The Ensanche

A stroll through Stately Vigo

The Ensanche area is the stately Vigo, where the Catalonian canners who forged the modern city in the 19th century built their homes. You can admire these buildings while calmly strolling through the centre of Vigo.

This commercial and cultural area offers the widest selection of leisure in Vigo: music and entertainment, museums and exhibitions, as well as countless shops, from boutiques to art galleries.

The Montero Ríos area is a must; here you’ll find the Alameda Park, surrounded by elegant stone buildings with imposing facades. Its pedestrian streets are perfect for family strolls and for walking down to the Vigo Estuary. The estuary enters the Ensanche through the Real Club Marina, whose offices are in an original building in the shape of a ship.

If you take stroll along the marina, you will reach the A Laxe Shopping Centre on one side, and on the other, the breakwater and its red lighthouse. This is one of the most romantic places in Vigo; if you walk on it, you will have the impression of being in the middle of the Atlantic, and if you sit for a bit, you can enjoy one of the best sunsets in Vigo.

Tips and recommendations: 

To discover the secrets of this stately area in the centre of Vigo, follow our "Stately Vigo" and Architecture Walks routes. You can read all the details, step by step, by using our QR codes on your mobile phone.

Turismo de Vigo
Turismo de Vigo