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  • Ruins of the convent of Santo Domingo. Pontevedra

Pontevedra is home to one of the most elegant and best preserved historic centres in Galicia. Lying on the estuary, it is a delight to stroll around the street and squares.Read more...

What to see The Town Hall with its pretty balcony and clock is located in Plaza de España square. Facing it is the Paseo de la Alameda boulevard housing monuments such as the County Council or the mediaeval ruins of the Convent of Santo Domingo – one site of the Provincial Museum. Further interesting spots include the Shrine of La Peregrina (which houses a statue of the city's patron saint), the Church of the Convent of San Francisco (with mediaeval tombs), the Basilica of Santa María (one of the jewels of Galician art) and the Torres Arcebispais Visitor Centre. The best idea is to ‘lose yourself' in the streets bearing names of ancient guilds and discover the merchant and maritime tradition of Pontevedra thanks to its open sea estuary. We also suggest strolling around the Paseo dos Gafos and the banks of the River Lérez up to the ‘Island of Sculptures'. Gastronomy Oysters, mussels and cockle and xoubas (sardine) pies are typical to the city. The best accompaniment to these dishes is a Rías Baixas wine. Trips The amazing Islas Atlánticas National Park is in the province of Pontevedra. You can also visit picturesque marine spots such as Sanxenxo, O Grove, Vilagarcía de Arousa and the island of A Toxa.


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Pontevedra


Pontevedra


Pontevedra


Pontevedra


Pontevedra