Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 14:05
Turismo de Vigo

Our story began with the coming-and-going of the waves in the Estuary of Vigo, which inspired our mediaeval troubadour, Martín Códax, to compose his beautiful songs. But it was Fate who chose that, in 1914, seven centuries after the songs were composed, a bookseller called Pedro Vindel was to find his poems on a scroll used to cover a copy of Cicero’s De Officiis.

Vigo has become a muse for writers all over the world. From Jules Verne to the latest bestsellers by Domingo Villar, including Otero Pedrayo...

Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 23:00
Turismo de Vigo

Wines with Rías Baixas Denomination of Origin are produced in this area, made from the Albariño grape. This particular variety of grape is small, with a concentrated juice, highly aromatic and fruity, and can be combined with other native varieties, like the treixadura orgodello. These are the best white wines to pair with fish and seafood.

Be sure to try the other four Galician denomination wines in Vigo: Ribeiro, Valdeorras, Ribeira Sacra and Monterrei. You’ll discover traditionally made...

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 19:31
Turismo de Vigo

The city’s Old Town travels back in time to the 19th century every March: it’s La Reconquista, Vigo’s most characteristic celebration.

On the 28th of March, 1809, a popular uprising against the French invasion turned Vigo into the first town of Europe that managed to expel Napoleon's army. It had its reward: a year later, Fernando VII granted Vigo the title of "faithful, loyal and courageous" city.

Now, every 28th of March, Vigo celebrates the Reconquest...

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 10:00
Turismo de Vigo

The Entroido or Carnival in Vigo is one of Galicia’s favourite traditions, an event associated with fertility and crop protection rites. It was later converted into a Christian rite to celebrate abundance and to say goodbye to good food and good wine for a while.

In Galicia, there are as many carnivals as towns, and in Vigo it’s celebrated by enthroning the Meco or the Entroido God. During the reign of this permissive God, everything is possible and fun: parades ...