San Paio de Narla Castle

Friol, Spain

The castle of Friol San Paio of Narla has an unknown origin. It was rebuilt in the sixteenth century by Don Vasco Seixas, lord of the Solar House and Castro Seixas and Pazo de San Paio of Narla. The central part is flanked by the Homenaxe Tour (Homenage Tour) and a large turret.

The ground floor includes the courtyard, the stables and the cellar. The floor houses a collection of farming tools, several riding objects and weaving instruments for linen and wool. The first floor includes a kitchen, a function room and other halls with artistic object, furniture and household furnishings. The last floor shows a Renaissance fireplace and gives access to the battlemented and shows the fortress environs.

The 18th century chapel - separated from the main building - has a squared ground plan and a hip roof. Inside the chapel a 19th century altarpiece is displayed.

San Paio de Narla was purchased in 1939 by the Provincial Council of Lugo. In 1983 it was turned into an etnographic and history museum, moving many etnographic collections from the Museum of Lugo.



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LU-P-2108, Friol, Spain
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Founded: 16th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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RAFAEL LOPEZ (13 months ago)
Castle in the middle of an understory Recovered by the Exma Diputación de Lugo
Merce P (14 months ago)
Very interesting, you have to book an appointment.
Davidiño Herrera (20 months ago)
Very beautiful place but tour guides not very helpful
Dave McKee (2 years ago)
Excellent exhibits.
Luisa Pizarro (3 years ago)
Lots of information and historical facts about the area in one place
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