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Top Choice Museum in Pontevedra

Edificio Sarmiento

The Edificio Sarmiento, pride of the Museo de Pontevedra, occupies a renovated 18th-century college. Its absorbing collection ranges over Galician Sargadelos ceramics, modern art (including one work each by Picasso,…
Museum in Pontevedra

Museo de Pontevedra

Pontevedra's eclectic museum is scattered over five city-centre buildings. At research time, two were closed for restoration, though the newest and most interesting sections were open: the recently built Sexto Edifi…
Seafood in Pontevedra

Casa Fidel O Pulpeiro

For more than 50 years, Fidel's has been serving up perfectly done pulpo á feira, Galicia's quintessential octopus dish of tender tentacle slices with paprika and olive oil (ask for some cachelos, sliced boiled pota…
Galician in Pontevedra

Loaira Xantar

With tables out on the lovely little plaza and in the upstairs dining room, this is a fine spot for excellent Galician specialities with a creative touch, such as prawn-and-vegetable tempura or spider-crab croquette…
Galician in Pontevedra

Eirado da Leña

A deliciously creative culinary experience in an intimate stone-walled restaurant, tastefully set with white linen and fresh flowers. The set menús, available both lunchtime and evening, comprise several beautifully…
Fusion in Pontevedra

Viñoteca Bagos

On the fringe of the Old Town and in a basement – but a cheerfully bright one with splashes of colour – Bagos concocts some particularly tasty combinations, including authentic pork tacos and prawn tempura with curr…
Galician in Pontevedra

Restaurante Rúas

A reliable option for tasty and satisfying meat, fish, seafood, salads and egg dishes, served without pretension. They have tables out under the Praza da Leña arches as well an upstairs dining room.
Square in Pontevedra

Praza da Ferrería

Praza da Ferrería has the best selection of cafes in town and is a hub of Pontevedra social life. It's overlooked by the Igrexa de San Francisco, said to have been founded in the 13th century by St Francis of Assisi…
Church in Pontevedra

Santuario da Virxe Peregrina

Just off Praza da Ferrería, you can't miss the distinctive curved facade of the Santuario da Virxe Peregrina, an 18th-century caprice with a distinctly Portuguese flavour. It's dedicated to the Virxe Peregrina (Pilg…
Fusion in Pontevedra

La Ultramar

Stylishly contemporary in cuisine and design, Ultramar sits under 18th-century arches in the Edificio Sarmento. Take a stool at high tables in the bar area or sit down in the rear restaurant section. The mostly medi…