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For centuries this village was one of Galicia’s most impregnable defensive fortresses.
Catoira is 37 kilometres from Santiago de Compostela, where the mouth of the Ulla River meets the Arousa Estuary. Its privileged location means the area enjoys mild temperatures almost all year round. Its natural surroundings are one of its main attractions. The local landscape is made up of thick forest, marshland and river beaches, where windmills can often be seen – Catoira is the only municipality in Galicia with all three traditional types of windmills.
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