Identity and tradition

To discover the real Vigo, its identity and tradition, we must explore the true roots of Vigo and its origin. The history of Vigo as an inhabited location dates back to the third century BC and since then, its beautiful estuary brought dozens of civilizations from which it inherited some of its customs and part of its spirit.

Vigo's history was forged with the best elements of all its visitors, which is why the people of this city in the south of Galicia are so open, eager and enterprising. This section offers a glimpse of some of Vigo’s traditions and folklore, and you’ll learn a few things that make it different from the rest of Galicia and Spain.