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Ría e Terras de Pontevedra

Pontevedra still contains one of best preserved historic town-centers of Galicia which reminds us of its past linked to the sea and fishing. In  Combarro the large number of granaries located on the coastline stands out and in Cangas, from the lighthouse Cabo Home we can enjoy the best sights of the Cies Islands.

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  • Museum of Pontevedra

    Museum of Pontevedra

    The museum’s collection is located in five different buidings: Castro Monteagudo building (18th C): collections of archaeology, Pre-Roman and Roman gold work, popular gold work (Fernández de la Mora collection), and Spanish, Fleming and Italian painting from the 15th-18th centuries...

  • Moureira neighbourhood

    Moureira neighbourhood

    This part of the city is next to the river Lerez. The name comes from the word salmoira, the brine used in the sardine salting process. The neighbourhood is comprised of narrow winding streets which hide numerous beautiful stone houses with their traditional exterior staircases, old fishermen's homes...

  • Santa María A Maior

    Santa María A Maior

    Built by the Pontevedra Seafarer's Guild in the early 14th century, this fine example of the late gothic has been declared a National Monument. Its western portal (1541) resembles a stone retablo in the plateresque style...

  • Aldán

    Aldán

    To the side of the portico of Aldán church is the old village centre where visitors can see, as well as the pazos or elegant country houses, a number of seamen's houses, replete with ancestral coats of arms...

  • Vilariño - Hío

    Vilariño - Hío

    On the seashore various rural and coastal architectural styles can be seen together, along a number of hórreos - traditional raised granaries. The neighbourhood is also notable for its cobbled streets in which one can still see the ruts left by the carts that used to transport produce from both land and sea...

  • Eirado do Costal

    Eirado do Costal

    Traditional neighbourhood in the town of Cangas where visitors can see the different type of coastal architecture, with houses with their traditional outside stone staircases and there terreñas. Taking full advantage of the neighbourhoods steep topography and its fine acoustics, summer sees a full programme of cultural activities...
     

  • Eirado do Sinal

    Eirado do Sinal

    Seamen's neighbourhood which has undergone significant growth. Includes the Jardines del Sinal gardens. The local houses tend to be built from stone and are very narrow. In the centre of the neighbourhood there is a fountain...

  • Cabo Home Lighthouse

    Cabo Home Lighthouse

    The lighthouse was built in 1853. The tower is 17 metres high and is situated 143 metres above sea level. The almost constant fog in winter meant that a siren was added in 1888...

  • Punta Subrido Lighthouse

    Punta Subrido Lighthouse

    This lighthouse is on the opposite side of the peninsula comprised of Home Cape and Subrido Point and consists of a white 13 metre high tower built 33 metres above sea level...

  • Punta Robaleira Lighthouse

    Punta Robaleira Lighthouse

    Situated between Home Cape and Subrido Point, the lighthouse features a cylindrical tower which is very wide although not too high, built in stone and painted red...

  • Moaña

    Moaña

    Traditional seafarers' houses...

  • Salina de Vilaboa

    Salina de Vilaboa

    These saltworks were first exploited by the Jesuits College in Pontevedra in 1694 and grew to be of considerable importance in later years. All that remains today are the basic structure of the saltworks and a small section which shows where the old tide mill was situated. The inside of the saltworks feature fully restored paths...

Museo das Carreiras

‘Carreiras’ Museum / Handmade Thread

Outdoor installation showing what used to be an artisanal thread making industry, thick ropes and twine, from fibres like hemp, jute or palm for subsequent use at sea and its activities. It provides information about how the materials used were elaborate, their transformation at the end of the 19th century and use in different fishing activities.
Booking: Museo das Carreiras
Centro Tecnolóxico do Mar - Fundación CETMAR

Courses related to the maritime-fishing sector

 Courses are imparted at the ‘A Aixola’ Training Centre related to the maritime-fishing sector, rectrieval of traditional vessels and use of new materials in shipbuilding. Group visits can also be made to the permanent exhibition in the centre’s vestibule.   
Booking: Centro Tecnolóxico do Mar - Fundación CETMAR
Lares y Mares

