Castro Lupario and the bridge over the River Tinto
A few kilometers from the end of the roads of Santiago you can find the castro Lupario, between the town halls of Brión and Rois. In this emblematic place, according to the medieval legend, you can find the residence of Reina Lupa. That was also known as Castro de Francos.
Despite the fact the castro is impassable, since is over flooded vegetation and weeds that cover it fully, its believed that its on a good state, you can distinguish different walls that could have formed the protection different height walls of the fortress y and wideness, in a good conservation state after over 2000 years. Probably in its interior a medieval fortress existed. In the documentation it is also reflected the existence of a parish in the medieval ages known as San Antonini of Castro. In the archeological excavations made its established the finding remains of a rectangular construction of great dimensions, seventy meters long and forty wide. Clay sculptures and coins were also found.
Near by the castro you can find the entrance of the River Tinto (also known as bridge of Mouros or of Paradela), of only one eye or arch. Theories link its origin in relation to a secondary Roman way, but many others the relation with the middle Ages and the passage of pilgrims towards Santiago through the Portuguese way.
El Castro was declared building of cultural interest (BIC) in 2009. In the surroundings of this pre-roman instance a hiking route is available called Ruta do Castro Lupario and the river Sar. When you decide to start working in an active and permanent manner on these archeological complex they can find true treasures for the Galician heritage.