The centre of Vigo

Discover the historic centre of the city

The centre of Vigo is the historical heart of the city; it’s what defines it and gives it that cosmopolitan and urban feel without sacrificing its traditional essence. This Historic Vigo is the dream of a visionary: a rectilinear city built inside the borders of the Ensanche (urban expansion area), as well as the heart of the Old Town, where you can still make out the outline of the ancient walls.

The centre is home to the “golden mile of art”: the most representative foundations, museums and galleries of southern Galicia, like the Cultural Centre, the Afundación Social Centre, the MARCO Museum, the Barrié Foundation, and the Casa das Artes. These art centres coexist with the sound of the port of Vigo and the bustle of the city’s main commercial streets.

Are you ready to discover the most characteristic areas of the centre of Vigo?

Tips and recommendations: 

The centre of Vigo is large enough to organize itineraries for several days during your getaway to the south of Galicia. Have a look at the routes available in our Walking around Vigo section, or if you prefer, choose a guided tour.