The medieval castle of Narahío in San Saturnino
The medieval castle of Narahío can be found in the area of San Saturnino, in the province of A Coruña, tucked away in a beautiful fragas beside on the river close to Castro. It is estimated that its construction dates from the early 14th century rising into the top of a steep promontory. Its particular construction conforms to the irregularity of the promontory on which it is installed, thus possessing defensive conditions very suitable for a building of this nature.
It is currently in ruin and abandonment, but its morphology is sensed perfectly despite its conditions of conservation. The enclosure has an octagonal shape, and after going to the parade ground, in the Middle, it stands the tower of the Homenaje, is the part best preserved, with stonewalls and domed Norman style.
The master of these fortress Gonzalo Piñeiro, allied knight of Pedro I the cruel, and later on, Enrique II de las Mercedes, he got the castle as a property, giving it away to the house of the Andrade, that apart from a residence they installed in the castle a jail. In the year 1466 was destroyed in the revolution by the men of Alfonso de Lanzós. Years after, in 1469, it was redressed and partially reconstructed by Diego de Andrade and at the start of the XVII century it would be found abandoned.
These monument is another example of how many castles and fortress exist in the Galician and that helps us figure out of the medieval power present in these land. The castle of Narahío its cataloged as building of cultural interest (BIC) since 1994 within the catalog of monument of the Spanish historic heritage.