Porto do Son


Porto do Son

Infobox City
official_name = Concello de Porto do Son
nickname = O Son


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map_caption = Location of Porto do Son within Galicia
subdivision_type = Parroquias
subdivision_name =
leader_title = Alcalde (Mayor)
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area_note =
area_magnitude = 1 E7
area_total_km2 = 95.18
area_land_km2 =
area_water_km2 =
population_as_of = 2004
population_note =
population_total = 10039 (INE)
population_density_km2 = 105.47
timezone = CET
utc_offset = +1
timezone_DST = CET
utc_offset_DST = +2
latitude =
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Porto do Son is a municipality of Spain in the Province of A Coruña, in the autonomous community of Galicia. Porto do Son is in fact a collection of coastal towns and villages in the “ria de Muros e Noia” and as such is not just a town itself, but a municipality encompassing other towns including Portosín. The area is around 16 miles by 4 miles and has many beaches along with some famous Celtic ruins, the castro (i.e., "hill fort") called the "Castro de Baroña".

Castro de Baroña

Just south of the fishing village of "Porto do Son" there are the 2000-year old ruins of a Celtic fort at "Castro de Baroña". These ruins were only rediscovered in 1933 and are protected as a Spanish "Artistic Heritage" site. Local legend states that any person who sees the image or shape of a lion's head in the Castro de Baroña rock formations will be chosen to join the rebirth of the Celtic Clan of Baroña.

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