It is an 18th century construction, witness of the Galician Baroque and located in the old part of town. Its most striking feature is its high chimney and its ornamental tops standing out among the surrounding buildings.
The Pazo de Cotón is linked to the Marquisate of Villaverde and the rich house of the Carantoña family.
It was declared historical heritage site in 1984 for its noble houses and its vernacular maritime architecture with beautiful streets, wide galleries and balconies with a view to the sea of the Costa da Morte (Coast of Death).
Highlights: the house of Miñones, the Pazo of the Counts of Altamira (15th Century) and the Castle of the Cardinal; also the Church of San Marcos, of Romanesque and "Maritime-Gothic" style, and the Chapel of Pilar, today transformed into the municipal auditorium.
The monumental complex of Ponte Maceira is located in the province of A Coruña, between the municipalities of Ames and Negreira. It has a remarkable primitive settlement, mill, reservoir, chapel and a modern "pazo" (traditional Galician manor), but its most noteworthy element is its bridge over the Tambre River, that names the place and dates back from the 13th century.
Pazo of Vilamarín stands out among the examples of civil architecture. It is an old castle that was destroyed by the Irmandiños and that was later renovated and transformed into a Pazo (now property of the Council of Ourense) due to the rise of the “higalguía” (Spanish nobility) in the Baroque era. Besides the Pazo of Vilamarín, the pazos of Orbán, O Rego and Tamallancos are also outstanding.