The city of Vigo belongs to the province of Pontevedra (Galicia) and it’s surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. This last one is the responsable of starting it all because of the immeasurable source of life it is. Being right next to the sea has deeply impacted its history not just the old part of Vigo but also you can feel the ocean within its gastronomy. The city’s port is the best example to perceive how important this industry is in this area, since we are talking about one of the most important and best preserved ports of The Old Continent.
Vigo has marvelous white sand and clear water beaches, radiant green forest and mountains from where we can appreciate the views. Thanks to Cíes Islands right in front of the city, the weather is always smoother and warmer than Galicia’s cities.
These three islands are located in Ría de Vigo and It is the main protagonist of the Parque Nacional de las Islas Atlánticas which this past year has around 400.000 tourists. Also, It is the most populated city in Galicia so It has a big amount of social activities available and a really active cultural movement which makes the city more attractive. The new part of Vigo, the most comercial offer a shopping area where we can find emblematic building such as the city’s theater.
Another tourist attraction point is Museo del Mar designed by the well known architects Aldo Rossi and César Portela. It is a great structure with six parts integrated together makes a whole of: the gardens, a squared made out of stone that connects Its two beaches, the main building, the pier, the lighthouse and the most important part, the ocean.
HOTEL PAZO DE LOS ESCUDOS
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This property is 3 minutes walk from the beach. This converted Galician country house offers gardens with sea views and direct access to Carril Beach. Free Wi-Fi is included, and Vigo Airport is just 20 minutes’ drive away.
Rooms at Hotel Pazo Los Escudos are spacious and luxurious. They have marble bathrooms with a hydromassage bath and free toiletries. Many have great views of the sea and gardens.
Pazo Los Escudos has a seasonal outdoor pool and a heated indoor pool. The Club de Agua Spa has a spa bath, sauna, hammam and gym. Visit their website for more information.