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Day 11 Baiona to Vigo

Vigo - Historic District
Vigo – Historic District

I spent the morning in Baiona after a wonderful breakfast with John in the Parador. I took the bus from the waterfront all the way to Vigo getting off at the Av. Florida 16. The ride today was longer, an hour and twenty minutes. Having a map which I had picked up from the Baiona Tourist office I found my destination and navigated towards Casco Vello, or “Old Town,” near the port, sighteeing on the way.

The view from the Hotel America Roof Top Bar
The view from the Hotel America Roof Top Bar

The Hotel America is a modern hotel in the historic quarter of Vigo which is a city of approximately 300.000. To get there I walked through Príncipe and Urzaiz Streets, the shopping & commercial area. It became quieter as I neared the hotel and once checked in by the very friendly & helpful staff, I set off to explore.

Pastelería - Ready to Eat
Pastelería “Ready to Eat”!

This Pastelería was amazing! Cakes made to look like Chanel and Gucci accessories were so beautifully made, they were utterly delightful. I strolled down to the old port and saw that you could take a ferry to the Cíes Islands, which are part of the Atlantic Islands National Park. The Cíes are known for their rich birdlife and crescent-shaped Rodas Beaches.  Alas we did not have the time to visit this time. I walked around the beautiful large squares and the narrow hilly streets enjoying my time in Vigo, I would definately go back. John arrived later as it was a longer walking day and we had drinks and dinner on the roof top bar. After dinner I showed him the Casco Vello.

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