The most beautiful towns in Pontevedra

Northern Spain is full of interesting places to discover. One of them is the province of Pontevedra , which is located in the Galicia region. Here you can enjoy both the mountains and the coast in a few kilometers. Of course, the province is home to natural corners of great beauty, highlighting the Atlantic Islands National Park and its spectacular beaches. In addition, we must not forget the Route of the Romanesque, its typical buildings, its festivals and its gastronomy, highlighting the seafood and Albariño wine.

One of the best things you can do in Pontevedra is visit its wonderful towns, including, of course, the city of Pontevedra, which offers a beautiful old town. Today at Vuela Viajes we are talking about some of its most beautiful towns. Would you like to join us?


First of all, we want to talk about Combarro, a town that is part of the municipality of Poio. This town with fishing roots combines old houses with granaries, boats and stone crosses. Its more than 30 stone granaries stand out, which are called palleiras . Without a doubt, it is one of the most spectacular sets of this type of construction in Galicia.


In the Aurousa estuary, in the Salnés Valley, we find Cambados, a town sculpted in granite that draws attention for its pazos and noble houses. Of course, we also have to highlight its beautiful squares, its cobbled streets and its network of museums. In addition, you should know that in this town you can do the Rías Baixas wine route, different hiking routes and water and cultural tourism.


The municipality of Tui could not be missing from this list, declared a Historic-Artistic Complex thanks to its heritage, which has been enriched over the centuries. Its walled cathedral and its iron bridge stand out. You will love walking through its medieval streets and discovering monuments such as the churches of San Bartolomé and San Telmo. In addition, we recommend you visit some of its viewpoints.

A Guarda

Nor could they miss A Guarda, considered a European Destination of Excellence by the European Commission thanks to its sustainable tourism. It is a town surrounded by the Atlantic, the Miño River and Mount Santa Tecla, which is famous for its lobsters . Among its monuments we highlight the Benedictine Monastery, the parish church and the ancestral homes of the Somoza and the Correa family.


Of course, we also have to talk about Baiona, a town located on the edge of the sea, next to Cape Silleiro. Its most picturesque streets have been arranged around its bay. The Monterreal fortress and the famous Torre del Principe stand out, as well as the Santa María collegiate church.


Another town worth visiting is Sanxenxo, the tourist capital of the Rías Baixas. Here you will find an important heritage in civil architecture, as well as a beautiful natural environment . The Chapel and Tower of A Lanzada stand out, as well as its pazos and its beautiful beaches, such as Bascuas, Nanín, A Lapa and Baltar.

O Grove

How could it be otherwise, we also have to talk about O Grove, a small peninsula that is located at the entrance to the Arousa estuary. You will love to contemplate the landscape formed by the colorful boats . On the other hand, it is important that you bear in mind that the festival of exaltation of seafood is celebrated here, which has been declared of national tourist interest.


Finally, we want to talk about Oia, which is located between Baiona and A Guarda. In this town you will find an abundant religious and civil architecture heritage , as well as archaeological remains. We recommend a visit to the Castle of Torroña, the Hermitage of San Sebastián, the Monastery of Santa María La Real and the churches of Mougás and Pedornes. In addition, it is advisable to take the Route to the Sierra de a Grova and to Las Pozas.

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