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Absolutely fascinating 1st century AD Celtic settlement on the coast. The structures are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lin D
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Royston, United Kingdom
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Amazing 1st century BC Celtic settlement

This is definitely in my top five most astonishing places visited in recent years. It’s quite a... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2018
Nicholas H
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

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.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank ultrapop
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Reviewed September 21, 2017

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!)

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank docdoyer
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Reviewed May 11, 2017 via mobile

The ruins are located in Porto do Son area. A scenic road next to the ocean is leading you to the place. It is a very nice place to watch the sunset. It is not very known place so usually it is not full of people.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank tsvetle
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Reviewed November 25, 2016

Every time I go to Galicia and they ask me where I want to go, I ask them to take me to the Castro de Baroña celtic ruins. The view of this historical site with the roar of the ocean the wind in our face makes one image how it must have been 2,000 years ago when it was settled. I can't even image how one would consider raising children in this dangerous spot.But I guess protection for the enemy was their first concern. Magical indeed!

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Carolle C
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