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Vilagarcía de Arousa

Vilagarcía de Arousa is a municipality located in the Galician province of Pontevedra, in the autonomous community of Galicia, Spain. It is situated on the north coast of the Ria de Arousa estuary, and is the capital of the comarca of O Salnés.

The municipality has a population of approximately 45,000 people and covers an area of about 50 square kilometers. It is well-connected by road, with a direct connection to the A-9 motorway and the AP-9 motorway, as well as regular bus services to nearby towns and cities.

Vilagarcía de Arousa is known for its beautiful landscapes and its rich cultural heritage. The town is home to a number of churches and monuments, including the Church of Santa María, the Church of San Roque, the Church of San Francisco, and the Church of San Bartolomé.

The town is also home to a number of festivals and events throughout the year, including the Festival de San Roque in August, the Festival de San Bartolomé in September, and the Festa de San Antón in October.

The area has been inhabited since pre-Roman times, and has a long history of fishing, agriculture, and trade. In the Middle Ages, it was an important port for the Kingdom of Galicia, and in the 19th century it became an important center for the production of linen and wool.

Vilagarcía de Arousa has been an important center of culture and art since the 19th century, and has produced a number of renowned writers, poets, and painters, including Ramón Cabanillas, Francisco Asorey, and Ramón María del Valle-Inclán. It is also home to the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, a contemporary art museum.

Excursion tips for a day in Vilagarcía de Arousa

Vilagarcía de Arousa in Spain is a peaceful coastal town offering visitors a variety of activities to enjoy. Here are some of the things you can do as a tourist in Vilagarcía de Arousa in one day:

1. Visit the historic old town and explore its charming streets and plazas.
2. Check out the local markets and savor the flavors of the region’s traditional cuisine.
3. Take a stroll along the waterfront and admire the stunning views of the Ria de Arousa.
4. Spend the day at the beach and soak up the sun on the golden sands.
5. Enjoy a boat ride along the estuary and explore the nearby coves and islands.
6. Visit the Museo de Pesca to learn about the town’s fishing heritage.
7. Explore the surrounding countryside and take in the stunning scenery.
8. Sample the local wines at one of the area’s many vineyards.
9. Take a day trip to nearby Santiago de Compostela and explore its medieval streets and monuments.
10. Relax and unwind in one of the town’s many cafes or bars.

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The climate in Vilagarcía de Arousa

Vilagarcía de Arousa in Spain experiences mild temperatures throughout the year, with average highs ranging from 12°C in winter to 27°C in summer. During spring and autumn, the climate is generally temperate and humid, with temperatures ranging from 8°C to 18°C. Summer is usually hot and dry, with temperatures reaching up to 30°C, while winter is mild and wet, with temperatures rarely dropping below 5°C. Rainfall is usually highest in autumn and winter, with occasional snowfall in the colder months.

Cruise weather for Vilagarcía de Arousa

Our weather forecast for Vilagarcía de Arousa helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Sep. 24th 2023 Sep. 24th 2023 max: 22.5 °C
min: 12 °C
16.6 m/s
35.6 m/s
48.0 %
12.8 m
78.8 %
1,020 hPa
Sep. 25th 2023 Sep. 25th 2023 max: 26.2 °C
min: 16.1 °C
11.2 m/s
26.6 m/s
45.2 %
24.1 m
76.0 %
1,020 hPa
Sep. 26th 2023 Sep. 26th 2023 max: 22.4 °C
min: 15.1 °C
12.2 m/s
28.1 m/s
73.9 %
24.1 m
86.4 %
1,020 hPa
Sep. 27th 2023 Sep. 27th 2023 max: 21.4 °C
min: 12.2 °C
19.1 m/s
41.0 m/s
93.8 %
24.1 m
85.6 %
1,019 hPa
Sep. 28th 2023 Sep. 28th 2023 max: 23.2 °C
min: 15.6 °C
12.6 m/s
31.3 m/s
68.6 %
22.2 m
82.7 %
1,019 hPa
Sep. 29th 2023 Sep. 29th 2023 max: 27.9 °C
min: 13.7 °C
8.6 m/s
17.6 m/s
23.4 %
24.1 m
69.9 %
1,019 hPa
Sep. 30th 2023 Sep. 30th 2023 max: 26.4 °C
min: 15.7 °C
7.6 m/s
9.6 m/s
53.4 %
24.1 m
63.3 %
1,019 hPa
Oct. 1st 2023 Oct. 1st 2023 max: 24.8 °C
min: 16.7 °C
12.2 m/s
28.1 m/s
18.7 %
23.2 m
66.6 %
1,018 hPa
Oct. 2nd 2023 Oct. 2nd 2023 max: 21.8 °C
min: 16.5 °C
10.8 m/s
18.7 m/s
94.1 %
24.1 m
84.7 %
1,018 hPa
Oct. 3rd 2023 Oct. 3rd 2023 max: 23.0 °C
min: 16.7 °C
9.0 m/s
12.6 m/s
99.4 %
19.7 m
88.3 %
1,018 hPa
Oct. 4th 2023 Oct. 4th 2023 max: 24.8 °C
min: 17.4 °C
8.3 m/s
6.5 m/s
91.1 %
23.1 m
83.5 %
1,018 hPa
Oct. 5th 2023 Oct. 5th 2023 max: 23.2 °C
min: 17.4 °C
29.9 m/s
59.8 m/s
70.2 %
20.6 m
78.4 %
1,010 hPa
Oct. 6th 2023 Oct. 6th 2023 max: 18.2 °C
min: 12.8 °C
22.7 m/s
43.9 m/s
19.8 %
20.4 m
78.2 %
1,018 hPa
Oct. 7th 2023 Oct. 7th 2023 max: 18.3 °C
min: 11.3 °C
8.6 m/s
14.4 m/s
28.6 %
23.8 m
81.2 %
1,025 hPa
Oct. 8th 2023 Oct. 8th 2023 max: 21.3 °C
min: 9.5 °C
13.0 m/s
28.4 m/s
47.4 %
24.1 m
69.8 %
1,026 hPa

Cruises to Vilagarcía de Arousa

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Scheduled ship calls in Vilagarcía de Arousa, Spain
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Sep. 29th 2023 Friday, 29th of Sep. 2023 World Voyager 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jun. 9th 2024 Sunday, 9th of Jun. 2024 MS Sirena 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Jun. 19th 2024 Wednesday, 19th of Jun. 2024 Seven Seas Voyager 12:00 pm 09:00 pm
Jun. 30th 2024 Sunday, 30th of Jun. 2024 Seven Seas Voyager 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Oct. 17th 2024 Thursday, 17th of Oct. 2024 HANSEATIC spirit 12:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 19th 2025 Saturday, 19th of Apr. 2025 EXPLORA I 08:00 am 05:00 pm

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