Cambados Travel Guide

Cambados is a municipality of Galicia that is located in the province of Pontevedra and belongs to Salnés. Its dimension is not so big, since it has only 24 kilometers. A few years ago it was chosen as the European City of Wine, although it not only stands out for its Albariño and its gastronomy, but also for its history and its friendly and fraternal people.

 Featured Accommodations

Where to sleep?

There are accommodations for all tastes in Cambados. Its proximity to Sanxenxo, Villagarcía and Portonovo make it an ideal area to visit and enjoy to the maximum. From Galicia Villas we propose these interesting options for your trip:

Villa Montalvo

Villa Montalvo

from 250€/day
  • Private Pool
  • Play room
  • Gymnasium
Catro Faros

Catro Faros

from 375€/day
  • Heated Swimming Pool
  • 5 rooms
  • Beach 10 minutes walk
Villa Sanxenxo

Villa Sanxenxo

from 250€/day
  • 4 rooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Pool and Barbecue

 Excursions and Places of Interest

What to see in Cambados?

The main points of interest are “Igrexa de Santa Mariña”, “Plaza de Fefiñáns”, “Mirador de la Pastora” and “Torre de San Sadurnino”. Don’t miss the Casa do Pescador Museum, and take a tour of the Cambados Historical Centre, as well as visiting the church of San Benito and the Ethnographic and Wine Museum.

San Sadurniño Tower

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In this tower we can see the remains of what was once a medieval fortress. Built on an island that is linked by a long bridge now restored. These remains have been protected by Decree of 22 April 1949 and by the law of 16/1985 on historical heritage.

Ethnographic and Wine Museum

Ethnographic and Wine Museum
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Cambados is considered the capital of the Albariño Wine, so much so, that the Albariño Festival has been declared of National Tourist Interest. In this Ethnographic Museum e do Viño is the first in Galicia and one of the most important in Spain. In this museum we will know the process of elaboration of the Albariño, as well as its history and its influence in the art. We will take a walk through the popular culture around this wine and the Rías Baixas appellation of origin.

Festivities in Cambados

It is a place where you have many options to relax, enjoy and have fun with your family. In the months of July and August they have a lot to celebrate as they celebrate the Albariño Wine Festival, the enogastronomic celebration par excellence. During one week there are concerts by international and national groups, sports, leisure and cultural events.

Visit their pazos and noble houses

Its pazos and noble houses within the villas are a real charm. The noble houses are distributed along the villas of Fefiñáns, San Tomé do Mar and Cambados.

Pazos dos Ulloa

Pazos dos Ulloa
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Pazo dos Ulloa is an emblematic 15th century building, which is also known as Casona Os Pazos. Many important people from the area have lived there, such as Don Lope Sánchez de Ulloa and his daughter, Doña María de Ulloa. Also the Archbishop of Santiago and Toledo, Don Alfonso de Fonseca III fixed his residence in this emblematic Pazo.

It was reformed in the 18th century by its owners. Its iron fence and stone pillars stand out from the rest. A large area of romantic style gardens. On its façade we can see the coats of arms of the Acevo, Ulloa, Fonseca and Castro families. These are the outstanding families that have inhabited the place. In the northeast, we can see its tower with gargoyles and battlements.

Walk along the promenade

Walking or cycling you can travel approximately two kilometres along the coast of the three towns of Cambados, Fefiñáns and San Tomé.

Viewpoint of A Pastora

Viewpoint of A Pastora
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Towards the mountain of A Pastora you will find a cross, a fountain of drinking water, a children’s playground and the chapel of A Pastora that every year celebrates the pilgrimage dedicated to the Virgin.

 Points of Interest

Activities you can do

Pavi Tourist Train of Cambados

Pavi Tourist Train of Cambados

In the Pavi Tourist Train of Cambados you can visit the most outstanding monuments of Cambados. It has a route of 7.5 kilometres and a duration of 40 minutes. It has an informative guide throughout the tour. Through its route, which starts at the Plaza de Feriñans (also a point of information and ticket sales), we will visit the following places:

  • Plaza de Asorey
  • Pazo de Torrado
  • Parador Nacional del Albariño
  • Paseo de la Calzada
  • Plaza del Ayuntamiento
  • Paseo Marítimo
  • Puerto Deportivo
  • Iglesia de San Francisco
  • Casco Histórico Artístico
  • Pazo de Ulloa
  • Ruinas de Santa Mariña
  • Pazo de Montesacro
  • Torre de San Sadurniño
  • Iglesia de San Benito

Wine route

There are currently around 22 wineries divided into five subzones. You can create your itinerary with specialized guides and discover Condado do Tea, O Rosal, Val do Salnés, Soutomaior and Ribeira do Ulla. The wineries range from the border with Portugal in Pontevedra to the southern part of A Coruña.

Marina and nautical activities

On the other hand, visit their marina. There you will be able to enjoy the necessary comforts to make nautical sports. There are also kayaking routes in the summer months along the Cambados coast.

 How to get there

How to get to Cambados?

For those who are interested, we can reach Cambados through the airport of Vigo and Santiago de Compostela. You can also use Oporto Airport if you are coming from an International destination. The final journey must be made by road, either by taxi or car.

By road is the best option if you live in Galicia. If you want to plan your route with Google Maps, here you have this link to get to Cambados.

To get to Cambados by road, there are several options. The fastest way is to use the AP-9 (motorway) until its junction with the AG-41. It is very well signposted so you will have no trouble getting there.

 Where to Eat

Where to eat in Cambados?

The gastronomy of Cambados is one of the best in Galicia, where you can have dinner, lunch or tapas combining the Albariño wine with the quality of fresh fish and seafood, and together with the products of the garden make an excellent restaurants.

Vago Viños, is a moderately priced restaurant that offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant has dishes ranging from 5 € to 16 €. You can order anything from cockles to albariño to more common dishes such as a hamburger. It is located at number 3 Plaza Asorey.

On the other hand, if your budget is larger, you can go to the Taberna Do Trasno located at Rua Príncipe 12. The price range of its dishes ranges from 10 € to 20 €. Its grilled octopus, turbot and sea bass are worth a try.

And finally, if you’re celebrating an event or you love gastronomy, try the food from the restaurant with Michelin Star Yayo Daporta. A Slovenian and Spanish restaurant with closed menus for various haute cuisine dishes.

 Climate and Weather

Climate and weather in Cambados

Cambados has a special climate that makes it very pleasant. From 26º maximum in summer to 13º in winter. We can see that the variation is not excessive during the year. As far as minimum temperatures are concerned, we will have a 10º difference in times of sunshine and a 6º minimum temperature in winter.

If you look for an ideal climate to visit Cambados, we can say that any date of the year is good. If you want to enjoy its nautical activities you will have to wait for the dates from May to October.

Options near Cambados

We know that Cambados is an excellent option and pursued by wine lovers. If you also want to take advantage of your visit to see other areas, we recommend you visit: