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Castro de Baroña

"Castreña" (walled villages) Culture

Place : Punta do Castro
15970 Porto do Son - A Coruña

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Description

This Iron Age settlement is a very representative example of "coastal castro ". It is located on a small, rugged penisnsula that reaches out into the sea. Although the site was occupied from the second Iron Age to well into Roman times, its present appearance dates fro the change of era (1st century B.C to 1st century A.D.), when the settlement underwent an urban and demographic expansion. It is structured on the basis of a complex defence system, with a first line of moat and rampart that protected the isthmus, followed by another that encircled the home, and reached monumental characteristics. Here is where the main entrance was situated, with an access stair. Inside, grouped into three plataformas, there are over thirty architectural structures adapted to the uneven contours of the peninsula, with simple ground plans, in a circular or oval shape. Most of them were homesteads, although some were used as crafts workshops.

Access

From Porto do Son, take the C-550 towards Ribeira. After 4.5 km we come to Baroña. On theright-hand side, there is a sign for Castro de Baroña; park there and take the path next to the Bar "O Castro" which goes down towards the coast, and leads straight to the site. Parking in proximities for car and buses.
Accesibility: walking.

Distance to cities

Santiago de Compostela : 52 Km | Lugo : 159 Km | A Coruña : 114 Km | Ferrol : 147 Km | Ourense : 177 Km | Pontevedra : 88 Km | Vigo : 122 Km

Distance to transport

Airport : 62 Km | Bus station : 16 Km | Train station : 52 Km

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Last update: 03/02/2014
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