Lavadores is a working class, rural and commercial neighbourhood. Before the Civil War, it was known as "Little Russia" for being Vigo’s area with the most communists, and it was also the birthplace of the city’s labour movement. Today, it’s a placid oasis that combines rural areas with the vitality of small commercial areas.
Lavadores extends down to the emblematic O Calvario. This is the most urban area, but its people enjoy a quiet life; traditional business districts, peaceful walks and bustling streets. You will discover all of this once you enter the open air commercial area of O Calvario, and its lively food market. Nearby you will find the Church of the Inmaculada Concepción (Immaculate Conception), popularly known as "the church of the peaks" due to its peculiar concrete elevation, designed by Antonio Román Conde in 1968.
Lavadores is also the starting point of the popular Senda del Agua (Water route).
The 19th century church of Santa Cristina de Lavadores was built on an ancient 12th century temple, of which only part of the roof remains intact. The main entrance hosts the Christ of the ancient cruceiro that gives name to O Calvario. Next to the church, you’ll find the Rivera Atienza Pazo which is now a local vocational college.
Habitantes: Más de 16.700