Whether you get Galicia by the Autovía del Noroeste (A-6, Madrid- A Coruña) or by the Autovía das Rías Baixas (A-52, Benavente-Vigo), the main access to Pontevedra is the Autopista del Atlántico (AP-9), toll road that connects the North of Galicia (Ferro and A Coruña) to Portugal (Valença do Minho) through Santiago de Compostela, Pontevedra and Vigo.

The best exit to reach the Faculty of Social and Communication Sciences is the 129 “Pontevedra Norte”. At the roundabout Parque de Bomberos, take the second exit to Paseo de Domingo Fontán, the street that runs parallel to Río Lérez. From there, follow the signs to access the campus.

GPS Coordinates:

  • Decimal degrees:                           Latitude 42.440224 / Longitude: -8.638052
  • Degrees, minutes and seconds:   Latitude N 42º 26´ 25″ / Longitude: O 8º 38´ 17″


RENFE offers daily direct connections between Madrid and Pontevedra. You can also get to the town by the medium-distance trains, which connect Pontevedra with Santiago de Compostela (30 minutes), A Coruña (60 minutes) and Vigo (30 minutes) during the whole day. Also, there are two daily connections between Vigo and Portugal (Oporto, 2 hours).

Timetables and destinations are available on the website


Peinador in Vigo (30 min.) and Lavacolla in Santiago de Compostela (45 min.) are the nearest airports to Pontevedra. You can also fly to Alvedro (A Coruña, 1hour 15 min.) and the airport Francisco Sá Carneiro from Oporto (1h. 30 min.).

The main airline companies working with Galician airports are Iberia, AirEuropa, Ryanair and Vueling. Also, there are operators flying from another countries, such as TAP Portugal, Air France and Air Berlin.

To move from any of the airports to Pontevedra, the best options are rental car and buses connecting the airports of Santiago, Vigo and A Coruña to the bus and train stations. If you are travelling to Oporto, there exist a bus service to Vigo (2 hours, 15 minutes). Bus schedules are available on the website


The company Auto-Res connects Pontevedra to Madrid (8 hours aprox.) seven times a day, and many Spanish cities. Further information:

Connections between Pontevedra and the main Galician cities are available at:

Bus services from Portugal to Pontevedra can be checked at:


The city of Pontevedra offers wide range of accommodation: from large hotels to small but charming lodgings in the town´s historic quarter. Following is a list of some hotels at walking distance from the Faculty of Social and Communication Sciences, the Symposium’s headquarters:

Parador de Turismo de Pontevedra ****  • Hotel Galicia Palace ****

Hotel Rías Bajas ***  • Hotel Boa Vila (charming hotel)  • Hotel Room Pontevedra **

Further information may be found on the website:


Pontevedra offers plenty of alternatives both for lunch and dinner. The best option is the old city. You can walk around and try different foods. There are traditional restaurants, modern places, “tapas” and plates bars at cheap prices, as well as fast food places.

The old city, with its many terraces, is also a good choice for tasting wines, accompanied by great bites, and for having a drink at night.

The main website of the Municipal Office of Tourism offers a list of catering locals at the city centre.


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