Castro de Barona
Castro de Barona
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain11,542 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
Castro de Baroña are Celtic ruins located close to the sea in a little peninsula, in Galicia Region, in the North of Spain. Really the remains of the town are very well-preserved and you can walk around it and see wonderful views of the surroundings, especially the sea. It was inhabitated between 1th Century b.C. and 1th Century a.C. and it has a magic atmosphere, specially if you are a pre-historia lover. We came here at sunrise and we could see different colors in the sea and the ruins, really wonderful. Walk, see, take photos and enjoy the place!
Written September 19, 2022
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Italopendola
Santiago de Compostela, Spain240 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012
Wonderful beach so close to one of the best examples of celtic village - hence the name- Castro. Great views. Check accesibility coz I haven't come back there and I read the city council were going to make some works to protect it much better and improve accesibility.
Written January 14, 2013
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greenpanther30
Camberley, UK1,155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Family
This small ancient settlement is such a find. Sat out on a promentary, it's incredible it has survived for such a long time. The site has plenty of signs and information which is in both Spanish and English. Lots of explanation as to what you are looking at. The best part is to simple take it all in, a beautiful location with incredible history and wonderful views. Well worth visiting. Not worth visiting if you have any mobility issues as it is down by the beach and along a rather steep downhill (and uphill too)
Written December 11, 2015
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Lisa Rose W
Taboada, Galicia, Spain118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Family
We first visited the castro de Barona 10years ago when it was known only to the hippy community who wild camped in the surrounding woods and sunbathed and surfed on the wonderful beach. Wild camping has been outlawed and there is now an interpretation centre and signposts but the castro itself has lost none of its ability to wow. The first view is spectacular as you round the bend and though the walk is rocky it is worth it. Truly the most magnificent of the castros that cover galicia.
Written October 10, 2015
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Miriam B
Brooklyn, NY88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2011 • Friends
This is the ruins of an ancient Celtic town, on a dramatic cliff overlooking the water. Absolutely stunning, dramatic, and haunting! The views are amazing, the circular remains of the buildings are fascinating and create a rhythmic labyrinth among the beautiful eroded rocks. Please note that this is steep, slippery (particularly as it is usually either raining, or drizzling in this gorgeous part of Galicia), and terrain where you need footwear with some traction! It is well worth the climb.
Written March 27, 2012
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Darío L
30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Family
If you like history, here you have the ruins of a Celtic village but beyond that, this is a nice place to visit in a lot of context (family, couple, etc)

The ruins are very close to the sea and next to a beach so the views are amazing.
You should take care with the sea since it is on the top of a peninsula that may trap you but there is not so much risk.

In summary, very beautiful place to visit with a beach (if you go in summer you can take a bath) and in fact, there are more places to make more worth the trip in the surroundings.
Written March 26, 2016
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GermanJody
Cologne756 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
The ruins of a Celtic Iron Age fort with remains of round houses don’t have very much left to see perhaps for untrained eyes, but the location on the Galician coast is truly breathtakingly beautiful. We didn’t join the group that wandered all across the slippery rocks and mud to get to the settlement itself but instead took in a more panoramic view from a distance.

We talked with the friendly guide at the small information building not far from the entrance to the peninsula where the fort is located. She explained the challenges of keeping such an open area safe and secure.

We were glad to be with a bus group and have a guide who knew exactly the way since the castro isn’t very well marked and not easily reachable independently. After seeing some close-up photos from those who made it all the way to the settlement, we’d definitely visit another time and then slip and slide our way to where the Celts lived 2000 years ago.
Written July 19, 2015
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,576 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
This is definitely in my top five most astonishing places visited in recent years. It’s quite a long and hard walk down from the main road but it’s worth every step. The remains of the settlement are on a rocky headland reminiscent of the Cornish coast. There were twenty family groups here in a community which depended on trading with passing marine traffic. The site is remarkably well preserved and has wonderful sea views. Very, very pleased I came here.
Written September 28, 2018
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Camillo P
Cambridge, UK25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
The Castro de Barona is a stunning sight to see for anyone in the Rias Baixas region of Galicia, and even from further afield. The ruins are very well preserved for something of that age and furthermore they are unspoiled by other more recent edifices or other such things. This makes it a truly magical experience as one ambles through the Castro as it is easy to imagine the town as it was 2 millennia ago, a bustling fishing port and local fortress. The setting itself, without the ruins, is also simply stunning, and is worth a visit in its own right. However, with the addition of the wonderful ruins, it altogether transforms into one of the most extraordinary sights in Spain. It is certainly a must see for anyone in the area!
Written August 26, 2018
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Almondlove
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
Castro de Baroña deserves every recommendation as the higlight of the area. It is possible to spend hours immersed in the peculiar and magical unity of rocks, sea and wind, with the everlasting sound of ocean waves sweeping the suroundings... Truly spectacular!
(And just as a side note: it takes 10-15 minutes of a sometimes steep and rocky path to get there. Plus be armed with a bottle of water and a hat - no shade at the site!)
Written September 21, 2017
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