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Vigo is a good combination of a bay "with which, in many respects, none other in the world can compare" (G. Borrow) and maritime industrial infrastructure (shipyards, canneries, fishing port, etc.) which explains the rapid growth of this city since the end of the 19th Century. Today it is the most populated city of Galicia. It has splendid parks like Guia Municipal Park with incredible views of Vigo´s estuary, museums including the Galician Sea Museum, a zoo and lots of beaches like Samil Beach. It still has the small old sailing quarter of O Berbés. Castrelos Park, surely the most beautiful municipal park in all Galicia and home to the Quiñones de León Manor Museum, now the city museum with its impressive paintings.
The city of Vigo began its modern development from the last decades of the 19th-century onwards. However, this has not prevented it from being a historic, monumental city. The Celtic Castro which was the city´s origin, Galicia´s largest Roman necropolis, the Romanesque temples, O Castro´s mediaeval fortress... The Neo-classical Collegiate of Santa María and the urban centre with its harmonious combination of quiet streets and broad avenues including the elegant square´s Plaza Compostela and Plaza de la Constitución, all deserve a mention.
Not to be missed are the splendid views over the ria (estuary) and the nearby Cíes Islands, that can be seen from the viewpoints at O Castro, the A Guía and the A Madroa.
Area: 109.1 km²
Elevation: 0 m
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Our foodie tour leaves from Vigo where you will enjoy a boat ride on the bay of Vigo then savor the secrets of the sea by preparing seafood dishes with a Galician Chef in a coastal village...
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Enjoy a spectacular boat ride across the Bay of Vigo to Cangas, a coastal walking tour, and devour the tapas with local wine — a perfect day on the Galician coast. Leave Vigo behind by ferry and head across the estuary to the small fishing village of Cangas for a gastronomic, trekking adventure.
On this trip, you will see the contrasts of the blue Atlantic coast and green river valleys of Galicia´s wine country. Walking coastal trails, vineyard and riverside paths, even crossing a bridge into Northern Portugal´s Vinho Verde wine region. The gastronomy changes quite drastically from the coast to inland Galicia.
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Our small group food, wine and walking journey starts in the urban coastal city of Vigo, Europe´s largest fishing port and second in the world behind Tokyo. The first few days we explore the Rias Baixas, taking a boat ride to a fishing village for a walk around the market to learn about the different varieties of fish and seafood caught locally in the bay. Then a hands-on Galician Coastal Cooking class with a chef...
On this trip, you will explore the green river valleys of Galicia´s wine country. Walking vineyard and riverside paths, even crossing a bridge into Northern Portugal Vinho Verde wine region. The landscape is not the only contrast, the gastronomy changes quite drastically from the coast to inland Galicia.
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The tour offers a chance for food and wine lovers to try the best tapas in Vigo, Galicia. What better way to start but to see the fresh products in the food market itself then work up a nice appetite walking on a tapas circuit...
El Camino de Ribeiro way is part of a longer and ancient pilgrimage route which has only recently been resurrected between Braga and Santiago de Compostela.
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Follow the route of the remains of the Apostle St. James. Three days of sailing along the Galician coast and up the bay of Arousa, an hour ride up the Ulla river in a motor-boat and then walking the last part to Santiago de Compostela...
On this self-driven trip, you will get to discover both the coast of Galicia and the inland part of Galicia. You will visit many wineries, learn about the wine-making process, take a boat ride, discover fantastic places and history and even cross a bridge into Northern Portugal´s Vinho Verde wine region.
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Enjoy a hands-on cooking workshop with one of the Michelin star chefs of Maruja Limon, Rafa Centeno or Ines Abril. Enjoy modern, contemporary, creative cuisine based around seasonal and Galician ingredients.
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Inspiring, Avant-garde, Sophisticated. Grand Boutique and Spa Nagari Hotel 5* has been designed combining style and comfort with all the services that every five star hotel requires. Opened in 2010, Gran Nagari Hotel devotes much of its facilities to use and enjoy the Spa and other amenities designed to the welfare and revitalization of all guests.
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