Welcome to the Vigo cruise port guide. Vigo is a rather large town of 300.000 inhabitants that earned the nickname ” The Green Spain”. It is Spain’s busiest fishing port. Life of Vigo has always been dedicated to the sea, although it is also a popular retreat for the Spaniards. Whenever they want to get away from the heat this is the perfect spot to go to. Vigo is one of the coolest places in Spain. Because this is such a popular destination for the Spaniards this is also the perfect spot to meet the. The town centre is quite charming. It is packed with little market squares, charming alleyways and lots of restaurants. Especially the fish specialties is something you simply must try in Vigo.
The old town is Vigo is gem to explore. It is not mentioned in many travel guides. It is located on the slopes of the town and it used to lead to Vigo’s earliest port. The old quarter still has many of its original buildings like its Iglesia Concatedral de Santa Maria on this picture.
For those looking for some shopping Rua do Principe is the street to go to. Find it at about 15 minute walk from the ship. See map above.
Cruise ships can dock at the Muelle de Transatlanticos. This dock conveniently located in front of the center of town. Simply walk through the cruise terminal and you will have the old town of Vigo in front of you. Find out more about your docking locations and tips on what to see and do in our full Vigo cruise port guide.
The tourist information booth is right outside the terminal. Normally the tourist information sends over representatives with all the information you need to make the most out of your day ashore.
These are the official taxis of Vigo. The vehicles are white and they have a meter. Make sure to negotiate before stepping into the taxi.
This square marks the beginning and end of the historical and shopping district. Visit both districts to get a feel for the place.