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Islas Cies (Cíes Islands) ( Wikipedia )

This island is one of the most important tourist attractions in Vigo. Las Islas Cies (also spelt as Cies Islands), in the Ria de Vigo, was already inhabited in Celtic times. Because of the mild climate, it is amongst the nicest places to visit in Vigo. The boat trip from Vigo takes 45 minutes to reach the island.

Church of Santa Maria ( Visit Site )

The Cathedral of Vigo, also known as La Colegiata is a religious monumental building located in in Vigo's old town. It was built in 1811 over the remains of a previous church with plans by architect Melchor de Prado y Mariño. The church houses the emblem of El Cristo de la Victoria, the most respected image in Vigo. It leaves the church in a procession on every first Sunday of August as a part of Vigo's Great Week – the largest 7-day traditional festival in Vigo.

Beach of A Punta ( Visit Page )

This is also referred as the Beach of A Punta Timoeiro. Located at Parish of Teis, this beach is 127 m wide. It offers facilities like life-saving equipment and guards and first aid equipment. Provisions such as a promenade, showers, drinking fountains, public telephone, small car park and Red Cross are also available.

Rias Bajas (Rías Baixas) ( Wikipedia )

Located in the southern part of the Galicia region of Spain, Rias Bajas is a part of Costa del Morisco, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Also known as Lower Rias, it is made up of the southern part of the Province of Coruña and the entire Province of Pontevedra. In the south, it's bordered by the Portuguese coast and ends at Cape Finisterre to the North.

Pazo de Castrelos ( Visit Site )

Pazo de Castrelos has been classified as a historical-artistic monument since 1955. It is a 17th century building, but today it is home to the Quiñones de León Municipal Museum, featuring archaeology and painting collections. The structure of the monument mainly consists of a rectangular bay surrounded by two towers. In the front there is a large courtyard with a circular pool.

La Toja (A Toxa) ( Wikipedia )

Located on the road that passes through Pontevedra, this is one of the most attractive little towns on the northern Atlantic coast of Spain. It is magnificently situated at the tip of a promontory.

Candean-Vixiador ( Visit Site )

Candean-Vixiador extends over an area of around 184,878 m. This is the best spot for a picnic with a nice bar, restaurant, drinking fountain, viewpoint and a lot more.

Church of Castrelos ( Visit Site )

This ancient church was constructed in 1216. On the inside, it is 20 meters long, 7 meters wide and 7 meters high, with a semicircular apse at the sanctuary and a straight and semicircular stretch. Both the plan and elevation reflect a very pure design. Every year the Church of Castrelos is the venue of the feasts of San Brais and As Candelas, with devotees attending the liturgical services, in line with tradition, to make votive offerings to cure their illnesses.