To understand the essence of the city and its sea you have to cross the Puente de Rande (Rande Bridge) which more than 50,000 vehicles use daily. Among all the viewpoints which arise to the Ría de Vigo (Estuary of Vigo), the Banco de Redondela is nowadays the most visited. Even if the access by car is complicated it offers a nice postcard of the bridge and the Cies islands, one of the greatest treasures of Vigo and all Galicia. History and legends tell us about dozens of galleons on the ground of the estuary, full of gold from the Americas. That circumstance inspires the sculpture dedicated to Jules Verne in the port of Vigo, giving thanks for the mention in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.
Vigo is a city that counts on an important network of parking facilities. This allows us to get close by van to most of its many sites. It's a very dynamic city which offers us attractive itineraries in variety, like the one coming from the kilometer zero at Puerta del Sol, it allows us to move from the historic centre to the residential area on our own whim. It's precisely this imaginary line that unveils the centre of the city where we discover one of the olive symbols: the sculpture El Sireno, work of Francisco Leiro which represents the union between men and the sea. If we visit the city centre it is really recommended to go to the top of monte do Castro (Mount Castro) a solemn viewpoint which allows us to enjoy all the greatness of the estuary.