Pontevedra, Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ 2019

Date: 31st July 2019

Travelled: 27 kilometres from Cambados to Pontevedra both in the Province of Galicia

Visited: Pontevedra

Stayed: Pontevedra municipal aire, free with all services. N42.43344, W08.63539

Budget: 52 days @ โ‚ฌ87 per day

Our drive to Pontevedra is relatively short, especially as we ended up on a tollway for 10kms. We struggle to identify the Spanish tollways from the road signs or our road atlas. As long as the booth is staffed we are only charged as a car, โ‚ฌ1.35. However on the automated booth we are classed as a light truck โ‚ฌ5.65.

The comments about Pontevedra on our data-base are good but its a popular town and itโ€™s recommended to arrive early to ensure a spot in the aire. So we drive straight to the aire and take up one of the two vacant spots.

Pontevedra has lots of bridges. They all cross the Rio Lรฉrez which divides the town.

Center map

We settle the Hymer into the aire, everything seems relatively new.

After settling in with a second coffee we venture out in search of the tourist office and a map. This is the Jardines de Castro Sampedro, in the background the Iglesia de San Francisco. Mass was underway in the church so we just snuck a look and left.

Just thought this made a nice photo.

Pam stands on the Plaza de Alonso de Fonseca, the Real Basilica Menor de Santa Maria la Mayor in the background.

A quick photo inside the Basilica.

More of the Pontes of Pontevedra.

Itโ€™s mid afternoon by the time weโ€™ve completed the tourist walk around the old town. We return to the Hymer via the chicken shop and get half a roast chicken and potatoes. We overdo our nana nap a little and decide on a night in tonight with our chicken. After all we have had the last two evenings out late, in the tapas bars. That was our day in Pontevedra.

Michael and Pam

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