Castro de Barona

Castro de Barona

Castro de Barona
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Koek W
Velez-Malaga, Spain1,371 contributions
Ruins at the edge
Dec 2019 • Couples
Galicia has lots to offer for any type of traveler. Castro de barona is maybe not well known but spectacular views and old ruins dated from the Iron Age. We had the luck the waves where high and breaking on the rocks with lots of water splash. This makes the ruins visiting even more spectacular. From the parking there is path but need good shoes ...flip flops not recommended.
Written December 22, 2019
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Jeremy K
10 contributions
Stunning Surprise
Apr 2019 • Couples
The ruin of this ancient hill fort is both fascinating and beautiful. The ruins are on a small spit of land that provide beautiful views of the coast on either side. There were only a couple of other people exploring the ruins - there are no signs, tours, etc. so you are free to explored where you'd like.
Written June 4, 2019
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Lin D
Royston, UK495 contributions
Stunning
Nov 2018 • Couples
Absolutely fascinating 1st century AD Celtic settlement on the coast. The structures are brilliantly intact and the scenery is stunning. We were there out of season so the information booth at the side of the road was not open. The trek down on foot is quite difficult to negotiate and there is no signage apart from at the roadside. It is worth persevering, though, because this site is in an amazing location.
Written November 12, 2018
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,581 contributions
Amazing 1st century BC Celtic settlement
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
Extraordinary!
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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Chris H
Dublin12 contributions
A little imagination goes a long way here...
Aug 2018 • Couples
Well worth a trip for itself or in combination with another local attraction (Faro de Fisterra?). Take a picnic/swimming gear on a nice day (small beach) and you can almost imagine Carthaginian and Roman ships beaching here to trade with the locals back in the BCs... Magical.
Written August 19, 2018
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Luca P
141 contributions
Magic
Aug 2018 • Family
If you want to re live the experience of living 3k years ago in a dream go to this place.

The setting is a tiny peninsula with two half moon bays of serene beauty the rock on which the Castro was located is incredible and the remains well preserved

Close your eyes and dream and explore slowly thinking of living 3 k years ago or even just 2 k and you realise the immense features achieved by these men with little technology at their disposal or even tools for that matter !

And think ... how would we have fared ....
Written August 10, 2018
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ultrapop
San Francisco54 contributions
Castro de Baroña Celtic Ruins
Oct 2017 • Friends
A local friend recommended we visit The Castro de Baroña, the archeological remains of a 1st century BCE Celtic settlement. What makes this site unique is its impressive coastal location, perched on a rugged rock outcrop facing the Atlantic ocean.

The entrance can be a bit hard to spot, but head for the restaurant, park somewhere behind it, and follow the wide path as it meanders toward the ocean. The path its best walked in athletic shoes, as it can be loose and rocky in places. There are two sections, and altogether you’ll find 22 circular stone structures and a double defensive wall. Overall, very interesting archeological complex and pleasant coastal trek. It could vastly improve if it had better interpretive signage.

The nearby beach, Praia Arealonga, is a gorgeous stretch of sand and a haven for naturists.
Written October 2, 2017
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Almondlove
8 contributions
Step into the past
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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docdoyer
Watford, UK69 contributions
Amazing free viist
Aug 2017 • Family
I was amazed that these ancient ruins were free to access and walk around. The setting was beautiful and unspoilt. I can imagine if in the UK there would be gates and guards and lots of interactive boards. Instead we could wander at our leisure, imaging how and why the celts had chosen this particular spot and discussing what each building could have been used for.
Written August 3, 2017
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