The city of Vigo is to be found within Galicia in Spain. Vigo has a magnificent port which looks out to the Atlantic. Vigo also has a good communication network of motorways and railways. The Autovia Noroeste connects directly with Madrid at a distance of 667km. The Autopista del Atlantico heads into northern Galicia, passing through Santiago, Pontevedra and Acoruña. The rail station is located within the heart of the city and has daily links to most major cities.
The port of Vigo offers several pleasure crafts that call in at local harbours and each year, hundreds of passenger cruisers call at the port. Just 10km away from the city is the airport at Peinador. It links with all the major Spanish airports and there are several charter flights operating.
Vigo has approximately 300,000 inhabitants but this figure can rise to half a million if you include the visitors to the city.
Vigo benefits from its own microclimate within Galicia, which is a great attraction. It is generally warm here and more often than not, sunny.
Vigo has much to offer the visitor, including many parks and gardens, beautiful squares and historical buildings. The Porta del Sol is officially the centre of the city and here you can see the tall sculpture named Sireno. The gilded figure is the work of Paco Leiro and represents a figure that is half man and half sea creature.
The old part of the city, 'Casco Vello' is certainly worth exploration with its tiny streets and little shops that sell all manner of local goods. Every Sunday a lively stamp and collectors market is held in the Plaza de la Constitucion.
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