Parador de Pontevedra

Know the environment

You won't want to leave without enjoying a walk through the elegant old quarter of Pontevedra. Most of this well-preserved area has been pedestrianized. Visit Santa María la Mayor Basilica, a jewel of Gothic architecture, and La Virgen Peregrina Church, a chapel with a scallop-shaped floor plan and beautiful night lighting. Other highlights include Pontevedra Museum, whose collection is held in five different locations: Santo Domingo Monastery, Sarmiento Palace, and the Castro Monteagudo, García Flórez and Fernández López buildings.

What to do

  • Route of the Camellia, various monasteries and convents in the region (February and March)
  • Portuguese Route, Way of St. James
  • Hiking and running trails along the riverbanks, 50 m from the Parador
  • Monasteries
    Lérez Monastery (3 km)
    Poio Monastery (5 km)
  • A Lanzada Beach (28 km)
  • A Toxa Island (30 km)
  • Sanxenxo Beach (18 km)
  • Vigo (24 km)

Expert's recommendation

  • Visit to Combarro
Because of its many artistic and picturesque qualities, this town has been listed as an Area of Artistic-Historical Importance. It contains the largest group of hórreos (raised granaries) in Galicia. Distance: 15 km from the Parador.
  • Boat ride to Tambo Island
Departs from the Port of Combarro. Visit a mollusk farming raft and sample the local mussels as you circle Tambo Island, before returning to the port. Duration: approximately 1 1/2 hours.