Pontevedra

pontevedraWhile not on the same scale as Santiago de Compostela, Pontevedra has its fair share of historic buildings, churches and monuments, along with plenty of attractive plazas and a large shopping district. Most of the town is on level, flat ground, although the older district requires you to walk up and down a slight incline.

Bars and cafes are plentiful and a series of “prazas”, or small plazas, including the Teucro and Ferreria, punctuate the inter-linked streets. Much of this area is also pedestrianized making travel on foot the most convenient and straight forward option.

Pontevedra is a city that has a wealth of charm and a great atmosphere. The old town really does come alive at night and all of the bars are full to over-flowing (which they do into the numerous plazas) and the activity and vibrant atmosphere continue well into the early hours. Main day time attractions include the large “multi building” museum and the weekly market on the alameda (town square).

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