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Nearest Distances

Airport Codes:

Distances from Pontevedra to:
Vigo 21 km
Santiago de Compostela 50 km
A Coruna 98 km
Ourense 86 km

Nearest Major Airports:
23 km: Vigo-Peinador Airport  (VGO)
54 km: Santiago de Compostela Airport Spain (SCQ)
99 km: A Coruña Airport  (LCG)
132 km: Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport  (OPO)

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Pontevedra Guide

Pontevedra is a beautiful city found in a beautiful setting. The city has a wonderfully atmospheric old quarter atop the hill it’s built on and there amongst the old cobbled streets you’ll find some historic gems including the Virgin Peregrina Chapel which is very ornate inside. In winter, chestnut sellers congregate in the public square selling hot nuts to warm passers-by. In summer it’s the favourite meeting place of the locals and the scene of much of the city’s entertainment. Outside the city, you have the wonderful green hilly countryside of Galicia, a great location for a picnic of local produce.

Pontevedra Directions

Getting from Vigo to Pontevedra is very easy. The journey is around 20km and takes no more than half an hour along the AP9. Getting to Vigo Airport from the UK is simple too with a direct seasonal flight from London Heathrow with Vueling. At other times you’ll need to fly into a major Spanish airport like Madrid or Barcelona and connect from there.

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Hotels Near Pontevedra Airport

At the lower end of hotels in Pontevedra is the Hotel Comercio which still offers great facilities such as air conditioning and Wi-Fi in the rooms for only 35 euros a night. Going more upmarket the Galicia Palace isn’t much more expensive at 55 euros but is a very comfortable hotel packed with facilities.

Pontevedra Time Zone

Pontevedra is an hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time and uses Central European Time (GMT+1)

Pontevedra Info

Pontevedra is a city in the far north west of Spain on the rugged Atlantic Coast. It was founded when the region was absorbed into the Roman state of Galicia in the first century. It has been an important trade centre over the centuries and is credited with being the birthplace of many of Spain’s guilds. Today the service sector is prominent in its economy with an increasing importance of tourism in the life of the city.

Pontevedra Trivia:
  • Pontevedra was believed to have been founded after the end of the Trojan War by the hero Teucer although historians date it much later
  • The city is the birthplace of many of Spain’s craft guilds
  • The name of the city means ‘long standing bridge’ and may refer to a crossing of the river here before Roman times
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