make your way to Mercado da Pedra in the historic town center around lunch time - the market is known for its extensive offer of seafood, and houses several eateries serving fresh oysters, which won't cost a fortune here. Some local speciality items and deli are also sold at the market; do expect a selection more limited than that of a larger city.
Adresse: Rua Teofilo Llorente 9, Vigo
Telefon: +34 986 81 01 00
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 10am-2pm & 4.30pm-8.30pm, Sun 10am-2pm

A Laxe Shopping Centre

A Laxe Shopping Centre in the Vigo marina is one of the largest commercial complexes in the area, with a multitude of stores and eateries under one roof. Some local fashion labels are represented. The shopping center is popular with cruise tourists because of its convenient waterfront location.
Adresse: Rua Canovas del Castillo 1, Vigo
Telefon: +34 986 44 37 88
Åpningstider: Daily 10am-10pm

Almacenes Gonzalez

This local deli store offers a wide array of scrumptious foods typical of the region - legs of cured ham adorn the walls and hand down from a bar right above the counter, and local cheeses are showcased alongside dried fruit, nuts and wines from the region.
Adresse: Rua da Ronda de Don Bosco 26, Vigo
Telefon: +34 986 22 10 17
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 9.30am-2pm & 5-8.30pm, Sat 9.30am-2pm, Sun closed

Cesteiros Street

Cesteiros is an Old Town alley once inhabited almost exclusively by local basket weavers. The traditional baskets (used historically to store seafood and produce) are now showcased at the street's store fronts, and may be purchased as a souvenir of Vigo's widely renowned basketwork.
Adresse: Rua Cesteiros, Vigo

O Calvario

The shopping district of O Calvario retains some of its old-time atmosphere, with many of its streets pedestrian-only. The area is populated by multiple traditional shops and eateries, and is home to the O Calvario Market, a long-time locals' favourite for produce shopping.
Adresse: San Roque 109, Vigo


Vaidhe is a design store comparable to none other in Vigo - it stocks one-of-kind, unique items crafted and/or designed in Spain. The assortment ranges from original post cards to accessories and stationery to some innovative T-shirt designs. It's a definitive must for worthy souvenirs.
Adresse: Rua Carral 7, Vigo
Telefon: +34 986 11 61 26
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 11am-9pm, Sat 11am-2pm &5-9pm

Rua do Principe

Vigo's main commercial thoroughfare, Rua do Principe (and the street it eventually merges with, Rua Urzaiz), is lined with all manner of shops and boutiques, primarily vending international brand clothing. There are quite a few cafes and eateries here, and the Modern Art Museum in the way of attractions.


The Vigo–Peinador Airport is located just 10 kilometres away from the city. It serves several airlines, and connects Vigo to multiple locations across Spain and several destinations abroad. To rech Vigo downtown, use the public bus (L9A runs every day of the week), hire a cab or rental car. Vigo is also well-connected by land: reaching the city is easy via Spanish cities of Madrid, A Coruña, Santiago de Compostela, or from the north of Portugal.
Adresse: Apdo. de Correos 1553, Vigo
Telefon: +34 902 40 47 04


Spain can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.

Best Time to Visit

Within Spain, Galicia is considered to be the "rainy region", but this is relative to the rest of the country, characterised by a very sunny, favourable climate. The best time of year to visit Vigo is between June and August, when daylight hours are long and warm temperatures allow visitors to take full advantage of the area's beaches.

Public Transport

Public bus service is convenient and efficient, provided by Vitrasa (a company whose name has grown to become synonymous with "bus"). Use their website of free phone app to find suitable routes. Tickets are purchased form the driver or at tobacco shops.


Taxis are easily hired from multiple locations across the city. To order a cab, use one of the trusted local providers: Audiotaxis +34 986 296 957 Central Radio Taxi +34 986 470 000 Su Taxi Vigo +34 986 132 222


There are multiple pharmacies located across the city. One round-the-clock pharmacy in Vigo's downtown is:
Adresse: Ronda Don Bosco 2, Vigo
Telefon: +34 986 43 84 08
Åpningstider: 24/7


Post boxes are yellow in colour. Post offices (Correos) can be found all across Vigo. One central location is at:
Adresse: Praza de Compostela 3, Vigo
Telefon: +34 902 19 71 97
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 8.30am-8.30pm, Sat 9.30am-1pm


City code +34


220-240 Volts