Castro Alobre

Fishing in the Iron Age

Información práctica

Cómo llegar

The site can be found in the Vilagarcía de Arousa’s town centre. Once there, the easiest access point is from Vista Alegre street, which allows us to follow the recommended route.

Horarios

Free to visit.

Accesibilidad

Access via the urban park has steps and several low-gradient ramps, except one.

Recomendaciones

Visitors are asked to respect the archaeological remains. Their conservation depends on your collaboration.

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Vilagarcía de Arousa (Vilagarcía de Arousa)

The largest coastal town in the ria of Arousa. The borough falls within the area known as O Salnés, opposite Rianxo (A Coruña), on the other side of the ria. The small river Con crosses it, forming a part of its identity and history. This town also boasts an important seaport, commercial port and marina, in operation from the middle of the 19th century. It has long, blue flag beaches, natural spaces and parks, with walking trails, such as the Sarmiento or Cortegada trails, as well as pazos steeped in history which are well worth a visit.

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Cortegada Island (Isla de Cortegada)

Home to the largest laurel forests in Spain, which share a space with 100-year-old autochthonous tree species, such as oaks, pines or willows. A series of small lagoons, the ruins of an old chapel and a stone cross form a part of this beautiful spot, which used to be inhabited in the past, creating a magical and mysterious atmosphere. At low tide, the old Camiño do Carro emerges, a pathway granting pedestrian access to the island and which was used historically to transport heavy loads.

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Torre de Cálogo (Vilanova de Arousa)

The tower is the only part of the old San Cipriano de Cálogo monastery, founded in the 8th century, that still stands. The tower has a rectangular floor plan and was built with of the aim of defending the Galician coastline from attacks by invading ships. The monastery was destroyed by Norman attacks in the 9th and 10th centuries.

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Casa Valle-Inclán (Vilanova de Arousa)

The museum is situated in the 16th century Torre de Bermúdez, declared a Historical Artistic Monument in 1976 and linked to the family of Valle-Inclán. The museum was the result of a municipal initiative, created in 1986 to preserve and disseminate the Galician writer’s life and work, characterised by its innovative nature, social resentment and the technique known as esperpento (grotesque caricaturing), as well as to convey the eternal memory of Galicia’s rural world.

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Illa de Arousa ()

Galicia’s most recently-created borough council (created in 1995) and the only one that is an island. Access to the island is via a 2 km-long bridge that was opened in 1985, helping to invigorate the island’s economy. It was declared a Nature Reserve thanks to its 36 kilometres of coastline, 11 of which are beaches. Places of interest on the island are: Punt Cabalo lighthouse, Areoso islet, with its megalithic remains, Carreirón Natural Park, O Xufre port, the piers at Campo and Cabodeiro and O Con do Forno vantage point, at the highest part of the island.

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