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“Extraordinary!”
Review of Castro de Barona

Castro de Barona
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Barona
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

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!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Camillo P
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Chris H
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Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

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 ....

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lucapE9494DU
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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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