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a VirtualTourist member from County Dublin


What is there to do in Vigo and the surrounding area?

I am going to stay with a Spanish family near Vigo. I am staying for 6 weeks. The address is Sayanes and I can't find much information on places in this area other than the beaches. Information on Vigo city would also be great!

I do not drive and would love some information on public transport. I would also like to know where would be good to meet people in their early 20's.

Any replies would be greatly appreciated as I don't want to be a loner for 6 weeks!

3 Answers

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Westlake Village

Vigo was one of the ports on a cruise that my wife and I enjoyed back in 1992,due to the fact we get a rush of excitement with old towns that have hilly, winding cobbled-stone narrow streets (alleys). Vigo is one of them. By the port area and up the hills of the old town area are great tapas bars and seafood restaurants. Had one of the best Paellas ever at the port area. RĂșa dos Cesteiros is one of the amazing streets in the old section that is as it states in Galician, the street of basket weavers. It was this way hundreds of years ago and still is filled with all kinds of baskets on the ground, up on rope, inside the stores. Worth the time to see and admire the artistist touches of the weavers. Great photo ops in Vigo's old town. A good source of info is found on the Galica Guide. See website:

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Lugo

I would suggest you have a look at the official tourism website for the city. It is very informative.
I would also suggest that the family will be a good source of information on what to do and see. They will know when there are local fiestas etc.
Sayanes is to the south of Vigo so you may find yourself rather isolated without a car. This is a small village

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Lugo

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