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Pontevedra is a charming city in Spain, located more exactly within the Galicia region, in the province of the same name, being the capital of the province at the same time. The history of Pontevedra goes back to the times when Gallaecia was integrated into the Roman Empire (in the 1st century BC). Ever since, Pontevedra rose as an important commercial center and has developed hugely. According to the 2008 census, Pontevedra has a total population of 81,576 residents and spans on a total area of 45.7 square miles (118.3 sq km). Pontevedra is also a great provider of cultural and recreational opportunities that you will certainly enjoy when coming here.
Top Attractions within Pontevedra
Basilica of Santa Maria is an impressive basilica in Pontevedra, being actually one of the most important religious sites in the city. The basilica dates back to the 16th century, when it was built by the Pontevedra Seafarer's Guild. The church is considered to be one of the finest examples of Galician Gothic architecture. Another religious site you could visit is Capela da Virxe Peregrina.
The Paz de Oca is a beautiful palace located a few miles away from Pontevedra. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city and to enjoy some peace and quite, then a drive to the palace is definitely worth it. The beautiful, tranquil and extensive gardens will give you the chance to relax, take in the fresh air and admire the scenery.
Praza da Peregrina is one of the main squares in Pontevedra. Besides having a certain historic charm, the square is also home to Capela da Virxe Peregrina, a beautiful chapel that holds the image of the Virgen da Paregrina, the city's patron saint.
Restaurants. Pontevedra is a great provider of culinary opportunities that you will be able to enjoy in restaurants such as Alameda 10, Mare e Monti, Eirado Da Lena, El Rincon Mejicano, La Casa de las Cinco Puertas, Luis, El Dulce de Leche, and many others.