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    Vigo is situated in northwest Spain and is the biggest city in Galicia, as well as one of the fastest growing cities in Europe. The strategic natural port has been the making of Vigo, and has been in use since Roman times; the city retains a strong maritime flavour and lures tourists with unspoilt beaches, old fishing districts, coastal fortifications, boat trips, and spectacular seafood.

    The partially preserved fortifications of the city, built in 1656 to prevent Turkish invasion, can be viewed at sites such as the Castro Fortress, which is now surrounded by gardens and offers spectacular views over the port it once defended.

    The city's historical quarter ( ) centres on the old maritime neighbourhood of O Berbes, near the port, where a labyrinthine network of narrow streets reveals hidden historical gems, including the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria, built on the remains of a Gothic church said to have been burnt down by Sir Francis Drake.

    The main attraction of Vigo, however, is the coastline itself: the Vigo Estuary is blessed with numerous white, sandy beaches, many of which are Blue Flag accredited and connected by pretty coastal walking trails.

    The bustling port offers ferries to nearby towns such as Cangas and Moana, and boat trips are available to the unspoilt Cies Isles, rugged islands with pristine beaches that form part of the National Park of the Atlantic and are home to thousands of migratory birds.

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    Vigo has an unusually warm oceanic climate. The city gets substantial rainfall throughout the year, which differentiates it from other parts of Spain which have a Mediterranean climate. During the summer, from late June to early September, Vigo's temperatures range from 63°F (17°C) to 77°F (25°C). The city's winters, from November to February, experience temperatures averaging between 41°F (5°C) and 58°F (14°C). As a result of its sheltered location, Vigo experiences warmer temperatures than other Galician towns.

    Vigo-Peinador Airport
    Location: The airport is located five miles (8km) from the city centre of Vigo.
    Time: GMT +1 (GMT +2 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).
    Getting to the city: Buses are available from the airport to the city centre at a cost of €1.35 for a one-way ticket. Services over the weekend are slightly more limited.
    Car Rental: Car rental companies represented at the airport include Avis, Enterprise, and Europcar.
    Airport Taxis: Taxis are available from the airport cost a flat fare of €22.27 for any journey from the airport to a location in the municiple regions of Vigo, Mos and Redondela.
    Facilities: Airport facilities include shopping, restaurants and cafes, ATMs, police services, wifi, baggage wrapping services, postboxes, public telephones and vending machines.
    Parking Parking is available at the airport. The P1 car park is located next to the passenger terminal. The parking has special rates for long-stay bookings made online prior to arrival.
    Website: www.aena.es

    The main mode of public transport is a well-maintained system of buses run by Vitrasa. Taxis are a good transport option for tourists who want to travel more conveniently. Travellers can either pre-book taxis ahead of time through their hotel or head towards taxi stands, which are located at busy spots throughout the city. Visitors with an international driving licence can also opt to hire a car for the duration of their stay in Vigo. Europcar, and Avis have branches at the airport.

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