Vigo is a city in the south-west of Spain, on the shores of the Rías Baixas - the largest estuary of the Bay of Biscay. Vigo is a major economic agent in the region because of the French Stellantis Vigo Plant and its port. Vigo is located near the Portugal-Spain border and is part of the Galicia-North Portugal Euroregion. The Port of Vigo is more than 20 kilometers long and has more than 9 kilometers of docks. It is said to be one of the finest natural ports in the world and its maritime qualities have given rise to present-day marinas and the transatlantic harbour.
Featuring a 702m berthing line, the port can easily handle the largest ships in the world. It can simultaneously host 3 to 4 small ships or 2 large ships. With its terminal the cruise port can easily handle homeporting or interporting operations.
Global Ports Holding has started operating Vigo Cruise Port through a 50/50 joint venture with local partners under a concession agreement that currently runs until the end of 2024.
Vigo, an industrial and modern city, has few notable old structures but is home to the Co-Cathedral of Santa Maria and various museums, the most of which were opened between the late 1990s and the early 2000s. The Museum of Contemporary Art (MARCO) and the Museum of the Sea are two good examples. The Quiones de León Municipal Museum is the city's oldest museum. The region's most important historic center is in its capital and rival city, Pontevedra.