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Provincial Museum of Pontevedra

The Museum of Pontevedra is considered one of the best provincial museums in Spain thanks to its variety and the richness of its collections. It consists of six buildings of which only three can be visited, since the rest are undergoing renovations.

The Castelao Building, inaugurated in 2013, includes collections of Spanish painting from the 19th-20th centuries and Galician art from the 14th century to the present day, as well as a room dedicated to Castelao, and another that houses temporary exhibitions. The Sarmiento Building, attached to the previous one, preserves archaeological collections from Prehistory and Antiquity, Galician medieval art up to the 13th century, the Sargadelos earthenware and Celtic pottery collections, among others.

The third building is the Ruins of Santo Domingo, the only remains of the church and convent of the Dominicans from the 14th-15th centuries that was located in the same place. It exhibits collections of guild laudas, tombs, architectural remains of other buildings and heraldic words of the city and the province.

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Archbishop's Towers Interpretation Centre (CITA)

The remains of the Archbishop’s Towers have their origin in the castle that was built in this same place in the 12th century. Shortly after King Ferdinand II donated the town and this fortress to the Archbishop of Santiago, and this place became part of his residence when he visited the city. It suffered serious damage during the confrontation between Alonso II de Fonseca, archbishop of Santiago, and Pedro Álvarez de Sotomayor, better known as Pedro Madruga, during the civil war between 1474 and 1477 between the supporters of Isabel the Catholic and those of Juana la Beltraneja. At the beginning of the 18th century Pontevedra suffers an English attack during which this place is burned and is very deteriorated, since only its great tower of the homage that will be used as prison is saved. At the end of the 19th century it was decided to demolish it. In 2007, during the renovation works of this avenue, remains of this fortress appeared, a huge structure composed of a very carved wall (escarpment), which was the one that was attached to the Archbishop’s Towers, and a less well-kept counter wall (counter escarpment). The moat had a drawbridge. Several stone projectiles were also found that were identified as catapult bullets. In 2010 the Interpretation Centre was inaugurated.


General admission: 2,00 €.
Reduced admission: 1,00 €
Free admission: children under 8 years old
Seniors over 65; students; children between 8 and 16; family groups of four or more; unemployed persons.

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Island of the Sculptures

The Illa das Esculturas is a unique place where art and nature go hand in hand. Located in a privileged enclave on the banks of the river Lérez, in its final stretch before it flows into the sea, it is an area of great natural value cataloged as a Site of Community Importance (SCI), and is part of the Natura 2000 Network. It is a unique place to get in touch with nature, to go hiking and even to go cycling. It is also home to the largest open-air museum of contemporary art in Galicia, with twelve granite sculptures by twelve different artists who created their works precisely for this space. This was a pioneering project in Spain with which the artists reflected in their works the landscape, the tradition of the place, the history of sculpture and stone, and especially the essence of man and his relationship with nature.

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Campillo Santa María Site

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Puente del Burgo archaeological site

The excavations of 1988 and those carried out from 2006 onwards made it possible to recover in this area, on the banks of the river Lérez, three Roman milestones dating from between the 2nd and 4th centuries, which are now in the Provincial Museum. The site also uncovered the medieval bridge with its original 12th century construction, the old prison, a section of the city wall, the 15th century dock and a paved path in the port area. The site was completed with an extensive collection of objects, including more than 4,500 ceramic fragments.

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