The Pontillón de Castro reservoir and its Sports Center

The Pontillón de Castro reservoir is a reservoir of the same name located in the parish of Verducido (San Martín) (in the municipality of Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain), which supplies drinking water to the city of Pontevedra. The reservoir receives water from the Rons river (also called Loural) and from other streams in the area.

The gravity reservoir, built in granite masonry, was inaugurated between 1943 and 1956. It has a maximum height of 23 m above its foundations, with a 159 m length at the top. The spillway, with a free sheet, is made of reinforced concrete, and has an evacuation capacity of 50 m³ / s. The deposit covers an area of 10.8 hectares.

In 2007, the Pontillón do Castro Sports Center was inaugurated, designed by José Ramón Garitaonaindía de Vera. In 2007 it hosted the European Canoeing Championship in calm waters.

In 2010, in collaboration with the Community of Montes de Verducido, the Pontillón Forest Park was inaugurated, with reforested land after the 2006 wave of forest fires in Galicia. The space has three routes for hiking (La Presa, Castro and Outeiro) and a climbing wall.

How to get to?

From Pontevedra 24 min (14.8 km) via N-550

From Santiago de Compostella 46 min (58.1 km) via AP-9

From Madrid 5 hr 58 min (593 km) via A-6 and A-52

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