The city of Vigo is located in the Galician province of Pontevedra and situated on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in Spain. Vigo is considered to be one of the finest natural harbours in the world. The city boasts a traditional port area, major historic buildings and wide tree-lined avenues.
The historic quarter, the Cidade Vella, is located near the old maritime quarter of O Berbés, near the port. Situated in this quarter, are the arcades around the Plaza de la Constitución, fishing streets and emblazoned houses. Attractions in this network of tiny streets, is the Collegiate Church of Santa María and the do Pedra market.
The newer part of Vigo occupies a triangle formed by the Puerta del Sol, Colón and Urzáiz. Lining the wide avenues are notable buildings, one being the García Barbón Cultural Centre. The modern sector contains one of the best miradors over the Vigo estuary, the Monte do Castro mount.
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Vigo's climate is usually classified as oceanic; however, the summers tend to be warmer (and drier) and the winters milder than most areas of similar classification. Compared many other Galician towns, Vigo experiences warmer summer temperatures and milder winters. This is due to its sheltered location, surrounded by mountains inland and the Illas Cíes out in the bay towards the sea.