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  • Vigo, Spain
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Spain

Located along the Atlantic Ocean in the Galacian province of Pontevedra, Vigo is known for its fishing port and its old town, This cosmopolitan city is the largest one in Galicia. Yet, in the 19th century it was just a fishing port in an inlet. Some thirty megalithic monuments have been found in the surrounding mountains, indicating that its history goes very far back. Strolling through its small and charming historic district is always a pleasure, especially in the area of El Berbés, where the little streets are full of old fishermen's houses, leading from the city centre down to the sea. The A Pedro market is also worth visiting. The city has given its name to the southernmost of the Rias Baixas (literally 'lower inlets'), whose deep coves evoke the fjords of Norway. Leaving from its harbour, you can visit Ria de Vigo and the Cies Islands of the Atlantic Islands National Park, where you find Rodas beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

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