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Combarro is in the province of Pontevedra in the Galicia region of Spain. Combarro is a lovely coastal village on the beautiful Ria de Pontevedra. The old town of Combarro has been classified as a 'Property of Cultural Interest'.

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Combarro is renowned for its horreos of which there are many all along its waterfront. Horreos are grain stores that are raised up on stone pillars. They are found throughout Galicia but Combarro is remarkable both for the number of horreos here - there are about thirty - and for their coastal location. All lined up along the seafront they really are very quirky and attractive. They were built in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Behind these are the simple fishermens cottages with Baroque balconies on top of stone pillars. These are usually filled with flowers in the summer. The balconies vary in elaborateness whether they were made of wood or stone depending on the wealth of the owner.

All in all Combarro is a small simple village but with a charm and uniqueness that make it well worth a visit.

Just a couple of kilometres from Combarro is the 17th century Monasterio de Poio. This has a Baroque facade and a cloister. There is also a mosaique depicting the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. Next to the monastery is the largest horreo in Galicia.

The Rias in Galicia are beautiful fjord like inlets along the Galician coast and provide shelter from the Atlantic winds and waves and make these very nice holiday destinations.

If you are visiting on the 16 July you will be lucky enough to see the 'Virgin of El Carmen' festival with boats decorated in flowers taking part in a procession. The best decorated boat is selected to carry the image of the Virgin. The 15 August 'mussel festival'  is anothe good time to visit.

Places to visit nearby

Pontevedra is the capital of Galicia and sits at the end of the Ponteverde Ria and is a very pleasant town. Vigo is Galicia's largest towns and sits on another of the lovely Rias, the Ria de Vigo. It is also home to the Pescanova fishing company - the largest in the world!

You can find more local travel ideas in the Pontevedra guide and the Galicia guide.

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Map of Combarro and places to visit

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Combarro places to visit

Pontevedra

Pontevedra

Pontevedra is a lovely town with cobbled alleys, colonnaded squares, masses of flowers and even a very welcoming night out in one of the tapas bars.

Pontevedra guide
Vigo

Vigo

Vigo is Galicia's largest town but with a pleasant old town and some good beaches it makes a good base for exploring.

Vigo guide
Baiona

Baiona

Baiona is where Christopher Columbus landed here after voyaging to the New World. An exact replica of th Pinta, Christopher Columbus' ship is in the harbour.

Baiona guide
Tui

Tui

Tui has a 13th century hilltop cathedral and stretches of anceint walls can be seen here as well as an attractive old quarter.

Tui guide
Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela is considered one of the most beautiful of all the cities in Spain. The cathedral of Santiago is said to hold the shrine of St James the Apostle.

Santiago de Compostela guide
A Guarda

A Guarda

A Guarda is home to the remains of a Celtic settlement which can be seen here.

A Guarda guide

...or see all our recommended places to visit in Galicia

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