With its historic buildings and pretty plazas, Pontevedra is one of Galicia’s charming cultural gems and is well worth a visit.
Pontevedra boasts one of the largest and most elegant historic quarters in the whole of Galicia and is itself the second largest city in the region.
The city has a wonderful collection of cobbled streets, historic buildings, secluded squares and typical shopping streets. View the many different displays of architectural styles including gothic, plateresque and baroque.
Join your guide on a walk around the old town of Pontevedra including some free time to browse the traditional shops and boutiques. Hear about its historical personalities and the city’s seafaring past, its geographical setting and the crafts and trades of its settlers.
Starting at Alameda square, your guide will point out many of the important monuments of the city, including the Ruins of Santo Domingo, Pazo do Concello, St Mary’s Church, the traditional Plaza de la Ferreira and many more.
To round off your tour, sit back, relax and enjoy a refreshing tea or coffee on the covered terrace in the beautiful gardens of the exclusive Parador de Pontevedra, a former 16th century renaissance palace.
This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. Passengers are reminded that this tour involves approximately 1¾ hours’ walking (including free time) over uneven, cobbled ground and through some narrow streets. There are a couple of steps at the refreshment venue. Please note, the drop off point and pick up point for this tour will be at different locations. Shops are closed on Sundays.