- Resort type: City resort
- Landscape: Town, Mountains, Bay Coast, Flora of the Mediterranean
- What to do: Cycling, Culinary Tourism, Golf, Mountain Trails, Diving & Snorkelling, Casinos, Horse Riding, Historical & Architectural Monuments, Gliding & Paragliding, Yachting & Sailing, Hiking, Shopping
Pontevedra is one of the oldest Spanish cities. It is the capital of Province of Pontevedra and situated in Galicia Region on the coast of the Pontevedra Bay.
A rich Roman architecture heritage attracts to Pontevedra the lovers of the excursion tourism. A hallmark of the city is Detail of La Peregrina Church built in the 18th century in Neoclassical and Baroque styles. Thousands of pilgrims come to the city to visit Basilica of Santa Maria in Pontevedra and San Francisco Church in Pontevedra.
The active tourists should definitely go to the Atlantic islands of Galicia National Park. In the park, there are all the conditions for trekking or hiking, climbing routes, paths for horseback riding and biking. The park consists of such islands as Islas Cies, Ons Island, Cortegada Island and Salvora Island. The islands are very popular with the lovers to relax on a beach. The coastal waters are good for diving and snorkelling, sailing or windsurfing. The extreme tourists can try their hand at parasailing, hang-gliding and bungee jumping.
The fans of golf should not miss a chance to visit Campo de Golf Meis. You can try your luck in Liceo Casino de Pontevedra. Go shopping at a large mall Centro Comercial A Laxe. There you will find a wide choice of European products.
The foodies should definitely try a mussel’s pie. El Cafetin De Pontevedra and Cancamo Mariscos offer the Spanish cuisine. La Fuga de Blas serves French dishes. You can have a meal for an attractive price in Euroburger.