By Regina Winkle-Bryan
My reason for going to Vigo was simple: I was on my way to the Cies Islands with A (the Blog Dog had to stay home). Otherwise, would have I chosen Vigo as a destination to visit in Spain? Probably not. But due to ferry times and plane schedules, I booked us a night in Vigo before taking off for the Cies. I’m glad I did. I had the best seafood in my life in Vigo, which was also inexpensive and served with a bottle of some of Spain’s finest white wine. Galicia is overlooked by many, but offers simple pleasures that make a traveler feel welcomed. Here are a few photos for Vigo inspiration:
It’s hard to read, but this spray painted message promotes multiple orgasms for women….something I think we all support here at the Scoop!
Port in Vigo, Galicia – This is where we caught the ferry to the Cies Islands.
Plaza in Vigo – The drink of choice is white wine in Vigo, and in Galicia in general. The region is famous for Albariño wines.
Views from our ferry as we chugged on over to the Cies Islands. Such a beautiful place.
Unlike many areas of Spain, Vigo and the whole of Galicia get a lot of rainfall. This means dreary winters but lush parks and plazas. Reminds me of home in a way.
In old town Vigo there was a lot of street art and a lively bar scene.
The food in Vigo was excellent. Of course we had ‘pulpo’ or octopus, which is a typical dish in Galicia.