This is a natural park where nature and popular architecture are combined.
The river Barosa on its way forms several small cascades, beautiful waterfalls and, in summer time, it is visited by many holidaymakers who enjoy the picturesque scenery.
There are 14 windmills which have been refurnished recently and, the biggest ones have been converted into a restaurant. A different place worth visiting!
One of the most outstanding examples of popular Galician architecture, this fishing village is 7 kilometres from Pontevedra and belongs to the municipality of Poio.
This is no doubt the most beautiful parish in our province, right in the heart of Rias Baixas.
Combarro also includes a total of eight roadside crosses or “cruceiros” some of which date back from the XVIIIth century and they located at crossroads, in the same squares in the centre or at the entrance of one of its charming churches. Let’s not forget the granaries (Horreos) still used to store corn.
It is a memorable experience to sit down in one of the numerous typical bars lapped by waves at high tide, beside its small beach, and enjoy the views.
For all the reasons above mentioned it has declared a historic-artistic site of high cultural interest.
Capital of its own province, the ancient Pontus Veteris is a monumental city full of art and history whose old quarter is one of the one of the most important in Galicia, second only to Santiago de Compostela’s. It is the capital of the well-known Rias Baixas and of the Portuguese Way to Santiago.
It is located on the banks of the River Lerez and, apart from its well preserved old quarter, it is well worth visiting among others its famous squares, like La Plaza de la Leña and picturesque churches, e. Church of La Virgen Peregrina, the only shell-shaped temple in Spain.
The bridges crossing the River Lerez also define the essence of the city, being the Burgo Bridge the oldest of them all.
Pontevedra does not leave anybody indifferent!
Emblematic city, final destination of the Way of Saint James where the remains of the apostle James were brought for burial and which can be found in the cathedral of the same name. The city’s old town was designated a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1985 and considered one of the most beautiful in the world.
You can access the cathedral from the western side of the PLAZA DEL OBRADOIRO, which is the main entrance, or from the PLAZA DE PRATERIAS and from the PLAZA DA QUINTANA, both of remarkable beauty. Within the old town there are many narrow winding streets full of historic buildings which are well worth a visit.
Next year 2021 there will take place the 120th Compostelan Holy Year in History, which is held when St. James’s Day, the 25th of July, is on a Sunday.
La Isla de Arosa, in the heart of Rias Baixas, is an authentic natural paradise reached by a 2-kilometer-long bridge, which joins the island to the mainland.
Nowadays it has become a popular holiday resort with impressive white sand beaches (more than eleven), really charming. In addition, the numerous offshore rafts to cultivate mussels can already be seen on crossing the bridge.
When you visit the island, do not forget to taste a “tapa” of this delicious seafood!