Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Torre de Oeste-Vikings

Vikings were as much a scourge of the coasts of Northern Spain as they were in the British Isles. In Catoira, there are the ruins of the medieval stronghold protecting the mouth of the Ulla River (which would have allowed the Vikings very good access to some rich monasteries and the like). Every August, there is an actual Viking boat battle reenactment-for most of the rest of the year, the boats are kept moored underneath the overpass bridge.

fortification wall

view down the river

built on a natural little island of bedrock

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