O Castro Mountain
A mountain in the city centre
O Castro is the park with the best views of Vigo’s estuary. It’s not your classic urban garden, but a beautiful hill right in the heart of Vigo, marking the city’s birthplace and the home of the first settlers. If you’re interested in archaeology, the lower slope of the mountain has a castreño (Celtic) site where you see what life was like in Vigo between the third and first centuries BC.
The walk up to O Castro is not easy, but the reward is unbeatable. On the way there, you’ll see gigantic anchors that commemorate the Battle of Rande. You can have a snack admiring the views of the city, discover its sports areas where you can skate or watch your children play in the playgrounds.
But O Castro’s real treasure is within the walls of its fortress, where you’ll find O Castro castle, its gardens and spectacular viewpoint. It’s a must see and free of charge!
You can walk up O Castro on different sides: from the Plaza de España square or from Camelias street, the most recommended route. You’ll soon leave the traffic noise behind to dive into nature trails that will lead you to the top. It's a steep climb, but you can stop on the way to enjoy the incredible views.
If you prefer to drive up to O Castro, the road will take you straight to the top and you can park within walking distance of the walled area.
Paseo de los Cedros