Discover Vigo on a Food Tour, tasting the Best Galician Cuisine
Are you in Vigo for a few days? Taste the best food in Vigo! A Food Tour that Combines Walking, Culture, Galician Cuisine.
By: EATour Specialist
We're in the city of Vigo about to start one of the best culinary tours of the city a food and wine tour but lots of walking is involved around too. Vigo is the gateway to the Rías Baixas and the Galician estuaries and is called the City of the Sea, one of the most popular food destinations in the industry of Spain´s food tourism. It's the world´s biggest fishing port and has the largest fishing companies, Pescanova. Vigo ( which derives from vicus in roman which means hamlet) has a population of 300,000, the largest city in Galicia but did not become a village until the 15th Century.
We meet next to a giant statue called El Salto (The Jump) which is a bronze sculpture from the local artist, Francisco Leiro. We head with our local guide to another bronze statue nearby from local artist José Molares of Jules Verne. He was a French writer who wrote 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea devoting a chapter about the Bay of Vigo and the treasure under Rande Bridge. Captain Nemo in Nautilus salvaged gold from the Battle of Rande and used it to pay for his adventures. The writer is seated on a giant squid that attacked the Nautilus. Looking out to see across the Bay of Vigo we can see giant, mussel platforms.
We then head for Plaza Compostela and Alameda Park and the attractive buildings around them. This is a residential/
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EATour Specialist - Sean O'Rourke