Cies Islands in Vigo, Spain
Cies Islands in Vigo, Spain
The defensive wall of Vigo, Spain

Situated on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, and with one of the world’s finest natural ports, the Galician gem of Vigo has been an important part of Spain’s maritime industry for centuries. Boasting a wonderful historic quarter, modern marina and pretty centre, this city is alive with attractions.

The historic old quarter – like many of Vigo’s other attractions – is a great example of the influence the sea has had on the city.[ReadMoreMob] Located around the port, the Cidade Vella has narrow streets lined with old fishing houses and large markets selling locally caught seafood. The Collegiate Church of Santa Maria is a neoclassical cathedral built on the site of a grand gothic church that was burnt down by Francis Drake.

In the newer part of town, La Colegiata de la Santa Maria la Mayor is a fine 16th century church with an authentic Renaissance façade. The Pazo de Castrelos, dating from the 17th century, is home to the Quiñones de León Municipal Museum and contains a vast collection of paintings and artefacts that demand discovery. Elsewhere, the Castro de Vigo archaeological site has reconstructed ancient dwellings.

Vigo is a firm favourite with many visitors. Its mild climate, renowned estuary and golden beaches of the Rías Baixas, fine mariscada (seafood platter) cuisine and expansive culture all add up to something very special.

Cruises to Vigo

Sete Cidades Volcano, Azores, Portugal Sete Cidades Volcano, Azores, Portugal Sete cidades Volcano, Azores Portugal

Scenic Landscapes of the Azores • T2120

Sat 31 Jul 2021
14 nights
  • Visit three remote islands in the Azores
  • Explore verdant volcanic lands & vibrant crater lakes
  • Visits captivating Spanish and Portuguese cities
Sete Citades, Azores, Portugal Sete Citades, Azores, Portugal Sete Cidades Volcano in Ponta Delgada

Exploring the Azores and Portugal • S2124

Mon 18 Oct 2021
15 nights
  • See the remarkable diversity of the magnetic Azores
  • A volcanic wonderland awaits you on the isle of Terceira
  • Explore Portugal's historic capital city
Christmas time in Funchal, Maderia Christmas time in Funchal, Maderia Christmas time in Funchal, Maderia

Festive Escape to Madeira, Portugal & Spain • L2138

Mon 06 Dec 2021
11 nights
  • Enjoy a pre-Christmas cruise with a twist
  • Feel a buzz of excitement amongst the Christmas markets
  • Discover Madeira’s lush landscapes and botanical gardens