Located just north of the Portuguese border, Vigo is known as the gateway to the Atlantic. It’s a charming city with great beaches, stylish cafés home of the lethal traditional drink, the queimada, literally translated as “burned drink” made from Galician arguadiente.
Head to the city’s main tourist information office across the road from the port before embarking on your stroll through the city’s narrow streets and plazas. This is also the point from which Vigo’s tourist bus departs (http://www.turismodevigo.org/en/tourist-bus). The city’s most important landmark is the Guía, a hill that served as a point of reference to sailors entering the port and a great place for panoramic views of the city. Cruise line excursions outside Vigo typically include a journey to the historic fishing village of Bayona, a Galician wine tasting experience or visit to Cies Island Nature Reserve.
Your cruise ship will dock at Muelle de Transatlanticos, located just a short walk to the city.