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Only spotted this on the way to the airport...

This one is a little out of the town centre and will need some walking to get to if you're staying... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Pull Me Hearties !

Have seen many monuments to fishermen all over the planet and this one doesn't disappoint ! Is a... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
Sydney, Australia
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Avda. Gran Via | Cruce rúa Urzaiz., 36204 Vigo, Spain
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In my opinion little to see in this industrial city. Full of heavy traffic and few monuments or special things that lead you on purpose to make a visit here.

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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

This one is a little out of the town centre and will need some walking to get to if you're staying down that way. It's a massive statue and one we spotted only on the way back to the airport.

Thank JanWard85
Reviewed 20 May 2018

A huge statue in the middle of a busy city street is a great location to celebrate the history if Vigo. Fish, fish and more fish, that's the history of this area. Well done.

Thank VSattui1232
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Sitting at the foot of Gran Via, this monument exudes the raw power of man. Powerful, naked monsters hauling a fishing net - really unusual but fitting for Vigo, whose development was born of the sea. Vigo obviously bred some rather muscled and chiseled blokes!

1  Thank FairCityFrasie
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Have seen many monuments to fishermen all over the planet and this one doesn't disappoint ! Is a good recreation of the olden days of manpower to bring the catch on board ! Looks Great in Vigo.

Thank Skeney57
Reviewed 22 August 2017

A Tribute to fishermen of Vigo ,who have contributed with their work , to the development of the city

1  Thank Matilde G
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Now for something completely different! Probably the most unusual monument you could ever see. Giant fishermen all heaving at one end of a tug of war with a fishing net? Certainly stops you in your tracks. Why? Because V I G O = F I...More

1  Thank Tony36
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Came across this statue because it was right outside my hotel, it is mildly interesting but would have thought it would have been better located near port rather than in the town centre at the foot of the Gran Via? Something to take in if...More

Thank Dunc59traveller
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Worth a look if you are in the area but not one to go out of your way for. Incorporate into one of the walking guides.

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Vigo was first and foremost a fishing town. For that reason a monument to its fishing heritage seems only fitting. However I doubt that the fishermen of the past were ever that large and muscular.

1  Thank Barheat
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