Visiting Vigo!

Over the next few posts I will be sharing details of our fabulous holiday on board the P&O Cruise Ship Britannia and talking about all the wonderful places we visited, starting with Vigo.

The city of Vigo is said to be Spain’s busiest fishing port, sitting on the west coast of the province of Galicia. The Britannia docked at the Muelle de Transatlanticos, which is right in front of the city.  

The cruise terminal boasted a few little stores and a WiFi cafe on the first floor. However we quickly bypassed this and made our way down the palm tree lined Avenida Castillo waterfront promenade and into the Old Town, which slopes down towards the port. 

We wondered along the Rua Real, which runs eastwards to St Maria’s Church. Below St Maria’s Church we found the Plaza de Pedra.  

Although we did not sample any, there is a local seafood market here which offers the regions speciality, oysters. However we did stop off at one of the many cafe/bars for a nice cool beer.  

With plenty of shops, tapas bars, cafes and street entertainers we quickly wild away a few hours in this charming city.  


El Sireno (The Merman) Porta do Sol just a stones throw away from the old town. 


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