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Pontecesures is a small municipality located on the banks of the Ulla River in the province of Pontevedra, right on the border with A Coruña, to which it is linked by the bridge after which it is called. The locality is famous throughout Galicia as being one of the emblematic places for catching lamprey, the ancient fish of the Ulla River that has been caught for generations using traditional methods.


The closest airport to Pontecesures is that of Santiago de Compostela (Rosalía de Castro – Lavacolla), located about 20 minutes (38 kilometres) from the municipality via the AP-9 motorway, or 40 minutes by road, along the N-550.

Public transport

Pontecesures has its own train station, where trains regularly stop on the A Coruña – Vigo line in both directions, with connections to important Galician cities such as Pontevedra, Vilagarcía de Arousa or Santiago de Compostela.

By car

The easiest way to reach Pontecesures by car is taking the N-550 national road, which links the municipality with the municipal districts of Catoira, in the south, and Padrón in the north. You can also get here by means of the AP-9 motorway or AG-11 (Barbanza) dual carriageway, both of which have exits in Padrón, which is less than 3 minutes from Pontecesures by car.

GPS coordinates

Longitude: 42°71’92.14″
Latitude: 08°65’19.38″

Travel time:

Vilanova de Arousa: 33 minutes
Catoira: 15 minutes
Valga: 5 minutes