Pontevedra is a true gem in Galicia. Enjoy the parks, tree-lined avenues, and walks by the river in the middle of the city and a historic center. This picturesque town presents stone houses with coats of arms on their exteriors, fountains and gardens, squares that are full of life and pavement cafes with a lively atmosphere that lasts until the early hours. Pontevedra is rich in history. Formerly Galicia`s biggest city and an important port, we can`t overlook the fact that Columbus` flagship, the Santa María, was built here. The Basilica of Santa María, the Ruins of Santo Domingo and the Church of San Bartolome are other main features well worth visiting.