One of the essential places to visit in Vigo are the Cies Islands, a paradise of beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters. The archipelago is formed by the islands Monte Agudo, O Faro and San Martio and is part of Illas Atlanticas National Park. Do not miss Playa de Rodas, the long stretch of sand that connects the two first islands, named the best beach in the world by the British newspaper The Guardian in 2007. Since then it has become one of the top Vigo attractions.
Other beaches are found along the Vigo River, like the Playa Samil and Playa O Vao. If you're a lover of white sand and blue water, you'll never be left wondering what to do in Vigo!
Once inside the city, many of the best things to see in Vigo are in the historical centre. Visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria, the Porta do Sol, Plaza of the Constitution and the Fundación Penzol library. Other top Vigo activities include visits to the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vigo (MARCO), located in the old city jail, and the Quiones Museum.
The harbour area offers many more things to do in Vigo. The Plaza de Compostela contains the Alameda Park, the first public garden in the city, built in the late nineteenth century. Strolling to the end of the Ensanche, you'll also find important attractions in Vigo like the Real Club Nautico de Vigo and the A Laxe shopping center. Check out minube users' recommendations for more great stuff to do in Vigo like the Monte del Castro, the Lonja de Vigo, Castrelos Park or the Vigo Zoo.