O Castro Site

Learn about the origins of Vigo in O Castro

The O Castro site is Vigo’s archaeological site par excellence: this was the origin of what is now the largest city in Galicia, between the second century BC and the third century AD. When you step on the stones of this museum site, the O Castro de Vigo. A Orixe da cidade, you’ll discover where the first inhabitants of Vigo lived.

The Castro is a 1 mile² archaeological site that includes the reconstruction of three castreño buildings pertaining to one of the largest and most evolved towns in Galicia. This small part of the Vigo oppidum shows us how people lived in castros 2,000 years ago.

You can sign up for guided tours Tuesday through Sunday, from 10am to 2pm and from 4pm to 6pm.

Tips and recommendations: 

The archaeological site is located on the slopes of O Castro Mountain, right in the centre of Vigo. Take the opportunity to explore its nature trails and climb to the top, where you’ll see the remains of the old walled city and enjoy the splendour of the Vigo estuary from the O Castro viewpoint.

Photo gallery: 
Turismo de Vigo

Practical information

  • Monte de O Castro

October to april: 11:00 to 13:00h (except saturdays, 16:00 to 18:00h)

May to september: 11:00 to 13:00h. (except saturdays, 17:00 a 19:00h)