The entrance to the houses used to be almost washed by the sea
Bouzas is one of the best examples of a fishing town in the province of Pontevedra. This village was independent from Vigo until 1904. Today, it still preserves its distinctive character and the traditions that make it unique and different from the rest of the city.
In 1778, King Carlos III granted this town the official title of villa, which was kept despite its subsequent annexation to Vigo
In 1778, King Carlos III granted this town the official title of Villa, which was maintained despite its subsequent annexation to Vigo. This was a privileged town. As early as 1501, Bouzas had the right to free trade in the port and was exempted from customs duties, it had granaries and salt warehouses; and so the fishermen guild association Gremio do Mar could use the salt without any restrictions.
Its urban beach and its paved historic quarter make this a very special neighbourhood. Today, most of the locals’ life revolves around the seaside promenade, from where you can admire the beauty of its buildings and the silhouette of the shipyards. The oldest streets, such as Rúa Alfolíes, still preserve the typical structure of the seaside constructions, whose entrance used to be almost washed by the sea.