3.80km → Vigo → 14.50km → Redondela
To Santiago: 
96.70
Altitudine: 
100

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.

Storia: 

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.

Il cammino: 

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.

TabGroup

Services
Bancomat: 
Yes
Bar: 
Yes
Negozio di alimentari: 
Yes
Farmacia: 
Yes
Centro medico: 
Yes
Ufficio postale: 
Yes
Treno: 
Yes
Fermata dell’autobus: 
Yes
Terminal degli autobus: 
Yes

Comments

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

Attention coastal walkers- the distance between Vigo and Redondela is 15km! We didn’t notice the error in the app until it was too late, and ended up hobbling in search of a train or bus to get to our evening accommodations in Cesantes!

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

Very good accommodation. Small room, good shower and toilet. Very close to Camino. Very friendly and helpful.

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

You should check out Vao Beach Center (a Café-bar), about two hours before reaching Vigo. It’s one of the last perfect seaview spots with great atmosphere. We sat outside and simply enjoyed for 1 1/2 hrs.

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

Albergue Pepe is great. Clean, simple, best host ever. A little knowledge of Spanish would serve you well cause Pepe can’t speak English, but he’s the nicest guy! He cooks an amazing meal for 7€ (everything fresh and right out of the pan), highly recommended- most delicious food I had in Spain.

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

There’s a new Albergue in Vigo since 2018. Albergue Pepe, located in Rúa de Badaxoz, 13. Costs are 15€ per night.

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

There is a bar about half way along the path to Redonela which serves coffee, food etc. About level with the big bridge