Casa do Remesal
Great things to do near Casa do Remesal
Take a picnic and walk along the river bank
from Tomiño towards La Guarda. From here you could take a ferry across the Rio Minho estuary and even have a snack in Portugal.


Walking routes on the Island of Ons.
Although the beaches are so inviting there are excellent marked walking routes to tempt you away, including the route to the lighthouse, nature and historical routes. There are also guides available to conduct guided tours if preferred.


Nearby Tui is a pretty border town
on the edge of the Minho River. Dating from Roman times, and one of the seven ancient capitals of Galicia, the town has much worthwhile architecture scattered through its narrow, granite lanes.If you find the Clares Convent be sure to buy some of the almond cakes made by the nuns who live there.


One of the first Wine Museums to be set up in Spain is in Cambados.
All you need to know about cultivation, history and processing of the Albariño wine. Combine with a visit to a bodega - there are many on the roads around Cambados or Tui. (A tour lasts about an hour.)


Surfing
Patos beach close to Nigrán is the place to go. It's known as the 'beach of the waves' and there are a couple of surf schools based there too. Added bonus is the view over the Cies, plus the lovely white sand.


Valença. It takes just 30 minutes
or so to walk over the iron bridge (built by Gustave Eiffel) to the Portuguese walled town of Valença, a quaint and picturesque place with lovely views over to Tui. And if you happen to need some more towels for the beach this is the place to buy them.


Explore the regional capital Vigo,
the second largest fishing port in the world. Soak up the atmosphere of the cobbled streets around the Rua Pescaderia and walk through the adjacent park to capture some amazing views of the Ria.


Ons Island on the Pontevedra Ria,
presents contrasting coastlines - craggy rocks to the West with steep cliffs and caves, and fine white sandy beaches to the East. During summer months boats leave from many of the mainland towns - the journey lasts around 40 minutes.


Nearby Monte Aloia was declared a National Park
in 1935 and was the first to be declared as such in Galicia with archeological remains dating back to prehistoric times. It has some fast flowing streams lined by ancient mills and walks through beautiful wooded landscape too.


Pontevedra, with its beautiful old town,
is not only a feast to the eyes but also the taste buds! Try some Iberian pork, some delicious Spanish cheeses or the unforgettable home smoked salmon from the Meson area situated behind the Town Hall. If you would like to see a bull ring, take the opportunity whilst visiting - Galica's only bull ring is here and the tradition of bull fighting is still strong.


Get active!
From go-karting surfing, tennis, sailing, rambling, horse-riding - almost every activity possible on land, sea or sky can be found nearby in the province of Pontevedra.


Overlooking the seaside town of A Guarda
is Santa Tecla Hill, a Celtic settlement now restored and with a museum and a shrine, one of the best of its type in Galicia. The entry price is very low and the views from the top of the hill over the River Miño towards Portugal and the Atlantic are wonderful.


Surfing
Patos beach close to Nigrán is the place to go. It's known as the 'beach of the waves' and there are a couple of surf schools based there too. Added bonus is the view over the Cies, plus the lovely white sand.


Monte Ferro.
A headland just past Panxón with views over the Estelas and Cies islands. Wander along the hillside walks to the lighthouse, look for the Roman remains and take a picnic too as there's a picnic area there.


Follow the wine route
Starting in A Guarda follow the road along the bank of the Miño towards Tui, and you'll pass through O Rosal, situated in a valley with a perfect climate for all types of fruit and vegetables as well as grapes. Signs on the road will indicate the bodegas you can visit to taste or buy the wine. Whilst there look out for the 19 Folón mills, an unusual set of ancient mills cascading down from the hillside above O Rosal.


The Gondomar Valley
is a tranquil haven that produces a wine known as Val Miñor. Pick up a bottle or two in Gondomar town and whilst there, pay a visit to the enormous Gondomar Manor House dating from the 16 century. Gondomar is a good place to buy wickerwork too.


Vigo Museum.
Vigo is justly proud of its Museum 'Quiñones de León' housed in a Galician Manor house, one of the best preserved of its type. It has nearly 300,000 square metres of parkland and gardens, including English, French and Rose gardens. Also, every summer live performances of all types of music, dancing and theatre are held there.


Head to the lively little fishing port of Panxón
to lunch on the widest choice of seafood imaginable at the best prices. Take your time over lunch to relax and sit outside with the view over the port and the beach beyond.


Paddle in the sea and build some sandcastles
at the nearby beach of Playa America -a blue flag beach which the locals consider to be a 'Queen of beaches', due to its clean water, fine sand and excellent facilities.


Get active!
From go-karting surfing, tennis, sailing, rambling, horse-riding - almost every activity possible on land, sea or sky can be found nearby in the province of Pontevdra. La Lanzada, Sanxenxo or Playa América beaches are the best places for an active day by the sea and there are plenty of river activities available in the Miño.


Baiona
Not far away and well worth a visit. Walk along the Marina promenade, tour the grounds of the Monterreal Castle, visit the replica of La Pinta (which brought the news of the discovery of the New World to Baiona). Explore the old town or make your way up to the Virgen of La Roca statue and admire the views. Not to to be missed are the excellent restaurants - so find time to stop for lunch!


Climb up to A Groba hill.
11 kms outside Baiona on the road to A Guarda. Wander around the hillside paths between pine and eucalyptus trees where the River Groba flows through and watch the wild horses grazing in the fields beyond.


Relax in the evenings with a barbecue
of locally caught fish then stroll through the gardens of Remesal. Or head to the nearby restaurant where they specialize in tasty desserts.


Seafood at O Grove
For late season visitors to Galicia, indulge yourself at O Grove which becomes seafood party central during the first two weeks of October! Seafood menus, stalls on the quayside, cookery demonstrations and delicious local wines, O Grove has them all. Expect fresh langoustines, crabs, shrimp, octopus and squid plus inshore and deep sea fish. Plus barnacles, a local delicacy.


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