Pontedeume – the gate to the Fragas del Eumenota Natural Park

Pontedeume is a city and a municipality in the province of A Coruña in the autonomous community of Galicia in northwestern Spain.

The town of Pontedeumesa was founded ex novo by letter from Alfonso X the Wise in 1270 and is one of the few Galician towns that conserves its historic center. Its streets and squares preserve many traditional elements such as arcades, houses with wooden balconies and glass galleries, public fountains and a large number of monumental buildings. All this, together with a great landscape and natural wealth in its surroundings, led to the declaration of the Eumesa region in 1971 as a Historic Site and Picturesque Site.

Puentedeume is an important tourist destination, in its territory is one of the gates of access and the Interpretation Center of the natural park of the Fragas del Eume. The Camino de Santiago, the English Way, passes through Puentedeume.

The municipality is a part of the Rías Altas coast of the Atlantic resorts of Spain.

The emblem of the town is the Eume river that passes through it and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. At this point the estuary is formed, in the area there are strong rises and falls of the tide.

Main attractions

Andrade Castle: Located in the village of Noguerosa, it is an old medieval castle from the 13th century.

Torreón de los Andrade: located in the old town of Puentedeume, it is an old keep.

Church of San Miguel de Breamo, in the parish of Breamo: 12th century Romanesque church. It is what remains of a small Augustinian monastery that had remained there until the 17th century. It has been listed as an Asset of Cultural Interest since 1931.

Sanctuary of Virtues: located next to the Alameda de Rajoy. Probably founded by Nuno Freire de Andrade, or Mao, in 1416. It was rebuilt in the 17th century.

Convent of San Agustín: erected by Fernando de Andrade and Pérez das Mariñas in 1538 to house a community of Augustinian monks, who had inhabited it until the exclaustration of 1835. Today it is the House of Culture.

Church of Santiago: located in the center of the town, it is the main church.

Fragas del Eume: distributed among 5 municipalities, it is a natural park with endangered species.

Monastery of San Juan de Caaveiro.

The Fragas del Eumenota Natural Park

The Fragas del Eumenota Natural Park (in Galician Fragas do Eume) is a protected Spanish natural area in the province of La Coruña, in northern Galicia. It was created on July 30, 1997 and protects 9126.65 ha2 on the banks of the Eume River, specifically in the municipalities of Cabañas, Capela, Monfero, Puentedeume and Puentes de García Rodríguez, all of them in the province of La Coruña. Currently, five hundred and thirty people reside in the park in the five previously mentioned municipalities.

It was also declared a Site of Community Importance, coinciding its limits with those of the natural park. Its fragas are considered one of the best examples of thermophilic Atlantic forest on the European continent.


Andahio / Boebre Beach. Length: 200 meters. Width: 45 meters. Environment: Semi-urban. Composition: Sand


Access walkways
Litter bins
Cleaning service
Anchoring area

How to get to?

The nearest airport is A Coruna (LCG).

From A Coruña 27 min (38.4 km) via AP-9

From Santiago de Compostela 52 min (81.1 km) via AP-9

From Madrid 5 hr 32 min (599 km) via A-6

Main information

Area: 29 km² (municipality)

Coordinates: 43°24′26″N 8°10′19″W

Population: 7753

Languages: Spanish, Galician

Currency: Euro

Visa: Schengen

Time: Central European UTC +1

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