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There are many museums and art galleries in Vigo where one can appreciate masterpieces of great Spanish and European artists. However, the mélange of collections goes well beyond paintings, sculptures and art. There are also museums covering a wide spectrum of topics such as archaeology, maritime history, handicrafts and much more.


Museo del Mar de Galicia - Galicia Sea Museum ( Visit Site )

This museum is built on the shore of Vigo estuary, in a place called Punta de Muiño. Here, the past, present and future vision of Galicia's fishing industry is explained through different exhibits. They also try to teach the visitors about marine eco systems.

Address: Av de la Atlántida, 160 36208 Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain
Tel.: +34 986 247 750

Museo Municipal de Vigo "Quiñones de León" ( Visit Site )

The municipal museum located in a 17th century pazo in Castrelos Park exhibits collections and artifacts related to art, history and archaeology. It was started in 1924 due to the initiative of people of Vigo and Marquis de Alcedo. The structures of the museum along with its French-style gardens and fountains have attracted visitors for years.

Address: Parque de Castrelos s/n. 36213 Vigo, Spain
Tel.: +34 986 295 070

MARCO - Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Vigo ( Visit Site )

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Vigo is a contemporary art museum dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art and culture. The exhibits explore different art disciplines of video, plastic architecture, design, on-line and fashion. This theme oriented and experimental museum also gives a chance to emerging artists to display their works. The museum is located in the refurbished Old Courthouse and jail in the heart of the city's commercial centre.

Address: Rua Prince, 54 36202, Vigo, Spain
Tel.: +34 986 113 900

Provincial Museum of Pontevedra ( Visit Site )

One of the largest museums in Galicia, the Provincial Museum of Pontevedra displays art and paintings of Spanish and European artists ranging from the 16th to 18th century.

Address: Calle de la Pasantería, 10 36002 Pontevedra, Spain
Tel.: +34 986 851 455

Liste Ethnographic Museum ( Visit Site )

The Liste museum was designed to promote Galician ethnographic heritage. Eleven rooms on the museum's four floors are dedicated to more than 2000 items of which nine are permanent exhibitions. Artifacts included in the museum mainly consist of traditional Galician handicrafts, the harvesting of rye and bread making, traditional carts and wheels, locks, cloths and weaving, wood carvings, lighting, and items related to faith and healing.

Address: Rua Pastora, 22, 36210 Vigo, Spain
Tel.: +34 986 244 698

VERBUM - Casa das Palabras
( Visit Site )

Casa das Palabras, known in English as the House of Words, is a recreational museum located in the Samil area. Designed by Galician architect César Portela, the museum explores the world of human communication through various interactive games and educational units. Visitors are able to enjoy and explore the games, regardless of their cultural background. All forms of expression related to words, signs, sounds, music, and letters can be experienced at the museum.

Address: Avenida de Samil, 17, 36212 Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain
Tel.: +34 986 240 130

Art Shows and Exhibitions

Espacio Atlántico

Espacio Atlántico is a contemporary art fair organized annually at the Institute Feiral de Vigo (IFEVI). It promotes a high number of Galician artists as well as international artists from Spain, Portugal, Germany and various parts of the world.

Address: Instituto Feiral de Vigo (IFEVI) Pabellones 1 y 2, Avenida do Aeroporto 772 Cotogrande, 36318 Vigo, Spain
Tel.: +34 917 020 336

Innfish - International Frozen Seafood Products Exhibition ( Visit Site )

Professionals from all around the world gather together at the International Frozen Seafood Products Exhibition organized by CONXEMAR. The exhibition is beneficial for those from the seafood industry such as wholesalers, producers, cold stores, aquaculture and experts from the fishery, farm fishing sector.

Address: Av. Gran Vía 36 – 4º • 36203 Vigo, Spain
Tel.: +34 609 869 525

The World Fishing Exhibition ( Wikipedia )

The World Fishing Exhibition is the world's most influential fishing industry fair. It is held every 6 years, during the third week of September, at the IFEVI Exhibition Center.

Address: Instituto Feiral de Vigo (IFEVI) Pabellones 1 y 2, Avenida do Aeroporto 772 Cotogrande, 36318 Vigo, Spain