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Friday, February 21, 2020 - 19:31
Turismo de Vigo

The city’s Old Town travels back in time to the 19th century every March: it’s La Reconquista, Vigo’s most characteristic celebration.

On the 28th of March, 1809, a popular uprising against the French invasion turned Vigo into the first town of Europe that managed to expel Napoleon's army. It had its reward: a year later, Fernando VII granted Vigo the title of "faithful, loyal and courageous" city.

Now, every 28th of March, Vigo celebrates the Reconquest...

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 10:00
Turismo de Vigo

The Entroido or Carnival in Vigo is one of Galicia’s favourite traditions, an event associated with fertility and crop protection rites. It was later converted into a Christian rite to celebrate abundance and to say goodbye to good food and good wine for a while.

In Galicia, there are as many carnivals as towns, and in Vigo it’s celebrated by enthroning the Meco or the Entroido God. During the reign of this permissive God, everything is possible and fun: parades ...

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 11:45
Turismo de Vigo

Would you like to fall in love all over again? Experience a completely different kind of Saint Valentine’s Day? Here are a few ideas to enjoy a really unforgettable getaway in the heart of the Rias Baixas.

For the lively ones: Tapas + night life.

For those looking for a livelier weekend, take a trip to Vigo’s historical quarter;  home to a wide variety of tapas bars where you can taste the best of our typical local dishes and gastronomy. Make a toast and ask for your heart’s desire...

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 10:33
Turismo de Vigo

The Festival of San Blas is Vigo’s winter celebration par excellence. From the 24th of January to the 3rd of February, thousands of people “take over” the small parish of Bembrive to enjoy one of the most popular festivities in Vigo: San Blas.

You may have celebrated this famous saint’s day elsewhere in Spain, but we’re sure you’ll never forget a San Blas in Bembrive.

First of all, thanks to its people, who fill the streets under the rain or a scorching...

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