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Colors of Vigo - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Puesta de Sol en Samil Vigo is a city where people are always ready to help tourists if they face any troubles. The fact is that they have long been used to many travelers visiting their hometown, so assisting them is a kind of common practice. Locals consider themselves to be descendants of the Celtic Gauls (the name of the region of Galicia speaks about this). By mentality, they are strikingly different from Spaniards who are traditionally associated with the hot temper. They are very proud of their roots, and every local resident would be happy to let you know this. Here it is believed that it was they or, more precisely, the famous Galician leader, who first discovered Ireland. No one can convince local people otherwise. By the way, the two nations share the common national instrument - bagpipes.
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Locals are proud and restrained, and it's not easy for them to ask for help - it’s quite difficult, because of natural haughtiness, of course. Women in Vigo are also strikingly different from the image of burning Spanish Carmen - they are self-sufficient and can do any men's work, if necessary. Native people do not rush into battle without thinking about the consequences like hot Spaniards. Unless their pride is hurt - that's when you can witness their emotionality. A local dialect is more like the language of neighboring Portugal, a kind of a mix of Spanish and Portuguese. This fact is very interesting for linguists who have always thought about what would happen if you mix these two languages.
The main products in the city are, first and foremost, fish and seafood. In general, Vigo is considered one of the largest fishing ports in the whole of Spain. Pies with squid, clams, mussels, all sorts of fish - all these can be tried here. And they're definitely worth a try because this food can hardly be prepared better somewhere else. We cannot fail to note such national dishes as Pulpo a feira (sliced octopus with potatoes) Cocido gallego (boiled meat with chorizo sausages, potatoes, and peas), Callos con garbanzos (rumen soup with chickpea), Mariscada (the dish from all sorts of seafood). Drinks worth trying include hot Queimada drink. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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In Vigo, holidays always attract the attention of the public, including the local media. The most remarkable festival in the city can be called Fiesta De La Reconquista annually celebrated at the end of March. The fact is that Vigo became the first city to become independent from France during Napoleon's reign. At this time, the city is immersed in the atmosphere of that era. In addition to the festively decorated city center, on the streets, there is an exact reproduction of the events of the past days when the Napoleonic army was expelled from the city. There are battles in which costumed peasants, fishermen, and craftsmen fight French soldiers - a truly fascinating spectacle. Besides the reconstruction, there is a fair where you can taste seafood and wine.
igrexa parroquial San Francisco Xabier no colexio xesuita Apostolo Santiago, Teis, Vigo The same seafood is the "hero of the day" in mid-September when the annual Fiesta del Marisco takes place here. This is the biggest event of this kind in all of Galicia, if not in all of Spain since the country receives the lion's share of fish products from Vigo's port. A fair opens, music, and dance performances are organized during the festival. Children are not neglected here either - a program prepared specially for them include competitions and a playground.
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In addition to this seafood festival, in Vigo, you can visit Fiesta del Mejillón (early September), Fiesta de la Sardina (early August), as well as Fiesta de la Cocina Marinera (July). All the festivals have the same friendly atmosphere, for the sake of which you can choose any of them. Semana Grande that falls on mid-August can be called another holiday that would be interesting to many. This is the time of concerts, theatrical performances, and master classes - nobody wants to miss this kind of event.
Ermita de A Guia Aéreo Internacional de Vigo takes two months in July and August. At this time, beach air shows immerse spectators in an amazing atmosphere. The venue is Samil Beach. The show itself is very colorful, and more than 200,000 people visit it every year. This alone speaks loudly how spectacular the event is. Another fascinating festival is called Vigofolcelta Fiesta, during which the city turns into a real medieval town. It's all because of a medieval fair where you can buy a lot of interesting things. The festival has a Celtic focus.
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If you're planning a visit to Vigo for early July, you should definitely witness Imaxina Sons festival where you can listen to high-quality music, which has already become a kind of classic - namely, jazz. The venues are many locations throughout the city, while the most large-scale actions take place in Teatro Afundación Vigo, Centro Cultural Caixanova, Verbum Jazz Cafe, and the Manteca Jazz Club. This is a great opportunity to discover new facets of music. Although there are typically no big names among headliners, you can always find something new. And it must be said that these new names are worth knowing.
Iglesia de Santiago de Arcade Fans of symphonic music meet between mid-October and mid-December at Are-More Music Festival. Without exaggeration, it is the largest festival of its kind in the entire region. Here you can listen not only to baroque music and opera but also to experimental music - "modernized classics". The festival is visited by more than 600,000 spectators every year. The event is international, which means that both visitors and participants come from all over the world. Several locations throughout the city serve as the venue.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Vigo
♥   Catedral de San Antón, Tui, 21.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Sé Catedral de Santa Maria Maior, Viana do Castelo, 60.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Sé Catedral de Santa Maria, Braga, 79.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Vigo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Soutomaior' , 16.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Monterreal' , 16.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Sobroso' , 21.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Tebra' , 22.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Torres do Oeste' , 49.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Alcázar of Milmanda' , 57.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle da Rocha Forte' , 70.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Vigo

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Vigo. Learn the best periods to visit Vigo to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Vigo.
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