You can taste one of these experiences in Calle de las Ostras (or Rúa de la Pescadería). The oysters from Ría de Vigo are one of the most famous stars in the plate of this Galician corner and in this street, nearby the Stone Market, you can watch the preparation of this tasty shellfish in the different places that serve it, as tradition dictates.
As a city of fishermen, the seafood dishes or the famous octopus à feira take part of any gastronomic route, but you also must try the empanadas de Zamburiña, xoubas (sardines) and the Padrón peppers. To accompany? A charming glass of the best Galician white wine, known as Albariño.
Movida of happiness!
Vigo is also known as the capital of leisure in Galicia and there are plenty of reasons to go out, both cultural or just for fun. The evening goes on with the typical spanish happiness, among delicious tapas, music, dance and toasts with the best wines. Casco Vello, an old district in the historical part of the city, gathers some of the perfect spots for a night with everything you deserve, always with a light andrelaxed spirit. There is happy people everywhere. In the restaurants, pubs, terraces or even in the streets, the party is everywhere. Plaza da Constitución, Calle Real, Plaza de la Colegiata or Calle Oliva are just a few examples.
If you’d rather enjoy a more refined environment, we suggest you to discover the Ensanche de Vigo area (from a Promenade to Montero Ríos). You can go earlier, as there are some parks, gardens and a pedestrian area where you can enjoy a drink at one of the terraces.
If you prefer a different evening, know that you are still in the right city. Go to Churruca and meet the less obvious side of the city. It is as interesting and full of life as the others, it’s a place of indie, funk, electronic, rock, live music lovers and less conventional art.
After all, we are at the capital of underground and, in what concerns the spanish underground urban culture, Vigo is a reference. Along with Madrid, this was the city of the movida, a movement guided by the concept of counterculture, that reached its peak in the 80’s. The independent culture heritage is still felt in its cultural offer. The artistic vibration is kept and it is not hard to find a programme that meets the most demanding requirements, both in music or in the various manifestations of contemporary art.
Every day there is music in Vigo. And for all ears and tastes. From folk to experimental, followed by rock or the more classical/traditional sounds, it is a city that moves to the rhythm of several songs. Altogether, it has 7 venus (for concerts and shows) and an infinite number of bars and rooms for these type of events.