Based in Galicia, Celta Vigo play at the 29,000 seater Estadio de Balaídos. Vigo itself has a beautiful large port and provides a great base for superb attractions close by such as Baiona, Cangas and Illas Cies.
How to get there and where to stay
Vigo has its own airport but flights to and from here tend to be domestic. From the UK you can fly into Madrid and then onto Vigo or to Porto and either drive (2 hours) or get the train (2 hours 30) into Vigo.
When staying in Vigo, look out for hotels near Barrio de O Berbés which is an old quarter close to the port, the area is good for tapas bars and atmospheric cobbled streets.
Match tickets - https://tickets.rccelta.es/rccelta/en_US/tickets
How to get to Estadio de Balaídos
The stadium is located in the busy residential area of A Florida, a good 45 minute to an hours walk from the port or old town.
On match day there are shuttle buses and a number of lines with stops close to the stadium - L5A, L7, L8, L11, L12B, L16, L17, L23, L27 and H2. These are operated by Vitrasa and the timetable is available through the link below. From old town buses run through Rua Policarpo Sanz, or Plaza Espana off Gran Via, get off at Plaza de América for a 10-15 minute walk to the stadium.
Where to go before a Celta Vigo match
The area of A Florida provides a number of lively bars close to the stadium. Sports Bar Castelo, AD Sports Bar and Noso Luar all provide a good atmosphere before and after the match.
Not to miss while you're in Vigo
Castro Fortress - Hilltop fortress built in 1665, the long walk is worth it for the views.
Parque Monte del Castro - Park around the fortress, again with lovely views.
Casco Vello - Atmospheric old town with many bars and restaurants.
Praia de Samil - Sandy beach over half a mile long with a paved promenade.
Cies Islands - 45 minute ferry from the port to these stunning islands with great beaches and hiking routes.