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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Igrexa de San Francisco

Set back above the broad Praza da Ferrería, the Igrexa de San Francisco was, according to local lore, founded in the 13th century by St Francis of Assisi while on pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. Only the main …
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Basílica de Santa María a Maior

Pontevedra's most impressive church is a beautiful, mainly late-Gothic affair, with some plateresque and Portuguese Manueline influences, built by Pontevedra’s sailors’ guild in the 16th century. Busts of Christophe…
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Sexto Edificio

The Sexto Edificio, the newest section of the Museo de Pontevedra, has three floors of Galician and Spanish art from the 14th to 20th centuries. It's pretty comprehensive on the Galician side of things, running from…
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Ruínas de San Domingos

Part of the Museo de Pontevedra, the Ruínas de San Domingos consist of the five-apse east end of the 14th-century church of a Dominican convent, housing an intriguing assemblage of heraldic shields, sepulchres and o…
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Praza da Leña

Praza da Leña is one of the quaintest of the dozen or so plazas dotted around the mainly pedestrianised old quarter. It's partly colonnaded and with a cruceiro (stone crucifix; a traditional Galician art form) in th…