O Porriño known for its granite production

O Porriño (historically known in English as Porrinno) is a city and a municipality in Galicia, Spain, in the province of Pontevedra.

An industrial town, in the Vigo metropolitan area, it is an important economic dependency. One of its main industries is granite production; the variety of granite produced in O Porriño is known as Rosa Porriño (Porriño Pink), and is exported from the Port of Vigo mainly to Italy, Japan and China.

Main attractions

City Hall

Source of Christ (Fountain)

Chapel of San Sebastián

Chapel of the Holy Christ of the Agony

Temple of the Network of San Luis

Chapel of St. Benedict

Parish church of Santa María do Porriño

How to get to?

From Pontevedra 36 min (39.6 km) via AP-9

From Santiago de Compostela 1 hr 9 min (98.1 km) via AP-9

From Madrid 5 hr 13 min (576 km) via A-6 and A-52

Main information

Area: 61 sq. km

GPS coordinates: 42°09′43″N 8°37′13″W

Language: Spanish, Galician

Population: 20 100

Currency: Euro

Visa: Schengen

Time: Central European UTC +1, in summer +2

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