The Best Time to Visit Vigo

Best time to visit Vigo

Vigo is a city with a well-cultured setting and is gritty as well as highly affordable thus making it an ideal getaway location for tourists from all walks of life. The Galician city has a proud and well-defined heritage that sets it apart from other cities in Spain.  Back in the late 18th century and early 19th century, the city became a key transatlantic departure location for Spain. Until recently, when there were no direct flights from the UK, the city had been less popular among British travelers.

When to go to Vigo

There are different times when you can go to Vigo depending on your interests and passions. For instance, if you are fond of festivals and celebrations, then it is perfect to visit the city during the Reconquest Festival. This annual festival takes place on the 28th of March every year. The festival is used to mark the 1809 uprising by citizens against Napoleon’s Army. During the festival, the locals (mostly fishermen and farmers) act a replica of the conflict. In addition to this, huge outdoor markets and shopping stands are set up.  If you are fond of outdoor activities like sailing, trekking, and hiking, then it is best to visit the city during the hot months when the weather is right for such activities.

Tips to Tour Vigo

  • The sunsets one hour later compared to the rest of Spain. Thus, one the most important tips to travel Vigo is to organize the travel plans accordingly. The month of June might get daylight till 10:30 p.m. This month has most of the sunlight and shortest nights.
  • The commercial areas for shopping are open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5p.m. to 8 p.m. The shopping centers are open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on all days.
  • The ideal lunch hours are from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Dinners start at 9 p.m. but the city never sleeps, this is why you will get restaurants open till late night.
  • The traffic is little agile like any large city in Spain. The city is known for steep streets, so having a good experience in driving, and having a proper grip on brakes is important, especially on the slopes!
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