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The Rias Baixas are the part of the Costa do Marisco facing the Atlantic Ocean along the western coast of the southern portion of the autonomous community of Galicia in northwestern Spain. The region encompasses the southern part of the Coruna province and the whole Pontevedra province, bordering Portugal in the south. The biggest city port in the region is the city of Vigo, which makes a very worthwhile city day trip destination for anyone staying in Rias Baixas apartments. The city of Vigo is one of the principal economic and industrial centres in Galicia and is also one of the most important centres of Roman origin in the Pontevedra province, as there are many Roman ruins left behind in the nearby vicinity of Vigo. Vigo boasts three of the most important examples of Romanesque churches in southern Galicia, namely Santa Maria de Castrelos, Santiago de Bembrive, and San Salvador de Coruxo, all of which are well worth a visit.
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The main sights in Vigo are the historic old town, the commercial shopping area, the Cathedral of Santa Maria de Vigo, the modern city area including the Porta do Sol, Policarpo Sanz and Alameda areas and the Castro Fortress, a defensive building constructed in 1665 to protect the city from attacks from Portugal and its British Navy allies during the war of 1640-1668. The city also boasts many museums, gorgeous beaches and opportunities to take part in sport, as the the Rias baixas region offers an unparalleled environment for the practice of water sports, especially sailing and recreational fishing.
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Rias Baixas is a touristic region that has managed to maintain its traditional customs, history and cultural heritage, whilst at the same time embracing modernity, which makes it a fascinating region to take holidays in. If you have time, don't miss out on a trip to the Atlantic Islands of Galicia National Park, the only national park in Galicia and the tenth most visited national park in Spain. The national park comprises the archipalegos of Cíes , Ons, Sálvora and Cortegada boasts a beautiful laurel forest, more than 200 species of seaweed, shellfish, corals and anemones and visitors can spot wildlife such as seagulls, razorbills, guillemots and dolphins. The area was declared a national park on 13th June 2002. This is also an ideal holiday destination for wine lovers, as the region is renowned for its white wines made from the Albarino variety of grape, which is the type of grape grown on 90% of the vines planted in the area. The wine producing area covers around 2,700 hectares of land and was awarded its official status as a Denominación de Origen (DO) region in 1988, producing on average 10 million litres of wine annually.
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