Praia das Rodas

Top choice in Rías Baixas

This beautiful, 1km-long crescent of sand links the northern Illa de Monteagudo to the central Illa do Faro, with a lagoon behind it.

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4. Praia de Samil

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5. Fortaleza de Monterreal

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6. Replica of the Pinta

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7. Castro de Vigo

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8. Parque do Castro

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