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worth the climb

we walked through the town a bit, but it was quite uninspiring ... we missed the escalators and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Timaru, New Zealand
Very long walk but great views

We were in town on foot and walked up to the top from the town side of the hill; yes, there are a... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2018
Canberra, Australia
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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...more
Castro Park, Vigo, Spain
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we walked through the town a bit, but it was quite uninspiring ... we missed the escalators and walked up the narrow roads then the steps through the park to the castle/fortress on top of the hill ... was a bit of a effort but...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank tiger96_nz
Reviewed 30 November 2018

We were in town on foot and walked up to the top from the town side of the hill; yes, there are a lot of steps. You walk up one section, think you are at the top, but it just keeps going. A few rest...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lini999
Reviewed 9 November 2018

Castelo do Castro is surrounded by Parque del Monte Castro and is a 17th century fortress and park. It gives you a great view of old town Vigo and is a great place to visit, before strolling down and visiting old town. It can be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Delbe M
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Wonderful views of the bay in this old castle, you can see the Cies Islands, the other side of the bay, the large cruise boats, the port, the sunlight, and it is nice exercise on a sunny day

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Manuel S
Reviewed 10 October 2018

This place is an absolute beauty spot. There are a lot of steps to climb but the views from the top are stunning and worth the climb up. As you ascend the hill there are small garden areas, ponds and water features and seating areas...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pushti
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We were thankful for escalators for the lower part of the climb and then climbed to the top of the Fortress for fantastic views of the coast. We could see a long way in either direction which was very satisfying. Many families were out on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sylvia M
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

I honestly didn’t go to the place as a tourist. Instead, I went jogging each morning I was in Vigo, before the sunrise (except for the last day). Thus, I did not enjoy the views fully, but understood that the place was pleasant. Walking up...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank juande1975
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

We were in Vigo as part of hiking the Camino. The view from the fortress is significant, however Vigo is not the most beautiful city even from above, unless you find beauty in industrial shipping and large industrial buildings. It is one city that I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Traveler22101
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Very worth visiting for wonderful views over the whole city and also it's pure beauty. A nice quiet spot despite being in the very centre, it is a lovely place for a walk, and the view is great to get a feel for the layout...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Heather W
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Castro Fortress is a fort on a hill overlooking the city and port of Vigo, Spain. You get some really nice views, as this is the highest point in the city. The top part of the fortress is an old Roman outpost and fun to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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