Bateas, Galician mussel farms, are rafts for cultivating typical Galician bivalve molluscs. You’ll see them as soon as you look at the Vigo estuary, arranged neatly along the coast. From those big wooden platforms hang ropes where the greatest treasures of Vigo grow: oysters and mussels. The imposing "bateeiros", mussel boats, lift the heavy ropes loaded molluscs with cranes. It’s a sight to see.
There’s nothing safer than eating mussels and oysters from the Vigo estuary: they pass all the necessary vetting processes to reach your plate with optimal freshness and quality. In Calle de las Ostras (Oyster Street), one of the major tourist spots in the Old Town, you can try both of these products of the sea.