All the information you need to plan your visit to Pontevedra and surroundings: Museums, beaches and places to visit in Pontevedra and surroundings. Its gastronomy and history. Accommodation offers, activities and guided tours. Flights, car rental and links of interest to visit Pontevedra.
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There is so much information we offer you about visiting Pontevedra, that we have structured this guide into sections for comfortable navigation before, during and after your visit to Pontevedra.
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- Before your visit, plan the places to see in Pontevedra, catch up on its history and cuisine, choose all types of accommodation at the best price guaranteed. Also in this guide you will find comparators for flights and rental cars.
- During your visit you can consult the map with all the locations, as well as expand information on each place you visit. You also have links to pharmacies on call, health centers, public transport, etc.
- After your visit, share a tour guide of Pontevedra if it has been useful. 😉 Enjoy Pontevedra!
Pontevedra is a small city in size (about 83,000 inhabitants) but large, very large in history, monuments and culture, a paradise for lovers of cultural tourism.
There are many things to do in Pontevedra and all this in a small space, much of which is pedestrian.
In addition Pontevedra has managed to combine past, present, future and quality of life, so much so that it has been awarded the UN-Habitat award in 2014 and the international prize for urban excellence of the Center for Active Design in 2015.
Apart from its urban and cultural quality, surely both jurors also valued their exquisite cuisine, since it is something that cannot be overlooked when visiting Pontevedra.
The monumental center of Pontevedra is the second most important in Galicia, second only to Santiago. From the arrival of the Romans to the present day, the city has been embellishing itself with beautiful buildings, squares, streets and temples.
But in addition to its architecture, there are also fantastic museums to see in Pontevedra, among which the Pontevedra Museum in which a collection of unique goldsmiths in the world is exhibited.
Places to visit in Pontevedra city
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Guided tours and activities around Pontevedra and surroundings
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Gastronomy in Pontevedra
One of the most important things to do in Pontevedra is to taste its cuisine.
It is no secret that in Galicia there is the best seafood in the world, but also the Galician seas give fantastic fish. As for meats we find in its meadows the exquisite Galician veal, in its orchards they raise spectacular vegetables and on its slopes and valleys one of the best white wines in the world is produced, a gastronomic show.
|Starters||Chestnut broth, zucchini broth, Galician octopus, barnacles, scallops, Arcade oysters, Vigo scallops, crab soup and scallops in the style of the Rias Bajas.|
|Meats||Beef from Moaña livestock, among pork products, lacón con grelos is one of the star preparations.|
|Fishs||Turbot, conger with peas, Galician hake (stewed with potatoes, flour), sea bass, sole, monkfish, angulas and salmon from Ulla.|
|Desserts||Citrus sweets, quince, the filloas being remarkable, the fried milk.|
|Wines and drinks||It came from the Land of Barbanza and Iria and as white wine highlights the Albariño.|
|Other products||Typical Galician crafts such as: leather, honey, ceramics or musical instruments|
Our suggestions in Pontevedra
You cannot visit Pontevedra without trying its fantastic restaurants, these are some of the most interesting. You can check the best restaurants in Pontevedra according to TRIPADVISOR by clicking on the icon.
History in Pontevedra
With everything there is to see in Pontevedra, you cannot enjoy it without having at least a notion of its history. Although the first occupation shown dates from 26 BC, in all likelihood these lands were already occupied by the sefes (protocelta people) before the 6th century BC.
|S. VI a.C.||Possible occupation of the land by the sefes, although not enough archaeological evidence has been found.|
|Roman domination in the time of Augustus.|
|585||Incorporation to the Visigothic kingdom after the victory of Leovigildo over the Suevo Andeca.|
|716||It falls under Arab domination, although in that same century Alfonso I of Asturias regains the domination of the region for Christians.|
|986||Almanzor Expedition to Pontevedra, plundering the city and punishing its population.|
|1032||Viking raid of Ulfo the Danish, so the West Towers were fortified.|
|1134||Formation of shipyards in Torres del Oeste, as a result of the Saracen attacks.|
|1249||Tuy communal uprising against the lordship of bishops.|
|1467||Granting of the privilege of a frank fair by King Henry IV.|
|1585||First incursion of English Drake.|
|1596||Second incursion of English Drake|
|1702||New English attack during the war of succession.|
|1833||Creation of the current province of Pontevedra.|
|1863||The works of the Vigo-Ourense railway are inaugurated.|
|1936||When the Spanish Civil War occurs, Pontevedra is aligned in the national zone.|
Additional information on Pontevedra city
|Demonym||Pontevedresa, pontevedrés. Más en desuso “lerense”|
|Parties||Feira Franca. One of the most important medieval festivals in northern Spain. Declared Tourist Interest Festival. First week of September. Enlace a la programación.|
Festivities of the Pilgrim. They are the big parties of the city and begin on the second Saturday of August. Carnival. Holy Week Portions.
|Pharmacies||Farmacia de guardia ahora en Pontevedra ciudad|
|Stations||Las gasolineras más baratas de Pontevedra hoy|
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