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This old fort sits high above the city giving you great views of Vigo bay and the port. It is fun... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
hokona
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San Francisco, California
An amazing panorama!

The fort itself is pretty nice, it is sitting atop a hill above the city centre, as you walk up... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jotelet
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Brussels, Belgium
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In 1665, the Castro Fortress was constructed to protect the city from continuous attacks by the British Navy. During that time, the Castro, the San Sebastian Fortress and the city wall were a strong defensive system of the city. This defensive system was not very much effective because it couldn't stop hostile interventions. At present, the fortress has become a famous tourist attraction because of beautiful gardens, open spaces and superb views.
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Castro Park, Vigo, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This old fort sits high above the city giving you great views of Vigo bay and the port. It is fun to wander explore and the gardens are well maintained.

Thank hokona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The fort itself is pretty nice, it is sitting atop a hill above the city centre, as you walk up there, you will encounter a few monuments. The fort has a nice architecture and it's nice to wander through it. But most importantly, the views...More

1  Thank Jotelet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fortress with beautiful surroundings, great for a walk or a run up to Castro Park where there are beautifully designed gardens with a great view to the city and islands.

Thank pepperoni-crust
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We left our cruise ship and went for a wonder, it seemed to be all up hill so we kept walking. We arrived at a large block of steps and continued on up and up and up. We were quite out of breath when we...More

Thank lessouthern
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Great views over Vigo city and beaches around it, from this ancient castle where lived celtic community, before romans came. I really recommend to visit it.

Thank Carlos R
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Although it is quite step to climb in places, it is well worth for the excellent view of Vigo, especially viewing the port area. Fairly busy with people enjoying the views and the calm atmosphere. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank BARRYBE
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Getting to the top will be hard work of you are not fit. Walking up the steps, every time you think you have finally reached the top, there are more steps set further back and then more steps. They seemed never ending! Once at the...More

Thank lynda44t
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Small ancient fortress with stunning views over the town, port and ria de Vigo, nice tranquil place to spend a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon before returning to the town for lunch. Tip would be if going by foot to access from the...More

Thank Dunc59traveller
Reviewed 10 May 2017

This spot is pretty and is very simple. There isn't much in regards to see but the views from the fortress is impressive.

Thank Izonhim2007
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Great place to have a Look into the Ria de Vigo and over the town, its also a nice place to relax. Highly recomendable.

Thank Victor J
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