As its name suggests, the importance of Ponte do Porto lies in the existence of a bridge that spanned the Rio Grande and joined both banks of the Ria de Camariñas. Built in the 13th century, this bridge underwent modifications in the 20th century. Shortly after leaving this town in the direction of Muxía we find Cereixo and its riverside port, in the estuary of the river and belonging to the neighbouring council of Vimianzo, where you will find a marvellous architectural ensemble of great value.
what to see and do in ponte do porto
Port of Cereixo
A walk from Ponte do Porto, once you have passed the bridge in the direction of Muxía, will take you along a beautiful and renovated river promenade that will take you to the Cereixo riverside port, where you can still breathe the seafaring atmosphere with its traditional trades, such as fishing and carpentry.
Nucleus of Cereixo
The small but majestic architectural ensemble of Cereixo is of great importance. Already in 1228 King Alfonso IX granted it a town charter. Strolling next to its Pazo and Torres de Cereixo (16th century), admiring its tide mill (1674) and visiting the Church of Santiago (12th century) is a delight for the senses.