We are foodies, and we love to share our treasures with our guests! This tour will connect your inner foodie with Vigo´s local and genuine gastronomy, lead you to secret places in town and meet different personalities.
We will greet you downtown to introduce you to Vigo´s main facts while we wind along the Old Quarter and discover historical sites as the Castillo de San Sebastián, the ancient olive tree, symbol of the city or Dinoseto, emotional heritage of all inhabitants. And, of course we won´t forget Jules Verne and his special relation with the city. Later we will meet our chef in her magical kitchen to enjoy a workshop based on traditional Galician products and seafood, paired with Albarino wines and great fun!
Our chef and media professional will take you through our culinary heritage. While having a glass of Rías Baixas wine, we will chat about food, wine, traveling, life, and who knows! Laughing is guaranteed!
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We kindly ask you to book with at least 24 hours advance. If you wish to join us after please email us.
Dress standard: Comfortable clothes and walking shoes are recommended. We also recommend you bring a bottle of water, sunscreen, and a hat during the summer months. Winters are not cold but they are rainy so that a raincoat might be necessary!
Have you heard about San Simón Island?
Board a regular ship from the port to this tiny Island with plenty of history. Although inhabited from Prehistory to the Roman occupation of the Iberian Peninsula, it was the Templar Knights who rescued it from the map, with the founding of a monastery in the 12th century, which later passed to the order of the Franciscans. Centuries later, the island passed into the hands of Isabella the Catholic. The famous corsair Francis Drake sacked the Island of San Simón at the end of the 16th century. This was one of the most relevant historical events on the island.
Also, its inlet was the scene of the Naval Battle of Rande, a story of hidden treasures under its waters that marked the history of this fantastic place. Later, the island fell into oblivion until it became a lazaretto and quarantine center, from 1842 to 1927. It was an isolated space and away from the population in which patients should remain periods of 40 days in times of illness contagious like Leprosy and Cholera. During the Spanish Civil War, the Island of San Simón was a concentration camp for political prisoners. Between 1936 and 1943, more than 6,000 prisoners passed through there. Later, in 1955, it became a male orphanage for orphans of sailors or families with few resources. In its last stage, the island became a protected space, with the regeneration of gardens and trees. It has also been endowed with a cultural center with an auditorium and library. Nowadays it is known as the Island of Thought, space where culture is fostered, with the intention of attracting thinkers of international relevance, and where science and research conferences and seminars, camps or concerts are organized.