a port in NW Spain: takes its name from a 12-arched Roman bridge, the Pons Vetus. Pop: 77 993 (2003 est)

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Examples from the Web for pontevedra

Historical Examples of pontevedra

  • The ancient town of Pontevedra is celebrated for the watchman's call.

  • I arrived at Padron late in the evening, on my return from Pontevedra and Vigo.

    The Bible in Spain

    George Borrow

  • It relates to the seizure of my depôts at Malaga, Pontevedra, etc.

  • From Santiago we had to take an afternoon train to Pontevedra, and there spend the night.

    Heroic Spain

    Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly

  • In 1877 it is Barcelona that numbers 108, and Pontevedra 100 only.


    Wentworth Webster