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It looks like a lake. The final inlet of the Ría de Vigo, almost eight
kilometres long and four wide, is reduced to 700 metres in the strait of
Rande. This is also its deepest point, for a good part of the water drains
out during low tide and the water is shallow in the other part. The plain
uncovered at low tide is green and rich in bivalve shellfish, like the oysters
of Arcade, and aquatic birds. But it is also rich in literary references: songs
to friends by the troubadours of the Ría de Vigo and adventures like
Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea, by Jules Verne, mixed with the
treasures of the sunken galleons in Rande.
The old salt works of Ulló, in the neighbourhood of Paredes (Vilaboa),
permitted easy access along its walls to this natural space. Cultural
references to the inlet can be found on the
island of San Simón, where there is an
Interpretation Centre to explain its long
history and different uses since Lazareto, a
concentration camp. It can be visited mainly
in summer, from the harbour of Cesantes
(Redondela) and Santo Adrán de Cobres
(Vilaboa). Outside of this protected area, on
the O Morrazo peninsula, is the Park of
Cotorredondo which has a nature workshop
beside lake Castiñeiras.
Roads between Vigo and
Pontevedra: on the right the N-
550 and the AP-9; on the left,
communications centre in
Redondela (N-552, N-555).
The Ways of St. James
Portiguese Route by coast
Inside the Ría de Vigo, municipalities
of Moaña, Pontevedra, Redondela,
Soutomaior and Vilaboa.
Accommodation: Yes. Food: Yes.
Information and facilities
C. Interpretación das Illas San Simón e San Antonio. Visitas: www.fundacionilladesansimon.org