Places to visit in Pontevedra

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Places to Visit in Pontevedra

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  • Corrado R
    Vedano al Lambro, Italy911 contributions
    This is a very nice area, worth a stroll after the Camino walk.
    There are many nice churches and areas to relax and it's all within very reasonable walking distance
    Written 18 June 2022
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  • Beatriz M
    Düsseldorf, Germany5,251 contributions
    Nice small church, I visited even though I am not a pilgrim. Entrance is free. It seems you can also go up the towers but I did not do it.
    Written 3 August 2022
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  • Beatriz M
    Düsseldorf, Germany5,251 contributions
    This is a really small square but it is a very beautiful and pictoresque place in Pontevedra, pay attention at the interesting architecture. The colums holding up the squared houses. I was impressed. Pontevedra is a calm city with many pilgrims. You can easily see the whole old town in 30 minutes.
    Written 3 August 2022
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  • Malgorzata
    11,440 contributions
    This Mercado has a special charm. The building stands out, in addition to its exceptional historical value, by offering food products of exceptional quality. Fish, flower and meat stands on the ground floor. There are also stalls selling vegetables, fruit, as well as cheese. I suppose that 90% of the market is a fish market. The ground floor is the market where they sell fresh produce and the first floor is where all the restaurants are located. Great.
    Written 28 May 2021
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  • Gerard Lebeda
    Hoboken, NJ152 contributions
    We really enjoyed this museum with was incredibly large and first-rate! Although the section of the museum with Picasso, Miró and Dalí paintings was closed to prepare for a new exhibit, there was plenty of other beautiful work to admire. A piece entitled “Baile en Palacio” by Alejandro Ferrant Fischermans (1915) was a particular favorite of mine. There are also numerous great restaurants nearby to go to either before or after your visit.
    Written 24 February 2020
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  • 7marthalu10
    Kansas City, MO133 contributions
    It is considered Pontevedra's main church, it is a gothic style building. It is better to call to check the visit hours outside the mass schedule since the hours may vary.
    Written 26 April 2022
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  • Malgorzata
    11,440 contributions
    Square in documents from the fourteenth century, was known as the venue for markets of all kinds throughout its several centuries of existence, although as time went by it was consolidated as the headquarters of the daily vegetable market. On its margins there are houses that even date back to the 14th century, and also the old Light Factory. Today, with the old machinery removed, and after having been the headquarters of the Local Police for years, it houses the Tourism facilities. We can see in the square one of the various wrought iron fountains that were placed in the city at the end of the 19th century.
    Written 29 May 2021
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  • Linda Y
    Frisco, TX5,471 contributions
    It is thought that the Franciscan Order arrived in Pontevedra in the late 1200s. The convent was founded by Saint Francis of Assisi, who stopped here while walking the Portuguese Camino de Santiago. The interior of the Gothic church is smaller than I expected, with a single plain nave with side chapels, unusual wooden ceiling, soaring vaulted ribs over the apse. The church, located in La Plaza de la Herreria, the main plaza of the old town, was open on a Saturday evening around 7:15 pm. Don’t miss the nearby Church of the Pilgrim Virgen, La Peregrina, my favorite church in Pontevedra.
    Written 29 January 2022
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  • hans-jaguar
    Santa Comba Dao, Portugal21,456 contributions
    The church of “San Bartolome” as the history is telling us should have been built in between the year 1696 and the year 1714, and this by the Jesuits and following the traces made in Rome. It should have been the church of the school that the Jesuits had owned in the city and this between the year 1650 and the year 1767, which should have been the year of their expulsion from Spain. The facade of the church is decorated with columns, shelves and windows, and heraldic symbols of the Andrade, Aranda and Guimarei. In this church we can find the patron saint of Pontevedra, A Virxe da O. unfortunately closed on the moment of our visit.
    Written 12 January 2019
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  • Linda Y
    Frisco, TX5,471 contributions
    This is a lively spot in front of the Church of the Pilgrim Virgin. We had fun watching a local swirl a bubble wand, resulting in huge bubbles floating in the breeze. Kids of all ages were delighted.
    Written 30 January 2022
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  • Malgorzata
    11,440 contributions
    The ruins of a monastery located in the center of Pontevedra next to Alameda. An important trace of Gothic architecture in Galicia. The ruins of Santo Domingo are the remains of a monastery from the 14th century. In 1836, the monastery was definitely closed, and since then the building has been in ruin and progressive degradation. Currently, it is part of the Pontevedra Provincial Museum.
    Written 5 May 2021
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  • Linda Y
    Frisco, TX5,471 contributions
    This is one of the main squares in the old town, where you will find the Franciscan Church, the Church of the Pilgrim Virgen, as well as cafes and shops. The colorful Pontevedra sign is also nearby. The square name refers to craftsmen and blacksmiths who once lived here. A historical place for sure; today a busy mix of locals and tourists.
    Written 29 January 2022
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  • hans-jaguar
    Santa Comba Dao, Portugal21,456 contributions
    When arriving by car in Pontevedra, the best is to drive rightaway to the “Underground car-park” under the Plaza de Espanha. When you are getting back on the street level you are directly at the “Ruinas de São Domingos” and at only a few steps of the “Tourist Information Centre”. The staff is very friendly and help you with everything you need to know. And from this location on it is very easy to start your walking visit of the historical centre of Pontevedra. In any case we loved it much to get the needed information from the office, it saved us allot of time.
    Written 21 January 2019
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  • Malgorzata
    11,440 contributions
    The original symbol of Pontevedra. A beautiful bridge of Roman origin, although significantly modified. It has been rebuilt many times over the centuries. Recently modernized, it has somewhat lost its charm. It is not bad, but I would have liked a lot more if it had been a bit more restored and not so modernized. Beautiful lighting at night. It is still the most beautiful bridge with lots of charm in Pontevedra.
    Written 10 May 2021
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