Vigo is the largest city in Galicia Spain.
Vigo is a 1960's boomtown with the attendant urban planning, set in a beautiful natural environment and boasting a cultural drive that far exceeds its size.
Vigo-Peinador International Airport) is 15 km from the center of Vigo, and is situated in the municipalities of Redondela, Vigo and Mos.
It serves mainly national routes such as Air Europa (Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife-South), Clickair (Barcelona, London-Gatwick), Iberia Airlines (Madrid) Operated by Air Nostrum (Alicante, Bilbao, Malaga, Valencia) Spanair (Barcelona, Gran Canaria, Madrid, Tenerife-South)
There is a bus shuttle which connects porto airport (Portugal) to Vigo.
People from Vigo are expecting a growth in their air traffic by the introduction of new destinations: Such as Bruxelles. As well as a non stop flight to Cancun, Mexico, which are expected to set Vigo in its height of international air traffic.
There has been for months a much expected ferry route serving Bristol, United Kingdom.
Islas Cíes (Cies Islands) Unfortunately boat trips from Vigo to these islands at the sea end of the Ria de Vigo only run in the summer season.
Stroll down the main port and savour the impressive variety of local seafood.
Try the amazing Tortilla and empanadillas at Bar Carballo
- Tia Brigida, Rua do Arco 10, ☎ 986392326. lunch and dinner. Situated in the old seaside village of Cangas, across the picturesque harbor from Vigo, this restaurant specializes in contemporary interpretations of traditional seafood dishes. The creation of young Chef Alfonso Moldes, Tia Brigida, serves some of the most satisfying food in Galicia.Moderate.
Queimada is an alcoholic beverage of Galician tradition.
Queimada's characteristic blue fire.Queimada has origins in the Pagan festivals of Galicia. It is a punch made from Galician aguardiente (Orujo Gallego) - a spirit distilled from wine and flavoured with herbs or coffee, plus sugar, lemon peel, coffee beans and cinnamon.
Traditionally while preparing the punch a spell or incantation is recited, so that special powers are conferred to the queimada and those drinking it. Then the queimada is set alight, and slowly burns as more brandy is added.
- NH Palacio de Vigo, Avenida García Barbón, 17-19, +34.98.6433643 . In the heart of Vigo, close to the Club Nautico and the Do Castro Park, this hotel occupies a residential building dating from the beginning of this century (Casas de Oya, 1904). Its magnificent granite façade decorated in the typical style of that period is crowned with three large architectural roses and has been restored to its original splendour.
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