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Culture of Vigo. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Vigo Start the observation of numerous sights of the city from visiting Bonin House. The beautiful mansion built in the beginning of the 20th-century is one of the most luxurious buildings of Vigo. The design of its facade is created by best masters, and in its inner premises simply every piece of furniture is a valuable museum item. Santa Maria Cathedral has been known as the main symbol of the city for many years. This is a beautiful building in Romanesque style. The first church on the site of the modern cathedral was built yet in the 13th century. Since that time the building has been repeatedly rebuilt and, thus, has completely changed its appearance. In 1940, during an extensive renovation, ancient frescoes were discovered in the church. Presumably, these frescoes decorated the walls of the first church.
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Santiago de Bembrive Church, which is located in the heart of the historic district of Vigo, is a no less interesting religious monument. The church, which travelers can see today, was built in the 13th century. Its facade is decorated with handmade carved patterns. The amazingly beautiful building has miraculously survived till our days in a great condition. The interior of the church is also of great interest.
San Salvador Cathedral is one more striking monument of the early Middle Ages. The cathedral was built in the end of the 13th century. Previously, the church was a part of a complex of monastic buildings. This is the only building that has survived till our days. During a walk through Casco Velho district, which is considered the historical center of the city, you can see a lot of interesting buildings and monuments built during different periods. Here you will find beautiful houses of noble families. Excursions in the mansion of Mulder are particularly popular among foreign tourists. Copyright
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The beautiful building is considered a great example of Spanish modernism. The construction of the mansion was completed in 1910. The facade of the original three-storey mansion is decorated with panels of colored ceramic plates. A visit to Garcia Borbon Theater should also be included in mandatory excursion program of foreign tourists. The building, which houses the theater, is considered one of the most beautiful ones in Vigo. Recent reconstruction of the building was completed in 1982. Today García Borbon is a major cultural center of the city. These are only several major attractions of Vigo, which are recommended for visiting by all visitors of this wonderful city.
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Public palaces near Vigo
♥   Palace 'Paço de Lanheses' , 55.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Castle of D. Chica' , 75.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Biscainhos Museum' , 79.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Episcopal Palace of Braga' , 79.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Vigo
♥   Sé Catedral de Santa Maria, Braga, 79.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Iconic cultural sights of Spain

Spain is a culturally rich country. There are more than 40 objects of the UNESCO World Heritage List. The country was built and developed under the influence of three religious confessions - Christianity, Islam, and Judaism - which affected the material and spiritual culture. There is a large number of museums in Spain. The largest of them, the Prado Museum, is situated in Madrid. The building, in which it is located, was constructed in the 18th century. That’s a monument of classicism. The collection of the Museum of Fine Arts embraces pieces by El Greco, Velasquez, Bosch, Botticelli, Raphael, Titian, Bassano, and Rubens. The walls of the museum hold a unique collection, which is one of the 20 most visited in Europe. … Open
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Culture guide to Vigo. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Vigo: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Vigo. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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