General Information

Visit Baiona

Baiona, is located in the south of the Rias Baixas region both a tourist destination and an active fishing port. It is protected from the open sea by a breathtakingly wonderful bay. Its geographical location offers natural, unsurpassable protection for fishing and leisure sailing vessels alike.

The climate is characterized by mild temperatures throughout the year.

A couple of centuries Baiona was the main port of southern Galicia and northern Portugal and maritime point harder to fight militarily. The town’s old quarter was declared an “Area of Historical and Artistic interest” by the Galician Regional Government on March 1st, 1993, to commemorate the centenary of the Arrival V of the Caravel Pinta, which arrived in Baiona with news of the discovery of America.

Geographical coordinates: 42.101518,-8.8962687

You can know more about Baiona in:

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University Of Vigo

The University of Vigo was founded in 1990. It is as a public institution committed to the promotion of knowledge and research, with a European and Atlantic vocation. The University of Vigo is comprised of three campuses with well differentiated features that are located in the three most important cities from the South of Galicia: Ourense, Pontevedra and Vigo. The Vigo campus is outside city limits but near the city centre. It is a reference for contemporary architecture. This modern architectural campus, which is fully integrated within its natural surroundings, is comprised of a number of schools and faculties (that offer their teaching programs), the Rector’s Office Building, Centralized Office Services, Central Library, Shopping Centre and Sports facilities such as swimming pool, gymnasium and track & field.

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More than 25000 students register every year at our Institution and teaching staffs of up to 1200 people cover a varied offer of undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate studies comprising all areas of knowledge. Academic activity takes place at 14 Faculties, 4 Higher Technical Schools, 4 own University Colleges, 5 dependent University Colleges and 46 university departments and research groups. Currently 243 Research groups of the University of Vigo are carrying out research projects in several fields.

On October 21th, 2010, Campus del Mar project, led by the University of Vigo, was selected as Campus of International Excellence.

Campus do Mar is a project spearheaded by the University of Vigo and promoted by the three Galician universities, the Spanish Council of Scientific Research (CSIC) and the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO). It therefore brings together socio-economic agents and marine researchers from the Galicia-Northern Portugal Euroregion, in order to harness the best possible potential and optimize the available resources.

It sets out to energize a cross-border network comprised of research, teaching and technology transfer units, with a view to training the best professionals and researchers in the field of Marine Science, in its different economic and social aspects, and thus generate quality research and international impact, in order to provide the industry with the best tools for competing on a global scale.

The Biomedical Research Centre (Centro de Investigacións Biomédicas), CINBIO is a multidisciplinary research centre from University of Vigo. It emerged to create a common infrastructure for biomedical experts and it also hosts the bio-experimental facilities and a new BSL-3 laboratory, the only one in the whole Nordwest Region.

Over 180 seniors, professors, and post-docs, PhD students and technicians with the colaboration of hospitals, other universities, related industry, and regional and local governments.

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University Of Vigo

In the Surrounding Area


Vigo is a unique city in Galicia. It’s one of the essential urban tourism destinations in northern Spain and the largest city in Galicia. It’s the perfect blend of a traditional and historic location with an active city, beaches and mountains, industry and innovation.

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Cíes Islands

Inside the Atlantic Isles National Park, the Cíes Islands are the Vigo estuary’s greatest treasure: an amazing national marine-terrestrial park and one of the country’s most beautiful places, which is why the Romans named them the islands of the gods.

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Official Tourism Site