Crecente - Galicia
Are you a business owner in Galicia?
Promote your business 365 days a year with the #1 Guide to Galicia.
- Gain MAXIMUM EXPOSURE with a 'Dedicated Business Profile'
Directions to Crecente
Crecente is a green and fertile land full of beautiful valleys and ancient forests looking towards the River Mino and the northern Portuguese mountains. We focus on its main attractions.
The municipality of Crecente is located in the south-eastern part of the province of Pontevedra,in the region of A Paradanta. Drained by the River Miño and with a total surface area of 57.1 Km2, Crecente has borders with the municipal territories of Arbo and A Cañiza and with the province of Ourense and Portugal.Its population is about 2,530 inhabitants who distribute themselves in the eleven parishes that form the municipality. These parishes are: Crecente, Alveos, A Ameixeira, Angudes, Filgueira, Freixo, Quintela, Rebordechán, Ribeira, Sendelle and Villar.
The great defining element of the municipality of Crecente is the great River Miño since part of its territory is fitted within its river basin. From there is a great contrast between the mountainous zone of the north of the municipality and another zone of deep valleys in the south, being these marked by this river, that forms the natural border with Ourense and Portugal. This importance that the River Miño presents in Crecente is reflected in a proper slogan for the tourist municipality, 'Watching the Miño'. Apart from the importance of the River Miño as a definor of the surroundings of Crecente, another salient characteristic of the municipality is the dispersed nature of the villages/hamlets throughout its geographical area, in common with Galicia as a whole, with Crecente being the urban nucleus of the municipality.
The economic sustenance of this municipality is fundamentally in agriculture, farms and to a lesser extent forestry,with industry and commerce being minority activities.
Between sport facilities and leisure in the municipality of Crecente, special mention is due for the municipal swimming pool, the leisure centre, football pitch, rafting, 'brave' water sports, by its great flow of waves, until the mouth of the River Miño.
Lovers of nature can enjoy two beautiful,walking routes : one in the parish of Filgueira, to the north of the municipality, the second in Vilar.
Leisure in Crecente, is complemented with its diverse fiestas and
fairs, which are concentrated fundamentally in the months of summer.
FIESTAS AND PARISH FAIRS
St. Christ of the Health (Pentecostal Sunday), Alveos
Virgin of the Rosary (the first Sunday of October),Vilar
Santa Mariña (18 July) Ribeira
San Caetano (7 August) Quintela
San Roque (16 August) Freixo
San Pedro (29 June) Crecente
Santa CruzVirgin of the Carmen (16 July),Sendelle
Virgin of the Libramento (first Sunday in September),Angudes
Virgin of the Rosary (7 October) Rebordechán
San Pedro (29 June) Filgueira
San Bernabé (11 June) & San Blas (3 February),A Ameixeira
1.6 MORE INFORMATION
Between the diverse documented archaeological sites in the municipality, further information on their importance and state of conservation and importance can be found in the detailed report (see Spanish translation), Crecente .Detailed information on Civil Architecture is also provided. Mansion Houses like the one of Queimadelos, Barreiro, or Fraga.
The departure point for the full route of natural sensations is the dam of A Frieira, the last one that retains the River Miño, and holds its calm waters until arriving at the thermal villa of Arnoia. Close to this location, only about 5 kms, is Ribadavia, of great interest,for its Jewish quarter, its churches and the wines of Ribeiro. The possibility exists also of organizing in the catamaran a series of routes and alternative activities to these itineraries, like: fiestas, meals, suppers and excursions, whenever the weather permits it, the catamaran (T 34 986 288 030) operates all the year, for all those groups that ask for their services.The regular trips begin in spring, until the end of summer.
You may also like
Pazo BaiónPontevedra-, Pontevedra Province
Discover the ancient estate of Pazo Baión, which dates back to the 15th Century, take a wine course whilst strolling through the vineyards and then enjoy a glass of fine
Taxi Travel SCQSantiago-de-Compostela, La Coruña Province
How many times it has happened that you get to a country and you have problems to talk to another person to get some information? Taxi Travel are your answer when visitin
BibendumBaiona, Pontevedra Province
In the heart of the old town of Baiona (Casco Viejo) is Bibendum which is an altogether different place. Imagine being with your favourite company,enjoying a fresh cockt
Excursion to Ribeira Sacra from Santiago de Compostela
Discover the amazing landscape of the interior of Galici while also visiting Santo Estevo, Cabezoás, Castro Caldelas, a winery, and Monforte de Lemos.From €50.00
Santiago de Compostela Full Day Tour
Discover the historic city of Santiago de Compostela during this interesting and dynamic day trip from Porto. Experience the wonder of this traditional landmark for relig32 ReviewsFrom €110.00
Casa del hombre DOMUSA-Coruna, La Coruña Province
Casa del hombre (DOMUS), the House of Man is one of the city of A Coruña´s most striking and visible buiding. Designed by Japanese architect, Arata Isozaki, it is beaut
Vigo ZooVigo, Pontevedra Province
Vigo Zoo is one of the most emblematic places in the city of Vigo. Vigo Zoo is an Zoological Park which blends in well with its surroundings, that maintains a careful div
Casino AtlánticoProvince-of-La-Coruna-, La Coruña Province
Casino Atlántico is superbly located in the central tourist and commercial heart of La Coruña next to NH Atlantico hotel................
VIAJES MUNDIPLUSSantiago-de-Compostela, La Coruña Province
We are a travel agency specialized in Camino de Santiago. We have great experience as well as knowledge about this "ancient path". We are available to everyone who wants
- Best Seller
Vigo: Coastal Escape Trek and Tapas Tour
A boat ride on Vigo Bay, a beachside nature trek, and a plate of Galician tapas with wine — could you have any better a day on the coast of Spain?From €105.00