Vigo is a modern city located in the North West of Spain. The city is situated on the ria of the same name on the Atlantic Ocean in the South of Galicia, 30Km from the border with Portugal. With population around 300,000, Vigo is one of the largest cities of the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula (14th largest city in Spain).

The rugged orography of Vigo's estuary encompasses landmarks like the beautiful Cíes Islands, the inlet of San Simón, and plenty of coastal towns with a rich gastronomy, famous for their excellent seafood, together with attractive beaches and modern facilities for nautical sports and routes through the Ría.

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How to Arrive

Vigo is well served by a complete network infrastructure connecting the city with the main cities of Galicia, Spain and international.

By Road:

Vigo has three major roads:

By Bus:

Vigo has bus connections with many of the main Cities in Spain (Madrid, Barcelona, Asturias, Bilbao, Irun, San Sebastian, Zaragoza, Extremadura, Andalusia). It also has international routes to Portugal (Oporto, Lisbon and Algarve), France, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, Denmark and Germany.

The venue and the center of town are 25 minutes from the Bus station walking. Optionally one can take a bus (Line 12A, see the local bus company website for the schedule), or a Taxi (6-10 € aprox.). If there are no taxis around (unlikely) you can call any of these numbers:

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By Train:

There are daily trains between Vigo and the surrounding cities: Ourense, Pontevedra, Santiago, A Coruña and Porto. In addition, there are daily express and Talgo trains to Madrid and Barcelona, and direct trains to Leon, Ponferrada, Bilbao and Alicante.

The train station is 15 min walking to the venue and hotel's area. There are also buses but a taxi may be easier and not much more expensive.

By Air:

Vigo Airport, Peinador, is located 10 kilometers from downtown. It has a wide range of scheduled flights to Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Canary Islands, Alicante, Seville, Balearic Islands, Valencia and Malaga, and international flights to Paris, Brussels and London.

To get from the airport to the center of town there is a bus (line 9A), or one can take a Taxi.

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