The municipality of Catoira is located in the Ria de Arousa (Galicia), on the northwest of Spain.
This area suffered Viking invasions between the 9th and 11th centuries.
The stronghold Torres de Oeste of Catoira is one of the most important archaeological and historical sites in Galicia and the most representative remains of the Viking invasions in Spain. The basic structures of two towers of the ninth century and ruins of two other of the twelfth century are preserved.
Romaría Vikinga -Viking landing- is celebrated every year in Catoira. It commemorates the role of Catoira in defending Galicia against the attacks of the Vikings, who sought the treasure of Compostela Church. It has become one of the most popular celebrations in Galicia and Spain, being declared of International Tourist Interest in 2002.
Activities are organised to promote culture and heritage in a fun festival where the fearsome Nordic warriors peacefully invade the castle.
Catoira houses the remains of a stronghold that was built to protect from the Viking attacks. It also hosts the Romaría Vikinga, the re-enactment of a Viking landing. The organisation carries out activities to promote tourism as a Viking destination together with its link with The Way of Saint James.
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Purpose of Organisation
Concello de Catoira -Town Council- is a civil service with own legal identity, presided over by its Mayor, Alberto García García. The main purpose of the organisation is to meet the needs of the local community, seeking the social and cultural economic development of its territory. In the cultural field, it promotes the municipality and the tourism sector, based on tangible and intangible heritage.