Vigo Day Tour: Walking Coastal Trail & Tasting Seafood of Galicia
A day tour to learn the secret why Galician Seafood is known as the best in the world! Vigo bay is not only rich in seafood, but as well deep with history!
By: EATour Specialist
If you are looking for things to do in Spain and you like walking, history, day trips, trying local delicacies, coastal trails and discovering new places this is probably the right tour for you.
The meeting point to start this fantastic day will be at the port of Vigo, located on the map of Spain in Galicia, Pontevedra, right by a statue called El Salto. Once there, your English-Speaking guide will introduce himself and explain to you all about this bronze sculpture by a local artist Francisco Leiro.
A bay rich not only in seafood but as well a deep history!
We head with our local guide to take the ferry which will take us to the next peninsula, O Morrazo. The Vigo estuary is home to many different battles and raids in the past being the most important one the Battle of Rande, also known as the Battle of Vigo Bay. This battle took place in 1702, during the first few years of the War of the Spanish Succession. The Anglo-Dutch fleet returning from an unsuccessful attempt to capture Cadiz when they heard about a Spanish treasure (laden with silver and goods) that had recently entered Vigo Bay, but it was being escorted by French war-ships. The Anglo-Dutch troops who outnumbered the French-Spanish troops made it into the estuary and raided the ships. However, when trying to leave the Vigo estuary, the galleon carrying the treasure ran aground on the Cíes Islands waters and sank. No one has ever found this treasure up to this day, but every years French and British expeditions come to this area to try to locate the treasure.
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EATour Specialist - Sean O'Rourke