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O Grove is a coastal town in Galicia, in the heart of the Rías Baixas.


O Grove is a town located in the peninsula of the same name, some 30km west of Pontevedra. A popular tourist destination during summer, O Grove is famous for its beaches, its nature, its hot springs and its seafood.

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By car[edit]

O Grove is easily reachable by car, and is less than an hour ride from Santiago de Compostela, Pontevedra or Vigo. The main road (AG-41) is a highway and is in good condition, but traffic can be heavy on sunny summer weekends since the beaches around that area are very popular for Galicians to spend the day.

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There are buses from Pontevedra and Santiago de Compostela, operated by Monbus [1].

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The town itself is definitely best explored on foot. The center lies around Rúa Castelao (nicknamed Calle Catorse -14th Street- by locals) and Beiramar, and most cafés, shops, restaurants and nightclubs are located in that area.

The island of A Toxa is also at walking distance from the town center.

However, a bike or a car are highly recommended if you want to visit the rest of the peninsula, including some of the most popular beaches and attractions.

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  • A Siradella: this mount is the highest point of the peninsula, and offers a stunning view of the Ría de Arousa, the A Lanzada beach and the surrounding towns and islands. Although usually reached by car, the place is just 3-4 km from the center and has a picnic area, so it can make for a nice half-day excursion.
  • Capela da Toxa (A Toxa chapel): a nice and small chapel, built in the 12th century and completely covered with scallop shells.
  • Aquarium Galicia: allegedly the first aquarium in Galicia. Small and perhaps a bit expensive (10€) for its size, but a worthwhile visit anyway.

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