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Why Travel to Cangas do Morrazo?


Cangas do Morrazo
is a beautiful coastal town with 26,542 inhabitants, it is located in the Province of Pontevedra, Galicia Spain in between the estuary of Vigo and Aldan that belongs to “Peninsula do Morrazo”. This destination is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a relaxing vacation. A must-see if you are planning to visit Vigo Galicia.

Wander around the fishing village of Cangas

Galicia's Rias Baixas coastline is dotted with small fishing villages, Cangas is a great example that lives almost exclusively from fishing, hospitality, and tourism. A very popular destination among tourists as it has numerous beaches that silhouette the entire coast. Spend a day walking the spectacular coastal trails alongside the stunning cliff with the lighthouse of Cabo Home located in Donón on the Costa da Vela right at the very point of the O Morrazo Peninsula. Appreciate the spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, without a doubt one of the best views of Galicia that you cannot miss when visiting Cangas do Morrazo!

What to see and do in Cangas

Besides its extensive historical and artistic heritage, Cangas is a town that offers a variety of activities such as walking coastal trails, tours through the city’s old quarter, tour visiting the market, and tasting its rich gastronomy such as seafood this village is famed for! In the heart of the old quarter, you will find the splendid Ex-Collegiate Church of Santiago de Cangas, one of the best examples of Renaissance architecture in the autonomous region of Galicia. Next to the church, you can admire the fountain and statue of Santiago Apostol (St. James the Apostle) sculpted by one of the most important sculptors in Galicia, José Cerviño. You might ask why a statue of St. James and the church dedicated to the saint if this village is not on the way of St. James? Well, some historians say Pilgrims walking the Camino de Santiago came through the village of Cangas on an alternative route along the coastal way of St. James. It is said they came from Vigo by boat to Cangas then followed over the hills of O Morrazo to Pontevedra.

You can stroll along the promenades of Alameda Soage and Paseo Castelao, where you will see elegant houses from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

The Lonja de Cangas do Morrazo (Fish auction house of Morrazo), where most of the fish and seafood from the bay of Vigo and along the near Atlantic coast arrive and are auctioned and distributed to different points of sale like; local markets, restaurants, etc...

Let's not forget one of the most important places in Cangas do Morrazo due to its canning and fishing history, Massó, where the Old Massó Factory is located. This factory was owned by the Catalan family Massó, who came to the area in 1816 in search of the rich fish and seafood found in the bays. When the factory was in use it employed over a thousand people in the area up until its closure in 1990.

Along the coast of Cangas do Morrazo, you will walk throughout important areas such as the popular Limens beach, Santa Marta, and other interesting natural spaces. So, what are you waiting for? Enjoy a great experience visiting this charming small fishing village.

Our food experts have chosen the best tour operators offering tours with food, wine, walking holidays in Cangas do Morrazo. You can check our full list of top food tours to Cangas do Morrazo and recommended boutique hotels in the sections of the travel to Cangas do Morrazo destination guide.

Population: 26.542 inhabitants

 
 
 
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RECOMMENDED TOURS

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Live Virtual Walking Tour of Cangas do Morrazo:...

 

Join us on this live virtual walking tour of the fishing village & market of Cangas do Morrazo. Admire the beautiful scenery of the wonderful Bay of Vigo from the fishing port. The best way to understand the Way of life in Cangas do Morrazo is through its intriguing fishing culture!

 

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Virtual Hiking Tour of Facho de Donon: A Celtic...

 

A virtual hiking tour of O Facho de Donon in Galicia, Spain, an ancient Celtic settlement and Roman ruins. Enjoy a virtual hiking tour led by two local guides to one of the most magical places in the Peninsula of O Morrazo...

 

  

 
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A Lost Camino de Santiago Trail of O Morrazo:...

 

On this live virtual walking tour, you will have the chance to walk one of the new routes that we have recently scouted here in O Morrazo peninsula of the Rias Baixas. We will talk about the Camino de Santiago (the Way of Saint James) since this walking trail is believed to be one of the variants of the Coastal Way of the Portuguese Camino de Santiago ( Portuguese Way of Saint James)!

 

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Virtual Cooking Demo: St James Scallops The...

 

Enjoy a virtual cooking demo led by local food lovers and learn how to bake the St James Scallops the Galician Way. Discover the Galician culture and get an overview of the gastronomy, the tradition, and the capital of the region, Santiago de Compostela, as well as the history of the Way of Saint James.

 

  

 
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Live Cooking Demo: Leche Frita - Fried Milk...

 

On this live virtual cooking demo, we will show you how to make one of the traditional dessert recipes in Galicia, the Leche Frita Gallega, Fried Milk Fritter of Galicia!

 

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Live Virtual Cooking Class: Galician Empanada Pie...

 

On this live virtual cooking class, we will show you how to make one of the classic recipes in Galicia, the traditional Empanada Gallega de Xoubas (Galician Empanada Pie with small sardines).

 

  

 
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Private Saint James Baked Scallops the Galician...

 

Did you know that the scallop shell is the symbol of Saint James Pilgrimage Way? Learn the history behind why it is the symbol while baking this tasty Galician Seafood dish! Join our local food experts online who will show how to cook this amazing delicacy caught along the Galician Coast.

 

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Virtual Lighthouse Walk along the Costa da Vela...

 

Immerse yourself in a complete live online experience of the Costa da Vela Lighthouse Walk in Cangas. A beautiful natural coastal walking trail located in Rias Baixas, Galicia, Spain in the peninsula O Morrazo. You will have the opportunity to see marvelous beaches and the breathtaking scenery of Spain's wild Atlantic Galician coast.

 

  

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Private Saint James Baked Scallops the Galician...

 

Did you know that the scallop shell is the symbol of Saint James Pilgrimage Way? Learn the history behind why it is the symbol while baking this tasty Galician Seafood dish! Join our local food experts online who will show how to cook this amazing delicacy caught along the Galician Coast.

 

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