#TravelTuesday Tips: A Quick Guide to Pontevedra
By Imane Hanine
Summer is officially underway a week from Thursday, which means travelers from all over the world will be headed to Spain to enjoy the exquisite scenery, amazing tourism experiences, and all the food and wine they dream of indulging in. For those headed to Rias Baixas, Pontevedra is the perfect jumping off point as a wonderful “home base” visiting the incredible bodegas and vineyards of the region.
This historic, well-preserved Galician town located in northwest Spain – as well as its surrounding area – has plenty to offer. Along with serving as the headquarters for Rías Baixas DO, Pontevedra has a delightful medieval port and restaurants highlighting the shellfish tourism waiting to be explored.
Discover the quaint shellfish tourism of Galicia by making a quick stop at Mariscos Laureano S.L., the family-owned seafood purveyor in Cambados located just about 30 minutes away from Pontevedra. This prominent seafood company welcomes visitors onto the premises to observe how they process and purify shellfish providing only the highest-quality seafood.
Consider a one- or two-night stay at the Parador de Pontevedra, a Renaissance-style palace. This majestic gem is located just minutes away from the Basílica de Santa María a Maior on the Avenida de Santa Maria. Declared a historic monument, the Gothic-style building dates back to the 16th century.
Be sure not to miss the bars and restaurants in the charming town of Pontevedra in Galicia, including a quick stop at Dr. Livingtone Supongo Cervecería (pictured above) for a refreshing beer. A few other enticing options include: