Combarro the Most Stunning Village in Galicia Spain, 2023

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Combarro is a magical little fishing village on the Galician coast of Spain, situated within the Rías Baixas (“Decrease Estuaries”),  exterior the gorgeous metropolis of Pontevedra. This charming village has two predominant areas: the leisure port and the historic quarter. Within the leisure port, you could find a playground for youngsters and several other eating places.

The historic quarter in Combarro has been declared a Property of Cultural Curiosity and is commonly talked about as one of the crucial stunning villages in Spain. No vehicles drive within the slim granite-paved streets of the historic quarter, with vacationers exploring the strolling streets on foot.  Strolling within the slim historic streets lined with stone Galician homes, tiny gardens, stone crosses, and granaries, the casco histórico, or outdated city is really one thing particular. Indicators with arrows and shells will be seen on the streets marking the way in which for Pilgrims strolling the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela

Issues to See in Combarro

Granaries, Sea Homes and Stone Crosses

The three most attribute constructions you see unfold by means of city are “hórreos” (raised granaries), “casas marineras” (sea homes), and Cruceiros or stone crosses.

Granaries in Combarro
Granary standing on pillars in Combarro Galicia.

The numerous hórreos or raised granaries are scattered throughout the village. These distinct constructions are attribute of Galicia. The stone buildings, raised on stone pillars, stayed dry and stored mice out, they had been used to retailer meals and grains. About 60 conventional granaries, are distributed across the village, 30 of those are located on the shores of the Pontevedra estuary. From the seaside, there’s a good view of the village and hórreos at low tide. Within the morning you will notice a number of Pilgrims on The Option to Santiago strolling over the seaside. 

The casas marineras or sea homes are fishing homes the place the fishermen of the city have been residing for hundreds of years. The cottages largely have a floor ground, the place fishing utensils had been saved, a residential space upstairs, and a balcony stuffed with flowers dealing with the ocean.

Cruceiros or stone crosses are one other well-known image in Combarro. There are 9 crosses on the town, two of which will be discovered within the Plaza de San Roque. The crosses typically have the pinnacle of the Virgin Mary dealing with out to sea and a cross on the alternative facet. Most of them are from the 18th and nineteenth centuries. 

The Principal Streets – Rúa da Mar and Rúa de San Roque

Tlisted here are two predominant streets to see within the village; Rúa da Mar and Rúa de San Roque. 

Rua da Mar Combarro
Strolling down the gorgeous Rua da Mar in Combarro.

Rua da Mar is the primary avenue passing by means of the outdated quarter of Combarro and runs parallel to the estuary. The attractive avenue is lined with taparias and different eating places, craft, and memento retailers and is a good place to see the distinctive raised granaries and sea homes with balconies stuffed with flowers. A few of the distinctive souvenirs offered on the artisan shops on the primary avenue are grape pores and skin and creamy liqueurs which you might be welcome to strive, tarta de Santiago a widely known dessert on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, and little witch dolls, a few of them making howling witch sounds once you stroll close-by.

shopping combarro
Shopping for souvenirs in Combarro.

Apparently, the symbolism behind the witches in all places is that the brooms sweep away all negativity and dangerous issues (that is what one of many shopkeepers defined to me). One other clarification for the witches in Combarro is that Galicia is a spot of superstition with many legends involving magic and witches. It’s mentioned that the crosses on the town had been a preferred gathering place for witches.

The the Church of San Roque in Rúa San Roque
The the Church of San Roque in Rúa San Roque

Rúa San Roque has some units of stairs connecting a number of small squares with some retailers and eating places. The parish church of this fishing village, the Church of San Roque, will be discovered on this avenue. Rúa San Roque is a simple technique to stroll out and in of the outdated quarter to the road resulting in the marina. 

Plaza da Fonte

Plaza da Fonte is a straightforward, however picturesque sq. within the coronary heart of the fishing village of Combarro. The sq. is dwelling to a fountain and one of the crucial stunning stone crosses of Combarro. The Cross represents a Pietá (Virgin with Christ in her arms) and dates again to 1721.

Plaza da Fonte square Combarro
Plaza da Fonte sq. in Combarro with a fountain and one of the crucial well-known stone crosses.

Playa do Padrón

Playa do Padrón is the seaside situated near the middle of Combarro. At low tide you may discover the estuary from the seaside for good views and photograph alternatives of the hórreos of Rúa do Mar. It’s a good and totally different viewpoint of Combarro.

Consuming in Combarro

Combarro is a good place to get pleasure from seaside eating in a reasonably city. At eating places overlooking the ocean in Combarro consuming at excessive tide is good since you’ll be sitting near the ocean. Tapas, seafood, and Gallician soups are very talked-about on this little fishermen´s city. An important number of seafood from the realm is available together with clams, scallops, pulpo estila feira, and sardines.

Lodging in Conbarro

Combarro is a unbelievable city to remain in and very talked-about with Pilgrims strolling the Non secular Variant of The Portuguese Camino de Santiago. There are a number of rustic stone homes providing residences for lease. We stayed in Casa Noelmar for a few days whereas strolling the Camino, a unbelievable condominium in a gorgeous outdated stone home within the middle of this unreal little village.

Stone houses Conbarro
Keep in one of many stunning stone homes within the little streets of Conbarro.

Stunning stone homes, good amenities, glorious location 

Casa Noelmar

Casa Rualeira

Funds Locations

Albergue Hostel Nuestra Señora del Camino

Casa Cordieira

Strolling Via Combarro on the Camino de Santiago

The city Combarro is situated on The Non secular Variant of the Portuguese Camino de Santiago. There are various totally different routes of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage to comply with to Santiago de Compostela. The Non secular Variant is an non-compulsory variant of the Portuguese Camino stretching from Pontevedra to Padron in 3 phases. Two of those phases are strolling phases and one by boat. Combarro is situated between Pontevedra and Armenteira, a difficult 21 km stage, the placement of the city is ideal for splitting this stage into two elements. You stroll by means of Combarro and our lodging was solely a minute or 2 of strolling from a Camino marker. The stroll from Pontevedra and Armenteira is a tricky day with a steep climb out of Combarro. This stunning little village is the proper midway cease.

spiritual variant Camino Portuguese going through Combarro
Markers for the Non secular Variant of the Camino Portuguese within the streets of Combarro.

Find out how to get to Combarro

Combarro is located within the municipality of Poio within the Province of Pontevedra on the north coast of the Pontevedra estuary. The closest metropolis is Pontevedra, which is about 18 minutes away (8.1km) alongside the PO-308.

The place to Park Your Automotive in Combarro

A number of guesthouses have parking out there across the outdated quarter. In case you are a day customer with your individual car you can’t drive into this space. There’s a small parking space out there on the leisure port space near the ocean. 

​Day Tour to Combarro

Get pleasure from this superior Rías Baixas day tour from Santiago de Compostela exploring a few of the most attention-grabbing cities and landscapes within the Galician area by boat with mussels!

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