The location of Hotel Compostela, in the heart of Vigo, allows us to be close to all interesting places. Beside La Alameda of Plaza Compostela and the area of Montero Rios Avenue coexist the pedestrian streets and gardens, together with the marina of Real Club Nautico and the Maritime Station, cruise ship docking area and shipping Cies Islands, Moaña and Cangas, and also a shopping center.
In Old Town we found La Piedra market where customers can purchase typical gastronomy products, craftsmanship and textiles, and discover the famous Oyster street where you can taste these molluscs and any other kind of seafood. Just above is the Cathedral of Santa Maria, a former collegiate, inside which houses the Cristo de la Victoria that, according to the tradition is venerated for favored Vigo in Napoleonicas Wars. Every first Sunday in August departs the bigger religious procession of the city. As we go up we reach the Constitucion Square, regarded as the Plaza Mayor of Vigo, with familiar atmosphere and amazed for its several coffe shop terraces and porches. Nearby are still vestiges of the ancient guild streets, like the baskets, where there are establishments devoted to the Galician craftsmanship and goldsmith.
La Puerta del Sol is the neuralgic center of Vigo and there starts the pedestrian street of Principe, full of clothing stores and top brands, along with the streets Gran Via and Urzaiz, with his adjacent streets, form the commercial and leisure area par excellence of the city for all kinds of shopping.
Night in Vigo presents a variety of night scenes in which to search fun, all very near to our hotel. The busiest areas are located on streets Montero Rios, Arenal and Rosalia de Castro; as such in the Plaza de Portugal, Churruca, Alfonso XIII and its vicinity. Also the beach area of Samil has a great atmosphere, both in the summer as in winter.