More about Pontevedra
Pontevedra is located in Galicia, Spain´s northwestern province, in a valley where the rivers Lerez and Tomeza runs into the Atlantic Ocean.
It was once Galicia´s most populated commercial center and biggest port.
Sedimentation and silting have rendered the port unsuitable for commercial use and the city´s wealth diminished with the loss of its status as a hub of trade.
It is the second biggest old town in all of Galicia.
Much of it is today a pedestrian zone where you can easily walk around and admire churches, palaces and other old buildings.
Pontevedra had its Golden Age in the Middle Ages until the end of the 16th century.
Narrow, cobbled streets and picturesque squares like the Old Woodfire Market Place form the ideal background for a festival like Feira Franca