Valga Vacations

Check out the sights in Valga, which is 14 miles (23 kilometers) to the southeast of Pontevedra. This popular part of town is about 18 miles (29 kilometers) from Lavacolla Airport.

Valga is a popular place to head to in Pontevedra as some of the city’s star attractions are close. Two sights that should top every visitor’s itinerary is the fabulous Vilagarcia Beach and the much-loved Alameda Park. Also worth checking out are the El Corte Ingles Shopping Center and the Colexiata de Santa Maria do Sar.

Valga has a number of museums and theaters within easy reach that make great places to visit. Book a tour, admire the interior of the building or simply enjoy the beautiful artworks at the Museo de Pontevedra, the Fundacion Eugenio Granell in Santiago de Compostela and the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral Museum. For a great night out, spend an evening at Teatro Principal, one of the region’s most popular performing arts venues. Enjoy the fascinating exhibits at the Galician Center of Contemporary Art in Santiago de Compostela and the Sacred Art Museum.

Get active in the great outdoors at the many picturesque places nearby. Relax and enjoy the fresh air. Families love to hang out in places like the Santo Domingo de Bonaval Park in Santiago de Compostela and Belvis Park. There is a relaxed atmosphere here as well as pretty gardens.

Holiday makers visiting Pontevedra will not want to miss out on the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, the Monasterio de Poio and the Plaza de la Quintana. For history lovers, the area’s bygone days can still be experienced at the Basilica Santa Maria and the Santuario de la Peregrina. The San Francisco Church offers travellers to Pontevedra a chance to better understand the religious history of the area.

Head to the Area Central Shopping Center in Santiago de Compostela for some retail therapy.

Spend a few hours with fellow sports fans at San Lazaro Stadium, Santiago de Compostela, cheering on local heroes, the SD Compostela. On match days follow the procession of sky blue and white, to the stadium, then after the final siren sounds, join fellow sports lovers at a nearby pub, bar or cafe and relive the action over a friendly drink or two.

At the end of a day seeing the sights around Valga, put up your feet and relax at one of the area’s hotels or serviced apartments. Make reservations for the Parador de Santiago - Hostal dos Reis Católicos, Santiago De Compostela, the AC Palacio del Carmen, Autograph Collection, Santiago de Compostela, or the Compostela Hotel, Santiago De Compostela.

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