Route about the Castros from Mariña Lucense
If you love Celtic Culture and the sea, you must do this route because it mixes these two things.
The Mariña Lucense doesn’t have many castrexo’s period deposits that have been excavated, which does not mean that the area doesn’t contain settlements of this type that can be enjoyed. One of the most recommended is included in this itinerary, it is the Fazouro´s Castro, in the town of Foz. It is a sea fort, which is in a unique and spectacular setting right on the coast. Then, as more within the region is the Castro of Zoñán in Mondonedo, a town known for its Lugo cathedral, but hidden wonders of antiquity like this.
The journey begins on the coast north of Lugo, in Foz, with Fazouro’s Castro an Iron Age village, whose remains are located on a coastal promontory next to the beach Arealonga, known as “Punta do Castro”. It is a sea fort from the northwest. It is found that it was occupied between the centuries I and III AD, showing runs and a circular buildings and some construction elements such as stairs, walkways, benches and decks. All of which would be the site occupies an area of approximately 7,000 m2, making it the most important coast castro of the province of Lugo.
Then we will move into the region of Lugo to reach Mondoñedo, where is the Zoñán Castro with several houses have been recovered and remains of material culture. In 2004 two interpretative panels were placed to make a free visit. The dates of occupation vary between centuries II and IV d. C.
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