A centre dedicated to the wonders of the sea and its close link with the people of Vigo.
The DNA of any true Galician.
Aptly located on the Punta de O Muiño, next to the estuary, the Mar de Galicia museum transports visitors to a fascinating world with close ties to Galicia throughout the ages. It has a number of permanent exhibitions, with highlights including an exhibition dedicated to the art of ship building at the Vigo shipyards and another which explores the region's fishing industry, covering areas such as extraction, commercialisation and the different methods used to preserve fish products. It is also home to an aquarium with native marine species and an archaeological site. The building is on the site of a former canned food factory and was officially opened in 2002, thanks to the work of Galician architect César Portela and the Italian Aldo Rossi. Interestingly, the building turned out to be Rossi's only work in Spain.