Visits to traditional marine enviroments

MARITIME  TOUR: Join us and discover the fish market, where we will help you to identify a great variety of local fresh fish and shellfish. We will get to know the “peixeiras” (fish seller), the real stars of the market. Next stop is the fishing port, where we will take a glance at the different ships, fishing gears and meet the “redeiras“(net workers), people who build and repair the fishing nets. For sure we will find on this route a few “dogs of the sea” (fishermen), the best place to meet them is the lonja, where the fish auction takes place from Monday to Friday, an event not to be missed. Approximate duration and calendar: 2 hours from Monday to Friday. OLD CANNING AND WHALING ROUTE: Walk through from near Massó factory, one of the most modern conservation plants at the moment, up to the old whaling. Today they are almost ruined places, but located in a shore environment of great beauty and multiple stories deserve to be told. Approximate duration and calendar: 2 hours daily. COSTA DA VELA CAPES AND LIGHTHOUSES: Walk along a trail of sand and earth to know the vineyards near the sea, from which we obtain an excellent white wine, we will see some of the best beaches in O Morrazo and visit an old salting factory in ruins. We will arrive to the lighthouses of Costa da Vela, protected by the presence of the Cíes Islands. And if there is enough energy to continue we will climb till Monte Facho, an exceptional viewpoint of the National Park of the Atlantic Islands. Approximate duration and calendar: 4 hours daily. SHELLFISH GATHERERS OF MOAÑA: We come up to the sandy beaches of Moaña to see the shellfish harvesters in action. We will learn about their economy activities and the harvesting process from extraction to commercialization of clams, cockles and Shell razors. We continue its track to the fish market, where we will explain the auction process in order to learn more about seafaring in Galicia. Approximate duration and calendar: 2 hours from Monday to Friday. OLD SALT MARSHES ROUTE OF CROA: A spectacular and easy route to the bottom of the Estuary of Vigo, during which we will have the opportunity to go into the ruins of a posada that looks magical, and was once a salt storehouse and refuge for villagers and pilgrims making their way along this royal pathway. We will stroll through the dikes of the old Ulló salt mines and we will see where an old tidal mill was sited, while also observing a wide variety of flora and fauna. This is an excellent tour for birdwatching lovers. Approximate duration and calendar: 2 hours daily. ESTUARY OF ALDÁN: We walk along the beautiful Aldán estuary, visiting the fishing harbour with its traditional boats. Aldán is famous for the mussel hatcheries that we can easily see from its dock. We will visit the fish market and a producer of cooked mussels (if it is open). The mussel factory is only open from Monday to Friday during the morning time. Approximate duration and calendar: 2 hours daily.
Booking: Lares y Mares
Museo Massó

Massó Museum

Located in the oldest building in the Massó canning factory, the museum offers a journey through the conquest of the sea and the exploitation of marine resources. The room dedicated to the conquest of the sea preserves the original 1932 museography, being itself a museum piece, with jewels of our naval history. The other spaces are about the canning, the whaling and traditional vessels.
Booking: Museo Massó
Museo de Pontevedra

Pontevedra Museum

Among the museum assets and in an importan place are those regarding to seafaring in relation to the Pontevedra  Seafarers’ Guild, illustrious seamen and discoverers linked to Galicia. The recreation of Méndez Núñez’s office or the chamber of the Numancia frigate (1865) are some of the rooms with this topic, which amaze the visitors. It was awarded the Galician Gold Medal.
Booking: Museo de Pontevedra
Museo das Carreiras

‘Carreiras’ Museum / Handmade Thread

Outdoor installation showing what used to be an artisanal thread making industry, thick ropes and twine, from fibres like hemp, jute or palm for subsequent use at sea and its activities. It provides information about how the materials used were elaborate, their transformation at the end of the 19th century and use in different fishing activities.
Booking: Museo das Carreiras
Centro Tecnolóxico do Mar - Fundación CETMAR

Courses related to the maritime-fishing sector

 Courses are imparted at the ‘A Aixola’ Training Centre related to the maritime-fishing sector, rectrieval of traditional vessels and use of new materials in shipbuilding. Group visits can also be made to the permanent exhibition in the centre’s vestibule.   
Booking: Centro Tecnolóxico do Mar - Fundación CETMAR
Museo Massó

Massó Museum

Located in the oldest building in the Massó canning factory, the museum offers a journey through the conquest of the sea and the exploitation of marine resources. The room dedicated to the conquest of the sea preserves the original 1932 museography, being itself a museum piece, with jewels of our naval history. The other spaces are about the canning, the whaling and traditional vessels.
Booking: Museo Massó
Museo de Pontevedra

Pontevedra Museum

Among the museum assets and in an importan place are those regarding to seafaring in relation to the Pontevedra  Seafarers’ Guild, illustrious seamen and discoverers linked to Galicia. The recreation of Méndez Núñez’s office or the chamber of the Numancia frigate (1865) are some of the rooms with this topic, which amaze the visitors. It was awarded the Galician Gold Medal.
Booking: Museo de Pontevedra
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