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Stopped off to visit the Celtic Ruins. We parked next to a bar restaurant and made our way down... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2016
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Magical ruins; spectacular location;

We spent almost two hours wandering around this headland enjoying both the ruins and the location... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2016
Stuart D
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Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Stopped off to visit the Celtic Ruins. We parked next to a bar restaurant and made our way down. The views are wonderful and the ruins are well wort seeing. Given my Scottish roots it was nice to visit here. A great place to spend...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed August 26, 2016

We spent almost two hours wandering around this headland enjoying both the ruins and the location. The ruins are magical, and well preserved. The location is spectacular, and includes a nice sandy beach. Travelers tip: Enjoyed a good cold beer at the cafe, which is...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Stuart D
Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Barona Castrum it's a good example of iron age settlement and it remind me the Dun Aengu coeval big rocky castle in Inis Mor (Isole Aran Islands, Ireland).

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank marco c
Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

The Castro de Baroña is the best celtic fort located in Galicia. It's impressive. Build on a peninsula it has two moats to defend the city. Inhabited from the 1st century BC to the 1st Century AC

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Carlos C
Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: March 2016
2  Thank Darío L
Reviewed December 10, 2015

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...More

Date of experience: September 2015
3  Thank greenpanther30
Reviewed October 10, 2015

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...More

Date of experience: October 2015
4  Thank Lisa W
Reviewed July 25, 2015

A visit to the Castro de Baroña is highly recommended, since it's interesting both for its historical value - you can clearly see where the ancient forts were - and its natural surroundings. The rocky beach is great, just be careful with the waves!

Date of experience: August 2014
2  Thank Anna M
Reviewed July 19, 2015

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...More

Date of experience: August 2014
3  Thank GermanJody
Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

One of the most breathtaking areas we have been to on this vacation. Long walk in on uneven stones. Took 18 month old in backpack carrier. Very unique. Ancient Celtic village. Pictures are all frame worthy.

2  Thank 166darleneh
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Camping in Galicia (4 Replies)
NY boyfriend and I are thinking about spending some time in Galicia in the summer, and were considering taking our tent. Can anyone tell me a good website to find campsites around Galicia? Any recommendations for particular locations that would be good for camping? We will probably fly into Porto in Portugal and spend a few days there first, as we have friends there who we'd like to visit, then we'll rent a car and travel up to Galicia. I went on a very quick weekend trip to Galicia when I...More
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Lovely, thanks for that website - I'll take a look. Ideally we'd like to be able to play it by ear and not plan exactly where we're going too much in advance, but I don't know whether we'd have difficulty finding places to stay if we left it until the last moment. Do the campsites tend to get booked up in advance or can you usually find something with a day or two's notice? We'll definitely be mainly heading for quieter locations, we don't like being around too many people, although we do...More