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The top 20 Attractions in Pontevedra

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    Ponte de Pontesampaio

    Hiking Highlight

    At Pontesampaio this old arch bridge spans the river «Rio Verdugo». Here it is worth enjoying the picturesque situation when crossing the bridge.

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    Vía Verde del Salnes.

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    First greenway whose route is entirely in Galicia. At the time of the route it is still under construction but it is perfectly passable.
    Like all greenways, a very easy route.

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    Ponte de Fillaboa ⛬

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Romans left their mark on the area as this was an important road that linked the region with Tui. A magnificent bridge whose first stones were placed on the riverbed by the great Roman architects.

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    Río Tomeza

    Hiking Highlight

    Camino de Santiago. This is an alternative route. Instead of walking along a paved road, take this romantic, shady path next to river Tomaza.

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    Klepo
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    Round jewel of Spanish Baroque architecture, 1778. The pilgrimage church "Santuario de la Virgen Peregrina de Pontevedra" (sanctuary of the virgin pilgrim) is next to the Basilica of Santa Maria …

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    Puente de las Partidas ⛬

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Although its origin is quite possibly Roman, the bridge shows many medieval characteristics. The bridge has undergone serious modifications throughout history, especially in the 14th and 15th centuries.

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    One of my favorite places near Vigo is this corner located between the municipalities of Nigràn, Gondomar and Baiona.
    The estuary where the Miñor, Groba and Belesar rivers flow, called …

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    Marcos
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    Capilla de Santa Marta

    Hiking Highlight

    The small Romanesque chapel "Capilla de Santa Marta" from 1617 near Bertola invites you to stop on the pilgrimage route just before the city of Pontevedra. It is almost always …

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    Muiños do Folón

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    Depending on the direction you go steeply uphill or downhill at this point. Downhill you should bring along a minimum of vertigo. The path consists partly of centuries-old steps, partly …

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    Salinas de Ulló

    Road Cycling Highlight

    The Salinas de Ulló in Vilaboa are in the municipality of Vilaboa, at the end of the Ría de Vigo, in front of the San Simón Island. In the Paredes …

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    Marcos
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    Santa Trega

    Road Cycling Highlight

    The mountain is located on an exposed spot, on the Minho and Atlantic, and on the border between Spain and Portugal

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    Ruta del agua

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    The viewpoint of the bank over the Ría de Vigo is a magical place for what it offers. It is usually crowded with visitors and there is not much space …

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    Jobsito
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    Parador de Baiona

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Baiona Castle is located on Monte Boi and therefore initially known as Monte Boi Fortress. Currently called Monterreal Castle.
    The first construction dates from the 14th century.
    It currently houses the Conde de Gondomar National Parador.

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    Miguel
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    Puente Bermeña

    Hiking Highlight

    An old stone bridge, originally Roman. The current building, however, dates back to the same way as the crossroads from the 17th century. Behind it is the public hostel of …

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    Steffen
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    Centro O Porriño

    Bike Touring Highlight

    A nice place to stop for a drink or something to eat.

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    Caldas de Reis

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Traditional important stop along the Camino Portugues to Santiago de Compostella.
    For some reason somebody keeps deleting this highlight. Please let me know what your issue is. Thanks.

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    Cruz de Paralaia

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Incredible views if the day accompanies the mountains of the Vigo area (Galleiro, Aloia, Alba, even the walls of the Budiño lighthouse were distinguished yesterday).

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    The old Minho river bridge is one of the few places in Europe where I still managed to take a photo next to the old country signs. Most EU internal border crossings these days are not easily noticed ...

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    EcoPista 🚴 Rio Minho

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    Wonderful newly paved dedicated bike trail along the Minho river between Valença and Caminha at the mouth of the river

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    Igrexa de Santa Maria de Alba

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Surrounded by a cemetery dating back to the middle ages, presented by a roadside pilgrims cross along the camino

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