University of Vigo


What can we say about the University? Students come and go, some studying, others ,,, only come and go! Universidad de Vigo is characterized by geographical dispersion of its sites. It has three campuses located in three cities in the south of Galicia: the Campus of Vigo, in part at As Lagoas-Marcosende and partly in the city center (Torrecedeira), Campus of Ourense and Pontevedra (A Xunqueira ).

This article refers to the Campus of Vigo, particulary to the Campus Lagoas-Marcosende. It is about 10 km from the city center, occupying the border of the towns of Vigo (parish Zamáns) and Mos. It houses all the administrative units of the university after being moved from the old building, in the town of Vigo.

Located on a hill near the city of Vigo, from which, if time permits, you can see the Ria de Vigo, Cies Islands and a good piece of this beautifull land. Being in a place so high, the time is not usually mild, and wind and fog often occur first in these places. If the snows appears in these latitudes, it is safe here! To get from any point, we must always follow the signs for “Universidade de Vigo”, sometimes called UVIGO. We are very near the airport of Vigo (Peinador), the town, the bus station and train, even can be reached by sea to Vigo! (in this case, we must have plenty of money to have a yacht …)

For students, instead of “campus” should have called “montus” University. Yes, yes, as it seems, it is in the middle of the mountain!

Almost all the buildings were newly built, very modern, developed by a famous study of architecture of Catalonia. His approach and his city are final appearance by the architect Enric Miralles. Today, he isn´t with us, but the works continues to expand these facilities.

It combines perfectly the granite and the trees of the environment with the steel and concrete. I already finished my college years ago, but I still enjoyed walking around my campus, with my cameras, of course!!.

written by jaalvarez on 2009-06-04 in #world #locations #trees #vigo #uvigo #university #steel #galicia #concrete #fed5


  1. rater
    rater ·

    In some of the photos looks like it is abandoned... nice landscape to place a montus!

  2. stouf
    stouf ·

    Nice architecture shots !

  3. jaalvarez
    jaalvarez ·

    Abandoned ...
    Perhaps because our weather is cold, hot, the humidity and the rain do the rest, ...
    Perhaps the "FED 5 effect", ...
    ; )))

  4. bravopires
    bravopires ·

    great shots!

  5. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-
    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- ·

    my brother studied there for 8 months...i have to show him this photo...he had a great time in vigo...

  6. -alia-
    -alia- ·

    Miralles rocks! :)

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