Vigo, from the diminutive Roman word for small village, is no longer deserving of the name. It is now the largest city in Galicia which is a remarkable feat given that it didn't start to see any real growth until the end of the 19th century. When it did begin to grow, it did so with reckless abandon and is now something of a disorganized city.
Unlike many of the port cities to the south, Vigo didn't garner much attention during the Age of Discovery; such are the currents. The Vikings took a liking to it though, and so too did both Francis Drake and the French Army. The city didn't see much peace until the middle of the 17th century when Philip IV built defensive walls to protect it; though even still the British managed to occupy it for a week.
Centuries later it would be the Age of Cod that would put Vigo on the map, followed still later by heavy industry.
Departing Vigo is a simple affair, and it provides much better scenery than the way into the city. Follow the pedestrian Ruá de Urzáiz to the Rúa de Toledo (which is one street before it ends), and turn left. You will cross the Rúa de Jenaro de la Fuente and continue straight, keeping on Toledo and passing the Parroquia De La Inmaculada Concepción on your left. At the next junction turn right to keep on Toledo.
Rúa de Toledo ends at the Rúa Cantabria, where you will turn left and follow the arrows as they direct you across the N560. Once on the other side, continue along the Rúa Cantabria. It will take you past a small park and play area for children and beyond. Eventually, it will arrive at a fork, veer right and uphill now walking on the Rúa Pouleira which you follow as it twists and turns. Soon it begins to turn back on itself and from here it heads into the forest. A short distance later it turns left and follows along the highway which is high up on the hill on your right-hand side; to your left is the estuary and you are high enough up now to have a wide view of it. When you eventually turn away from the water, you pass over the highway which tunnels beneath you. From here the camino stays inland, winding its way through the suburban hillside until it joins with the Central Way just before entering Redondela.