Pontevedra is a small but charismatic +2000 year old city on the banks of Lérez river that has managed to preserve its enormous cultural heritage while totally reinventing itself in recent years.
Once the most important Galician port, it is now the capital of its own county, province and the Rias Baixas coastal region in the southwest of Galicia.
We’ll be glad to show this little gem to you, strolling through the endless streets and squares of the old town built and paved in granite.
But we’ll also tell you about the contemporary, proud and vibrant city which has gone through a radical urban transformation, drastically reducing traffic and turning most of the city centre into a huge pedestrian area!
It’s not difficult to see, then, the reason behind all the international prizes and praise it has been receiving for the last two decades… And deservedly so!
For example, Pontevedra has won the UN-Habitat award for “quality of life”, safest city for pedestrians, most accessible for mobility (including wheelchairs), etc.
“This is paradise”, stated a quote from The Guardian 🙂
Furthermore, Pontevedra is on the map thanks to a number of top-level sport events, including but not limited to the International Triathlon Union World Championships.
As you can imagine, the experience was fantastic and the reviews terrific! 😀
So book now our FREE walking tour. You’re in for a nice surprise!
How to get to Pontevedra:
Pontevedra is connected by conventional road (N-550) and toll mortorway (AP-9) to the cities of Vigo (south) and Santiago de Compostela (north) which, in turn, have international airports. Vigo is the closest, a mere 25-30 minute drive on the motorway; Compostela some 50 minutes. It is also well connected by train.
More practical information about Galicia and how to get here in this section.