4º Tramo: Pontevedra - Caldas de Reis: 22,8 km
  • Length: 22,8 kms.
  • Difficulty: half
  • Estimated duration: 5 horas 40 min

A string of lights draws the pilgrimage route along all the historic center of Pontevedra. The Sanctuary of the Pilgrim and the evocative ruins of the convent of Santo Domingo testify to the monumental splendor of one of the most beautiful historical and artistic ensembles of Galicia. Pontevedra is output by the Burgo bridge and follow the side street on the left. By tracks and paths urbanized between trellises vineyards it is leaving the outskirts of the capital. Shortly after passing in front of the Church of Alba left a road passing under the railroad tracks and the same asphalt reaches San Caetano is taken. After the chapel of the Holy expect the paths that cross the lush forests of Reiris and Lombo Maceira. Most of the route of this stage runs through the foothills of the mountainous area that is permanent right Pilgrim reference, but the route is placid and nice, although we must be very attentive to the signs, due to the many crossroads and continuous zigzags presented. From San Amaro, cemented tracks and corredoiras succeed to the beautiful core Tibo giving access to Caldas de Reis. Although in this stretch include the Church of San Martin de Agudelo, in Barro, where you can see the hand of Maestro Mateo.


Ciudad de Pontevedra

Points should not miss:

The Church of the Pilgrim , emblem of the Portuguese way to Compostela and patron of the city , national monument , with the plant scallop shell -shaped and located in the city center .

The Museum of Pontevedra, like the collection of gold jewelry , unique in Europe and jewelry collections with an age of over 4,000 years. Recently there has been a significant expansion of the same.

The Basilica of Santa Maria, built by the Guild of Merchants in the first half of the s . XIV . Late Gothic style. Very good condition and where liturgical celebrations are held daily.

The ruins of Santo Domingo that was built by the Dominicans in the century XII.Depende do Museum of Pontevedra.

St. Bartholomew 's Church , built between 1696 and 1714 by the Jesuits

The squares of Herrería, La Leña , Verdura , Teucro , etc. Parks , malls, river trips in the middle of town and a historic center of Santiago after , it is the most important of Galicia. Stone architecture with emblazoned and inhabited houses , fountains, terraces atmosphere until dawn. Pontevedra is no longer sleeps. In just 2 hours and a fun way you can visit the squares, monuments and most emblematic places of Pontevedra .

Throughout the whole year, individual visitors visiting Pontevedra can be incorporated into a guided group visit by an official guide to Tourism Pontevedra. In visits they are scheduled for these days of greater influx of tourists the places of cultural and monumental attractions of the city are illustrated following a tour representative through those most representative locations in the Old Town of Lérez .

Sessions and prices . Sessions guided tours are set according to season. In high season, from July 1 to September 15 daily visits are departing at 11: 30h and at 18: 00h from Monday to Saturday. On Sundays and holidays will be made only in mañana.e schedule . On Sundays and holidays the only session will be only tomorrow , at 11.30 am .

There are also sessions designed for specific audiences such as school , public conference .


During the visit will be announced all kinds of cultural , historical , monumental , gastronomic and festive aspects of Pontevedra and stressing on the itinerary squares and heraldry wealth of the city , all peppered with legends and anecdotes so common in our culture . It is noteworthy that in this tour also visits the interior of the main momumentos of the city such as the Sanctuary of the Pilgrim Church of St. Bartholomew and St. Mary's Basilica


Sendeiro dos Muíños de Barosa - BARRO

Traditional architecture / Ethnography 

This pathway is located in the enclave known as the “River Barosa Nature Park”, an essential resting spot on the Portuguese Road to Compostela, as it passes through the municipality of Barro.

The topography in this park is unique, as the River Barosa cascades through, giving form to the Fervenza da Barosa (waterfall), at a height of thirty metres. Together with this cascade seventeen mills were built, the Upper and Lower Mills, forming a hydraulic complex of great interest.

The first section of the trail runs from the Lower Mills to the bridge of San Breixo, where you can leave the main route and visit the seventeenthcentury church of the same name, from where there is a marvellous view over the valley.

Following the PR-G 105 we come across more mills, some of which are very well preserved.
On the second stretch lies a recreation area with a typical tavern, where a circular path begins across the bridge of A Búa and comes back along the right hand side of the river to the bridge of San Breixo, where the end of the route is marked.

From here you can do the first stretch of the route the other way and come back to the car park.


On the N-550 from Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis, in the town of Barro we will find the board that signposts River Barosa Nature Park.

The Ways of St. James

Portuguese Way along the Coast | The Portuguese Route

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Caldas de Reis

Considered garden and spa Galicia, it is a town northwest of the province of Pontevedra. It is crossed by the river Umia , which is known for its fish wealth .

It is located north of the province of Pontevedra , open to the Ria de Arosa, at a crossroads chaired by the A- 9 main axis between the north and south of Galicia and Portugal.

Between the towns of Pontevedra and Santiago , 10 kms from the sea, is the gateway to the valley Salnés and Rias Baixas .

Its location and its excellent communications make it a strategic enclave in the desarrrollo industrial , tourism , and trade.


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