Castro of San Cibrao de Las

San Amaro, Spain

San Cibrao de Las hill fort (Castro de San Cibrao de Las) is a hill fort of the so-called castro culture. Rather than a single castle, it encompasses an entire fortified town or village. The place was inhabited from the second century BC to the second century AD. It flourished during the first century, at the beginning of Roman rule in Galicia.

The ruins are located on a 473-metre-high hill, covering an area 384 m long and 314 m wide. Unlike the other hill forts of the area, there are many straight walls and fewer curving structures.



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Founded: 2nd century BCE
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Spain

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Jose Paulo Almeida (12 months ago)
O castro é muito bonito e interessante e vale a pena a visita. Quanto ao museu anexo a este, tem informações boas e uma boa estrutura, porém estava com muitas luzes apagadas e não era possível observar bem todo o acervo.
Rubén Fernández García (12 months ago)
A place that is worth seeing, in Secret Galicia. Between mountains and forests the largest Castro in Spain makes its way. The interpretation center is very good. There is catering and an open space that is pleasant in good weather.
Mark Auchincloss (15 months ago)
Fantastic visitor/interpretation centre about restored Celtic hilltop settlement. The Guided visit was fascinating and Montse showed alot of pasion explaining patiently about so much archaeology and history. Installations deserve more visitors. The information is only in Galician and Spanish but you can book in advance a tour in English. We'll worth discovering.
Jose Viña (2 years ago)
Super friendly staff. Interesting museum. Nice video games, the kids loved them. Great picnic place.
Tino A (2 years ago)
Amazing place for knowing the Castro culture in the Iberian peninsula. The staff of the museum is amazing and very friendly. Good guidance and explanations. Big car parking. Toilets. Bar with very good service. And Very cheap. Near to Carballiño town or Ourense as nearest main city. Thanks for such a good experience.
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