Great things you can do in Pontevedra

Great things you can do in Pontevedra

If you are planning to visit Pontevedra or you are Galician and want to know some places, you will have many options. This is a cultural, historical and very traditional city in Galicia, autonomous community of Spain. It has different places, parks, landscapes and museums that enchant people.

The city is located in the northeast of the Iberian Peninsula, belonging to the municipality of the same name. Numerous activities are carried out there, which is why it attracts many tourists and locals. We will give you a list of things to do in Pontevedra so that you can enjoy it to the maximum.

Visit Rock Art Park


Pontevedra Rock Art Park

One of the most fascinating options is to visit the Campo Lameiro Cave Art Archaeological Park. In this site, present exhibitions of the petroglyphs of Galicia, invite you to make a journey through its history. For it they exhibit different representative scenes from their creation until arriving at the present time.

The park is divided into several sectors, among them the so-called “traces of the past”, “enigmas de piedras”, among others. There is also an archeological zone that you can visit. In the meantime, they frequently carry out typical architectural samples. There is a cafeteria and restaurant area for you to share during your visit.

You can also take an object related to the petroglyphs, as there is a store. Generally the place is open from Tuesday to Sunday, only enabled on Mondays in the traditional holidays. Prices vary according to age, package and season.

To keep in mind! The Park is closed every Monday, except when these coincide with public holidays. It is also closed on 1 January, 24, 25 and 31 December.

Praderrei, s/n, 36119 Pontevedra | Phone: (+34) 886 151 195

Delight yourself by following Camellia Route

Route of the Camellias

The camelia is a flower that stands out for its beauty, fragrance and represents elegance. In Galicia you will find many varieties if you follow the Camellia Route.  It is a tour through 12 pazos and gardens in which these plants are exhibited. From there you will get in touch with nature, discovering its essences.

These are gardens that are decorated with more than 8,000 varieties of plants, in all the facilities. All of them are patrimonies of the city. Each of the pazos has its own specific reserves, routes and different architectures. You will be enchanted by the beauty of the flowers and the natural environment.

The route includes the Pazo de Mariñán, Alameda de Santiago, Pazo de Santa Cruz de Ribadulla, Pazo de Oca. Also the Pazo Museo de Rosalía de Castro, Pazo de Rubiáns, Pazo de Quinteiro de Cruz, Pazo de Saleta. They end with Pazo de Lourizán, Castelo de Soutomaior, Parque de Castro, Pazo Museo Quiñones de León. They are located in different directions.

Remember There are 12 different locations and each one has its own visiting days. Contact us beforehand to be able to make the route of each one of the spaces.

Wine Tourism: knows the wine-growing areas

Wine Tourism
For the lovers of the best wines of the world, in Pontevedra is available the enotourism . You will have at your disposal different wineries and other places where you will taste the best selection of the area. They focus on their production, showing you their history and culture until you reach your palate in a pleasant way.

Within the wineries are Lagar de Cachada, Pazo Pondal, Bodegas Vionta, Adegas Terra de Asorei. Also, Attis Bodegas y Viñedos, Bodega Viña Cartín, Adegas Galegas and more. They are each located in their own directions and the tastings or tours are different.

When you go to taste them they will make a series of recommendations so that you know how to delight yourself. Keep in mind that the taste will vary in terms of the type of wine or the place you selected to drink it. Wines are regularly stored in the cellars according to temperature. When ingesting them, you will make them paired with other foods, depending on how they indicate you.

Remember The wineries, in addition to the tasting, tour or tasting, also offer the possibility of buying directly the wines of their harvest. Keep in mind that it is forbidden to drive under the influence of alcohol, so it is advisable to have a driver who does not participate in the tasting of wines.

Meet the museums in Pontevedra

For those who love relics we find museums. There are a few in the town that you will surely love. One of them is the Pontevedra Museum which consists of a series of buildings with important objects. Such as paintings, sculptures, engravings and pieces with collections from all eras.

