Guided visits to the port for students

A 'mariñeiro' (fisherman) puts fish on your plate

This guided tour of the port of Vigo is specially designed for students and residents of Vigo. Sometimes, the fishing port of Vigo is a big secret even for the people Vigo. This route allows students to see how the fish is handled after it’s unloaded in Vigo each day and before it’s shipped across the continent.

What do the sailors of Vigo do? How do they work? In the port of Vigo, over 2,000 people work daily downloading, preparing, selling and packaging fish. On this tour, students learn about their workspaces, usually restricted; sailors, shipowners, escabicheiros (people who souse the fish), forklift operators, the people who quarter the fish, auctioneers, the people who tend the hatcheries, pescantinas (women who sell the fish) and a long list of professionals linked to the fish market.

Tips and recommendations: 

The best time to visit is early in the morning, which is when the port is bustling with activity.

Photo gallery: 
Turismo de Vigo
Turismo de Vigo
Turismo de Vigo
Turismo de Vigo

Practical information

  • Oficina de Turismo de Vigo
  • Estación Marítima
  • Telephone number: 
    986 268 000
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