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.


Free to visit.


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


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

Thank you!

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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)

Pertaining to the National Park of Illas Atlánticas, houses the greater forest of laurels of all Spain, that conviven with centenarian trees of autochthonous arboreal species like oaks, pines or sauces. The ruins of an ancient hermitage and a cruise form part of this beautiful place that was lived in the past, creating a magic and mysterious environment. When it goes down the tide, surfaces of the waters the ancient Camiño do Car, a footpath that allows to access on foot to the island and that it was used in other times to transport 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 Pazo de O Cuadrante, declared Historical Monument-Artistic in 1976 for being the natal house of the writer.Linked to the family of Valley-Inclán. The museum, of municipal initiative, was inagurado on 25 May 2002 in 1986; it collects part of the work of Valley-Inclán and other publications related with his life; in addition to showing how was the familiar house, a typical environment of a pazo of mediated of the 19th century.

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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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