Pontevedra Museum

Pontevedra Museum
Phone: +34 986 843 238 / +34 986 851 455

Collection: Prehistory and Antiquity, Numismatics,
Middle Ages, Renaissance to Neoclassicism, 19th Century,
20th Century, Decorative Arts, Ethnographic Backgrounds and
Naval halls.

Massó Museum

Massó Museum
The Massó Museum, located in Monteros Ríos de Bueu Street. Here you will find collections of this family. From its origins to its development, among other aspects of interest.

You will find it open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. On Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Anfaco Museum

Anfaco Museum
The Anfaco Museum, located in Vigo specifically in the street Colexio Univeristario 16.

When you walk through it you will have a vision of previous eras of the canned industry. It is a room that is destined to offer scientific and technical exhibitions. They include relevant accessories to show.

Carabela Pinta Museum

 Carabela Pinta Museum
There is also the Carabela Pinta Museum, specifically located in Baiona. This is a space dedicated to the boat -called this way- that Christopher Columbus took with him along with others. It is a replica of the one that sailed to America at that time. It contains objects from that period.

Museum of the Sea

Museum of the Sea
A centre dedicated to the sea, the beach and the fishing industry is the Museo do Mar de Galicia. It has archaeological remains and includes a deposit with all the historical references of this area. In addition to paintings, valuable accessories, replicas of boats and boats from other eras. With this you will travel back to the past of Pontevedra and this autonomous community.

Museum of Furniture and Madeira

Museum of Furniture and Madeira
Another room is the Museo do Moble e da Madeira, located at Avenida Benito Vigo 92, Baixo, A Estrada. It opened its doors in 2010 in order to exhibit different periods of the area.

Other museums There is also Fundación Laxeiro, Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Museo Municipal Manuel Lamares de Rodeiro and a few others. The variety of museums in the area is enormous to mention them all in this section.

Diviértete en Ecoparque Atalaia

Among the things to do in Pontevedra there are also extreme and fun events. You will get them in Ecoparque Atalaia which is a place where you will carry out adventure activities and to spend time. It is dedicated to recreation, leisure and sports services within its facilities.

You will do river kayaking, horse riding, sedentary life, paintball, rafting and other games. Spend a pleasant day in this center, so you can visit whenever you want. The site is part of an autochthonous forest, and is located on the banks of the Lárez River. It is located 12 km from Pontevedra.

Apart from all the recreational games they have for you, inside the facilities there is a cafeteria. There you can buy delicious food and refreshing drinks. They have a lounge for events and a room with costumes. To enjoy, you only have to make a reservation in advance.

Goza de las instalaciones de Ecoparque Marín

On the other hand, the Ecoparque Marín is located to entertain you with the available services once you make the reservation. You will enjoy its facilities because the center is connected with nature. You will see the Pontevedra estuary and other forest sites in the area.

This multi-adventure park is ideal for walking with your fellow students or work colleagues. Take your closest friends or family as well. Many people visit it when they are going to have a party, as it has different games. The best thing is that they accept individuals of any age because it is a healthy training.

They have more than 70 hobbies , including horse riding, water sports and excursions. Prices will vary depending on the service you choose. As for the days, at the time of any activity you have to ask about the date you want to attend.

Enjoy the journeys

Plan any of the activities in Pontevedra , they are all good alternatives for different times of the year. You have options for all tastes, as there are services for hobbies outdoors, tours or excursions.

The attractions most visited by tourists are those related to recreation. But at the same time they show the local culture and the whole autonomous community. While the locals like above all the shops, museums and the different events that are done constantly.

In most of the options we gave you, you must make a reservation to visit them. That’s why when you decide, ask if the date you select will be open. Don’t forget to take a camera or smartphone with you so you can capture that special moment. If you want to plan a good meal, check out our article on best restaurant in Pontevedra.